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You’re busy and can’t always do it yourself.  No problem!  We can connect you with a great patent attorney in your area who specializes in helping inventors just like you. 

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Start with the basics

You have questions.  We have answers.  

Big companies with complicated inventions that file thousands of applications per year may need the biggest and most expensive law firms. 

That’s not you! 
Don’t pay for what you don’t need.  

Are you an individual inventor?  Is this your first patent?  Do you care more about protecting yourself in the U.S. than internationally?  If so, the patent process can be simple enough for anyone – including you.

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Research Your Idea

Worried that someone else already patented your invention?  Learn how to use the same free tools that patent attorneys use.  

Write Your Patent Application

Patents are just documents.  That means putting what’s in your head onto paper in a format that the Patent Office understands.  

Get It Filed

The final step.  We walk you through how to fill out all of the forms and calculate the fees required to get your patent application filed.  

Demystify Patents today!

Are you ready to turn your idea into a patent?  Don’t know where to begin?  We’re here to help get you started – whether that means writing and filing your patent yourself or getting in touch with an expert local attorney.  

What you’ll learn

You will learn how to search for related patents, read a patent, write a patent claim, and file with the U.S. Patent Office.  In short – the patent process demystified.

Introduction

The first step is to get what’s in your head or garage onto paper.  A patent is just a description of an invention with words.  Don’t be afraid of the lingo – no one knows your invention better than you!

Patent Searching

Learn how to use free tools to find other patents similar to your invention.  

Reading a Patent

Patents can look dense and intimidating, but that’s not a requirement!  Learn how to translate a few famous examples into everyday language that’s easy to understand.

Writing a Patent

Now it’s your turn!  This is what a patent lawyer is paid hundreds of dollars an hour to do.  But a lawyer is not required.  Anyone can write a patent.

Patent Claims

Perhaps the most important and most intimidating part of the process.  Our detailed walkthrough with tips and tricks for individual and first-time inventors make it easy. 

Filing your Patent

File online or via mail.  We provide you with all of the forms and instructions on how to fill them out – focused on small and individual inventors – so that you can get your patent filed and officially be “Patent Pending”.

About the author

For more than a decade, I have prepared and prosecuted patent applications as outside patent counsel for large and small companies, individual inventors, and spin-offs and start-ups of local Universities. I have experience drafting and prosecuting a wide variety of electronic and software-related subject matter. For example, distributed antenna systems, robotic control vehicles, graphical user interfaces, data storage, mobile banking, and industrial cabling, and nuclear road measurement gauges. Having A Great Idea Is Only The Beginning. Protecting Your Idea Can Make The Difference.  In my experience, the patenting process can be expensive and intimidating for most individual inventors who have never filed a patent application before. It doesn’t have to be either of those things for most people. I enjoy working with individuals who have a clever solution to a problem and just need help navigating the often arcane language of patent law. I will help you turn your idea into your own non-provisional patent application ready to file with the U.S. Patent Office.

Wesley Sheffield