I've Read UNSCRIPTED
- Nov 20, 2016
I would second the notion to do a provisional. I file mine on my own. And it’s easy. Just follow the steps.Hey everybody, I recently hired a mechanical engineer to draw up some blueprints and images of an invention that I came up with that would eventually be licensed (or sold outright), and now onto the patent application process (utility patent; I don't need a provisional patent because nothing will need to be changed in the design). Should I hire a patent attorney/agent, or no? Do any of you folks have any experience with filing patent applications? I understand the application process is very precise. Any advice would be welcomed. Thank you.
One thing I learned about provisional patents is they don’t even look at them they just approve them.
It’s more about putting a placemark to when you file your actual patent.
I also filed my own patent. It’s much harder. But I plan on doing a lot of them. So I read a book.
“Patent if yourself” NOLO production.
It’s written by patent attorney. Very big book but way cheaper than using an attorney.
It obv depends on what your trying to do with patent how complex it is. You could spend 10-30 grand on patent attorney.
However, they may be worth it. Because at the end of the day patents are only as good as the wording.
A few other notes.
It’s also expensive then to defend your patent. And your better off just being really good at marketing. Because the Chinese or whoever if it’s a good idea. Will knock it off.