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How Do I File a Provisional Patent Application? (The Ultimate Guide!)

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What is a provisional patent application? How do you go about filing one? Watch for everything you need to know! (FREE resources included below…) ⏬

Registered USPTO patent attorney, J.D. Houvener from Bold Patents Law Firm, explains the provisional patent application process is!

Below we have provided resources and timestamps with brief explanations for each step of the provisional patent application process.

Quickly find what you are looking for by clicking on the timestamps below.

➡️1:04 Make the Title Count

✔️Writing your title is not as easy as you might think!
✔️The more specific your title is, the narrower your invention’s scope will be–keep it broad.

➡️2:23 The General Description

✔️How do you make and use your invention?
✔️Aim your description at a Person of Ordinary Skill In the Art (POSITA).

➡️3:13 Determine the Market Need

✔️Your invention must solve a market need.
✔️What is your competition, and how is your invention better?
✔️Even if your invention is one-of-a-kind, you have competition!

➡️ 5:37 Boil It Down

✔️No matter how much detail you’ve put into your product, you have to be able to boil it down to its most basic version!
✔️Your initial claim set should be as broad as possible.

➡️ 6:35 Alternative Embodiments

✔️Time to get creative! How could your invention be made differently?
✔️Think about different potential materials, structural elements, industries, etc.

➡️7:26 The Selected Embodiment

✔️What do you plan to go to market with?
✔️Go into as much detail as possible!

➡️8:11 What Makes It Unique?

✔️What is the unique function?
✔️How does it accomplish that function uniquely?
✔️Both questions must be answered!

➡️ 9:14 Drawings and Figures

✔️Some details of your invention just can’t be explained through words.

➡️ 9:42 Time To Submit!

✔️Once you get all the paperwork finalized, it’s time for your application to go off to the USPTO.
✔️Time to sit back and relax–you’ve done it!

✏️ BONUS RESOURCES✏️

🔹 Check out our detailed blog article that shares the provisional patent application process in more depth: https://boldip.com/blog/how-to-file-a-provisional-patent-application/

🔹 Ready for the next step? Learn how to patent an idea! https://boldip.com/blog/how-to-patent-an-idea/

🔹 Get your FREE "Inventor’s Guide to Patents:" https://boldip.com/free

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