One of the more frequent questions I get asked is “Can I extend provisional patent application?” or “Can I renew provisional patent application”. The short answer to this question is “NO”. However, there are some tricks and other cheap options which may work for you instead.
First a quick reminder that a provisional patent application […]
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 […]
It’s been a long time in the making but it looks like certain types of software related patents are no longer being approved at the US Patent Office. At a recent seminar I was fortunate to listen to Robert Sachs (author of the Bilski Blog) speak about patent rejections in the software and e-commerce […]
The patent office realizes that many inventors and small businesses cannot afford to hire a patent attorney or agent to represent them and have provides several programs and resources for these “pro se” inventors. The term “pro se” means that you are representing yourself before the patent office instead of having an attorney or agent […]
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 […]
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