How to Patent an idea with a provisional patent application. Do you have a great idea and are worried someone will steal it or beat you to the marketplace? Filing a provisional patent application should be your first step to protect your new invention, even before you tell your idea to friends or investors because [...]
How much does it cost to patent an idea? It depends. There are two ways you can patent an idea:
Write and file your own patent application (the cheapest way) - total cost about $900 for most inventors to get an issued patent (USPTO fees only). Hire a registered patent attorney or patent agent to write [...]
There are plenty of articles out there written by patent attorneys about the legal reasons for filing a patent. There are also many articles on the misuse and abuse of the patent system, particularly in the area of software, which this author happens to agree with. However, this article is meant to cover the under [...]
The typical Patent Process and Invention Timeline to Protect a New Idea and to patent a new idea should look something like this:
Of course each invention is different and there is no “one size fits all” or standard invention timeline [...]
What is a Provisional Patent Application?
So what is a provisional patent application that you have heard so much about? – A provisional patent application is a type of patent application which can be filed in the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). There are many types of patent applications which an inventor can use to [...]
Many people already know that patents are published. However, did you know pending non-provisional patent applications also publish, even before they issue as a full patent? (Note: Provisional applications stay secret and do not publish – see advantages/disadvantages of a provisional.)
Is patent publication a good thing? [...]
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