Inventor Process FAQs

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Yes, most patents are for improvements to already existing products. As long as the improvement is found to be unique and non-obvious, it may be subject to patent protection.

That’s OK! You don’t need an actual working prototype to protect and market your idea; just the ability to explain it.

It’s simple. Give us a call, fill out the form or send an e-mail. We’ll be happy to set up a cost and obligation free consultation to answer your questions and discuss the details of the Direct Submission Program™. 100% confidentiality guaranteed.

It’s easy! Contact us and one of our experienced consultants will guide you from there. We look forward to working with you.


We’re not aware of any other company that offers the quality of our services at or near our price points. Don’t take our word for it, you be the judge. Visit the “Testimonials” page hear what our clients are saying.

A licensing agreement is a lease. You lease your product rights to a company for a contracted period of time. During that time the company will produce the product, distribute the product, and pay you a fair royalty.

In general terms, a patent search is the process of searching the Patent & Trademark Office archives for issued and published pending patents that maybe relevant in various aspects to your invention.

Yes, especially in the product licensing industry. Without it a company can quickly produce your product, sell it, and do so without your permission and without paying you a dime.

We would strongly recommend against it. An inexperienced person can easily, and often does, fail to indentify critical prior patents that may be relevant. Patent searching is a complex procedure, and in our opinion, should be conducted by an experienced patent researcher.

A patent is an intellectual property right granted by the government of the United States of America to an inventor “to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention throughout the United States or importing the invention into the United States” for a limited amount of time. A patent provides a competitive monopoly on an invention.

A novelty assessment is when a patent practitioner reviews the patent search to determine if patent protection is available. Once your patent search is complete we’ll have a former examiner with the Patent & Trademark Office analyze it and give a professional opinion on patentability.

Choosing the right company to assist you is almost as important as the idea you’re bringing to the marketplace. The advantages of Inventor Process, Inc.’s Direct Submission Program™ are:

  • Industry Superior Services
  • Below Average Out-of-Pocket Expense
  • Easy to Follow & Proven Process
  • Direct Submission Program™ Guarantee
  • Reliable, Ethical & Professional Staff
  • Dedicated & Experienced Industry Professionals
  • Consulting Team to Provide Support & Assistance
  • Timely Communication & Service Completion
  • Blending Technology with Proven Methods
  • Together We Focus on Your Success

You get 100% of all upfront money you invested in the Direct Submission Program™ back before we receive our 10% commission on your licensing agreement royalties.

Yes! They’re the critical first step. The patent search provides overview to previous patents that may be similar to yours. The novelty assessment lets us know if patent protection is or isn’t available, and can even clarify what aspects of your invention to focus on. Together they allow you to make a well-informed decision on how to proceed with your invention. We can provide a patent search and novelty assessment for $399.

Simply put, we want a “piece of the pie.” We deliver professional invention services for a fair price in order to attract interested companies. We’ll then negotiate your licensing agreement and share in the royalties. It’s win, win!

We receive 10% of all royalties and signing bonuses generated as a result of our negotiations.

It is a term used to inform the public that an application for patent is on file in the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office. When you are patent pending it is advisable to market your product.

No, all patents are patent pending at the beginning of their life.

You do! We will provide negotiations, feedback and professional guidance but only the inventor can say Yes or No to the deal.

After the term of the licensing agreement all product rights revert back to the inventor.

A company buys the rights to a product for a one-time payment.

No. No one can guarantee success and bringing a new product to the market place is a high risk endeavor. This is why it is so important to limit costs without taking shortcuts. The Direct Submission Program™ focuses on patenting, marketing and negotiating.

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