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Non Provisional Patent


    Personal Information about the Inventor

    • The information collected if only for the purpose of filing a non provisional patent with the USPTO. The information contain herein will be the name and information that will appear on the non provisional patent application. Prior to filing the provisional patent application, a registered USPTO attorney from the Baker Law Firm, P.C. will meet with you to review the application. This application is covered under the client attorney privilege and no information will be used or released to the public or any individual whatsoever.

    Petition to "make speical"

    • Most Patent applications are generally examined in the order in which they are received by the USPTO. However, in certain situations a Petition to make special will entitle the application to be taken up out of turn and examined ahead out of other applications. Some petitions to make special require and extra fee, however, if an inventor is over 65 years old, no extra free is required.

      37 C.F.R. 1.102 Advancement of examination.

      Is the inventor over 65 years old?
      Is the health of at least one inventor such that he might not be able to assist in the prosecution of the application?
      If the health of at least one inventor such that he might not be able to assist in the prosecution of the application. This applies even if there are multiple inventors, only one of whom qualifies.

      Title 37 C.F.R. 1.102 Advancement of examination provides for other categories to make special. Most of these will require extra petition fees and submission of evidence and documentation. Some of the categories include:

      Will the invention materially enhance the quality of the environment, contribute to the development or conservation of energy resources, relates to superconductivity, is an actually infringement occurring, relates to HIV/AIDS or cancer, relates to counter-terrorism?

    Provisional Patent


    Patent Information

    • This is where we place the instructions and details for the client

    Patent protection




    Type of invention


    Purpose of your invention


    Components or elements of your invention

    • In this section be as detail as you can since you know your invention the best. But do not worry if it is not perfect. One of our attorneys will look over the filing and consult with you in person before any filing is made.

    Contruction of the invention


    Use of the invention


    Filing fees and status

    • If you meet the micro-entity or small entity requirements, you are eligible for a 75 to 50 percent reduction on most USPTO fees.
      To put this into perspective, the current filing fee for a provisional application for patent is $250 and has a small entity reduction of 50 percent, resulting in a $125 filing fee for independent inventors.
      For small entities, the new price will be $130; however, for micro entities receiving the 75 percent reduction, this results in a provisional application fee of just $65.
      This UPSTO fees may change and the information given is intended to show the difference in cost savings for obtaining a small entity status.

      To qualify as a micro entity, an applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

      Qualify as a USPTO-defined small entity.
      1) Not be named on more than four previously filed applications.
      2) Not have a gross income more than three times the median household income in the previous year from when the fee(s) is paid. For 2013, the most recent year that data is available, the median income was $50,054.
      3) Not be under an obligation to assign, grant, or convey a license or other ownership to another entity that does not meet the same income requirements as the inventor.

      Are you a small entity?
      1. A “small entity” is defined in the federal patent law” as an [1] independent inventor, [2] a small business concern or [3] a non-profit organization. Are you a small business concern?

      2. A “small business concern” is defined as” Any business concern [1] whose number of employees, including those of its affiliates, does not exceed 500 persons and [2] which has not assigned, granted, conveyed or licensed, and is under no obligation under contract or law to assign, grant, convey or license, any rights in the invention to any person who could not be classified as an independent inventor if that person had made the invention, or to any concern who would not qualify as a small business concern or a non-profit organization. For the purpose of this definition, concerns are affiliates of each other when either, directly or indirectly, one concern controls or has power to control the other, or a third party or parties controls or has the power to control both. The number of employees of the business concern is the average over the fiscal year of the persons employed during each of the pay periods of the fiscal year. Employees are those persons employed on a full-time, part-time or temporary basis during the previous NSfiscal year of the concern.

      Are you a non-profit organization?
      3. A non-profit organization is defined as: [1] a university or other institution of higher education located in any country; [2] a non=profit organization as defined under the Internal Revenue Code; [3] any non-profit scientific or educational organization qualified under the non-profit organization statute of any state of this country, or [4] any non-profit organization located in a foreign country which would qualify as a non-profit organization under the Internal Revenue Code or under the laws of any state where it located in this country.

    Submission to the Baker Law Firm, P.C.

    • You applications is being submitted to the Baker Law Firm, P.C. Your provisional application is NOT being filed. Prior to submission, we require a meeting(s) to review your application which is part of the cost included. Each item will be reviewed with you step by step to ensure that nothing has been left out or not correctly explained. Once the application is in good review, then the Baker Law Firm, P.C. will file the application. If you are not local to Plano, Texas then the meeting(s) can be done on the phone.


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