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Patent Jonathan Rigdon Smith J.D., PC Counselor and  Attorney at Law specializes in Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Law. Attorney Smith is a registered Professional Engineer, inventor, and business owner.

Attorney Smith's experiences as an engineer and as a lawyer can benefit you when getting patents, trademarks, copyrights, and with the legal details of running a business.

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Below is a list of patents received under representation by Attorney Smith.
Starting out . . .
We offer all of our clients a free initial consultation, which includes a confidential overview of invention prospects, a description of the patent process, and estimation of costs. We are located in Brunswick, Georgia, and enjoy being able to provide southeast Georgia, Savannah, and Jacksonville, Florida, clients with the face-to-face patent representation they would not easily have otherwise. For out-of-town clients, we can effectively work by phone/mail/fax/email.

All work is done in strict confidentiality as required by law and codes of ethics.

Services may be billed on an hourly fee or a flat rate, depending on the size and complexity of the work. A retainer is usually required to begin work. Any balance is payable upon completion of the work. Rush service is available; if it is requested, a surcharge is added. Free estimates can be obtained in advance. We may require each client to sign a Letter of Engagement, which defines the scope of work, payments, and other responsibilities of both the client and JRS.PC.

Did you know?...
    Patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and certain kinds of contracts make up what is called "intellectual property," which may be traded like other kinds of property.
    In the United States, you only have one year from the time you first use your invention publicly, offer it for sale, or publish a description of it anywhere in the world, to file an application for a patent. After that you may be barred from a U.S. patent.
    You can apply for patent protection in foreign countries, and our firm can assist you. In foreign countries, you may be barred from obtaining a patent unless you file the patent application in those countries before you first use your invention publicly, offer it for sale, or publish a description of it anywhere in the world. You may reserve the right to file for patent protection in most countries by filing a patent application in the U.S. under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) before you publicly use, sell or describe your invention.
    Patents give you the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, or importing your invention into the U.S. for a period of 20 years from the date of filing (14 years from issue in design cases).
    Patents cover "things", processes, or methods, not ideas or concepts.
    The term "patent pending" means a patent application is on file. A pending patent application may or may not be approved as a patent. Even though a pending patent does not prevent others from making, using, selling or importing your invention, it has value in that it puts competitors on notice that a patent may soon follow. Under the American Inventors Protection Act, you are permitted to publish your patent application before it ever issues as a patent. A competitor who is given such notice may be liable for damages for making, using, selling or importing your invention between the time it is published and the date it is issued to you as a patent.
    Patents generally take from a year to three years to issue. Applicants for patents may request "prioritized examination" or "accelerated examination" by the government to limit examination time to one year or less, at additional cost.
    Most companies require that you at least have a patent pending before they will discuss licensing your invention.
    Both patent agents and patent attorneys are authorized to represent clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. They are required to have at least a baccalaureate degree in science or mathematics and pass the federal patent bar examination. A patent attorney must also have a graduate degree in law and pass the state bar examination is his or her state. Patent attorneys can practice law in other fields of law including copyrights and trademarks, and can represent clients in litigation.
    Trademarks and service marks protect the identity of your business and the source of your products. You may register your trademark nationally "" or on an individual state level.
    Copyrights protect original writings and other forms of expression.
    Federal trademarks only apply to marks used in interstate commerce. They can be renewed every ten years they continue to be used. Patents cannot be renewed, and copyrights with very few exceptions, also cannot.
    States may issue trademarks enforceable within that state, but not copyrights or patents.

Congratulations to these U.S. Patent holders that received

their patents while represented by Attorney Smith

Patent #Title


Multiple use device


Protectant-injectable nut


Vehicle powered sweeper/edger device


Cement lap siding handling and installation tools and method of using


Cart and hitch insert apparatus for a vehicle


Photopolymer imaging from solvent ink film images


Inkjet-printable flexography substrate, method of making, and method of using


Multiple use device


Inkjet printable flexography substrate and method of using


Folding take-down flat archery bow


Audio recorder and player for persons with impaired vision


Plastic bag holder for a vehicle


Hose holder and method


Bone tissue extracting device and method


Food preparation apparatus


Fifth wheel switching apparatus


Sign for vehicle in funeral procession


Tube applicator


Anti-binding spring mounting apparatus for vehicle suspension


Process for sterilization of and cyanoacrylate adhesives compositions and devices


Combination door lock operable in poor visual conditions, and related method


Bi-directional centripetally-powered reciprocating pump


Trigger finger strengthening apparatus and method


Applicator and tube dispenser for low and high viscosity adhesive components


Bib with tactile features


Head and neck support apparatus


Portable self-contained storage apparatus for biologicals


Fishing rig drogue apparatus


Adjustable workpiece positioning apparatus


Agricultural drying apparatus and methods


Float fishing apparatus


Writing instrument


Cigar holder for golf cart


Retractable felt tip pen with air seal system


Cylinder carrying and chocking apparatus and method


Power driver bit self-centering and positioning apparatus


Cylinder carrying and chocking apparatus and method


Hands-free product roll dispenser


Service vehicle attachment warning apparatus


Corn husking and shelling apparatus and method


Personal hygiene cleansing apparatus


Anchored and screw assisted wrench tool


Trailer hitch support body


Load retaining apparatus on a vehicle


Receptacle extension apparatus and method


Trailer hitch support body


Towel rack with cabinet




Attorney Smith holds a few patents himself and that is how he became involved in patent law.

Patent #Patents held by Jonathan Rigdon Smith J.D. PC


Anchored and screw assisted wrench tool


Musical key transposer


Wrench assisting tool and method


Lighted wind sock


Product roll with rotation impedance


Rotation-retarded product roll


JRS has also gotten many registered Trademarks for various clients, but we would not want to infringe!

Need a document Notarized? 

Come in to the office at 706 G Street and we can help you with that. 

What exactly is a Notary?

Notaries Public have authority anywhere within the State of Georgia to:

  1. Witness or attest signature or execution of deeds and other written instruments;

  2. Take acknowledgments;

  3. Administer oaths and affirmations in all matters incidental to their duties as commercial officers and all other oaths and affirmations, which are not by law required to be administered by a particular officer;

  4. Witness affidavits upon oath or affirmation;

  5. Take verifications upon oath or affirmation;

  6. Make certified copies, provided that the document presented for copying is an original document and is neither a public record nor a publicly recorded document, certified copies of which are available from an official source other than a notary; and provided that the document was photocopied under supervision of the notary; and

  7. Perform such other acts as notaries are authorized to perform by the laws of the State of Georgia.

A "notarial act" means any act that a notary is authorized to perform and includes, without limitation, attestation, the taking of an acknowledgment, the administration of an oath or affirmation, the taking of a verification upon an oath or affirmation, and the certification of a copy.

"Attesting" and "attestation" are synonymous and mean the notarial act of witnessing or attesting a signature or execution of a deed or other written instrument, where such notarial act does not involve the taking of an acknowledgment, the administering of an oath or affirmation, the taking of a verification, or the certification of a copy.

"Notarial certificate" means the notary's documentation of a notarial act.

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