Why We Offer This Service
While we recommend that patent applications filed with the USPTO should be prepared and filed by a qualified patent attorney, we realize that some inventors are willing to take a calculated risk to save money up-front in the patent process. The purpose of this service is to ensure that self-drafted provisional applications are at least properly filed with the USPTO (ensuring proper disclosure is up to you). Make sure to read all of the information below before proceeding and we look forward to assisting you.
For $149 (plus the USPTO filing fee), Neustel Law
Offices, LTD offers this provisional patent application filing service for
inventors that have chosen to prepare their own provisional
patent applications. After we receive the retainer and the self-drafted
provisional patent application, we will file your provisional patent
application with the USPTO in the names of the inventors. We will notify you of your official filing
date and serial number via e-mail after we have filed your provisional
patent application with the USPTO. After the filing of the provisional
patent application, if the inventors would like the ownership of the
provisional patent application legally transferred to a company via a patent
assignment agreement, you will need to execute and record a separate patent
assignment agreement at the USPTO which is not part of the Provisional
Please note that Neustel Law Offices reserves the right to not accept representation with your provisional application for any reason and without explanation so you should only rely upon a submitted order once we have confirmed (1) we have accepted representation and (2) we have notified you that your provisional application has been officially filed at the USPTO. Examples of situations where Neustel Law Offices will not accept representation include, but are not limited to, the following situations:
- you want to only refile the same provisional application or the same provisional with new subject matter (we do not typically do this because of the loss of priority);
- we have a conflict of interest with the subject matter of your invention;
- we do not believe it is in our best interests to provide representation in the matter;
- it is difficult to provide representation;
- any other reason.
If you are uncomfortable with preparing your own provisional patent application, Neustel Law Offices, LTD will professionally prepare and file your provisional patent application for a flat-fee. If this is an option you would prefer, please Contact Us to learn more on how to get a fee quote from Neustel Law Offices, LTD.
What You Get
If we decide to accept representation in filing your self-drafted provisional application, you will get the following from Neustel Law Offices, LTD with the provisional filing service:
- Electronically File Provisional Application.
Usually within 1-2 business days of receipt of your self-drafted
provisional application, we will electronically file it as-is with the USPTO
in the name of the inventor(s)
(without review or modification by us).
- Notification of Filing. We will electronically
notify you that we have filed your U.S. provisional application with the
- Copy of Filing.
We will electronically provide you
with a complete copy of everything that was filed with the USPTO on your
behalf (PDF format).
- USPTO Filing Receipt.
We will notify you and
provide you with a copy of the USPTO filing receipt that we receive
which will include your official serial number and filing date.
- Reminders of One-Year Deadline. We will send you e-mail reminders of your one-year deadline to file a non-provisional patent application.
PROVISIONAL FILING SERVICE REQUEST FORM
To request the Provisional Filing Service, please complete and submit the form below. By selecting the Order Now button below, you are agreeing that (i) you have read the information above, (ii) you fully understand the risks of self-drafting a provisional patent application, and (iii) Neustel Law Offices, LTD may not accept your case and may return all original documents/payments without filing your provisional patent application for various reasons at their sole discretion including but not limited to conflict of interest.