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Patent services for the individual & small business.
Full ServiceNo do-it-yourself kits or automated systems
Some companies sell a patent-it-yourself kit while others have an automated system for filing applications. Success in the patenting process requires knowledge and experience for different situations. Every service we provide is full service, handled by professionals here in the US, on a case by case basis.
Licensed ProfessionalsAll patent applications are drafted and filed by licensed patent firms
The entire patenting process from the initial consultation to final patent issuance is handled by a licensed patent firm. There are many advantages for using a licensed patent professional.
Fixed FeesKnow your costs up front, no hourly rates
With our Application Facilitation™ system, we pay the hourly rates charged by the patent firm while giving you a fixed price up front to pay. This reduces cost uncertainty and reduces your overall risk.
We Take 0%It's your invention, we don't take a percentage of it
Some companies require you to assign a percentage of your invention to them. We don't want your invention, just your continued business.
Pay Upon SuccessPay the majority of patent costs only if you successfully obtain a patent
With our unique system called Application Facilitation™, you pay only a small portion of the patent application costs up front. The remainder of the costs are deferred to if and when you obtain a patent, reducing your up front investment and risk of not obtaining a patent.
Thoughts to Paper was started to provide everyday individuals and small businesses with quality services to patent an invention, design, or idea.
We saw a problem -- Lots of everyday people had great ideas, wanted to patent them, but did not know how to go about doing so.
Some called patent firms to hear that their patent application would cost about $8,000 and needed to then be approved by the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). With such a large up front risk, many were discouraged from pursuing.
Some others would buy patent-it-yourself kits or books only to realize that it takes a lot of knowledge and experience to properly draft a quality patent application and respond to actions from the USPTO.
Finally, some inventors turned to invention promotion companies, which frequently give "free inventor's kits" and advertise on late-night TV. They would then realize that these companies sell claims to bring an invention to market and are in the business to promote an invention, not patent it.
Thoughts to Paper was created to be the resource where inventors could go to and have licensed professionals file a quality patent application at a reasonable price.
To keep patent firm service fees low, Thoughts to Paper acts as an intermediary between inventors and patent firms. This allows patent firms to focus on what they do best, while Thoughts to Paper handles the customer relationship and marketing aspects. All patent applications are drafted and filed by experienced patent firms.
The result is being able to provide patent services at reasonable, fixed prices. With utility and design patent applications, inventors even have the option of paying a portion of the application drafting fees only if their patent is approved by the USPTO.
We are not an invention promotion or invention submission company.
Invention promotion and submission companies often make claims that they can help bring your product to market. Invention promotion companies received negative media attention in the past for often being unable to substantiate their claims.
Thoughts to Paper focuses on the first step to take for a great idea, which is to patent it through quality professionals. Work directly with a patent firm to protect your invention.
Thoughts to Paper
19785 Crystal Rock Dr. Suite 207
Germantown, MD 20874
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