So you have an invention and you want to patent it and are thinking it will cost thousands of dollars so you do nothing..
Then, if 2 years you see the EXACT same thing in Costco and curse yourself for not moving forward when you knew you should have.
Think the US Government wants you to pay LOTS in Taxes? Well.. they do and this is EXACTLY why the US Patent office provides the Provisional Application for Patent, PPA, that lets you file a PPA for $125. They will let you play
Nearly every single person I know says at one time or another that they have or had, an invention. Some say they had an invention only to find out, years later, that someone "copied" their invention. Nope.. they just took action...
The MAIN reason most of those folks do not take action to actually file a patent is they think it is too expensive to file a patent. What they do not realize is the Federal U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, USPTO, was "forced" by Congress
Legal Help provides you with information to help you understand certain legal terminology, issues and concepts. LegalHelp.org is not a law firm and does not offer legal advice. LegalHelp.org is for educational, informational and entertainment purposes only. LegalHelp.org does not guarantee that the information on its website is accurate or up to date. DO NOT use or rely on any information provided on LegalHelp.org without first consulting a licensed attorney in the appropriate jurisdiction. For example, if you needed to consider filing a bankruptcy in Fort Worth, TX, then you need to contact a Fort Worth Bankruptcy Lawyer. Nothing that you read on LegalHelp.org should be used as a substitute for the advice of legal competent counsel.