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What if there was an Informal Patent that has a standard fee and no need for a patent Lawyer or a prototype. If a person pays the fee it get's registered no matter how nutty it is.

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This will not result in any rights but you can apply for a patent in the U.S., however nutty. If the material you send in is in the proper format for a patent, it will be published by the USPTO in 18 months. A patent publication looks a lot like a patent but it does not imply any rights or what will happen next. You can request early publication. If you get a "Missing Parts" notice, the format wasn't right or complete or paid. Fix those but when the rejection comes in the mail just throw it away and in 6 months the application goes abandoned. But the publication of the application is forever. –  George White May 4 at 7:31
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