All in PATENT 101

The (Not So) Secret Lives of Provisional Applications

They say that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. For provisional applications, it hopefully won't take you quite a thousand miles, but the process does take time. Provisional applications are a very special type of patent application. They're only available in the US. They're there to help you get your foot in the door without having to spend too much money. Provisional applications are designed to help inventors, entrepreneurs, startups, but also larger companies, get into the patent filing process. You can file a provisional application and protect your idea, without spending too much money.

Back to the Drawing Board: How to Create Patent Drawings

In the patent application process, you’ll be asked to provide patent drawings to show patent examiners exactly how your innovation operates. When most people hear the term “drawing,” they worry that their lack of art skills will create a roadblock for them during the patent application process. However, we can assure you that you don’t need an art degree to create patent drawings that will get your application approved.

What is a patent?

Almost every start-up or entrepreneur has likely heard the phrase “patent” in passing conversation, but what exactly IS a patent? What rules determine whether or not an idea can be patented? Our 3-part explanation will (painlessly) explain the legal components of patents.

How the patent process works?

You’ve created the next great software package or invention, and want to make sure your idea remains your own intellectual property. You’ve googled “how to get a patent” and likely come across dozens of long-winded explanations as to the patent process, and conflicting testimony as to whether or not you need an attorney to file your patent application.

Start Your Startup Strategy Right

As an early stage startup, it’s easy to spend time fussing over the specifics that you think could make or break your startup. What language are you coding your apps in? Are you developing for Android or Apple users? What’s the ideal snack-to-employee ratio for the break room?

3 reasons why KISSPatent is your best bet for patents

At KISSPatent, we help startups realize their dreams and fulfill their potential. We help them to secure their ideas with patents and kick start their growth by utilizing the power of intellectual property. We work on fixed priced packages, making us much more affordable than any other legal companies. We also support entrepreneurs with our expertise and share all of our knowledge upfront.

Why patent your idea?

As a startup entrepreneur, your most valuable asset is your idea. It can help your business thrive and expand to new markets. As a new business, you also need to minimize risk and maximize the gains from every move you make. A patent helps you to protect your idea and gives you access to both investors and new customers.

How much does a patent cost?

Have you ever been in a situation where you could save a bit of money, but at a higher cost for the long term? Or the case where you know you would be better off "safer" rather than "sorry," but chose to save the cash, and worry about it later? I get it-- we all want to save money and keep a low burn rate. But one of the WORST scenarios you could do that with is your startup’s patent strategy. 

Celebrity IP - can Kanye West be sued?

Celebrity IP- many people may come to mind where people have become brands such as the Kardashians metal. But Taylor Swift and Kanye West- who thinking, can Kanye West be sued? Political conventions may have stolen some of that spotlight , but for IP’s sake, we’ll focus on West and Swiftie. Although we could get into Michelle Obama’s intellectual property rights to her convention speech…

Patent myths - debunked

We are frequently asked this question by innovators and entrepreneurs who aren’t certain whether their idea actually qualifies for a patent. Or, they are concerned that they haven’t done enough work on their idea to get a patent. For example, they ask “Can I patent my idea?” Or, “What can be patented.” To answer this question, we’ll tackle a few myths that keep popping up.