What can go wrong with a cheap provisional patent application?

Isn’t a cheap provisional patent application better than nothing? Provisional patent applications serve a useful purpose. When written properly, a provisional application can provide valuable patent-pending status for one year. This buys time for the applicant to secure funding, make money or pursue any number of business plans that may help justify and pay for […]

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What is public disclosure?

What is the meaning of public disclosure of an invention? Patents are time-sensitive. Those desiring patent protection do not have the luxury of waiting indefinitely to file a patent application, especially if they have already released certain information to the public. By definition, public disclosure refers to a non-confidential conveying of information pertaining to your […]

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