How to File Provisional Patent in the U.S

how to file patent in usa

A step-by-step hands-on tutorial course on filing a provisional patent in the United States. Filing a provisional patent costs you penny compared to filing a complete non-provisional patent. You should start with this if ever thought of filing a patent for your idea or invention.

BONUS: Download and use the actual provisional patent template that was filed by the instructor himself.


What Will I Learn?

  • Understand what is a provisional patent and its advantages and how it protects your invention.
  • Discover the low-cost in filing a provisional patent with U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and how to meet the micro entity status that gives you 75% discount in filing fees.
  • Download an actual provisional patent template which you can easily follow to write your own patent document.
  • Learn about the official forms that you need to fill in to submit your provisional patent and where to download them.
  • Learn step-by-step on how to fill in all the USPTO forms.
  • Follow the complete hands-on guide in filling in the online form on USPTO website to submit your patent electronically. You will even learn the common errors.



  • None. Well, I guess you have to know what is a patent and its use.


Melvin Wong is the Founder of Kodorra. He's an award-winning entrepreneur with global business experience in 17 countries covering U.S, Europe, Asia and South America. Melvin sold his online sports games company to an American/Japanese company in Los Angeles.

Having been a speaker, mentor and judge at numerous entrepreneurship events and competitions, Melvin embodies the “pay it forward” principle where he finds time to educate and assist upcoming entrepreneurs and professionals to be all they can be.



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