To register for PatentConnect services:
- Consult the table below to determine your eligibility for The Matching Program and The Marketplace.
- Fill out the online Inventor Registration Form
- Complete the USPTO basic training for independent inventors and small businesses, and update your account.
- You will receive an email prompting you to then submit an invention.
Please be aware that while PatentConnect may be able to help connect you to a patent lawyer who may recommend that you file a patent application, you should not assume that obtaining patent protection is a guarantee of commercial success. In fact, while patents can be important to many types of businesses, most patented inventions do not succeed. It is important to have realistic expectations about what patent protection can, and cannot, do for your business.