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December 22, 2017

In the United States, inventors have the option of filing a provisional application before filing their non-provisional application.  Provisional applications are never examined, but the inventor may rely on them for providing a priority date against which prior art is assessed.  A provisional application remains pending for 12 months, and within this 12-month period, the applicant must subsequently file a non-provisional patent application, claiming the benefit of the priority application.  It is the non-provisional application that has the p...

December 21, 2017

The cost of a provisional patent application will depend on complexity, technology, completeness, and strategy. Here are some key factors.

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