Phase Two: Prepare
Before the patent office – In the second phase of your patent journey, you will want to start your patent the right way with honest due diligence, including a patent search. But you need more than a patent search to succeed.
What information do I need to protect?
Determine what you can patent, trademark, or hold as a trade secret.
Provisional vs. non-provisional?
Decide based on the stage of R&D and your market.
When can I safely market my idea?
Goldilock’s Rule applies: be neither too late nor too early to tell the world about your ideas, but time it just right.