Before you decide to market your invention, you must therefore practice abundant caution to protect your idea or invention. One of the best ways to protect something as precious as your invention is to get a patent. Applying for and submitting a patent can be a cumbersome as well as a costly affair. It is a wise and cost-saving decision to consult a patenting agency like Invent Help or a patent attorney who has the requisite skill and expertise to guide you through the process of patent submission.
There are a few steps however, needed to acquire a patent, so that you could turn your brilliant business idea into a successful business proposition in the shortest possible time. Firstly prepare and submit your idea in writing, accompanied by drawing if necessary, to a reputed commercial enterprise for their unbiased opinion regarding its commercial viability.
This viability study may be given to your patent agent to evaluate whether the technical essentials provided is enough and meets the patent merit requirements. You might have to sit for a joint meeting with the company management and your patent attorney to give the finishing touches to the patent application before submission. Through these interactions you will also gain valuable knowledge regarding the drawbacks of your inventions, if any, or even scope for further improvement, before the patent is submitted.
Your patent agent should prepare and distribute the first draft of the patent application to you as the inventor and the company who is showing interest in your invention. This should be reviewed and assessed by all parties concerned and a second draft made, if need be, with due alterations or improvements to the text and drawings.
Now your patent is ready for submission by the patent attorney, who is also responsible for preparing all supporting documents, drawings, testimonials along with the fees for submission to the U.S. Patent Office. After submission, you should get an official serial number and filing date which is enough for patent pending purposes as explained on https://www.consumeraffairs.com/invention-services/inventhelp.html.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has proposed some changes recently to the process of patent submission. The changes make it compulsory for companies to submit all related patents, publications and all other allied documents pertaining to the invention for which patent is submitted. These changes have been made with a view to reduce the Patent Office Examiner’s work load and also hasten up the patenting process. This is particularly relevant to companies which spend millions on research and development and the future of the companies often depend on how strong the patent is for their new invention.