American Patent Agency

Software & Technology Patents prepared by MIT-trained Engineers.

We help founders & startups develop their IP portfolio through a quick & efficient process.

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Case studies

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51 patents in less than 3 years
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45 Days from Filing to Approval
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First patent for Loom in 2017: $350M valuation in 2020
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Five patents issued for augmented reality translation technology
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31 patents obtained for NASA scientist developing environmentally friendly technology

How we excel

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Our comprehensive knowledge of technologies allow us to move from from filing to issuance faster than anyone else.
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Technical Expertise
American Patent Agency employs a core staff with a deep level of technical expertise in a variety of fields.
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Startup Friendly
Our job is to bridge the gap between the original idea and the actual commercial deployment of your product as quickly as possible.


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Our services

At American Patent Agency, we seek to make the process of patenting one’s IP as simple and efficient as possible. To that end we provide companies with services such as patent drafting, patent prosecution, and IP portfolio development.

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Prior Art Search

One of the first steps in the patent process is a search of previous technology in order to check if the idea has already been patented.

Provisional Patents

A provisional patent application is the initial draft of a full utility patent. Once filed, a provisional protects your IP for one year.

Patent Drafting

The final document we develop will outline which aspects of your invention become protected by the USPTO.

Patent Prosecution

Whether prosecuting a patent drafted by us or filed initially by another firm, we aim to get it issued in the shortest amount of time possible.

Portfolio Development

We understand clearly the technology being patented and your future product roadmap. We strive to build the strongest IP foundation possible for your company.

Your patent team

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Dan Hussain

President & CEO

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Stephen Hou, J.D.

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Kerim Fouli, Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer

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Shirley Shi, Ph.D.

Senior Engineer

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Ingrid Bau

Machine Learning Engineer

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Maryann Rui

Patent Engineer

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Andrew Zhang

Patent Engineer

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Andrew Doan

Patent Engineer

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Amir Hussain, Ph.D.

Chief Administrative Officer & Treasurer

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Misha Oljaca

Patent Drawings Engineer

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Albert Ho

Strategic Advisor

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Steve Malliaris, Ph.D.

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Kia Kazemian

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Foster Sayers, J.D.

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