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Frequently Asked Questions 

How can I protect my invention and get it on the market?

How can I verify the claims of companies that claim they will help inventors?

How do I get my product on the market?

I did a patent search and did not find my exact invention. Am I ready to file a patent application?

I have filed a provisional patent application. Does this mean my invention is now patent pending?

I’m confused about the provisional patent application. Can I file it myself or do I need a lawyer?

If I disclose my idea to a company, what will prevent them from stealing it?

My funds are limited. Is there a low cost way to develop my idea?

Should I try to license my invention exclusively to one company or should I try to license it to many companies?

What is the best way to protect an invention that is a new use for an existing device?

What is the difference between a patent attorney and a patent agent?

What questions should I ask a company that says it can help me get my product to market?