Monthly Archives: September 2010

How to Write a Provisional Patent Application

Bill Creen asked: Learning how to write a provisional patent application YOURSELF is a critically-important first step for a new inventor.Attorneys and patent agents would likely charge you many hundreds, or even thousands of dollars to prepare these documents — … Continue reading

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What is a Provisional Patent?

Mat Grell asked: Provisional Patent Application (1 year term) – Provisional applications are US applications for a patent which do not mature into an issued patent (not examined by the USPTO) unless further steps are taken by the applicant within … Continue reading

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Can I add new claims when I file a full patent after provisional patent?

Seongjae asked: I filed a provisional USA patent. After filed, I found new things related to the provisional patent I already filed. I wonder if it would be ok to add a few items I invented linked to the original … Continue reading

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