Created in 2000 by Michael Neustel - Patent Attorney
Easy 3 Step Process* with PatentWizard®!
* Steps 2 and 3 for PatentWizard Professional are optional services by Neustel Law Offices, LTD available for purchase. See Patent Attorney Review and Provisional Filing Service for more information. For PatentWizard Online, Step 3 is included in the purchase price, but Step 2 is an optional service available for purchase you can request at the time you complete your provisional patent application via PatentWizard Online.
Benefits of Provisional Patent Applications
PatentWizard Professional is a unique software program that provides its users with many benefits such as:
PatentWizard is a unique software program designed to assist inventors in drafting and filing "provisional" patent applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). While no software program can replace a qualified patent attorney, PatentWizard will assist you in writing like a patent attorney if you are dedicated to writing your own patent application.
PatentWizard provides a simple step-by-step process for guiding inventors through drafting their provisional patent application. PatentWizard is designed for use during the early stages of the invention process when inventors are still determining the marketability of their invention.
Inventors are strongly encouraged to seek at least a review of their self-drafted provisional patent application by a patent attorney prior to filing with the USPTO. Neustel Law Offices, LTD will provide a review of your self-drafted provisional patent application for a flat-fee if drafted with PatentWizard. After an inventor has determined that their invention is "marketable", they should then hire a patent attorney to draft a formal patent application for their invention prior to the one year expiration of their provisional application.
Limitations of Provisional Patent Applications
There are limitations with PatentWizard Professional, PatentWizard Online and "provisional" patent applications that you should familiarize yourself with. First, a provisional application only provides "patent pending" for one-year after which it automatically becomes abandoned. You have to file a "formal" patent application within this one-year period if you want to claim priority to the provisional application. You should consult with a patent attorney if you have any questions about self-drafting and/or provisional patent applications.
Created by Michael S. Neustel - U.S. Patent Attorney
PatentWizard Professional was created by Michael S. Neustel to help inventors avoid the high costs of a patent attorney prior to determining the viability of their inventions. Michael S. Neustel is a patent lawyer licensed to practice in front of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Michael S. Neustel is the owner of Neustel Law Offices, LTD that assists individual inventors and businesses in protecting their various intellectual property rights.
Compatible Operating Systems
PatentWizard Professional is compatible with most Microsoft Windows operating systems. See our Download page for a current listing of operating systems PatentWizard Professional is compatible with. PatentWizard Professional is not compatible with Apple computers (Apple users can try to use a Windows emulator such as www.virtualbox.org or use PatentWizard Online).
* GOVERNMENT FEES NOT INCLUDED: The prices above do NOT include the government filing fee.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This web site provides general information only, not legal advice. You should not act upon this information without independent legal counsel. You must read and agree to the Terms of Service Agreement before viewing this web site or downloading software. Neustel Software, Inc. is owned by Michael S. Neustel who is a U.S. Registered Patent Attorney and also the owner of Neustel Law Offices, LTD. The Provisional Filing Service offered by Neustel Law Offices, LTD does not include the USPTO filing fee. The Patent Attorney Review and the Provisional Filing Service require an Attorney-Client Agreement to be entered into prior to performing any services. PatentWizard Professional is not compatible with Apple computers. PATENTWIZARD is a federally registered trademark. Microsoft Word is required to export to a Microsoft Word file. The term "business day" means any regular workday excluding weekends and holidays. There is no free version of PatentWizard available. Copyright Neustel Software, Inc.