Inventor Start® Kit – It’s where Inventors Start™
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- Step 1 Document your Invention – a form to document your invention, properly.
- Step 2 How to Perform Product Research – Did you find all the existing products and services related to your Invention?
- Step 3 How to Perform a Patent Search – Do you know how to perform a patent search?
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Steps a diagram of steps for every Invention.
I created Inventor Start Kit after listening to 1000s of inventors struggle with “I have an invention what do I do now?” As a patent attorney, my advice to inventors is: before you disclose your invention to a stranger or spend $1000s of dollars let me walk you through 3 steps using 2 of my inventions to teach you how to evaluate whether you have a new invention.
It’s in the privacy of your home and it’s Free!
Get started today by downloading Inventor Start Kit. You can do this and I will walk you through the process step-by-step. This is going to be fun! So dream Big!
Inventor Start Kit downloads via email with easy to follow instructions, invention forms, and samples to privately and correctly document and research your idea.
If you’re an aspiring inventor, having an invention kit can help provide a fast track to taking your inventions from the invention idea phase forward, from one phase of your invention to the next, likely saving you time and countless dollars in professional services fees.
This is especially true if you’re a “do it yourself” inventor, as these downloads of invention information provide detailed “how to” instructions for those wishing to handle initial invention ideas due diligence on their own.
If you are trying to patent a Business Method
Additional Downloads: downloads via email with easy to follow instructions, forms, and samples:
NDA Non Disclosure Agreement – protect your information – $19.99 each
- First Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) – Do you know when and how to use a non disclosure agreement NDA between and Inventor & a Third Party (Two way) NDA?
- Second Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) – Do you know when and how to use an non disclosure agreement NDA between an Inventor & a Developer (one way) NDA to ensure you own the improvements to your Invention? (For use with engineers, designers, developers, prototypers, testers or manufactures.)
- Inventors should become accustomed to guarding against any “offer for sale, sell, or public use” of your invention prior to filing a patent application! See Provisional Patent Application
- Inventors should become accustomed to guarding against any use of the invention in public “publicly disclose” rather if you must disclose to a trusted third party, disclose under a Non Disclosure Agreement. If the inventor has made a public disclosure you have one (1) year to file a US patent application. Therefore, file a Provisional Patent Application before making a public disclosure.
- Foreign patent laws in this regard are different and may be more or less restrictive than U.S. law. Protect your invention by first filing a patent application.
- Do NOT post information on the invention to a website or distribute any printed publication disclosing the invention prior to filing a patent application.
Inventor Agreements & Contracts -$24.99 each
- Inventor Adviser Agreement – Do you need a contract to bring on the advice of a
seasoned mentor, advisor, adviser, or business associate?
- Joint Inventor Agreement – coming soon
- Licensing Term sheet – coming soon
- Simple Licensing Agreement – coming soon
US Patent & Trademark Applications
Good luck on your invention idea journey.
Inventor Start Kit by Mat Grell, US Patent Attorney
Why Document your Invention?
There are many reasons why an inventor should spend time document each invention. First, documenting your invention causes you to think critically about your invention and causes you to identify the parts and features of your invention, such as creating a title for your invention, a list of parts and features of your invention, a list of advantages of your invention over the existing products on the market, a drawing showing your invention, a drawing showing your invention disassembled, or maybe you have built a prototype of your invention.
Why perform Product Research?
There are many reasons why an inventor should spend time searching and educating themselves about existing products, which are similar or related to the inventor’s invention. First, in order for your invention to be patentable it must be new. To be new you typically need a new part, element, feature, or step in a process that no other product contains. To know if you have a new new part, element, feature, or step in a process you must research all of the existing products on the market. Where do you look for existing products? Search online, in stores, attend trade shows, and search industry magazines. Collect information and pictures of these products and identify their parts and features. Step back and compare your invention’s list of parts to the existing products found during your product research and determine whether you have a new part or feature. If yes, you may have an invention that can be protected by a patent.
Why perform a Patent Search?
There are many reasons why an inventor should spend time searching and educating themselves about existing patents and published patent applications, which are similar or related to the inventor’s invention. First, in order for your invention to be patentable it must be new. To be new you typically need a new part, element, feature, or step in a process that no other patent contains. To know if you have a new new part, element, feature, or step in a process you must research all of the existing patents and published patent applications. Where do you look for existing patents? Search online, at USPTO website. Download pdf files of any relevant patents and published patent applications and identify their parts and features. Step back and compare your invention’s list of parts to the parts and features found during your patent research and determine whether you have a new part or feature. If yes, you may have an invention that can be protected by a patent.
You the inventor are reminded that any public use, offer for sale or sale in the United States, or publication of the invention anywhere in the world more than one year prior to the filing of a US patent application, will prohibit the granting of a U. S. patent. Foreign patent laws in this regard may be much more restrictive than U.S. law. Protect your invention by first filing a patent application.
- Do not disclose your invention to a third party before filing a patent application unless you trust such third party and they sign a Non Disclosure Agreement
- Upon filing a US provisional patent application you can say you are “patent pending” but eventually you will need to file a regular or non provisional patent application within one year of your provisional patent application filing date
- Since the US has become a first to file country it is important to file a patent application as soon as possible
- Provisional patent applications have less formal requirements, especially regarding drawings allowing drawings, sketches, pictures, marketing materials, business plans, etc. and provisional patent applications have much lower filing fees
- During the year be diligent in development, manufacturing, marketing and licensing your provisional patent application.
- If you make improvements to the invention filed in the provisional patent you can file another provisional patent application to cover any improvements during the year
- Do not disclose your provisional patent number or the filing date
- There is no such thing as a “provisional patent” that is issued by the US Patent Office, rather, what you file is called a US provisional patent application