Submitting your own patent or patent-pending when you have an idea or decide to launch a Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign is probably the best business decision you can make for yourself and your partners. In this video, I will explain how to can register a temporary patent with the USPTO Office in the United States or with OPIC in Canada.

Knowing that your invention will be protected for the next 18 months is a great comfort when you need to busy yourself preparing for a crowdfunding campaign. If you don’t want to submit a patent, I will explain how you can protect your invention for at least 12 months using NDA or Non-Disclosure Agreements or by keeping your invention a secret for a long as you can.

You have to understand that your invention will become public knowledge and all rights will be lost if you don’t submit a patent without a year. Unlike copyrights, patents only protect the invention for a short period of time when they are submitted and after, only if the inventor receives a full patent on the claims he has submitted. So, your patent abstract, description, and its drawings are massively important, and in this video, I will teach you how to write them.

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