Posts Tagged: provisional patent


The AIA’s First-to-File Transition SHOULD have Resulted in More Provisional Filings

To investigate whether applicants have been adopting a strategy of filing more provisional applications, we determined a ratio of the number of provisional filings (with a first-named …

Provisional Patents: What are they and why do you need them?

The first thing to say is this: there is no such thing as a provisional patent. You can, however, file what is known as a provisional patent …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 3

Getting a patent is not the end goal for a startup, it’s just the beginning

RUSS KRAJEC: Getting a patent is not the end goal. Using an issued patent is not the end goal. It’s the beginning for the startup. Think …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 1

5 things inventors and startups need to know about patents

One big problem independent inventors face when they choose to represent themselves is with respect to the very real problem of admissions. Truthfully, those who are representing …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 14

Is your provisional patent worth anything?

The challenge when you are filing a patent application is you don't know if the invention will become the next billion dollar drug. As you can imagine, …

There is no such thing as a provisional patent

It is important to understand what a provisional patent application is, what benefits are provided and perhaps most importantly what a provisional patent application is not. First …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 11

Patent Drafting: The Use of Relative Terminology Can Be Dangerous

The use of relative terminology, which are short-hand terms that express a certain similarity, are quite common in every day conversation, but are not always appropriate for …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 5

Protecting IP in an Agile Software Development Environment

Over the last decade, there has been a movement among the software developer community to employ some form of “agile development” rather than the traditional software development …

Tricks & Tips to Describe an Invention in a Patent Application

One excellent way to make sure you are including an appropriately detailed description that treats a variety of variations and alternatives is to have many professional patent …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

Sell Your Ideas With or Without a Patent

As Key works with inventors he coaches, who he refers to as students because he teaches them how to do much of the work for themselves, he …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 15

Provisional patents are like chicken soup, good for everybody

''Even a startup with strained resources can afford to file provisional applications. As a result of the American Invents Act and the fact that the United States …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 0

Are you Ready to File a Provisional Patent Application?

Your goal in patenting an invention is to make money by turning it into a real product. It won’t do you any good to file a …
By Mark Nowotarski
5 years ago 28

Moving from Idea to Patent – When Do You Have an Invention?

In order to protect an idea it must mature into an invention first. This means that you need to be able to explain to others how to …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 0

The Patent Process on a Tight But Realistic Budget

There are ways that inventors can file for patent protection on their inventions with a limited budget, but even then you have to be realistic in the …
By Renee C. Quinn
5 years ago 1

Q & A: File a Patent Application Before Market Evaluation?

This is an age old question that is really the patent/invention equivalent of which came first, the chicken or the egg. Moving forward with a patent …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 13