Can you refile a provisional patent application (PPA)?

Can you refile a provisional patent application? Yes, it is possible to refile a provisional patent application. Refiling, however, does not mean that the application will be valid. The end result is that you will replace the earlier priority date of your first provisional application with the later priority date of your subsequent provisional. The […]

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How to Postpone PCT National Stage Deadlines

When is the PCT national stage deadline? Depending upon the country, the deadline for entering the national phase of a PCT application will be either 30 months (e.g., US) or 31 months from the priority date. Two and a half years may seem like a long time, but the national stage deadline can creep up […]

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What is a patent priority claim?

Why do priority claims matter for patents? Patenting is about winning the race to the Patent Office by applying for a protectable invention before others do. In order to be first to the Patent Office, you need an earlier filing date that precedes the filing dates of others attempting to patent similar inventions. A priority […]

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