So you have a unique product or idea that you believe should be patented. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (or USPTO) has a dedicated page on their website offering information on how to file for a patent, which is a great resource to use if you are thinking about filing for a patent.
On this page, the USPTO has listed definitions and links for the filing of three different types of patent applications. Those include:
- Design Patent Application
- Plant Patent Application
Each of the links take you to a new page that provides detailed information on how to file that particular type of patent and the supporting documentation that is needed for each of these patent applications. However, there is a considerable amount of information for each of these patents that needs to be reviewed in order to correctly submit the application and required supporting documents. The USPTO has noted that if you are looking to have legal assistance in the filing of your patent application that “you should select an attorney/agent who is registered to practice before the PTO”. Due to the complex nature in filing of a patent application, having an experienced and registered patent attorney could increase your chances for a successful filing with the USPTO.