Contact information for all inventors
Full legal name
A writing on how the patent works and the point(s) of novelty
May be an invention disclosure statement
Any drawings (formal or informal), pictures and/or prototypes
Any copies previously filed related patents
Any patent research conducted and results
What about foreign protection?
Consider if your business needs protection in other markets outside the United States.
An idea of what you are planning to do with the patent
Licensing - so that you receive a stream of royalty income
Asset - to manufacture the product and sell it yourself
PR - Public Relations - use all sources of media - to promote the product and the company
Litigation - a weapon to defend your market share by being able to prevent your competitors from making, using, selling and importing your invention
Do you have trademarks? Or have you considered obtaining one?
Do you have copyrights? Or have you considered obtaining one?