Provisional & Non-Provisional Patent Application Filing Services.
What is Patent Application Filing?
It 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, claims, and drawings (if needed). Once filed (you’ll get a filing receipt), your invention is patent pending. Hire us – confidential patent application filing help to file for your invention’s patent protection.
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.
- Provisional to Non-Provisional Conversions & Applications.
- Continuation, Continuation in Part, Divisional, & Substitute Applications.
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.
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 written sections of the application’s specification. Moreover, they must be compliant with the submittal requirements of the patent office. Carson Patents can help with edits and markups if needed.
Drawings and flowcharts not prepared with patent application filing in mind may need to be edited to include proper referencing and labeling prior to filing (or in an additional submittal action). If needed, we can arrange for any edits or new drawings.