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The problem most inventors and startups face is the challenge of limited resources. We want to give back by helping one startup each quarter get to patent pending status for FREE.Find Out More
What Will Getting Backed by Menlo Park Patents Do For My Business?
Many angel investors and venture capitalists require startups to initiate the protection of their intellectual property via patents. A patent is the only legal way to exclude others from producing, selling and using your invention.
Up to $5000 in Services
Menlo Park Patents will provide the winner with up to $5000 worth of services towards your provisional patent pending application.
How It Works
Each quarter an entry link is available on our website, Instagram and FaceBook.
Fill out and submit the entry form before the deadline.
We will provide detailed instructions on our application process.
All entries are reviewed and one winner is selected.
The winner is announced and we begin the process to file a provisional patent application.
More details on that process are below.
What happens after I win the competition?
The winner will be contacted via the email provided on the competition entry form.
The winner will receive an engagement letter for review and signature that must be returned in 3 days. We will send an invention disclosure and begin the process with documenting their invention.
Once we receive all invention descriptions and drawings, we will draft the provisional patent application. After the winner reviews and approves the draft, we will file with the USPTO and send the winner a receipt of the filing.