Provisional patent application
Filing a provisional patent application grants you one year to develop and market your idea or invention. If successful, a patent application specification must be prepared. Have an idea or invention? Identify which stage of the patenting process you are in, and follow the steps to getting started:
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- Step 1 - all stages.
Order service. Print out a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) from our Website. However, an NDA will be mailed to you.
- Step 2.
Attach a summary of your idea with Advantages. Pictures and drawings are beneficial. If the idea or product has a name, please provide that also.
- Step 3.
Review of Step 2. If an existing client has an idea very
similar to yours, we will conclude our review, and the process stops there. Concluded reviews are mailed out every Friday or Saturday.
If no conflicts of interest exist, your request receives an OK to proceed to further processing. Prior art research fee is then due upon request.
Prior art research of your idea begins.
- Step 5.
If your idea is researched to be unique and not yet patented, your intellectual property proceeds to the next step.
- Step 6. No longer available. The USPTO Disclosure Document (DD) program has been discontinued.
- Step 7.
File a patent application: Provisional- Utility (recommended). or, Design, depending on the nature of the invention. Filing a Provisional patent give an inventor one year to 'put into practice', and 'patent pending status. Or, file a Formal patent application and market the patent pending invention to buyers, manufacturers, or investors. If you get to this stage, you may qualify for financing to market your patent pending application or idea until a buyer or investor is found. Please enquire.
- Step 8.
Wait until patent is approved. Market the patented product as aggressively as you can to an interested buyer, manufacturer, licensor(s) or investor(s).
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