Protect Your Invention on Crowdfunding Sites
Tweet Crowdfunding is an incredible way to raise money for your new invention. Innovators have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars on crowdfunding sites like kickstarter.com, profounder.com, and indiegogo.com.
But how do you protect your idea while your project is posted for the all the world to see? One answer is “File a provisional patent application.”
A Provisional Patent Protects Your Intellectual Property
Posting on Kickstarter?
A provisional patent is the best and most cost-effective way to protect your idea before you make it public on a crowdfunding site, like Kickstarter.com.
Our clients are extremely pleased with the thoroughness that we bring to every job. But don't believe us, here's what one of our clients has to say about the quality of our work.
“Mark has done outstanding work for us for many years. We are delighted that he will be filing a provisional patent application for our upcoming Kickstarter project. He is a very skilled and knowledgeable patent agent.”
—Dave Cutler, President of DCS Concepts
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A provisional patent application is a low cost way to make your invention “patent pending” for a full year while you are raising money. If your project meets its goals, then you move on to the more formal “nonprovisional patent application”. If not, then you’ve saved quite a bit of money in legal fees.
We are experts at preparing and filing provisional patent applications. We provide firm estimates up front and the most responsive, personalized professional service you will find anywhere. We’ve helped many clients use their patents to:
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Do you need to protect your idea on Kickstarter.com? Then give us a call at 203.975.7678 for a free 15-minute consultation. We'll discuss what patent strategy makes the most sense for you.
USPTO Reg. No. 47,828
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If you would like to learn more about funding your invention using crowfunding Websites like Kickstarter, please contact Markets, Patents and Alliances, LLC by completing the contact form below.
May 23, 2013
Mark Nowotarski will moderate a panel of several Connecticut entrepreneurs who have successfully raised funds for new projects using crowdfunding. Register Now!
When: Thursday, May 23, 2013; 7:00 PM. Admission is free.
Where: Fairfield University, Dolan School of Business
March 19, 2013
Peter Arturi and Mark Nowotarski will describe how Crowdfunding is a new, exciting way to fund inventions. Learn More!
When: March 19, 2013
TIme: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Easton Library, Easton, CT
January 24, 2013
A panel discussion on the new "crowdfunding" regulations that permit small businesses to raise capital without an IPO. Learn More!
When: January 24, 2013
TIme: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (dinner included)
Where: Carmen Anthony's, New Haven CT
December 3, 2012
This webinar, sponsored by the UK Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, will be relevant to innovators and their financial or legal advisors. Learn More!
When: Monday December 3, 2012, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM GMT
Where: Online Webinar
Originally presented by Mark Nowotarski at the American Bar Association's 27th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference. Click here to request your FREE copy of "Crowdfunding Inventions and the IP Challenges" and learn how to use patents, trademarks and copyrights to protect your ideas on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or Quirky.
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