Protect Your Invention on Crowdfunding Sites

Overlapping hands symbolizing crowdfundingCrowdfunding is an incredible way to raise money for your new invention. Innovators have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars on crowdfunding sites like and

As an expert in these social media funding tools, I will guide you step-by-step through the process; from researching the uniqueness of your idea (Google search results only display those products that are easy to find), to protecting you from the counterfeiters who will appear as your product is gaining traction.

The first step is to have me conduct a thorough patent search through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and additional proprietary databases. This will tell you which aspects of your invention are truly unique, and which are not. I then stay with you through the process of perfecting your idea to point out additional patent opportunities. Before going public, I’ll file a provisional patent, or patents, to protect your invention(s) during the fundraising campaign.

A Provisional Patent Protects Your Intellectual Property

A provisional patent application is the second step in the process, and is a low cost way to make your invention “patent pending” for a full year while you are raising money. If your project meets its goals, then you move on to the more formal “nonprovisional patent application”. If not, then you’ve saved quite a bit of money in legal fees.

I am an expert at preparing and filing provisional patent applications. I provide accurate cost estimates up front, and the most responsive, personalized professional service you will find anywhere. I have helped many clients use their patents to:

  • form successful startup companies
  • raise investment capital
  • earn licensing fees on their inventions

Posting on Kickstarter?

A provisional patent is the best and most cost-effective way to protect your idea before you make it public on a crowdfunding site, like

Our clients are extremely pleased with the thoroughness that we bring to every job. But don’t believe us, here’s what one of our clients had to say about the quality of our work:

“Mark has done outstanding work for us for many years. We are delighted that he will be filing a provisional patent application for our upcoming Kickstarter project.  He is a very skilled and knowledgeable patent agent.” —Dave Cutler, President of DCS Concepts

Free 15-minute Consultation

Do you need to protect your idea on Then give me a call at 203.975.7678 for a free 15-minute consultation, or contact me on the Contact page. We’ll discuss what patent strategy makes the most sense for you.

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