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A “patent pending” status protects your position when you are ready to fully file your patent application. As the full patent application is a lengthy and complicated process, it is best to get started with a provisional patent as soon as possible to protect your work or idea.
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A provisional patent application is a quick and relatively inexpensive way to declare an invention as your own. When you submit a provisional patent application to the United States Patent Office (USPTO), you establish what you have invented as well as a filing date.

 

Filing dates are important in patent law because it establishes who created a particular invention first, and subsequently, who has rights to that invention. It may be possible that someone, somewhere, is currently thinking of your same idea!

 

Whoever submits their invention to the USPTO first, and has an earlier filing date, will have first opportunity to get a patent for that invention. Having a provisional patent application also allows you to legally use the term “patent pending” when marketing your idea.

 

 

The reason a provisional patent application can be quick and inexpensive is because it requires less time to prepare. One must still disclose all of the details of his or her invention although patent claims, the legal language of a patent, is not required.

 

 

With less work required, the cost can be reduced substantially. Further, when you submit your provisional patent application to the USPTO, they do not examine your invention. This means that they will not check to see if your invention is actually patentable and meet patenting criteria. The provisional patent application simply serves as a quick and cost effective way to legally file your idea and hold your filing date temporarily.

 

 

If you file a full non-provisional patent application before the provisional patent application expires, the non-provisional patent application will inherit the filing date of your provisional patent application so that it is as if your non-provisional was filed on the date you filed your provisional.

A provisional patent is different from a full patent, known as the non-provisional patent. Filing a non-provisional patent application requires a significantly larger investment in time and money when compared to the provisional. A full non-provisional patent application takes an experienced patent professional a great deal of time to draft correctly.

 

The time required of a patent professional and the time required by the USPTO to process your non-provisional application require you to make a larger financial investment. However, the option of a provisional patent application gives you the benefit of filing your idea quickly and inexpensively, although temporarily. This concept of temporarily is very important. A provisional patent application is only temporary protection because it only lasts for 12 months. To keep your protection after the 12 months, you need to convert the provisional patent application into the full non-provisional patent application.

 

 

Simply put, the provisional patent application is a temporary place holder, a way to put your foot through the door quickly by establishing your filing date. However, to keep that filing date, the provisional patent application must be converted into a non-provisional patent application before it expires in the 12 months. If you do not convert into a non-provisional and allow the provisional patent application to expire, you will lose your filing date and the provisional patent application will disappear as if you never filed it.

The reason a provisional patent application can be quick and inexpensive is because it requires less time to prepare. One must still disclose all of the details of his or her invention although patent claims, the legal language of a patent, is not required. With less work required, the cost can be reduced substantially. Further, when you submit your provisional patent application to the USPTO, they do not examine your invention. This means that they will not check to see if your invention is actually patentable and meet patenting criteria.

 

 

The provisional patent application simply serves as a quick and cost effective way to legally file your idea and hold your filing date temporarily. If you file a full non-provisional patent application before the provisional patent application expires, the non-provisional patent application will inherit the filing date of your provisional patent application so that it is as if your non-provisional was filed on the date you filed your provisional.

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