FAQ



How much is it going to cost?

The cost will depend on the complexity of the invention, the extent of the search, the size of the specification, the number of drawings, and the intricacy and number of claims. I will give you a firm fixed quote after reviewing your invention for free. Make sure to ask for a quote with a breakdown including the patent search and filing fees.

 

What can I do to reduce my cost?

To facilitate our task you can provide us with the following:

  • A plainly written, concise description of your invention (see below). 
  • Typically, an invention includes several variations or modes. It is important to describe at least one implementation that you believe to be the best mode. 


In what format should I submit the description of the invention to you?

Ideally your written description should be as close to the final product as possible. As the inventor you are the most qualified to provide this description. It should include the specification, the claims and the drawings:

Specification

  • Title
  • Background:  This section states the field of the invention, describes the problem that the invention is intended to solve, and the state of the art regarding competing and current methods for solving the problem. The background should also include the objects and advantages of the invention over the prior art.
  • Summary: This is short description of the invention.
  • Brief Description of the Drawings: Each drawing should be described in a short, one or two line paragraph.
  • Detailed Description of the Invention: This section explains the invention in detail, referring to the components in the drawings by means of reference numerals. If the invention has already been reduced to practice, then it is customary to use the past tense. Otherwise, the present and imperative are used to describe a predicted operation.
  • Abstract: This is a complete, concise and clear paragraph of about 250 words or less.

 

Claims

The claims are the legal part of the invention and defines the area of intellectual property you are staking out. While you can try writing the claims, please do not spend too much time on this, as your patent agent or patent attorney will have to review them very carefully and rewrite them in legal terms.

Drawings

Each drawing should include reference numerals pointing to the parts mentioned in the specification. The drawings do not have to be “engineering drawings” but they should include all the details essential to your invention.


What will you do for me?

Our work will consist of the following:

  • We will perform a patent search to assess the extent and nature of the prior art.
  • We will write the specification and drawings in the appropriate format and compose the claims to maximize your coverage, given the result of the prior art search. We will then go through one or several editing cycles that will involve either meeting in person or communicating electronically until we are both satisfied with the application.
  • We will then submit the application with the appropriate forms, to the Patent Office. 
  • We will respond to the rejections and objections of the patent examiner and support your case.

What will happen after I submit my invention to you?

We will review your invention for free and give you a quote. 

How do I get venture capital?

With your authorization, and, for your protection only, after the patent has been filed, we will help you select and contact venture capital companies. You will have to prepare a business plan and be ready to give a presentation. You can count on our support to help you with these tasks. Please refer to the Entrepreneur's Guide.


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