Pro Se Assistance

Pro Se Patent Assistance - Pro Se Patenting Services
Pro Se Patent Assistance - Pro Se Patenting Services

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 patents help throughout all of our 4 patent services steps. You can use us as a patent search service, our invention help expert conducts the prior art search. You can get expert patents help 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.

DIY Patent Services – Online Help – starting at only $799 – Contact Us.

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. Even for Pro Se Assistance 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.

Pro Se Assistance: 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.

Pro se assistance 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.

Pro Se FAQ’s

What is the difference between a utility patent and a design patent?

Utility patents protect the use, Design patents protect the look.

utility patent protects the way an article is used and works (35 U.S.C. 101). A design patent protects the way an article looks (35 U.S.C. 171). You can get both design and utility patents for an article if invention resides both in its utility and ornamental appearance. Utility and design patents afford legally separate protection. But frequently, the utility and design of a product are not easily separable. Products may possess both functional and ornamental characteristics. Contact us.

When it comes to patents, what does confidentiality mean?

Invention disclosures to patent practitioners are covered by client controlled confidentiality privilege

New inventors often ask this FAQ. Disclosures to patent practitioners are confidential. You may need or want a non-disclosure agreement with anyone else. Disclosures to patent agents are covered by client controlled privilege. Information disclosed cannot be used or shared without your permission. Patent agents hold the same basic professional liability insurance as that held by attorneys, just limited to the practice of patent prosecution. Contact us.

Personal Patent Service™ advice on “Next Steps” is a specialty.

Pro Se Assistance Patent Services Contact us Carson Patents®.

We can help you with your patent applications at these Patent Offices

For Pro Se Assistance we file and prosecute utility and design invention patent pending applications online at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and at World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO).

  • USPTO online filing at – Patent Center – for US utility, design, and plant patent applications.
  • WIPO online filing at – PCT Applications – for international utility patent applications. 
  • WIPO online filing at – Hague Applications – for international design patent applications.
Pro Se (self-help) (DIY) Patenting Services at Carson Patents®.

Pro Se Assistance | Do It Yourself Patent Service | Expert Patent Help for Inventions starting at $399.

Patent Confidentiality. Invention disclosures to patent practitioners are covered by client controlled privilege.

Carson Patents® Personal Patent Services™ Online

Important TIP: When looking for expert pro se help/assistance with patent searching, writing, and application prosecuting services from a patent firm/office – only a patent attorney or patent agent can prosecute patents for you.