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Provisional Patent Applications: DIY

This Do-It-Yourself (DIY) section is strictly for informational/ educational purposes only. Absolutely no warranties. Use at your own risk! You are strongly encouraged not to draft or file patent applications without seeking professional assistance.

  • Do-It-Yourself: Patent pending in $65

    You have an idea which you believe is the next million dollar idea?  While we’ll first address why you should not be searching for cheap patents professionals in the first place, we’ll then provide the steps to cheaply file a patent application by yourself in as low as $65 (that is, the gov. filing fee). ...

  • Example Template: Provisional Patent Application

    Please follow all the instructions provided on page 1 of the template. By using this template you agree to abide by the conditions provided in there. To write your disclosure, make sure you also follow all the instructions provided in our Patent Pending in $65 post.   Once you have written your disclosure review it...

  • Filing a Provisional Patent Application by Yourself

    While drafting an application by yourself may not be advisable due to associated risks which are discussed in another post. Nonetheless, here we provide instructions on how you can file a provisional patent application by yourself, without professional legal help.   A step-by-step guide for filing a provisional patent application online at USPTO: 1. Go...

Patent Law Education

A blog by our patent attorney.

Design Application + Utility Application


Usually, inventors would either file a utility (provisional or non-provisional)  applications or a design applications. As a patent attorney, I’m asked the difference between the two almost everyday. For starters, you can read about the difference between a design v. utility patent applications here.  Design patents are often ignored by patent applicants (and their patent...

Software Patents After Alice


Procuring software based patents have become a complicated task in a post-Alice world.  In 2014, for the first time, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated software patents in the matter of  Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International (June 19, 2014) (or simply Alice). This case has resulted in a fair amount of commotion among...

What is the Process to Obtain a Patent?


The process to obtain  a utility patent can be confusing for non-lawyers. While not all aspects (like international filings, applications made special, expedited examination, etc.) are covered, this post attempts to simplify a rather complicated process. For patent protection in the US, an applicant can file a provisional utility patent application, a non-provisional utility patent...

Software Based Business Method Patent Applications


This posting is about USPTO’s internal ‘politics’ and how it affects your software patent rights when it comes to business method related patent applications, and more importantly how a patent attorney can use this information to benefit their clients. Most software patent applications, during examination, will receive an initial 35 U.S.C. § 101 abstract rejection...

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