Start-ups, Inventors, and Entrepreneurs

The Simpson & Simpson R.I.S.E. Program


In selecting intellectual property legal counsel, you should look for experience, skill, and capabilites. But we also believe it is equally important to retain counsel who appreciate your creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. At Simpson & Simpson, we are passionate about protecting the intellectual property of inventors, entrepreneurs, start-up companies, and small businesses. Our practitioners are experts in the acquisition of patents, trademarks, and copyrights in the United States and internationally.

Further, we realize the financial burden associated with pursuing intellectual property protection. We created the R.I.S.E. (Rising Inventors, Start-ups, and Entrepreneurs) program to make quality intellectual property affordable, and spur technological growth among the next generation of inventors. Below are a list of some of our premiere services geared toward entrepreneurs and, upon a free initial consultation with a practitioner, we can provide anyone who qualifies for the R.I.S.E. program our full legal services at a 25 percent discount of our current fee schedule for a period of two years.


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A Simpson & Simpson attorney will respond to most contact requests within 2 hours via email or phone.


Rising Inventors, Start-Ups, and Entrepreneurs may qualify for the Simpson & Simpson R.I.S.E. Program by meeting micro entity status and at least one (1) of the following options:

  • An independent inventor's first patent application; or,
  • A current student at an accredited college or university; or,
  • A start-up company in collaboration with one of the following programs, or an equivalent incubator or accelerator program (proof of membership or affiliation required):

New York                                                                           Florida

  •  Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Innovation Center
  • D!G Buffalo
  • Innovation Zone at the MedTech Commercialization Centre
  • Harrison Place
  • IncubatorWorks
  • Fredonia Technology Incubator
  • UB Technology Incubator at Baird Research Park
  • UB Biosciences Incubator at Clinical Translational Research Center
  • VCAMP Digital Health Accelerator
  • Western New York Incubator Network
  • Z80 Labs
  • Start-Up NY
  • Blackstone Launchpad
  • Thomas R. Beecher Jr. Innovation Center
  • Launch NY
  • 43 North
  • GuideWell Innovation Center
  • Inventors Society of South Florida
  • Venture Hive
  • Endeavor Miami
  • Rokk3r Labs
  • Project Lift
  • TECKpert
  • Seminole Technology Business Incubation Center
  • University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program
  • Catapult



Patent Search

We will conduct a thorough search of the over 40,000,000 United States and foreign patent documents available through he United States Patent and Trademark Office database.


Federal "Direct hit" trademark search

We will conduct a thorough "direct hit" search of the federal trademark database to determine if your proposed mark has been previously registered.


Patentability Opinion

After we complete our search outlined above, we can render an opinion on the patentability of your disclosure.


Federal Trademark Application

We will prepare and file an application for federal trademark registration of your trademark or service mark.


Provisional Patent Application

We will format and file your provisional patent application and upon filing, your invention will officially be "patent pending."


"Direct hit" search & Application

The two trademark services described above, provided in one combined discounted package.


Non-Provisional Patent Application

After an initial consultation, and after receipt of your full invention disclosure, we will draft a complete application including claims, specification, and drawings provided by a professional patent illustator.

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Comprehensive Trademark Availability search and opinion

We will commission a thorough search of state, federal, and common law trademarks and service marks and render a formal opinion on the availability of your mark for use and federal registration.

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