There are a lot of sharks out there looking to steal your idea. But how do you protect your idea while you are building your business, and as you potentially seek investors from crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter.com and Indiegogo.com? One answer is “File a provisional patent application.”
A Provisional Patent Protects Your Intellectual Property
A provisional patent application is a low cost way to make your invention “patent pending” for a full year. If your idea takes off, 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 firm estimates up front and the most responsive, personalized professional service you will find anywhere. I’ve helped many clients use their patents to:
- form successful startup companies
- raise investment capital
- earn licensing fees on their inventions
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“Our invention is now in production thanks to Mark’s expertise…we really felt that he took us under his wing. He was invested in our success, was proactive in finding new opportunities to strengthen the patent, and kept us on track. Because the majority of our conversations were conducted via Skype, we also appreciated the quality of his webcam to show the details of the product. His extensive knowledge and resources ensures that he’s able to grow with us as our needs expand.” Dan McMahon and Patrick Laing, founders of Plume Bicycle Mudguards
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Do you need to protect your idea right away? Then give me a call at 203.975.7678 or reach out through my Contact Page for a free 15-minute consultation. We’ll discuss what patent strategy makes the most sense for you.