Dr. Kevin Dietz and Dr. Paula Estrada de Martin

Dr. Kevin Dietz is a registered patent agent in Baker Donelson’s New Orleans office. Dr. Paula Estrada de Martin is an associate in Baker Donelson’s New Orleans office.

When filing a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), certain applicants have the option to designate “small entity status” or “micro entity status.” Claiming either small or micro entity status has some benefits, but can also have drawbacks. When faced with that decision, what should the company do? (more…)