Put your “Thoughts to Paper”
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Quickly protect your idea with a Provisional Patent
Test the Market or Pitch to Companies & Investors
If not, you might want to consider it!
A provisional patent allows you to record your invention date quickly and inexpensively with the US Patent Office, and have the option to convert it into a full utility patent within 12 months.
1. What is a Utility Patent?
A utility patent protects an invention’s function or process - what the invention does and how it does it.
2. Utility vs. Provisional Patents
If you are certain you want to try and obtain 20 years of patent protection and the needed monetary capital is
available, you may want to skip the provisional patent and go directly to the utility patent application.
Otherwise, you would file a provisional patent to temporarily lock in your invention date for 12 months. Within this 12 months, you would pitch the idea to companies and investors or sell the invention to test the market. You can make the decision as to whether or not you want to follow-up with the full utility patent within the 12 months or simply let your provisional patent expire.
Protect your invention. Temporarily for 12 months or apply for 20 years of protection.READ MORE
Apply for 20 years of patent rights for a product, method, or software, if approved by the US Patent Office.READ MORE
Protects the shape of a product only. Useful for when you created a new look for an existing product.READ MORE
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*$400 govt fee assumes you are classified as "micro entity" by USPTO. If you have filed 5 or more non-provisional patent apps in the past, or have an annual income of greater than $169,548, you may be classified as "small entity" or "large entity" which requires $730 or $1600 govt fee
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