Provisional & Non-Provisional Patent Application Filing Services
What is Patent Application Filing?
Patent Application Filing (the third step to patenting) is the submitting of a complete and properly formatted patent application to the patent office. In addition to the proper forms, a complete and properly formatted patent application includes a specification (description, claims, and abstract), and drawings (if needed). Once filed (you’ll get a filing receipt), your invention is patent pending. Carson Patents can help file for patent protection for your invention. Contact us to start the steps to patent.
Carson Patents files all kinds and types of patent protection applications.
- Utility, Design, & Plant Patents.
- US & PCT (International) Applications.
- Provisional Patent Applications (PPA) Patent Pending Applications.
- Continuation, Continuation in Part, Divisional, & Substitute Applications.
- Contact us to start the steps to patent.
Important TIP: Once an application is submitted you cannot add any “new matter” to it. You must file a new application or a continuation in part (CIP) if you need to add any drawings or description to support your claims after your initial filing.
What is New Matter?
New Matter is content not found in either the written description or drawings, involving a departure from or an addition to the original disclosure. It cannot be added to the application even if supported by a supplemental oath or declaration. New Matter can only be shown or claimed in a separate application.
Important TIP. Proper searching during application writing (before filing) supports good patent specification writing. Searching also guides writing claims to improve the protection they provide for your invention. Proper searching can reduce or eliminate potential rejections and objections. Thus, it can save you money.
Some notes about patent drawings and flowcharts.
Drawings and flowcharts require proper labeling and numbering for clarity of reference and completeness of disclosure in the description of the application’s specification. Drawings and flowcharts not prepared with a patent application in mind may need to be edited to include proper referencing and labeling prior to filing. Moreover, these documents must be compliant with the submittal requirements of the patent office. Carson Patents provides drawings and flowcharts as part of our patent application writing patent service. Contact us to start the steps to patent.