Answered on Dec 28th, 2011 at 1:58 PM
A patent application is one of the most complicated legal documents to write. To begin with you need to know what kind of patent you need for your invention. There are several types, design, utility, and plant. If it is a household good I strongly suggest to do a patent search. Patentability searches are encouraged on household products. See, one of the requirements for patentability is novelty or that the product is new and has not been patented anywhere in the world. Usually, humans invent things in different locations on earth about the same time when they are faced with similar problems. Even if we find something close to your invention we can always reengineer and design around your invention. Yes, we can file a patent application without the creation of a physical prototype. Actually when I file my patent applications, I try to show as many examples of similar goods or modifications of your invention to cover as much ground as possible. Nevertheless, creating a prototype is important, and therefore we draft out patent drawings in 3D, creating virtual models that are ready to be printed in 3D printers or stereo lithographic machines. We can help you create a prototype. There is nothing like having a prototype in your hand, something you can actually test.