Meet the Director

Paul J. Ditmyer practices in the area of intellectual property, and has over 20 years of experience with patents, trademarks, copyright, and trade secrets. He is a registered patent attorney and admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office since 1996.

Paul is a former patent examiner where he examined U.S. and PCT applications in the electrical and electromechanical arts. He has represented Apple, Samsung, Blackberry, Panasonic, Harris, Authentec, Intersil, Lucent, Agere, Siemens and STMicroelectronics.

Paul has four children, three graduatedfrom UCF.

  1. Patent Services
  2. Trademark Services
  3. SBIR
  4. IP Strategy

Who Is Collaborative IP

The Collaborative IP team is operating with a straightforward mission, to make IP protection affordable for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), startups and entrepreneurs. IP may likely be your most valuable asset. After decades of preparing, filing, prosecuting, and even examining, thousands of patent and trademark applications for large U.S. and foreign companies, we agreed that it is time to make IP protection accessible to all.

Collaboration with inventors is our specialty, and collaboration will save you money. Instead of hourly rates, we offer fixed price patent packages that are budget friendly so you will know the entire cost without any surprises.

Our team members have decades of experience with Fortune 500 clients, as well as startups, and are also former USPTO examiners (i.e., we have personal insight into the USPTO unique procedures and requirements).

Obtain your “Patent Pending” status at no cost!

Let’s collaborate to expedite the preparation and filing of your provisional application, then your paid fee will equal a corresponding discount towards the preparation and filing of the non-provisional utility application within one year.

Software and app developers should file a provisional patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office as soon as they have a concrete and tangible invention that they are able to describe, even if the product has not yet launched, or even if it is not fully developed. While the provisional patent application is pending, a developer can make improvements to the design and functionality of the software. This allows a soon-to-be-launched product to have patent-pending protection in place, even if it may still need modifications, testing or debugging.

Call the trusted patent attorneys at Collaborative IP for all of your initial consultation!

406.662.8228