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 $1,520 in USPTO fees only Hire a registered patent attorney or patent agent to write and file a patent application for you [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Last month the patent office started offering a discount for certain individuals and organizations that qualify as a micro entity. If you qualify, you can receive up to 75% off in most patent fees. According to my calculations, this may save you over $3900 during the life of an average patent.
How to qualify as [...]
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