File for a patent
A patent application must be filed within one year after the invention was made. In order to protect your idea, you need to file a provisional patent application before filing a nonprovisional patent application.
What do I need?
You’ll need to file a provisional application before you file a non-provisional application. You’ll need to provide the following information:
a) A description of the invention (the product).
b) An explanation of how the invention works.
c) A drawing showing the invention.
d) A list of any patents already filed covering similar inventions.
e) Any publications describing the invention.
f) A statement explaining why the inventor believes his invention is not obvious.
g) A declaration signed under penalty of perjury stating that the applicant is the true and lawful owner of the patent rights being sought.
h) A copy of the patent application.
i) A copy of the inventor’s oath.
j) A copy of the original filing fee.
k) A copy of the current status of the application.
l) A copy of the assignment agreement.