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You must read, understand, and agree to the below information and Service Agreement (by clicking on the "I Agree" button at the bottom of this page), then click on the "Add to Cart" button:

  • Upon your payment being honored, we will email you instructions, a Provisional Patent Application (PPA) eBook guide, and how to submit to us an invention disclosure so we can draft your PPA. In general, you must provide us with a very detailed disclosure of your invention for us to base our draft PPA on. This can be accomplished in two ways:
    1. If time is a constraint, then simply fill out our Invention Disclosure Form in complete detail according to the basic instructions contained within the PPA Kit; or
    2. If quality is a priority, then prepair your own draft PPA according to the detailed instructions contained within the PPA Kit.
  • We will take your detailed invention disclosure, whether by way of an Invention Disclosure Form or your draft PPA, and prepare a Provisional Patent Application that satisfies the minimum legal requirements, but includes basic legal safeguards that provide significantly better quality support for a later filed utility patent application, which often translates to stronger patent protection from any resulting patent issued. Please note, no claim is included, which may be required by some countries to preserve your foreign patent rights (See Draft Basic Plus service if you are concerned about preserving furture foreign patent rights).
  • Within about 2-3 weeks after receiving your detailed Invention Disclosure and payment we will deliver to you by secure email or floppy disk a Provisional Patent Application suitable for filing with the US Patent Office.
  • You then make any changes necessary to make the draft PPA technically accurate, pay the USPTO's PPA filing fee, and deliver the final version for us to file with the Patent Office on your behalf.

Prior to ordering our Drafting Basic PPA Kit service, you must acknowledge that you understand and accept the following:

  1. Our "PPA Drafting Basic" level of service, item 7PA, includes “email support” consisting of answering your questions by email that are not answered in our PPA Kit, or our website. The email support period lasts for 1 week starting from the first email question received from you. All questions must be directly related to preparing a PPA to meet minimum legal requirements.
  2. Our PPA Drafting Basic service requires that your communicate with us only by email, and provide us an electronic format Invention Disclosure Form or draft PPA, readable in Microsoft Windows, and prepared according to all the PPA Kit instructions and our email suggestions, if any. As with any patent application, the draft PPA we prepare is only as accurate as the Invention Disclosure you provide us.
  3. A PPA provides "Patent-Pending" status for only one year, and automatically becomes abandoned when its pendency expires 12 months after the provisional filing date by operation of law. You must file a utility application claiming benefit of the earlier PPA's filing date in the USPTO before the PPA pendency period expires (i.e., one year from filing the PPA) in order to preserve any benefit from the PPA filing; i.e., if your PPA expires, you will loose the earlier PPA filing date and will have to refile a patent application having a new, and later date.
  4. A PPA filing initiates the Paris Convention priority year (i.e., an internationally recognized filing date whereby the deadline to file a foreign patent application is measure from). Hence, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A CORRESPONDING FOREIGN/PCT PATENT APPLICATION IS 1 YEAR AFTER FILING THE PPA.
  5. You understand that, by law, if your invention is "in use" or "on sale" (see 35 U.S.C. §102(b)) in the United States, or you disclosed the invention to the general public without a Confidentiality Agreement more than one year prior to filing a PPA or Utility patent applicaiton, you may lose the right to ever patent the invention (see 35 U.S.C. §102(b)).
  6. By law, after filing a corresponding utility application, a claim (under 35 U.S.C. 119(e)) for the benefit of a prior PPA must be filed during the pendency of the utility application, and within four months of the utility application filing date or within sixteen months of the PPA filing date (whichever is later).
  7. You fully understand that a PPA will not mature into a granted patent without filing a utility patent application within one year after the PPA filing date. Thus, if during the "Patent-Pending" period of your PPA you find that your idea has marketable value, and desire patent protection starting from you PPA's filing date, you must apply for a utility patent within one year after the PPA filing date.
  8. The PPA is held in strict confidence by US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)



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