Flash provisional patent applications are designed to protect your idea quickly and cheaply, giving you the time to then perfect the idea.
Flash applications take a minimum of time to draft and file. Typically you disclose your invention and we prepare a claim set together. Then I draft and file your application. Instead of formal drawings, I use hand drawings. As a result, your idea is protected at a fraction of the cost of a utility application or even a typical provisional application.
For most organizations, filing a flash provisional costs than the lost development time to decide whether to file an application. You then have the luxury of sorting out the most useful applications in future, when their utility is most clear.
Provisional patent applications give you the right to file a utility patent application within one year claiming the filing date of the provisional application. Provisional applications are secret, but allow you to claim patent pending for your invention.