I know by now some of you are about ready to pull out your hair over all this patenting stuff. And ISS is here to help demystify and clear up misconceptions about patenting. In the American patent system there are only three patents: there's no such thing as a provisional patent. What people are commonly referring to is a provisional patent application. This is not the same as a utility or design patent. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has these definitions for patenting work:
Provisional Patent Application: A provisional patent application allows you to file without a formal patent claim, oath or declaration, or any information disclosure (prior art) statement.
Utility Patent: may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof;
Design Patent: may be granted to anyone who invents a new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture.
Clients working at ISS are at total liberty to pick which ever patent they prefer that's within the standards of the USPTO. Also, ISS can assist with all three patents above in these specific areas:
USPTO Compliant 2D Fabrication Prints (i.e. blueprints). This includes 2D line drawings with bubble numbers and leader lines. This also includes annotation (notes) that you normally see on approved patent drawings. These can be seen in our gallery and on the company portfolio on Freelancer.com
Technical description of the design or prototype. This includes a detailed description of your design components, functions, and any other relevant descriptive data for a Lawyer's review.
USPTO Pro Bono program/Attorney Recruitment. This is a great program for you DIY people and small business owners. Without further do here's the link: https://www.uspto.gov/patents-getting-started/using-legal-services/pro-bono/patent-pro-bono-program. ISS also can help you find a lawyer in your area that will aid you in your pursuit to achieving your patenting goals.
Provisional Patent Application Packet. As I heard a former boss once say, "Paperwork is what makes the whole world go round." And you guessed it, you'll have to do some paperwork to meet USPTO standards. This ISS issued packet provides you all the paperwork you need to fill out plus valuable references to USPTO's guidance for proper patenting work.
ISS has helped customers in the past getting client's setup and adequately supported to patenting work. We are more than confident we can adequately assist you in securing your intellectual properties rights.
*ISS doesn't provide any legal advice, nor is this blog to be construed as such. ISS recommends you reach out to a licensed, USPTO approved attorney in your area.