Patent and Invention Help Forum

Register or Non Register eFiler With USPTO?

Register or Non Register eFiler With USPTO?
« on: September 12, 2013, 09:11:51 PM »
When submitting a provisional application for patent online, is it best to register with the USPTO, or OK to do a non registered application? Seems like there are yet more complicated steps involved in creating a registered account.

Is it also OK to use any physical address around the world when filing, or does it have to be a US address?

thanks,
R

Brad

  • Patent Agent
  • *****
  • 1913
  • Owner of PatentFile, LLC
    • View Profile
    • Patent File
Re: Register or Non Register eFiler With USPTO?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2013, 10:58:29 AM »
Hi Richard,

If you are only filing one provisional patent app. then it is best (easiest) to file as an unregistered account.  If you will be filing more than one, or filing a full non-provisional then I would suggest you register and create an account.

You can use an international (non-US) address.

My free patent template: https://patentfile.org/free-provisional-patent-template/

Hire Me:  https://patentfile.org/packages/

Disclaimer: The information on this site is not legal advice and is not a substitute for an attorney or a law firm.  You should seek legal counsel for legal questions.

Re: Register or Non Register eFiler With USPTO?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2013, 06:34:05 AM »
Ok thanks again Brad, I'd like to think I might invent something else down the road, but knowing how i work, it might be best to take the easy option for now, and when I make all those millions from that invention, I'll just pay you to submit my future patents! :)

Brad

  • Patent Agent
  • *****
  • 1913
  • Owner of PatentFile, LLC
    • View Profile
    • Patent File
Re: Register or Non Register eFiler With USPTO?
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2013, 07:46:02 AM »
Sounds like a plan!   ;D
My free patent template: https://patentfile.org/free-provisional-patent-template/

Hire Me:  https://patentfile.org/packages/

Disclaimer: The information on this site is not legal advice and is not a substitute for an attorney or a law firm.  You should seek legal counsel for legal questions.

 

Menu Editor Pro 1.0.2 | Copyright 2014, Matthew Kerle