How does a provisional support a nonprovisional patent application?

What does a provisional patent application do? As suggested in its name, the “provisional” in provisional patent application has a connotation of temporary or conditional. There is a short-term nature in a provisional application. Something further must be done to make the temporary patent rights permanent, and that something is the filing of a nonprovisional […]

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What is a provisional patent application (PPA)?

What is a provisional patent application? A utility patent is the end goal of a provisional patent application. Filing a “provisional” application alone will not get you a utility patent. It is a temporary placeholder that requires you to follow up with a timely non-provisional application. What do you get by filing a provisional application? […]

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