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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patent_application

A patent application is a request pending at a patent office for the grant of a patent for the invention described and claimed by that application. An application  ...

www.uspto.gov/patents-getting-started/general-information-concerning-patents

A nonprovisional application for a patent is made to the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office ...

www.uspto.gov/patents-getting-started/patent-basics/types-patent-applications/provisional-application-patent

Jul 4, 2009 ... Provisional Patent Application Forms. A provisional patent application allows you to file without a formal patent claim, oath or declaration, ...

www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/getting-patent-yourself-29493.html

You have a great idea for an invention or product. Do you need to hire a lawyer to apply for a patent? In most cases, the answer is "no." You can do it yourself, ...

www.legalzoom.com/articles/how-to-get-a-patent-in-5-steps

Applying for a patent is a long and involved process. It helps enormously to know the steps of the patent application process. These five steps will help you plan ...

fortune.com/2016/08/18/applying-for-a-patent

Aug 18, 2016 ... The process — which typically includes lawyer, application and, if the patent is approved, maintenance fees — doesn't come cheap.

science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/new-inventions/how-to-file-a-patent.htm

Filing a U.S. patent application is a fairly complicated ordeal, however, and it can be rejected, which is why most experts recommend inventors hire an attorney ...

www.inc.com/larry-kim/how-to-file-a-patent-in-8-easy-steps.html

Jan 22, 2016 ... File a provisional patent application. This offers a layer of protection in case someone later claims they had the idea before you did. As Issie ...

www.wikihow.com/Get-a-Patent

Watch out for scams. There are many online sites that offer patent application assistance for an upfront fee.