Monthly Archives: January 2010

Provisional Patent Application For First-Time Inventors

Bill Creen asked: So! You’ve had an innovative idea. You nurtured it. You tested it. You tweaked it. You’ve done preliminary patent searches online, and you think you’ve got a viable, marketable idea.Now what? Well, now you need to protect … Continue reading

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Filing a provisional patent?

emanon asked: I know it’s not really a patent, but I read somewhere that you can sell your invention idea to a company (provided a company likes it) before the provisional patent year is up, and maybe the company would … Continue reading

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Does anyone know how hard it is to file a provisional patent?

suz asked: I have invented a bib that is unique in style and has several great functions that the consumer would love in a bib. I have seen a couple that has a similar shape but not like mine. I … Continue reading

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USA Prov. Patent filed with PCT. What is the time limit to file in Canada and Europe?

John N asked: I filed a provisional patent in the US in Dec. of 2007. PCT has been granted. What is the time limit to file for protection in Canada and Europe? How much should I initially expect to pay … Continue reading

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Do it Yourself Patent Pending – Will it Work For You?

Bill Creen asked: A critically-important first step for a new inventor, is learning how to write a provisional patent application, without using an expensive attorney.

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Filing a non-provisional patent after filing a provisional patent.

wooohoo12 asked: We had an attorney file our provisional patent and now we would like to move forward with the non-provisional patent. We would like to do this ourselves due to the high cost of our attorney. Do we have … Continue reading

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