Everything you need to protect your invention nowThe provisional patent application (PPA) is a quick, inexpensive and legal way to claim your invention-and buy yourself time to determine whether it's worthwhile to pursue a regular patent. Learn how to: conduct a patent search online complete all the necessary forms evaluate potential hurdles prepare informal drawings file your application, and file a new PPA to reflect modifications. The book also includes important legal forms to help you preserve your rights when showing or selling your invention: nondisclosure agreement patent assignment prototype-maker agreement joint-ownership agreementThe 7th edition incorporates changes from the "e;America Invents Act,"e; as well as recent revisions to patent rules and regulations. Thousands of people have used Patent Pending in 24 Hours successfully. You can, too!