May 12th, 2020
Why is it that so many first time inventors spend way too much money on Patent protection?
My initial response is…if you feel the same, you’re not alone!
Before you go all out, and spend your 2nd mortgage or life savings on a patent…take some steps to safeguard yourself, your idea and…get the facts.
There are many first time inventors who shy away from patent protection. And…they end up stuck in the muck, because of how much they think patent protection is gonna cost them.
On the other hand there are also many first time inventors who spend thousands of dollars to get their intellectual property protected without first seeing if there is a real need in the marketplace.
My point: Make sure that you steer clear of these two mistakes!
There are actually several ways through which you can control costs when it comes to intellectual property protection.
First of all, IF you feel you need to protect your new Invention yet you don’t have much money to invest, A Provisional Patent Application might be just what you need starting out.
The Provisional Patent Application (PPA) is a document issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that helps you protect your new invention from being copied during a 12-month period. And, you can apply online yourself directly with the patent office for under $100!
In other words, with the provisional patent application you have protection before a formal patent application is filed at a later date.
The Provisional Patent Application establishes an early filing date, and this simple yet effective protection can allow you to describe your new product invention to others as Patent-Pending for the 12-month period.
Be sure to check for details with the U.S.P.T.O. directly or you also have the option to consult with a licensed patent attorney.
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