There are two possible ways the U.S. Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) allows inventors to submit their invention ideas.
The first one is a provisional patent application, whereas the second is a full patent submission.
However before submitting your invention ideas, there are certain things you must keep in mind to avoid the rejection of an idea submission application.
In this article, I have tried to shed light on the same points, let’s have a look at them and follow them religiously to submit an invention idea with USPTO.
Be all prepared with your research work
Quality in any aspect is of utmost importance. And when it comes to the submission of an invention idea, it has a critical role to play.
In order to bring that quality in your submission, you must be all prepared with the research performed to determine the uniqueness and newness of your invention idea.
Since this is an extremely important part of the submission process, you must orchestrate all your best possible research related to the previous publications of your invention.
Provisional Patent Submission
A provisional application requires you to accurately and correctly fill in all necessary details about your invention without being confined to strict writing rules.
The more details you provide in the provisional application the better. During the initial 12 months of your application, you can further improve and refine your concept, but after the end of this period, you are not allowed to do so.
Full patent submission
A full patent submission, as per USPTO’s rules, keeps your invention protected for 14 to 20 years.
It must be filled in with a brief description of your concept including a list of detailed claims regarding the novelty and uniqueness of your idea.
It is to note that if an invention idea is expressed well, you can directly file a full patent submission.
Significance of invention patent
Once you have successfully submitted your idea to the USPTO, you are authorized to preclude others from using, copying, manufacturing and offering your invention on sale. This way, your first priority must be to protect your invention by getting it patented with utmost care.
Hire professionals to successfully submitting your invention idea
Believe it or not; it is only the expert patent attorneys and patent agents who can best handle and submit your idea to the USPTO.
They can create patent portfolios that will successfully withstand the litigations in court and fend off the competitors.