Q: I have an idea for a product that could be used asap in dental offices to help protect patients and employees since Covi
How do I go about inexpensively getting a provisional patent so that I can start getting this product out there? I do not have time to do a regular patent.
A: You can submit a provisional patent application that provides a description of how to make and use the invention. This will establish an international filing date. From this date you can further seek U.S. and international patent protection via subsequent patent filings.
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