Inventor Form
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Program Qualifications
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Invention Eligibility and Information
Have you completed the patent office's pro bono training program? If you have not yet completed it yet, after registration, you can easily update this information when you do. The training program may be found here: *
On how many granted patents have you been named as an inventor (solo or joint inventor)? *
What is the title of your invention? *
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Main Business or Technology Sector *
Do you have now, or have had, the assistance of counsel with respect to a patent application? *
Both invention-based requirements relate to the timing of your application with PatentConnect. You cannot (1) have an office action response due within two months, or (2) be within two months of needing to file a non-provisional application. Do you meet these requirements? *
Are there any time lines associated with any office actions to be aware of? If yes, please describe. *
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Do you currently have a provisional or non-provisional application filed with the USPTO? If yes, and the application has been published, what is the application number? *
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Have you disclosed or published this invention? If yes, when did this disclosure/publication take place? *
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Have you assigned your rights in your invention to anyone or any company? *
Have you completed a prior art search? For more information about conducting a prior art search, please refer to this presentation by the US Patent & Trademark Office: *
Please share a brief abstract of your invention. *
Please describe the general technical area of your invention and the general improvement it provides. Do NOT include any confidential or novel features, and do NOT provide any specific details about your invention. (500 character limit-letters, punctuation, numbers and spacing)
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How did you hear about PatentConnect? *
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Why do you wish to protect your intellectual property? *
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Terms of Use
1. PatentConnect does not warrant the skills, experience, abilities or any other qualifications of patent attorneys that register or are otherwise associated with its service. It is your responsibility to determine the worthiness of the patent attorney(s) that assists you.
2. Registering with PatentConnect and submitting information about your invention does not guarantee that you will be matched with a patent attorney.
3. Patent rights are time sensitive. Any delay in filing a patent application may result in you losing patent rights. PatentConnect's matching process takes time, which may or may not put your patent rights at risk. PatentConnect is not responsible for any loss of patent rights attributable to delayed filing of a patent application for any reason. It is your responsibility to ensure that your patent application is filed timely.
4. Any attorney, including those associated with PatentConnect, may limit the scope of their representation of you. Subject to the applicable rules of professional conduct (including those of the United States Patent and Trademark Office), attorneys may terminate their representation of you without your consent at any time.
5. Attorneys are not obligated to provide pro bono (i.e. free) legal services. Providing pro bono services is voluntary. You are responsible for any third party expenses incurred on your matter. These expense may include, but are not limited to, patent office fees, patent drawing fees, patent search fees provided by third parties, postage, document copying, etc. It is your responsibility to confirm with your attorney what costs, fees, etc. that you will or will not be responsible for. PatentConnect does not provide financial assistance to inventors.
6. Indiana University, the Indiana Maurer School of Law, the Center for Intellectual Property Research at the Indiana Maurer School of Law, and their employees, volunteers, students, etc. are not liable for the disclosure of any information that you provide to PatentConnect. Your information will be shared with patent attorneys during the matching process and within the PatentConnect Marketplace.
7. Registration and access to PatentConnect may be denied, terminated, or otherwise cancelled at any time and for any reason.
8. Upon PatentConnect's request, you agree to provide periodic updates on the status of your patent matter.
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