If a provisional patent application looks like the right thing for you to file then take a look at the Provisional Patent Video Course  website that shows EXACTLY how to file a provisional patent application using a video format.  Also, it is  VERY beneficial to use if you hire an attorney as you will learn EXACTLY what is required and save thousands in Attorney fees!

If you want to know a few ways to get your product sold on TV or to Costco, or Home Depot, or Target and the like then you might also enjoy reading this information by the Ginsu Knife guy! It is pretty cool. He gives you all his contacts and personal email!

Of course you could ALSO just go to the US Patent Office and figure out how to file a patent yourself. The flow chart there is pretty nice to give you an idea how to do what you want to do!

Their patent search is hard to use and you need special programs to look at the patents… Instead, consider using Google Patent Search!

Here is how you can use Google Patent Search to search for a "Bicycle Locks"

Just type the term you want to search for in the search box. Play with MANY variants of your inventive idea.

Also, for a more global patent search here... EscapeNet:

Remember... Patents are MOSTLY "Improvements" on other inventions.. So, while you may see something SIMILAR to your inventive idea it does not mean that you cannot patent your IMPROVEMENT.. Example... A tire is an IMPROVEMENT on a wagon wheel. A radial biased ply tire is an IMPROVEMENT on a non radial biased tire. There are over 10,000 patents on tires... Nearly every single one is an improvement!


If this is your FIRST patent and you are not filing with a company name and you, or ANY of your Co-Inventors, did not make more than $150,000 LAST year AND the rights in the application been NOT been promised or licensed to a non-micro-entity then you likely qualify for the 75% reduction in USPTO fees with the Micro-Entity-Status at the Patent Office.

See this USPTO page.

And… a special gift for you is a sample Non Disclosure Agreement  (also called an NDA) that you would have folks sign when you show them your inventive idea. I STRONGLY suggest you use this when sharing your idea with others.

For EXTRA credit take a look at getting a free website widget here. DO NOT BUY ANYTHING. Just use the FREE widget thing..  It will allow you to put adverts to eBooks on nearly ANY subject. If you had a store that sells horse blankets then you would include a widget that featured an eBook on how to stop horses from biting! You get 50% of whatever book folks buy. Pretty nice!

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Dave Korpi


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I have some patents...


Do you know about the Provisional Patent Application? It only costs $65, for Micro Entity!, and was designed by Congress to give individual inventors a chance at bringing their inventive ideas to market easily. It is SUPER EASY to do..

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