Pitfalls of Do-It-Yourself IP - Provisional Patent Applications
Unless you have no access to media (television, print, radio, Internet), you have probably heard or seen at least one advertisement about services, such as InventHelp® or LegalZoom®, that purport to enable the average person to generate their own legal documents at a low cost. In some instances, these services may promote their use to assist inventors in attempting to obtain patent protection. While these services or other online information could provide an inventor with a supposedly lower-cost way to access the patent system, using these services when patenting can be full of pitfalls for the unwary. While there are numerous potential pitfalls in attempting to obtain/maintain patent protection without engaging an attorney, several of the most common are misconceptions about provisional patent applications, how having an improperly written patent application can be worse than no patent application at all, and backfiring comments. These pitfalls can range in severity from overly narrowing patent coverage to losing out on patent protection altogether. At Klemchuk LLP, an internet law firm, we offer comprehensive legal services including litigation and enforcement of all forms of Intellectual Property (IP), as well as registration and licensing of patents, trademarks, trade dress and copyrights. We also provide a wide range of technology, internet, eCommerce and business services, including business planning, formation and financing, mergers and acquisitions, business litigation, data privacy and domain name dispute resolution. Contact a patent lawyer for more information.
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