U.S. Provisional Patent Applications For Start-ups CONCEPT LAW® program starts at 10:00 Eastern Standard Time on Monday, October 8, 2018, and ends at 16:00 Eastern Standard Time on Friday, October 19, 2018. This program runs concurrently with the Canadian Trademark Applications for Start-ups Program and the Canadian Start-up Legal Package Program. You got questions? We got answers.
1. What is the cost?
Canadian $2,000.00 plus HST for each U.S. provisional patent application.
2. How many U.S. provisional patent applications are included in this promotion?
As many as you have. For each invention you have.
3. What about United States Patent and Trademark Office's application filing fees?
You have to pay US$130.00 as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's provisional patent application filing fee for each patent application we file on your behalf.
4. Who qualifies for the program?
(a) You must be a start-up. This term is loosely defined, so this should be an easy requirement to meet. However, the final decision whether or not your company is a start-up is made by Pinsky Law.
(b) You must be a company. That means that you must be incorporated in some province of Canada (or federally) in a way that we can verify via the web. Patent law is federal law, so your startup company and Pinsky Law don't have to be located in the same province. As such, our clients are located all over Canada and the world. If your start-up is not incorporated, you may use Canadian Start-up Legal Package Program to incorporate your start-up.
(c) You must contact us electronically via our website. The fee of $2,000.00 plus HST is the only fee Pinsky Law will charge for preparation and filing of each provisional U.S. patent application.
(d) You must retain Pinsky Law as your patent agent of record for prosecution of the full U.S. patent application which you have to file within twelve (12) months of the filing date of the U.S. provisional patent application we file on your behalf. (Remember, if you wish to obtain a valid U.S. patent you must file a full U.S. patent application within 12 months of the filing date of the provisional U.S. patent application we file on your behalf). Retainer agreement(s) retaining Pinsky Law as your patent agent and all payments pursuant to this program and the retainer agreement must be made by you and received by Pinsky Law during the duration of this promotion between 10:00 Eastern Standard Time on Monday, October 8, 2018, and 16:00 Eastern Standard Time on Friday, October 19, 2018.
To be specific, the value of this offer is Canadian $2,000.00 for each U.S. provisional patent application - our regular charge for preparation of a U.S. provisional patent application is at least $4,000.00. The fee of $2,000.00 plus HST covers everything from retaining our law firm to filing of a U.S. provisional patent application, including the patent search, application drafting, and application filing. The fee does not cover any U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's filing fees (US$130.00). It also does not cover any costs after the filing of the U.S. provisional patent application (such as preparation of a U.S. full patent application and the like) which you have to file within twelve (12) months of the filing date of the U.S. provisional patent application we file on your behalf in order to obtain a valid U.S. patent.
5. Do existing clients qualify?
This proposal is for start-up companies that are new clients to Pinsky Law. This proposal is not for existing clients. But we will extend this offer to the existing clients as well. All you have to do is refer one new client to Pinsky Law, and we'll extend this offer to both of you.
6. Why are you doing this?
First, we want to help. Despite what some economists and government officials have said recently, most of us appreciate that Canadian economy is not booming. Second, based on a survey that Pinsky Law conducted, each company has, on average, two unpatented inventions. So, we are counting on your future business, as well as your referrals. We are being fair and straight with you. We will trust you to be fair and strait with us.
7. Why $2,000.00?
Because it is a random number.
8. Can Pinsky Law prepare and file a Canadian patent application(s) for us?
Yes, we can, but Canadian patent application(s) is/are not included in this program.
9. How to engage Pinsky Law to file my provisional patent applications?
Step One. If you wish to participate in U.S. Provisional Patent Applications for Start-ups program check the point #4 above to make sure that you and your company qualify for this program. Also, make sure you understand what is the U.S. provisional patent application.
Step Two. Send us an eMail and we will schedule a consultation in our office to discuss specifics of your application(s). Telephone and eMail consultations are available, for those outside of Toronto and Barrie.
10. Anything else we need to know?
Pinsky Law reserves the right to cancel and/or modify this offer at any time. If this offer is wildly popular, then we might not be able to keep up with the demand. But we think that it would be a good problem to have. If we have to cancel or modify this offer, then we will do so via a comment on our website. You can find the post at the following URL: http://www.pinskylaw.ca/news/us-provisional-patent-applications-startups.html.