What is the recommended method / practice when it comes to filing a provisional patent? How specific does the provisional have to be? Should I file separate provisionals for technology and business methods?
Lastly, should I use a lawyer in this process? I know that isn't the greatest question but, I'm launching a new business and funds are tight..
My business partner and I will be launching a new business in the coming weeks. We have developed proprietary technology (software) that is very unique & exciting. We know that other large technology companies have tried to develop similar technology and failed.
Any thoughts / ideas / feedback / recommendations on the provisional filing process would be much appreciated.
Thanks very much, Pat