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Provisional Patent Video Course

How to get a provisional patent on your invention. See the provisional patent video course that leads you by the hand with over the shoulder examples making the process easy to do within a few hours. Continue reading

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How Do I Write a Good Provisional Patent Application

Wondering where I can look to write a good provisional patent. The USPTO website is confusing and I do not get all the legal jargon and other places just tell me to hire a lawyer. I thought the Provisional Patent … Continue reading

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Obtaining a Patent – Easy, Quick, Profitable

Bill Creen asked: You’ve done a lot of work up to this point. You’ve come up with an innovative new idea. You refined and tested it. You’ve spent time doing online patent-searches. Your idea is patentable and marketable. So now … Continue reading

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Can I use photos when filing a Provisional Patent Application (PPA)?

Einstein asked: Websites on filing patents yourself seem divided in opinion on this matter. Some recommending photographs, others almost insisting I submit drawings in India ink. What’s the bottom line? Provisional patents are only good for a year; not much … Continue reading

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Four Criteria For a Successful Patent

Michael Kapp asked: One of the most difficult decisions for a small business is determining whether to pursue patent protection for a new product idea. Filing for even a single patent can be a financial burden for a small company … Continue reading

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Protect Your Invention – 2 Inexpensive Legal Ways

Arik Bannister asked: There are two legal ways to protect your invention that you will want to consider before spending thousands of dollars on a patent. But before we get into that, you need to understand how intellectual property rights … Continue reading

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The Problem With Provisional Patent Applications

Andrew Schroeder asked: The practice of using provisional applications used to be standard practice. Oftentimes, Provisional patent applications were drafted by the inventors and sent to the USPTO. As such, inventors would save a lot of time and money. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Is it safe to file a provisional patent application on your own and then if your invention is successful?

niksag_3000 asked: Should you hire a lawyer to file a non provisional patent application? What is the process for filing a provisional patent application to a non provisional patent application? Do you have protection if you file a provisional patent … Continue reading

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Can a minor file a provisional patent? Is there any special paperwork that needs to be filed for a minor?

E F asked: Should I list my father(an adult) and I ( a minor) as coinventors?Thomas

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What happens to a product with a provisional patent after it expires?

I have a pr? Cursor? Pat has requested?, Who? S rolling mid-May? the eye abroad?. If I’m not in a position, a formal patent application by adding up? the device? T invented? I come from? ask? I understand I have … Continue reading

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