Invention protection and provisional patent applications are two important elements that is, the process of taking your idea through the patent process. But the patent process involves much more than this as you can read from https://www.companionlink.com/blog/2021/12/the-benefits-of-patent-services-from-inventhelp-experts/.
Documentation: Whenever you come up with a new idea or invention, you want to get a “date” attached to it immediately. Write out the general concept of your invention. Take the paper to a Notary Public.
Notary Public: Explain to the Notary that you have a description of a new idea and you need to get a date associated with it. Usually, the Notary will ask you to sign and date the paper and then they will witness this procedure.
Invention Protection: The reason for documenting your invention is to avoid conflicts with someone who may come up with it later. Once it’s notarized, keep the original document in a safe place with all notes and drawings you may have. It’s a good idea to keep a diary on your project.
The Provisional Patent Application – An Ideal Program for Your Invention
For many people, Provisional Patent Application is the most cost-effective method to explore commercial opportunity for their invention. You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on a non-provisional patent application to see if a manufacturer has an interest in your idea.
Provisional Patent Applications allows for refinement and/or improvement, as well as for one year of invention protection. Almost every invented new product evolves during the patent process. If you file for a utility patent right away and refinements or improvements come about, you cannot add this information to the utility patent application without filing a new application called a Continuation-In-Part as explained on – How to get a patent with InventHelp article.