Imran's personal blog

February 21, 2013

Just filed my first provisional patent application!

Filed under: Uncategorized — ipeerbhai @ 12:52 am

The subject says pretty much everything.  I filed a patent application for a 3d printer feature I’ve been designing for months.  I will write up a post on my peerbhairobotics.com blog about it.  In short, even a provisional filing is time consuming — 6 pages of text, two pages of drawings, most of which are just required parts.  It took over a month to get the work done to file a provisional — but now, I can talk about my idea freely and I know I have the filing date reserved, as well as the concept.  I also have been printing out prototype parts, and there’s a ton left to do to go from provisional to complete.  It costs about 3K to file a complete patent application — but a provisional gives you 1 year to examine the feasibility of the idea.  I don’t know if this idea can sell — hopefully, from here, I can get the required bits to prove the market and deploy the idea.  Plus, I can now officially call my feature, “Patent Pending”!

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