5.0 stars 12 totalReview Basil Angelo
Posted by Bob Z
People who want to sell a million dollar plus home don't put a For-Sale-By-Owner in their front yard, now do they? No, they don't. If you think you can file a patent application by yourself, think again. My bet is if you try it on your own, you'll fail.
This was my first invention. I didn't know where to start. I read everything on the USPTO.GOV website and realized one thing, I needed professional assistance. Sure, I knew it would cost me money, but I believed so strongly in the merit of my invention, I didn't hesitate to invest the money to properly protect its value. Now that I have completed the process, I am convinced I got really lucky to find Basil. At first, I was overly cautious who I let look at my designs, which is something you should do as well. Basil took the time to understand every aspect of my invention, down to the last washer, nut and screw...and then he crafted an explanation of its design and function it in a way that completely differentiates my design from every other invention that had a similar name. Here again, rather than take the risk, he suggested we file the patent under a better name and convey the art in a way that the US Patent and Trademark Office examiner most certainly will have to agree... that my invention is truly one-of-a-kind. When it comes to the process, he explained options in a way that let me make the decision without imploring me to do this or that. Because of his clear and concise explanations, I elected to to file a provisional patent application more than a month before filing the non-provisional patent. I viewed it like an insurance policy as it helped me sleep better knowing that I could take the additional time to properly develop the perfect set of patent illustrations in a way that a novice could quickly understand how it works. He also assisted me in filing a trademark application for the company name, which may not be important for everyone, but I bet Bill Gates and Steve Jobs did the same. Okay, seriously, I don't think I'm in their league but adding that little 'TM' at the end of the company name didn't cost much but I viewed it as important.
I would strongly recommend Basil as someone who can take a neophyte like me, or a seasoned engineer steeped in filing patent applications, and he'll prepare an application that you will not only have confidence the USPTO will most likely approve, but you'll be equally glad you chose him to be your professional resource.
Posted by Kristen
I would like to thank Basil Angelo for literally changing my life. My invention has been in my head and on scrap paper in my house and office for years. The patent process can be complicated and intimidating. I have met with many attorneys over the years and always decided it was just too much for me to handle. Then I met Basil Angelo and his team. They were so informative, knowledgeable, and responsive. He was always available to answer questions and give sound advice. He has been with me throughout the entire process and I am so grateful I found him. I will be sending all my friends, family and anyone in need of a patent his way!
Posted by a Patent Application client
Basil has helped us with several projects and in each instance his work has exceeded our expectations. He is very thorough and helpful in establishing a strategy to resolve complex issues. I would recommend Basil for all patents matters.
Posted by Dale
I have worked with several patent attorneys in the past. Most of the time, there was a lot of frustration and delays. Not so with Basil Angelo. He is clear concise and to the point. He delivers what he says and when he says. I find working with him to be a pleasure. He is very professional and personable.
Thanks for everything, Basil!
Posted by Mike
I have my name on several patents, but they were all applied for by the companies I worked for.
This was the first time I looked for an attorney to apply for a patent for me.
Basil was recommended by an attorney I have worked with before.
Basil's business plan with fixed rates for each step of the project, lets you know how much it is going to cost to get the patent paper work done. This is important as most patents do not pay off. We exchanged a lot of email and phone calls over the details of the patent, with Basil explaining and expanding the patent claims over the narrow claims I first envisioned.
I enjoyed working with him and he spent a lot of time with me, I am glad I wasn't paying by the minute.
Posted by Fred
I am more than happy to recommend Basil Angelo's services.
I have had the pleasure of working with Basil on many Patents application since 2008.
His enthusiasm and knowledge of the Hi-tech sector has proven to be invaluable.
Not only does Basil understand the full Business picture required by my firm, he has demonstrated over and over a full dedication, ability to understand our needs and translate them into succesful applications. Basil is trustworthy and definitely a great asset to have in your pocket. I fully recommend anyone to work with him.
Posted by David
Basil is especially strong in computer software technology which made him the perfect choice for a software entertainment game application patent. His turnaround was great along with putting all of my suggestions in play. I would highly recommend Basil for similar legal requirements.
Posted by John
Basil helped us complete a very detailed and elaborate process for the definition and structuring of our invention.
His help was invaluable to the process and I would recommend him and his team in a heartbeat.
Posted by Scott
I had contacted and interviewed over half dozen patent attorney's before talking to Basil Angelo. I was immediately impressed with his experience, knowledge and candor. Basil took his time in explaining the whole patent process and answered all our questions thoroughly (and sometimes more than once until we completely understood everything). Even though Basil has had filed many more complicated inventions than mine, he never made us feel that we had a less important project and treated us with total respect. We appreciated all of his advice. He usually always answers the phone and if he did not, always contacted back promptly either by phone and/or email. Basil was always very prompt and we were well informed of the whole process and actually help facilitate the ongoing patent filing process, even when our project slowed at times. In addition, his wit and humor made the whole process even that much more enjoyable.
I plan on more patent filings in the future will always use Basil Angelo from now on. I highly recommend Basil Angelo to anyone looking for an excellent patent attorney.
Posted by Christie
Mikeska & Angelo explained the details of each phase of securing my patent and trademarks. They were mindful of the complexity and cost associated with the process. They offered fixed fees for my patent so there were no surprises and I could manage my project and make effective decisions. They have been timely with all correspondence and have been well within budget. It was important to me that I was represented by a firm that was experienced in all aspects of patent law (application, enforcement, and litigation). I also choose them because of their experience in the United States and foreign countries.
It has been a positive working relationship.
I recommend them wholeheartedly.