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Fortress PATENTS / IP recommends the following quick steps to getting started:
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1.  Get Answers To Your Questions
We invite and welcome your questions, or contact to get acquainted, and to get started.
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Call us, email us, or start with the WebForm.
801-893-3612
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2.  Sign A Non-Disclosure Agreement And Review Policies
We have already signed the agreement.  Simply download the agreement and sign it for your records.
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Review the policies, engagement terms, and disclaimers.
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3.  Together Discuss The Invention, Patent Type, and Scope
Call us, email us, or start with the WebForm to educate Fortress PATENTS / IP about your invention.
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We will discuss your invention and the type of patent protection you want or need, such as: a Utility Patent (functional), Design Patent (visual), Business / App / Code Patent (process), etc.  
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We will also determine if you should start with the full and permanent patent (usually recommended), a temporary “Provisional Patent,” …, and also determine if you want Fortress PATENTS / IP to write and file the patent or if you want to write it yourself.
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4.  Receive Patent Plan With Time And Fee Estimates
We will provide an outline of the patent plan to include an estimate of what drawings will be needed, what claims will likely be, etc. and often make suggestions or observations to broaden the invention and patent.  
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Based upon our discussion about your invention and type of patenting, we will provide you with a time and fee estimate for completion.  
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This plan with estimates will be emailed to you and we can discuss it by phone or email.
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5.  Review Fees, Then Pay Fees To Start
To get started simply indicate your approval and authority to begin by depositing fees.
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Utility Patents (functional)
Contact Fortress PATENTS / IP for assistance on exact fees.
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Pay fees by two approaches:
Pay step-wise or process phase approach.
1st Fee Payment  – Prior Art Search
Make Prior Art Search payment to start invention patentability assessment.
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2nd Fee Payment – Application and Drawing Preparation
Wait to make application and drawing fee payment until prior art search justifies patenting.
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3rd Fee Payment – Review then Fast Filing With Fee ($65 – $105)
Make filing payment after you review and approval the patent application.
Fees may include any last application and drawing preparation fees, say for an extra drawing illustration.
Fees include form preparation and USPTO or WIPO filing, search, examination, and possibly additional claim or page fees.  Outlined in the estimate.
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4th Fee Payment – Formal Filing With Fees
Fast filing establishes invention owners.
Fast filing allows for changes and improvements to the invention, patent application, etc. before formal filing.  It is difficult to add new matter to a patent application once it is formally filed.
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Combine phases into more of a one time fee payment.
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6.  Be Involved, Review And Approve The Application, And File For Patent Rights
We invite and welcome your contact at anytime to answer question, to change the invention, etc.
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Review the patent documents, approve the application and filing, .
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Preparing and filing the patent is the first step of various follow on steps that also include the examination process with replies, earning granted rights, monitoring and maintenance of rights, etc.  Fortress PATENTS / IP will be by your side through these processes.
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7.  “Patent Pending” Status Allows For Disclosure And Marketing
Immediately upon filing your patent application you can begin discussing, marketing, licensing, selling, developing, producing, etc. elements of your invention that have been disclosed in an enabling manner.  
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The patent must be fully complete and disclosing so that every element of the invention and the broader inventive concept are protected by becoming prior art to anyone else.

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Fortress PATENTS / IP provides the most value with uncompromised patent application quality and thoroughness, with even unique multiple protection application enhancements, while maintaining affordable and fair service fees.  We are eager to serve you and your invention and invite and welcome your contact to answer questions, get acquainted, and to get started.
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