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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.

After your payment is honored, we email you instructions on how to download your Provisional Patent Application (PPA) Kit/Guide eBook from our website, and how to upgrade to anyone of our other PPA preparation supporting services. Generally, the cost to upgrade is simply the difference in price between the desired service, and the price paid for the PPA Kit/Guide.

Prior to ordering our PPA Kit/Guide, you must acknowledge that you understand and accept the following:

  1. Our “do-it-yourself PPA Kit/Guide” level of service, item KIT, consists delivering our PPA Kit and Inventor's guide to you and answering, for 60 days, your emailed, editorial questions or comments to ensure the accuracy of the PPA Kit/Guide content.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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)).
  5. 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).
  6. 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.
  7. The PPA is held in strict confidence by US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Moreover, you acknowledge that you understand and accept the Service Agreement.

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