Intellectual Property Law
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at this stage, if you are unable to file a utility patent soon, then file another provisional so that you can continue to claim "patent pending" while conducting fundraising, marketing etc
also, i didn't realize LegalZoom offered utility patent services, if so that's a red flag, stay away. You need to use a registered USPTO patent attorney or agent for that, one that you have a personal relationship and communication with.
Understood. If I stay away from legal zoom, then my price basically triples to about $15k. What value does a sale have in protection? I think I can create some initial sales.
Hello, thank you for requesting me.FYI, the system somehow directed your request to a different expert who was kind enough to redirect it
Realistically if all you have is a $1,000, then you need to do the most with it. Since you cannot file a non-provisional you would have to let it expire and file a new provisional or better yet a full application.
BTW, I would conduct an extensive search of the filings that were recently published for opposition to minimize the risk that someone is following you.
Hi Biz, I took care of the other atty. One thing I don't get is the difference between filing the provisional and the "full application." Noted on the NDA. Thanks, Matt
Please note that you awarded the rating to the other expert and not to me.
If that was not your intention please let me know and I will forward it to customer service
Sorry, yours was below so I thought I could rate you separately. Could you clarify your point that "Better yet, you should file a full application as oppose to another provisional." What's the difference between a full application and provisional?
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