1. If you are a new in the invention patent world, then it is mandatory to conduct a patent search by exploiting keywords or phrases that give best description of your invention.
  2. The second step is to preparing a patent application. This can be done either by yourself or by hiring the service of an experienced and professional patent attorney.
  3. Once you agree on the way of preparing a patent application, the patent attorney is now ready to apply for the patent application with the U.S. Patent Office from where you will get “patent pending” status.
  4. When you are through with the process of patent application filing, the U.S. Patent Office conducts an independent patent search and sends an Office Action to you. It shows your invention’s patentability.
  5. The U.S. Patent Office is full of rejected applications than the accepted and it is only because the inventors, whose applications were rejected, must not have followed the proper guidelines.
  6. Your patent attorney then drafts and files a Response with the U.S. Patent Office citing details about the reasons why your invention should be patented. The Response drafted by the attorney may also include claim amendments to help improve your idea’s patentability.
  7. The U.S. Patent Office does respond if it finds your invention patent-worthy a Notice of Allowance by highlighting that your invention is worth patenting. However, the U.S. Patent Office may also deem to send a Final Office Action, indicating that the Patent Examiner does not agree with the Response.
  8. At the end, you do get to pay a Government Issue Fee.  Generally the Fee takes just 1-3 months for your patent idea to reach U.S. Patent Office.

Patent submission process

  1. Before submitting your invention for patent, it is important to know that if an invention is already described, printed, or has been used by someone, it cannot be patented. Besides, an invention is also not patentable if is already available for public use, or has been on sale for more than one year prior to applying for a patent application.
  2. If there exist more obvious differences, an invention cannot be patented. Only an invention that is unique and has no similarity with any previously existing thing can be patented. Plus, the invention has to be non-obvious to a person who is ordinarily skilled in the invention-related technology areas. For instance, if an invention is substituted with original to another color and its size is changed, then it does not make an invention patent worthy.
  3. The patent law clearly specifies that the invention has to be “useful,” which means it must have a useful purpose. For example; if a newly invented machine is not functional enough to do the claimed work, it is regarded useless, so is not patentable.