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A Clear and Simple Guide - How To Get A Patent

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John Rizvi - How to Get a Patent I’m John Rizvi, Registered Patent Attorney and author of the audiobook Patent Protection: A Practical Guide For Inventors.

In my detailed guide to the patenting process, I will show you, step-by-step, how you can protect your idea or product as if it was protected like Fort Knox.

And, I'll show you how to do it in plain, simple English - not the complicated legalese and confusing terms you'll typically see from other patent attorneys trying to explain how to get a patent.

You see, I'm an Adjunct Professor who has taught patent law for the last nine years.  And I've developed an easy-to-follow teaching style that will take you through the patenting process step-by-step with clear, real-world examples that will bring this material to life.

For more than a decade, I've worked with thousands of inventors and it occurred to me that inventors were searching for an informative, hands-on guide to patenting.  That's why I developed Patent Protection: a Practical Guide for Inventors. This guide is available as a Free Instant Download.

Are You On To Something?

If your time is valuable and you'd like to find out as quickly as possible if your your idea or invention is patentable, I offer a free, confidential consultation.  In only a few minutes, I can typically let you know whether your invention or idea is likely to be patentable. So if you need a quick answer, call me directly at 1-866-433-2288 or email me at:

My patent guide provides...

  • Answers to the important questions about patenting
  • An easy-to-understand resource as work on your idea from conception to completion
  • Practical, inexpensive steps to protect your idea....from the very beginning
  • A clear process overview - what types of patents are available, patent requirements, fees, etc.
  • An understanding of what a skilled U.S. registered patent attorney brings to the patent process
  • Cost-cutting strategies you can use throughout the patent process
  • When to share your idea.....and when not to
  • How to identify fly-by-night invention marketing companies

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My Guide Gives Clear, Specific Answers to Vital Questions

As a U.S. Registered Patent Attorney and a specialist in patent law, I have come to anticipate the critical questions that you, the inventor will ask.  So, I've designed the guide in a way that answers the questions I here most often.  Questions like...

- Is my idea patentable?
- Isn't patenting expensive?
- When can I start marketing my idea to test demand?
- Can I tell anyone about my idea?
- Can I patent my idea myself?

Is Your Idea Patentable?

Want to know if your idea is patentable?  Then I offer a free, confidential consultation. In a matter of minutes, I can typically tell you whether your invention is likely to be patentable. Call me directly at 1-866-433-2288 or email me at:

Do you want to know if your idea is good enough to patent?  Do you want to know if it's original enough to patent? Do you want to know exactly what qualifies for a patent? Or, the exact kind of patent your invention needs?

Then my guide is your companion, showing you the differences between patents, trademarks, and copyrights, as well as detailing the four classes of patents....and the requirements for getting a patent for the two main patent types - utility patent and design patents.

Some inventors worry that their idea is not patentable because it is not as life-changing as Benjamin Franklins discovery of electricity or the Wright Brother’s airplane.

Yet, for the most part, original inventions are rare.  It's a fact that most patentable ideas are simply an improvement on something that already exists.  You don’t have to invent a Star Wars type application to profit from an idea.

It could be something as simple as a coffee cup sleeve, in-line skate, or "The Club" steering wheel lock.  Each of these are all improvements to existing ideas. And, they’re generating millions of dollars per year in royalty payments.  And all three of these were patented by “average” people who wanted to come up with new tools or techniques to make life easier, more productive, interesting, or entertaining.

I focus exclusively on patent law and other “intellectual property” and almost daily, I see so-called ordinary folks come up with useful, profitable innovations in all kinds of industries.

Patent law is my passion, and you’ll see that when you take the opportunity to review Patent Protection: A Practical Guide For Inventors.

Feel free to read further about other vital answers my patenting guide provides. Or, if you prefer, get the FREE download of - Patent Protection: A Practical Guide For Inventors - now:

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Well, it depends.  Sometimes it is, and sometimes it isn't.  Ideas are valuable property, and they can be owned just like you own your tools, your car or a home.

In fact, if you had the chance to sit down with a CEO of one of the large companies listed on the NASDAQ, they would tell you it’s not their products that make them successful, it’s their ideas. The Ideas they own.

So, there's really only one question you have to ask yourself:  What’s more expensive—patenting your idea or losing your idea (and the profits) to someone else?

It’s not just that patenting is less expensive than the potential losses you might see as a result of not patenting your idea.  It’s also less expensive than you might think.

While design patent fees start at $1,500 and utility patents at $3,000, there are a number of ways to minimize these costs. You may qualify for reduced fees for the entire patent application process. In Patent Protection: A Practical Guide For Inventors I share how your idea can qualify for reduced fees....and a number of other ways to reduce your costs throughout the patenting process - in some cases to practically nothing.

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You've got a great idea and you're just itching to bring it to market or find out or to know if there would be any real interest.  I know it's tempting to put the cart before the horse, but jumping into the marketplace and putting your unprotected idea out there before you patent it, is "business suicide".

After all, why spend your hard-earned money patenting an idea no one may want?

So, spending money to test your idea in the marketplace is not the way to go.  If you put the idea or product out there, you will likely ruin any chance of making a profit on it.  Because if someone (or some company) likes the idea, and decides to copy it, you're in trouble.  There are many out there with deep pockets and the resources to bring that idea to market quickly...and patent it before you've even had the chance to realize your dream.

So, have your idea evaluated by a professional patent attorney first.  And if the idea is viable, then patent it immediately.

Did you know?

“Some of the largest companies in the U.S. today were started by individual inventors who decided to seek patent protection.”

Disputes over ideas and who owns what have a long history in the U.S.  A recent example is the recent patent challenge by ConnectU of Mark Zuckerberg, the young CEO of Facebook.  And perhaps one of the most famous from this nation's history - the battle between Elisha Gray and Alexander Graham Bell over the telephone.

Gray’s design was superior, but Bell filed the patent first.  Even back then, there's very little room for second place in the patenting race. After all, have you ever heard of Elisha Gray?

The best way to profit from your idea is to own it.

I’m sure you can see why patenting is an important first step.

Did You Know?

Billions of dollars of patent rights
are licensed every year.

— EPO, Facts & Figures 2000

My useful guide offers a clear understanding of the role and importance of patenting as a key first step in the marketing process. It also tells you when provisional patent applications may be a useful part of your marketing plan and when you should avoid them.

Have you heard enough? Then download "Patent Protection: A Practical Guide For Inventors" now for FREE.

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In a word...No!  I know it's difficult, but keep your secret to yourself and let it live to see the light of day.  If you tell anyone but family - and very, very close friends - you run the risk of losing patent rights permanently.

Have you already told someone about your idea?

I can help you determine whether you still have patenting rights and whether you can recover from premature disclosure. Call me for a free, confidential consultation at 1-866-433-2288 or email me at:

The only person you should talk to (other than your family) is an attorney.  And not just any attorney.  You really should only work with a patent attorney registered with and licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent Office.

Registered Patent Attorneys are bound to secrecy by the Patent Office and are obliged to observe a strict Attorney/Client fiduciary duty.

Although I would be honored to be your patent attorney, I do understand that not all of you would select me as their patent attorney.  And if you select another attorney, please verify their registration with the U.S. Patent Office by checking the Attorney Roster at

Now, before you even consider applying for a patent, your first step should be to document the creation of your idea.  Patent Protection: A Practical Guide For Inventors provides low-cost ways to document and legitimize ownership of your idea.

As a thorough handbook on patenting, Patent Protection: A Practical Guide For Inventors even gives you specific strategies for:

  • when to disclose your idea
  • how to disclose your idea
  • to whom
  • and under what circumstances to disclose your idea

I will also give you important information about the uses and limitations of Non-Disclosure Agreements, particularly in presenting your idea to companies. And I'll also detail some the shady tactics used by some unscrupulous marketers to exploit a new inventor’s idea....and take advantage of their enthusiasm and inexperience.

Sure.  There is no law against an inventor preparing their own application for a patent. Even if you want to file your own application, Patent Protection: A Practical Guide For Inventors will get you up to speed on what you need to know.

Keep in mind, however, that the preparation of a strong patent application is not an easy chore and takes years of experience to master. This is because a patent application is not really an “application” at all.

It starts as a blank document and requires hours of grueling attention to create both a clear and comprehensive specification of the idea....and claims broad enough in scope to secure maximum protection.

In the legal profession, patent applications are largely recognized as one of the most difficult legal documents to prepare because they usually have a dozen or more pages and require several weeks of meticulous care and attention.

Patent Protection: A Practical Guide For Inventors explains the application process and the expertise needed to do it correctly.  It also details the challenges of gaining approval through the U.S. Patent Office.

Let's just say that getting the U.S. Patent office to approve a patent is tough.  It's often a rigorous, adversarial process between the patent attorney and the U.S. Patent Examiner that requires practiced skills, specialized knowledge and a lot of patience.  And a qualified patent attorney can handle all of this for you.

Would you like to find out more about going from patent pending to patented? Then get your FREE copy of Patent Protection: A Practical Guide For Inventors now.

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I take pains to make the process easily understood and the subject matter engaging.

Summary of How To Get A Patent:

Broad enough to be simple. Deep enough to be complete. Patent Protection: A Practical Guide For Inventors is a must-have handbook for the aspiring inventor. In this overview, we’ve only just touched on the insightful, informative topics my guide covers, including . . .

  • Patentability requirements
  • Types of patents
  • Overall patent costs
  • Cost-cutting strategies
  • The role of patentability in marketing
  • The value of even seemingly tiny innovations
  • Revenue-generating value and options available with patents
  • Documenting and legitimizing idea ownership from 'Day One'
  • The importance of secrecy and discretion
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • The role and value a skilled U.S. Registered Patent Attorney provides
  • The patent application process

My Free download takes the above topics to greater depth as it addresses the following important patenting topics:

  • Provisional vs. “regular” patent applications - their uses and limitations
  • When, how, to whom, and under what circumstances to disclose your idea
  • Differences between types of intellectual property (i.e., patents, trademarks, and copyrights)
  • Length of term for utility vs. design patents
  • Foreign patenting
  • Independent vs. dependent claims
  • An understanding of the importance of broadness in developing claims

Does this sound like the kind of vital information you could use?
Then Get Patent Protection: A Practical Guide For Inventors now.

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