Question: Can I file for a patent without hiring an attorney?
Question Detail: Can I file for a patent without hiring an attorney? Where can I go to do this? Will it affect my chances of getting my work patented if I do not hire a lawyer? I am currently running low on cash and I would appreciate it if someone can teach me how to do this myself?
Answer: Yes, you can file a patent application without an attorney. But for most people who have not already done so, preparing a patent application be difficult. If not done correctly, the patent application can negatively affect your rights.