Sunday, December 03, 2006

Low cost provisional applications?

IPBiz ran across the following on provisional patent applications:

A lawyer would charge you about $1800 to prepare the paperwork associated with a provisional patent, but there's a place smart inventors can turn to for help at a fraction of the cost. The nation's leading online legal service center,, can do the job for just $299 -- $199 for the application and $100 for the required government filing fee.

Founded by attorneys who have worked at some of the most prestigious law firms in the country, including O.J. Simpson defense attorney Robert Shapiro, the company's main purpose is to simplify the law and make it accessible to everyone. offers high quality, customized legal documents at up to 85 percent less than what a lawyer might charge.

Just remember, a provisional application must meet the requirements of 35 USC 112 P1 to do an applicant any good. The "written description" in the provisional must support any later claims for priority to be claimed. See New Railhead. See also 88 JPTOS 743.


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