What Is Required to File a Patent

Posted by Michael Shimokaji | Jan 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Question: What is required to file for a patent? Question Detail: I have an idea for a product that would be a simple household good. I do not have a prototype built, but I do have designs drawn and I can explain its design and use. Can I file for a patent without actually having built my invention?

Answer: Yes, a prototype is not needed to file a patent application. Your written description and drawings should be sufficient to enable a person skilled in your technology to make and use the invention.

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Michael Shimokaji

Michael’s expertise includes the strategic development of patent and trademark portfolios. He identifies those patents and trademarks that are valuable to his clients by providing them with a competitive advantage. Then, Michael obtains patent and trademark registrations in the US and abroad.


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