Our Patent Process

sketches or drawings of utility

Put your “Thoughts to Paper”

Order a Patent Search Report

Order a Patent Search Report
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consultants,engineers and patent practitioners

Discuss how your invention works with our consultants, engineers, and patent practitioners

application filed to the US Patent Office

Your patent application is drafted and filed to the US Patent Office

patent rights

If approved by the US Patent Office, earn 20 years of patent rights


Each service in the process sold separately

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+$430 Gov’t Fee


  • Get 20 Years of Patent Protection, and receive exclusive rights to your intellectual property, if approved by US Patent Office.
  • Fully Prepared Patent Application including up to 3 independent claims with up to 20 total claims, up to 20 pages of invention specifications.
  • Up to 10 professional technical drawings showing front, back, left, right, top, bottom, and perspective views.

Technical Drawing Samples

Technical Drawing Samples


  • Fixed Fee

    Fixed Fees, No Hourly Rates

    You know your fees up front, we don’t charge by the hour

  • status of patent pending

    “Patent Pending” Status

    Once the patent application is filed, you get legal “patent pending” status

  • Patent Practitioner

    Prepared & Filed by Patent Practitioner

    All non-provisional utility patent applications are prepared and filed by a licensed patent practitioner

  • Patent Specifications

    Patent Specifications

    The necessary patent specifications will be prepared and filed

  • Patent Claims

    Patent Claims

    The necessary patent claims will be prepared and filed

  • Patent Drawings

    Patent Drawings

    The necessary patent drawings will be prepared and filed

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utilty patent search

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.


What Our Clients Are Saying

Nigel B
New York , NY
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A G.
Miramar , FL
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Terry S
Livingston , NJ
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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

*$430 govt fee assumes you are classified as "micro entity" by USPTO. If you have more than 4 non-provisional patent apps in the past, or have an annual income of greater than $177,117, you may be classified as "small entity" or "large entity" which requires $785 or $1720 govt fee

This specific page is an advertisement for the licensed patent firm, Sinorica LLC also located at 20251 Century Blvd Ste 140, Germantown, MD 20874. Non-provisional utility patent applications are prepared and filed by Sinorica LLC. Thoughts to Paper provides advertising, paralegal, and technical support services to Sinorica LLC.

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Q & A about Utility Patents

Q What is a Utility Patent?
A A utility patent protects an invention’s function or process - what the invention does and how it does it.
Q Utility vs. Provisional Patents
A 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.
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