Do it Yourself Help
Carson Patents offers Pro Se Assistance. Self Help – Do It Yourself – DIY – Patent Services. For those inventors who want to represent their own invention before the USPTO but want or need some expert help or advice. We offer help with all our patent searching services. You can get expert patent assistance to file your own patent application, write your own response to an office action, edit or add new claims to your application, and convert provisional applications to non-provisional US or International Patent Applications.
What is Pro Se Assistance?
If you want to hire professional assistance to file and prosecute your own patent applications, or if you have hit a roadblock, we offer patent services for pro se issues. Professional services are highly recommended. Patenting is complex. Carson Patents recommends you hire a professional from the start. However we are happy to review and provide mark-ups, comments, and expert tips and advice to help you along the way. Note: the USPTO advises the use of professional patent practitioner help, just like we do.
Important DIY TIP: The Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) from the USPTO contains explanations with references to the statutes (laws) and regulations for all aspects of patent application filing and prosecution. The MPEP describes the proper process, format, and rules for patent applications/claims.
DIY Patent Services Help for all types and kinds of patent applications.
- Utility, Design, & Plant Patents.
- US & PCT (International) Applications.
- Provisional Patent Applications (PPA).
- Patent Pending Applications (PPA).
- Provisional to Non-Provisional Conversions & Applications.
- Continuation, Continuation in Part, Divisional, & Substitute Applications.
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