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Patent Program Application
Please DO NOT disclose the invention that you wish to patent when answering the following general questions. Filling out this form does not create an attorney-client relationship.
What type of patent are you seeking?
I'm not sure
Under what general area would you place your invention?
Why would you like to obtain a patent? How would it be useful for your business?
Have you searched to see if there is "prior art" such as patents or other publications on the same or similar inventions?
Do you think that your invention would be useful to other businesses? If so, do you think that other businesses would be willing to license your invention for a fee?
How well developed is your invention? For example: just an idea, a working prototype, a fully developed and market-ready product or process etc.
Have you received any previous legal advice or support, specifically patent advice, for this invention? If so, from whom?
Have you sold or publicly disclosed your invention? If yes, what was the first date that the invention was either sold or publicly disclosed?
Have you disclosed your invention to a private party? When and to whom did you disclose the invention?
Do you hold any other patents? If so, what are the inventions and when did you obtain the patent?
Where do you see your business in five years? What are your business goals?
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