Intellectual Property Law
Intellectual Property Law Questions? Ask a Lawyer
Thanks for requesting me. I may have missed where you discussed why a full non provisional application is not possible
Can you note it again?
If you mean the lack of ability to pay for the full then obviously a full patent application is not an option (I noted those as general options that are available when a provisional is about to expire)
BTW, if the cost difference between a legalzoom and using a patent attorney with your active assistance is just a few thousand dollars I would highly recommend that you use the attorney. For the most part the form preparation services provide general instructions and are not permitted to give legal guidance otherwise they would be considered practicing law without a license.
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