Is there any way to get government grant money to cover patent application fees including a patent lawyer and filing fees with the USPTO? If not, what is the cheapest way to patent with full legal authority and scrutiny without handing over any % of patent rights for the discount. Are there patent lawyers that would patent for free if an agreement is reached for post patent profits.......say 20% of the first 200K in net profit if the device is successful?
State/Country relating to question: Arizona
As you may see from the questions, I live paycheck to paycheck but have a potentially Trillion dollar invention that I NEED to have fully protected but the fees are beyond what I can scrape up short of 5+ years savings and I don't want ANOTHER invention patented by someone else first so it would be a gamble to wait that long, especially on this one!
I will get a provisional patent first but it is the $8,000+ fees for a truly professional patent attorney that just make me cringe. Patents for U.S. citizens should be subsidized with taxpayer dollars to get this country back on its feet again, job creation and all.
I have already tried to prepare myself and realized that I would most likely screw something up with all the codes and format requirements. I just don't have that type of thinking capability.
It only contains 5 components in a specific arrangement that (somehow) nobody else has discovered yet.
OK. There's the agreement. Are there any government grants that will cover attorney fees?
It takes money to make money.......the neverending catch-22.
I can cover filing fees and PPT fees. It's just the lawyer part that I'm going to have to wait for an extended period of time for uless I find an alternative means of financing.
Thank you for your feedback and professional opinions.
Are patent agents as careful with attention to detail as attorneys?
SWEET! That I could probably borrow from my parents with only a little hassle. Thank you. I'll look into an agent. Are there ANY drawbacks to using an agent vs. a lawyer?
last Q. I promise :)
OK. Thanks Alex.
Experienced in intellectual property law
best of luck!
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