Introduction and kinds of patent – Various types of ideas can be patented. Anything that has a function or use can be patented. Also, patent protection can cover many (however, not all) varieties of business methods, most kinds of computer programs, new methods and processes, new chemicals and compounds, and new materials or new uses of old materials. Where the invention is for a design feature or an ornamental cover or casing, for example, then a design patent is the ideal way of protecting the invention. How to get I Have An Idea For An Invention, and how to patent a design, is explained in a separate section below.
How to Patent an understanding – An understanding can best be protected by a utility patent application. This is sometimes called a “regular” patent application. The idea may be explained in words and, when possible, by drawings. The drawings do not require to be like blueprints; instead, they may be simplified and never normally have to demonstrate conventional features. And, it is far from necessary to have a working model.
Prior to getting in to the details, we would like to mention that additionally there is something referred to as a “provisional patent application” discussed hereunder. It gives patent pending status for starters year, permitting a utility patent application to be filed at any time during that year. Which is an additional way to get yourself a patent. The provisional application is much less expensive when compared to a utility patent application, and will be recommended should there be an urgent have to get a patent application on file using the US Patent Office. For instance, just before a trade show or publication in the invention, there is an urgent must have the concept on file with all the US Patent Office. For more information, see the section below called “The best way to patent using a provisional patent application.”
Here’s a basic example showing how to patent an idea for a simple and amusing invention. The easy idea: put in a blinking light to your pencil eraser. For the moment, we aren’t concerned with whether it has been done before; we could discover that out using a patent search whenever we wished. For now, the thought would be expressed in words within the Inventhelp Review, written just as above. And, as it is possible to illustrate the concept in a drawing, we may also put in a sketch showing where light should be placed on the eraser. What else needs to be shown? The lighting must have an electrical source, such as a small solar panel or a small battery, and connecting wires needs to be shown connecting the energy source to the light. Then, text is included in the patent application by describing the various components shown inside the drawings, explaining possible uses and advantages, and mentioning possible alternatives which can be within the invention such as various types of light sources like LEDs, incandescent bulbs, phosphorescent lighting, and so forth.
Next, claims is put into describe the invention broadly, such as the following:
Claim 1: A pencil eraser having a light, comprising: a pencil body; an eraser member attached at one end of the pencil body; a mild source mounted on the eraser; as well as a power source linked to supply capability to the lighting source.
Standard text will then be added including sections titled: background in the invention; summary of the invention; brief description of the drawings; plus an abstract in the disclosure. They are not usually difficult to do, but may take a moment.
Then, a Declaration is prepared showing the name in the inventor and title from the invention. This is from the standard form supplied by the US Patent Office.
Last, a cover page including a Transmittal sheet is ready, listing what is being filed using the US Patent Office. The Transmittal page normally will include a check for the quantity of the united states government filing fee, and a postcard filing receipt. The check may be omitted, as can the signed Declaration, but in that case the usa Patent Office will be sending a notice seeking those items in addition to a relatively small late fee.
The drawings might or might not be accepted as filed. Or even accepted, the united states Patent Office sends a notice, and sets an occasion period for submitting the formal drawings. A specially skilled draftsman normally prepares the formal drawings, since the US Patent Office has very specific and detailed requirements for the drawings. We work together with this type of skilled patent draftsman, to offer the formal drawings.
The application is examined by the US Patent Office. If granted, the applying matures in to a utility patent. A granted utility patent could be enforced in the court, also it can be assigned and licensed too.
In the event you call or email us, we may gladly discuss your invention or idea. There is absolutely no charge for discussing how to patent your idea or invention. Sometimes we could provide an understanding of the best way to manufacture or market the invention, based on our experiences. We can help with negotiating with potential distributors, investors, and licensees. We can explain how to get a patent, how you can patent your thoughts, the expense involved, as well as any other issues of great interest to you personally. We are able to explain what will help, and the lowest cost ways to get the needed protection. This really is at no charge, and that we like speaking with inventors.
At this stage we could provide a fixed fee estimate, according to your description of the idea. Sometimes, we would need to see more details such as a drawing or perhaps a written description, that would help us form a precise fixed fee estimate. Which is all confidential. At that point, if you wish to proceed further, you would then provide one half the vsbkfg amount ahead of time; we prepare the draft application and paperwork; then you certainly send one other half of the charge after you have approved your final draft that you simply feel is prepared for filing with all the Inventhelp Invention Prototypes.
We may enjoy helping you get a patent! And, if you want, we are able to give our comments based on our personal experience regarding how to commercialize the invention, including suggestions on manufacturing, marketing, and attracting investors.