Not exactly. You can file your own application. There is a really good book that can show you how to do it. It’s called Patent It Yourself by David Pressman and is available on www.nolo.com. (Nolo is a self-help legal publisher.) This book will teach you the “tip of the iceberg” type of information to file and prosecute your application. I refer clients to this title if they are interested in filing themselves. Almost without fail, they are calling me and asking for help after reviewing this book. Regardless, I still encourage my clients to be educated and to understand what is going on in the process. This makes it easier for both of us.