Breast Milk Business. Step 3. The Right Patent Attorney

Jul 7, 2023 | Breast Pump Company, Mom Boss, Mompreneur, Patent, Work from home | 0 comments

My Patent Application Journey

A few years ago, I embarked on a journey to develop two breast pumping products. As part of the process, I needed to file for a patent, and I sought the services of a reliable attorney. Initially, I was eager to get the process done quickly, and I preferred to work with someone local. However, I later realized that I could have saved a significant amount of money if I had taken the time to shop around for a better deal.

The Costs

The cost of filing for a patent can be overwhelming, and it was no different for me. I spent $2,500 on the Provisional Application and another $5,000 to file the Non-Provisional Application a year later. Since I had two products, I multiplyed that by two, and totaled over $15,000. To cover these costs, I had to obtain an SBA loan that I am still making payments on. Starting a business can be emotionally draining, and the expenses associated with it can make or break a startup. I wish I was more mindful of the costs and to shop around for the best deals.

What I should have done

In 2022, my plan was to rehire the same attorney. However, my plans took an unexpected turn when I received a message from Pitch Scientific on LinkedIn, offering their Patent and Trademark services. At first, I was a bit hesitant because the company was based in India. I decided to conduct thorough research before making any decisions and to my relief, my research revealed that Pitch Scientific was indeed a reliable company. With my worries put to rest, I eagerly signed up in March, and the Non-Provisional patent was filed May 25th. Throughout the entire process, the owner of Pitch Scientific was actively involved and demonstrated a clear understanding of my requirements. What impressed me was their payment policy, I didn’t have to pay anything until it was time to file. Moreover, the payment process was handled through Paypal, which added an extra layer of security.

Savings

Looking back, I can’t help but feel shocked I spent over $15,000 for two patents. If I had gone with Pitch Scientific from the start I would have only spent $4,500 for all three! It’s disheartening to think that I could have avoided this financial burden if I had discovered Pitch Scientific earlier. Thankfully, my husband was able to provide the necessary financial support, otherwise, my business would have faced failure. This experience has taught me the importance of having a mentor from the very beginning, someone who could have guided me and prevented these costly mistakes. If you’re in the process of filing for a patent, I highly recommend seeking advice from Pitch Scientific. Their expertise and reliable services can save you from unnecessary expenses and ensure a smoother journey towards protecting your intellectual property. And don’t forget to check back to my blog frequently for more valuable mompreneur advice!

 

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