Provisional Patent Application
How to get a Patent using a Provisional Patent Application (1 year term)
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What is a Provisional Patent
Provisional patent applications are US applications for a patent which do not mature into an issued patent (i.e., they are not examined by the USPTO) unless further steps are taken by the applicant within twelve (12) months of filing the provisional application. Such applications are designed to provide lower cost and less formal application for patent by reducing the formal requirements, such as, not requiring formal drawings, claims, oath and declarations, or an information disclosure statement. However, if drafted properly (adequate technical written description and figures or pictures showing elements and parts of the Invention) the provisional patent application provides the inventor with an application for patent having a priority date and “patent pending” status.
Note a provisional application must be converted to a non-provisional application within one year of the filing date to maintain priority based on the provisional filing. Failure to file the non-provisional could result in loss of patent rights, including a complete bar to obtaining a patent.
How much does a Provisional Patent cost
US Provisional Patent: The attorney time to review your Document of Invention (At least have a Title, List of Parts (mark photos or drawings to identify parts by name); List of Advantages; Description of drawings, figures, photos, hand drawings; Description of how parts are assembled; Description of how invention is used), prepare the US Provisional Patent filing forms and efile your written description for a typical complex Invention is ~$820, plus ~130 USPTO filing fee. In addition, we will draft an Abstract, Alternate Embodiment Clause, Broad Interpretation Clause & a First Patent Claim of your invention and the extent of your patent protection is subject to the material set forth in your invention form and figure(s). Any additional service are at $300 an hour. Time to prep: 1 week ~$950.
Provisional Patent Application Form
Download the Free Document of Invention and fill out or complete the Provisional Patent Application Form – At least have a Title, List of Parts (mark photos or drawings to identify parts by name); List of Advantages; Description of drawings, figures, photos, hand drawings (include a figure or picture of the invention disassembled, a figure or picture of the invention assembled, a figure or picture of the invention shown in use); Description or summary of how parts are assembled; Description or summary of how invention is used). In addition, we will draft an Abstract, Alternate Embodiment Clause, Broad Interpretation Clause & a First Patent Claim of your invention
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