Frequently Asked Questions

Can Red Chalk Group help me file for a patent?

No. Red Chalk Group does not offer patent or trademark filing services.  While Red Chalk Group may employ attorneys, it is not a law firm, and does not engage in the practice of law. 

Does Red Chalk Group perform patent valuations?

Yes. Red Chalk Group performs patent valuations for a variety of purposes including, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, divestment, licensing negotiations, and patent sales. Please contact our consulting group for a more detailed description of our valuation services.

Someone has approached me with interest in buying my patent(s). What are my options, and how can Red Chalk Group help?

Red Chalk Group has been very successful in assisting inventors and companies to quickly engage with the interested buyers and negotiate price and terms. Additionally, Red Chalk Group can bring other potential bidders to the table without losing momentum in the ongoing negotiations. If someone has already approached you to buy your patents, call us to explore your options.

Someone has approached me with interest in buying my patent(s). What are my options, and how can Red Chalk Group help?

Red Chalk Group has been very successful in assisting inventors and companies to quickly engage with the interested buyers and negotiate price and terms. Additionally, Red Chalk Group can bring other potential bidders to the table without losing momentum in the ongoing negotiations. If someone has already approached you to buy your patents, call us to explore your options.

Does Red Chalk Group offer an auction-type service?

Red Chalk Group does auction patents, but these auctions are privately held to ensure the confidentiality of all parties involved. Through a comprehensive marketing process, Red Chalk Group excels at bringing multiple bidding parties to the table, and conducting professional and efficient private auctions that are sensitive to both the seller’s desire to maximize the value, and the buyer’s desire for fair dealing and confidentiality.

I have a valuable patent that I want to sell, but I am not sure what options I have. How can Red Chalk Group help?

Red Chalk Group’s Brokerage and Licensing group specializes in monetizing valuable patents.  We have successfully helped inventors and companies close a range of deals for the sale or license of a patent including:  all cash upfront, structured payments over time, royalty based agreements, and revenue sharing agreements.  While each of these deal types can be complicated, Red Chalk Group is there every step of the way to guide you through the process.  Call us to discuss what may be the best deal structure for you.

Can Red Chalk Group help me sell my patent application or provisional patent application?

In general, patent applications and provisional patent applications are too early stage for Red Chalk Group to assist in selling. Most buyers want to see that the patent has been allowed by the United States Patent Trademark Office before they are willing to make an offer. However, if you already have at least one granted utility patent and have filed a related patent application, we may be able to help you. Call us for a full review of your options.

I have a product idea that I want to develop. Can Red Chalk Group help?

Red Chalk works in a number of technical areas, but focuses on patented technology. We do not directly support new business and product ideas that are not already protected by at least one U.S. utility patent.