Provisional patent applications with non-English specifications can be filed with the USPTO. In order for a non-provisional application to claim priority to a non-English provisional, an English translation of the provisional needs to be timely filed along with a statement that the translation is accurate. Failure to file the English translation and accompanying statement in a timely manner may result in the abandonment of the non-provisional application unless an application data sheet (ADS) is filed removing the priority claim to the non-English provisional.
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