Can you sell provisional patent applications? I have several that I would like to sell to a company and am not sure if I can.

Raad Ahmed

Yes, you can sell a provisional patent application.

How much you will earn for it will depend on on how useful it is. It could even be more beneficial for you to license the application so that you can earn royalties. If you sell the licensing then that means that you can choose who and how the patent is used. Plus, it is usually the most profitable situation (although not always). It’s definitely a good idea for you to reach out to a third party that can help you identify the best solution.

LawTrades can connect you with a provisional patent attorney that will help you learn more about selling or leasing your application. Our attorneys are affordable and flexible so they can better accommodate your schedule. Get in touch for a consultation.

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