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INVENTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES:
IMA delivers a superior, reliable and cost effective approach to the patent process.

Invention Management Associates (IMA) delivers comprehensive patent management services for products and manufacturing processes that employ complex mechanical, optical, electrical and software systems. IMA principals act as a single point of contact for all your patent issues whether you have a single invention – or multiple product lines.

We provide two levels of service.

The New Patent Filing Service is ideal for a small company or sole inventor interested in identifying a key patentable feature and establishing patent rights. Based on IMA’s Patent Lifecycle Model, this service guides you through the patent process and ensures all deadlines, fees and processes are handled professionally.

The Invention Management Service is appropriate for organizations that routinely develop new products or product improvements and need a comprehensive strategy for identifying and protecting patentable features. IMA will customize an Invention Management Plan for your company that will dovetail with your product development cycles and with your business objectives.

Whichever service is right for your business, you will work closely with IMA principals, seasoned patent professionals with over 15 years of hands-on engineering experience. We are uniquely qualified to quickly absorb the details of the invention, and identify patentable elements early in the process.

IMA’s efficient and expert method of gathering intelligence will save you valuable time, money and engineering focus.