Provisional Application

LegalCORPS will provide regularly scheduled workshops to instruct inventors about how to prepare and file  a provisional application for a  U.S. patent.  Each workshop will include a one-hour presentation about the provisional patent application process.  For participants who also have attended an instructional workshop provided by the Hennepin County Libraries, the LegalCORPS workshops also will include a one-on-one 30-minute coaching session with a volunteer patent attorney.

For information about the next such workshop, see the “News & Events” section on the home page of this web site.

Eligible inventors can apply for assistance with non-patent business law matters.  (See http://legalcorps.org/small-businesses/eligibility/legal-assistance)  Eligible clients also can request assistance with a non-provisional application after they have filed a provisional application.

Here are some resources that could be helpful for inventors who want to know more about the patent process:

USPTO Information About Filing Provisional Patent Applications

USPTO Information About Its Patent Examination Procedures

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Inventors Assistance Center

Hennepin County Libraries Patent & Resource Center Program

Minnesota Inventors Congress

MN Inventors Network