How do you go about patenting an
idea while ensuring that it is not stolen from you in
the process. There are organizations that operate under
the guise of providing patent protection services in
order to gain access to good ideas and patent it for
themselves. There are several ways you can approach
this and avoid the pitfalls of bad patent services.
You can utilize the patent service of those
organizations listed by the US Patent and Trademark
Registered Agents. They will charge you a
substantial fee for their service. Be sure to use the
Better Business Bureau (BBB) website to check their
record before utilizing their service.
If you are confident in your abilities to grasp
new knowledge quickly, you can do the
research, prepare and file the patent yourself. You
only involve a patent attorney towards the end of the
process if you receive an Office Action challenging your
Claims. You must be willing to invest some time and
effort for this option. However, it will ensure that no
one will be in a position to steal your idea and patent
it for themselves.
Another option is to file a
Provisional patent application, then hire a Patent
Attorney to submit the full application.
You can also utilize the services
of companies that help people get their ideas
patented. Some of these organizations are
referred to as "invention submission companies".
These are some of those companies.
The United Inventors Association of
If you're new to
the invention process this is a place to start.
The UIA provides a listing of local inventor
clubs that you can become members of.
These clubs consists of people like you who meet
once a month to share ideas and experiences
about the invention and patenting process.
This is a great resource to tap into.
assist you in trying to submit your inventions
or new products ideas to industry and refer you
to license patent attorneys who can help your
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