Typically, the first step to achieving patent protection is the filing of a provisional patent application. The filing of a provisional application “plants the flag” to secure a priority date for your invention and is an important first step to securing your idea.
Once your provisional patent application is filed you then have 12 months to file a complete application. The complete application may be an innovation patent application, a standard patent application filed in Australia, a convention application filed overseas or an international patent application.
Provisional patent applications generally require a description of how your invention works and should include at least one figure which clearly details your invention. In essence, a provisional patent should have sufficient detail to allow another person who is skilled in the relevant technology, such as an Engineer, to put the invention into practice.
Remember to keep quiet about your invention and don’t disclose the invention to anyone before your application is filed.
As many of our clients’ appreciate, at Caska IP we believe in simple fixed cost prices, for example, our cost to prepare and file a provisional patent application is generally between $2,310 and $5,610 including GST and Patent Office fees.
If you’re not sure on all the details, our Patent Attorneys can assist and have advanced degrees in Engineering and Science to fill the gaps and ensure your application is of the highest quality.
As an individual inventor, I set out to find a Patent Attorney service that was accessible and reasonably priced to assist in lodging my first patent application. I found Caska IP to be not only affordable and accessible, but highly professional and attentive to my needs and requirements. Caska IP worked with me to assist in refining my idea and expressing its unique qualities. I highly recommend Caska IP to the individual inventor
Caska IP has been more than supportive in protecting the IP of Davoodi Pty Ltd for the agricultural industry. In working with Caska IP we have developed a clear IP strategy for patents and trademarks for our products, for the Australian market and the international market. We are more than happy with their dedication and level of service and would recommend them to any small or large organisation