Can I file a provisional patent? 2 Answers as of September 13, 2010

Can I apply for a provisional patent on my own? Is this the cheapest way to do it?

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Nelson & Lawless
Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
If you do not already know the answers to these questions, and the process of doing so, you are not likely to be able to do this yourself. Patents are highly technical law. Hire a good patent attorney or firm if you idea is worth protecting.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/13/2010
Kafantaris Law Group
Kafantaris Law Group | Theo Kafantaris
You can do it on your own, but there are several pitfalls that you may encounter by not filing it properly. To minimize the risk and lower the cost for inventors, I credit the fee for the provisional application towards the utility application. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding provisional patents.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/10/2010
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