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.
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.