Our "Patent Pending" Process

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Put your "Thoughts to Paper"

1
request a patent search report

Request a Patent Search Report
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2
Temporarily protection with a provisional patent

Temporarily protect with a provisional patent app

3
test cases

Test the market, raise funds, pitch to investors
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4
Full Non-Provisional Patent App

Apply for a Full Non-Provisional Patent App
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5

Each service in the process sold separately

File Provisional Patent Application at a Fixed Price

BASIC

$199
+$65 Govt Fee*

Get BASIC

  • "Patent Pending" Status for 12 Months

PROFESSIONAL

$599
+$65 Govt Fee*

Get PROFESSIONAL

ESSENTIALS

$399
+$65 Govt Fee*

Get ESSENTIALS

P1
P2

All Plans Include:

  • Personal Consultant

    Personal Consultant

    Your consultant will get to know you and your objectives, explain how the provisional patent application works, and help you file your provisional patent application.

  • Quick Filing

    Quick Filing

    We can help you get "patent pending" in as little as 1 business day. More time is needed for professional packages.

  • Guaranteed Patent Pending Status

    Guaranteed "Patent Pending" Status

    The US Patent Office will grant you "patent pending" status, guaranteed. If there are any issues getting this status, we'll fix it for you.

  • Government Receipt

    Government Receipt

    You will receive an official receipt from the US Patent Office confirming acceptance of your provisional patent application and showing your patent application number.

  • Fixed Fees
  • No Hourly Rates
  • Free Consultation
  • Live Help

Our clients have been on

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How do Provisional Patent Applications Work?

Make sure you understand exactly how they work, keeping in mind they only last for 12 months and are only useful if you eventually convert it into a non-provisional patent app!


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Should I request a patent search?

It's the first step before a patent application! First, you learn how patentable your invention may be. If it's not very patentable, don't waste time and money on a patent app. Second, it may help you increase your patentability. By seeing what is similar, you can improve your invention around other existing invention and increase patentability.


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What Our Clients Are Saying

Nigel B
New York , NY
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start-quote iconThe process is clear, fast, and efficient. The Thoughts to Paper process is a great way for innovators to protect their ideas. end-quote icon
A G.
Miramar , FL
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start-quote iconThe team was very professional and promptly responded to our calls and questions. end-quote icon
Terry S
Livingston , NJ
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start-quote iconMy experience was wonderful. My representative seemed informed, caring and genuinely interested in making sure that we took the best option for our purposes. end-quote icon
Dineen S
Arlington , VT
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start-quote iconI am satisfied with my experience with Thoughts to Paper in filing my provisional patent. I had helpful and available phone support. I have referred Thoughts to Paper to others. Application was filed timely. end-quote icon
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*$65 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 $130 or $260 govt fee