-Quickly protect your idea with a Provisional Patent

Before you tell the world about your brilliant new idea, we will protect it for 12 months with a provisional patent. A provisional patent is a quick and inexpensive way to protect your idea before going forward with a full non-provisional patent. The 12 months protection period gives you time to evaluate commercial value, gather resources, or even sell your idea outright.

A provisional application for patent is a U.S. national application for patent filed in the USPTO under 35 U.S.C. §111(b). It allows filing without a formal patent claim, oath or declaration, or any information disclosure (prior art) statement. It provides the means to establish an early effective filing date in a later filed non-provisional patent application filed under 35 U.S.C. §111(a). It also allows the term “Patent Pending” to be applied in connection with the description of the invention.

A provisional application for patent (provisional application) has a pendency lasting 12 months from the date the provisional application is filed. The 12-month pendency period cannot be extended. Therefore, an applicant who files a provisional application must file a corresponding non-provisional application for patent (non-provisional application) during the 12-month pendency period of the provisional application in order to benefit from the earlier filing of the provisional application. In accordance with 35 U.S.C. §119(e), the corresponding non-provisional application must contain or be amended to contain a specific reference to the provisional application.

Basic Package

$149 + $65* Govt. Fee


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