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 rejections 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 wanted to be the resource where inventors could go and have the resources to prepare and file a quality patent application at a reasonable price.
To reduce the fees charged by patent attornyes and agents, we offered to reduce their overhead and allow them to focus only on the important legal aspects of a patent application. For example, we perform advertising services to attorneys so they don't need to. Then, we help inventors explain their invention with technical writing and drawings so that attorneys spend less time figuring out what an inventor's invention is. We also provide certain paralegal services for the attorneys to again reduce their overhead. The result is being able to provide patent services at reasonable, fixed prices.
Invention promotion and submission companies make claims that they can help bring your product to market. 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.