Should You Get a Full Patent Right Away?
The answer is NO. Why? Because the important words were "Full Patent." What do we mean by 'Full Patent'? A full patent can either be a Utility or a Design patent. Your invention is not ready for a full patent yet. Here's why:
*** It's too early in the invention process if you're just starting out. Think of this, is your invention EXACTLY the way you want it to be? Probably not yet because it will be going through many changes as you tweak it, modify it add to it and work on it to make it perfect.
*** If you get a full patent too soon before it is perfected, your patent will practically be useless.
The good news is...there is a better way to start to protect your invention. It's called a "Provisional Application for Patent" sometimes referred to as a PPA.
The PPA has many benefits:
It is important to have both of the following PPA services completed:
1. A Preliminary Patent Search
2. A Preliminary PPA Evaluation
3. A written report of the results
Inventor Education Academy provides these first step services for only $197
Preliminary Patent Search: A search will be conducted of the United States Patent and Trademark Office of existing patents that most closely relate to your invention. Based on the results of the search, we look to make sure that you are not going to be infringing on someone else's existing patent.
Preliminary Provisional Application for Patent: A thorough evaluation of ypur invention to determine whether you can obtain a Provisional Application for Patent or not.
Written Report: You will receive a complete written report detailing the results of both the search and the PPA evaluation. All this for only $197