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The Invention Submission Process

Pros And Cons Of Making The Invention Submission Yourself


  1. You know your business better than anyone, so you will know what ideas and processes are vital. No cost.
  2. There are free facilities for doing patent searches on the internet. No cost.
  3. Write the invention patent yourself. If you are good at writing, you may well be able to write adequate descriptions for your invention. You may even be able to develop drawings. The hard part will be writing claims that will hold up in court. Low or no Cost.
  4. When the patent is finished it must be submitted to the government patent office. There are fees that must be paid with the submittal. Low cost.


  1. It is often difficult to decide what is patentable without some professional guidance.
  2. The free facilities are often difficult to use. The tools available in a patent attorney's office are more comprehensive. A patent search done in a patent office will likely be more complete. It will also come with an opinion of whether your invention is patentable or not.
  3. You will need to have a good professional approach to have the invention patent appear serious. If the claims are not correctly written they will never hold up in court.
  4. If the government patent office finds a problem with your invention patent submission, they will reject the patent application. There will be a deadline for submitting corrections. If the rejection comes at a bad time and the deadline is not met, then the patent application will be abandoned. Then you must resubmit your invention patent from scratch.

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