What steps do I need to take to get micro entity status for a provisional patent?

Like others have pointed out, you want to be sure that you qualify based on the guidelines outlined here. You can file directly for a micro status rather than starting at any other point. When you go to sell, you have to consider if it’s better to sell the patent outright for a flat fee or simply sell licensing so that you can still earn royalties from that—you gotta think long-term. Either option can come with their own set of issues that you’ll want to discuss with a patent attorney.

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