confirmation: PPA professional drafting, item 4PP
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"
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
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
is a priority, then prepair your own draft PPA according to
the detailed instructions contained within the PPA
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
The PPA is held in strict confidence by US Patent and Trademark
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