Provisional & Non-Provisional Patent Application Filing Services
Step 3: File
The third step to patenting is patent application filing. Patent Application Filing 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 your invention or idea in a utility patent application.
Important TIP: Good searching is essential to proper application writing. Specifically, searching guides good claim writing by finding existing similar claims. Further, well written claims improve the protection the patent provides.
What is New Matter?
New Matter is content not found in either the written description or drawings of a patent application. It is new content involving a departure from or an addition to the original disclosure. New Matter cannot be added to the application even if supported by a supplemental oath or declaration. You can only show or claim New Matter in a separate application.
To add New Matter to a patent application there are two options. First, we can file a new application. And, second, we can file a continuation in part application. Which option is the best choice depends on the new matter, and the current patent application. Contact Carson Patents® for help adding new matter to your invention’s patent application.
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. 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 patenting service. File for patent protection, start the steps to patent your invention or idea in a utility patent application.
Kinds and Types of Patent Protection Applications
- Utility, Design, & Plant Patents.
- US & PCT (International) Applications.
- Provisional Patent Applications (PPA) Patent Pending Applications. Non-provisional Patent Applications.
- Continuation, Continuation in Part, Divisional, & Substitute Applications.
- Contact us to start the steps to patent your invention or idea in a utility patent application.
Online Utility Patent Filing
We file and prosecute utility invention patent pending applications online at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and at World Intellectual Property Office.