Make 2024 the year you take action on your idea!

You have a great idea for a new know you do. Get it protected today and start the new year working on your idea without fear of it being taken!

I have 20+ years of experience protecting ideas. I have worked on patents for everything from underground robots to satellites and from musical instruments to kitchen appliances.

Whether you have an invention for a new tool, new sporting equipment, a new household product, a new vehicle accessory or anything in between. I can help you protect it. You can learn more about me here - Meet Steve.

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Provisional Patent Applications

A provisional patent application is a placeholder application that establishes a filing date of the invention as described in the application and provides "Patent Pending" status.

  • Establishes Patent Pending status
  • Serve as a placeholder to secure a filing date
  • Typically faster and cheaper to file than a non-provisional application
  • Provides some flexibility to make modifications or additions before filing non-provisional application

Provisional applications do have some drawbacks though:

  • Do not get in line to be examined
  • Do not issue as a patent (you still need a non-provisional application after a provisional application)
  • Can be ineffective if not done properly - sometimes the lack of some formal requirements for a provisional lulls applicants into thinking that a provisional does not have to meet certain requirements for all patent application. This assumption can lead to a deficient provisional patent application.

We can help you decide if a provisional is right for your specific situation and, if so, we can prepare a provisional that meets the stringent US Patent Office requirements.

Learn even more about the provisional patent application (PPA) and the process that we use here at Cygnet IP Law for PPAs by clicking here:

Provisional Patent Applications

Non-Provisional Patent Applications

A non-provisional patent application is simply a "regular" utility patent application. Here are some pros and cons of non-provisional applications:

  • Placed in line to be examined by a patent examiner at the US Patent Office
  • Can issue as a patent
  • Establishes patent pending status
  • Option to speed up examination timeline with additional fees is available

The drawbacks of a non-provisional application include:

  • Initially more costly than a provisional patent application (PPA)
  • Once filed, there is no opportunity to add new material to a non-provisional application

Design Patent Applications

Design patent applications protect the ornamental appearance of an object and can be used to protect the aesthetic aspects of an invention and can also be used to protect the visual aspects of software and mobile apps such as the graphical user interface (UI/UX) features.

  • Invention is based on the appearance of the object or user interface
  • Application is primarily drawings based.
  • Typically faster to prepare and file compared to utility applications.

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