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Re: Worried!

Postby zimexlady » Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:28 pm

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choose wrote:Great site, i have just used Legalzoom as a service provider for my provisional patent application, its been 2 days now since, i must tell you though, i am a little worried about confidentiality, quality and competence after reading some negativity on the net. Any advice for me on steps to follow for precautionary measures will be greatly appreciated. :roll:

My only action has been to submit "Idea for Review" to www.24hrpatent.com and feel foolish for doing that because they have totally ignored my queries. How patient shold I be? They have had my "idea" for three weeks now and do not even acknowledge recept of it.

Postby Work2XL » Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:10 pm

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Hmmm, did they sign a NDA or Non Circumvention agreement or are you completely SOL?

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Postby zimexlady » Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:33 pm

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Work2XL wrote:Hmmm, did they sign a NDA or Non Circumvention agreement or are you completely SOL?

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I scoured the site and started with "How to Begin". There was a form to submit "Idea Review"............my querie to them was.....did you receive my "Idea for Review" and what is the next step? This seemed to be a preliminary step to filing for a Provisional Patent, to get an opinion as to whether my idea even is patentable.

What is SOL? If it means something like "out on a limb", then YES, I am SOL !!!
Thanks

Postby Levi Porter » Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:12 am

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zimexlady wrote: What is SOL? If it means something like "out on a limb", then YES, I am SOL !!!
Thanks


It may not be too late to use the power of witnessing if your worried they might try to steal your idea. If you have any documented proof of your idea that verifies you as the original creator, than you should be all right if you are going to file in the US.

Re: Worried!

Postby Levi Porter » Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:51 am

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Hi choose, welcome.

choose wrote: Any advice for me on steps to follow for precautionary measures will be greatly appreciated. :roll:


Do you have any documentation of your idea?

Did you get your provisional back yet?

Documentation

Postby choose » Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:40 am

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I have submitted everything via the net on their site, so i have proof of invention, i am still waiting for the illustrations though which has taken 3 working day weeks, their excuse is that they are busy, only once they are complete, will they complete the provisional for me.

Re: Documentation

Postby Levi Porter » Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:26 am

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choose wrote:I have submitted everything via the net on their site, so i have proof of invention, i am still waiting for the illustrations though which has taken 3 working day weeks, their excuse is that they are busy, only once they are complete, will they complete the provisional for me.



Your drawings must be necessary to understand the invention, otherwise I would question their approach.

Is it too late for you to write a detailed description of your idea?
(If the descriptions of the drawings are tied directly in the detailed description, then it is probably too late for that.)

You might just have to wait it out.

Hope they do you justice.

Description

Postby choose » Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:25 am

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I already have a detailed description, i used most of the contents to send to them, as they needed it for the provisional. I suppose i will have to wait it out! Thanks for the advice!

So what happened?

Postby dobbs » Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:15 am

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So,
Has anything come of 24hrpatent.com?

Looks sorta fishy.

1) The "Capt" has only one post. (I know I have only one post but I'm not selling)
2) Google checkout only
3) really good pricing
4) No data on the site anywhere
5) Whois on the domain goes to a "private" registration

Well good luck and keep people updated.

Bad experience

Postby choose » Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:19 am

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I have had a very bad experience with Legal Zoom and my advice is not to use them for a Provisional Patent. They said the illustrations would take 10 to 15 working days? It took them an entire month, the excuse was that they were overworked? They never update their status of progress. Their service center is very unfriendly and they dont answer all the e-mails you send them. I then recieved a draft of my provisional, there was vital paragraphs missing whether that was deliberate or not im not sure. Best of all the person who drafted the provision calls himself a patent specialist? I had to make use of a real patent attorney, it took him a day and i now have a patent pending. My only worry is that someone might have registered it befor i did, is there any way i could find out?
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