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File a Provisional Application for Patent in 3 Simple Steps

The LegalZoom 3-step process was developed by attorneys from some of the most prestigious law firms in America. There are no complex instructions to follow and nothing to download or print. Simply answer a few questions and we'll complete and file your Provisional Application with the USPTO.

Our 3-Step process

Here's how it works:

  1. Complete the Provisional Application for Patent Questionnaire
    Complete our simple questionnaire. If you need technical assistance at any time, our customer care specialists are available to help.
  2. Your Application is Created and Reviewed
    Our LegalZip® system creates your Provisional Application for Patent. For your convenience, we can even create your technical drawings and perform a patent search. As an option, you can have your application reviewed by a patent professional.
  3. Your Application is electronically filed with the USPTO
    LegalZoom electronically files your application with the USPTO. Once your application has been accepted, you will receive an official letter of approval by mail.

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Click here for a more detailed view of our Provisional Application for Patent process, including government processing times.



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