Patent Your Invention

So, you have an incredible invention and you’ve made it through the Review Process, congratulations! You are now ready to move on to the next step: patenting. Why should I patent my invention? There are two main reasons a patent is important. First, it lets companies know that your invention is safe from copycats. Second, it allows you to collect royalties on your invention. What is the process of acquiring a patent and how do I begin? 

What is a Patent?

A patent is the vehicle that allows an inventor to collect royalties on their inventions. Without patent protection, it wouldn’t be worthwhile for companies to invest in your invention as they would not be able to prevent their competitors from immediately copying it. This is why we believe patent protection is critical, especially for independent inventors. 

Patent Process

In order to file a patent, the Inventor Process team will create a written description and illustrations on your invention. Once approved by you, the description and illustrations will be provided to a registered patent attorney/agent to prepare and file your patent application. The Patenting Process will get your product a Patent Pending status, which will allow you to begin marketing your product right away. 

Written Description

The first step in invention protection is documentation. Our technical writers will craft a thorough written description of your invention in clear and definite terms. It will highlight the major function, unique properties, benefits, variations, mechanical description and usage of your invention. The written description and product illustrations are vital to your patent attorney/agent when drafting your patent application.

What to Expect

  • Invention review and product design consultation
  • An easy-to-read yet thorough invention explanation
  • Clearly defines the invention and how to utilize it
  • Consists of 3 to 5 pages of written description
  • Client review and feedback with personal consultant
“Very detailed description of my product, an absolute great job!”
– Karen K.

Invention Illustrations

Pictures are worth a thousand words. Our team of 3-D artists will create several high-quality illustrations that will show the design and major features of your invention. Although they are conceptual, they are visually appealing and descriptive, highlighting the unique aspects of your design. Once approved, these illustrations will be provided to your patent attorney/agent for preparation of your patent application.  Full-color versions of your illustrations will be used in your marketing materials.

What to Expect

  • Invention review and product design consultation
  • Three-dimensional imaging of your invention
  • Clearly highlights the invention and design features
  • Consists of 4 to 6 high-quality invention illustrations
  • Client review and feedback with personal consultant
“The illustrations looked like photos. Amazing!”
- George S.

Patent Filing

History is filled with people who had a great idea and never patented it. Just to watch someone else do so and make all the money. Don’t let that happen to you. A patent protects your idea and prevents others from making and selling it as their own. A registered patent attorney/agent will utilize the written description and illustrations to prepare and file a patent on your invention. Your patent will provide you with a competitive advantage or a monopoly on your product. The sooner your patent is filed the better.

What to Expect

  • A Provisional Patent will be filed with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
  • A Provisional Patent provides immediate “patent pending status.”
  • It protects your invention for 12 months while you market it to companies.
  • Within 12 months of filing a non-provisional patent application must be filed to maintain the original patent pending date.
  • Our network of patent attorneys and agents can assist you with filing a non-provisional application when needed.
  • The Patent & Trademark Office filing fee for a provisional patent is included in the Direct Submission Program™.

Get started with the Direct Submission Program™!

It’s easy and your consultant will help you every step of the way. We look forward to working with you.

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