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: Patents: Provisional Patent Applications

Provisional Patent Applications

A provisional application for patent provides a priority filing date for a patent application and permits the use of the “Patent Pending” designation in connection with the invention for a period of one year. A provisional patent application can serve as a low cost first patent filing to inventors and confers the benefit of parity with foreign applicants due to the one year novelty rule. Applicants must claim the benefit of a provisional application in a corresponding utility patent no later than 12 months after the provisional filing date.

Note: A provisional application alone will not result in an issued patent and will automatically go abandoned 12 months from its filing date. In order to preserve your rights, a utility patent application referencing the provisional application must be filed during its pendency to claim the priority date of the provisional application.


Our Firm's Recent Patents:

App No. 20100096456 -
Magnetic card reader with protection

App No. 20090267646 - Nano-Electron Fluidic Logic Device
App No. 20090270215 -
U.S. Pat No. 7,467,488 -
Picture Stand
U.S. Pat No. 7,410,200 -
Device for concealing VIN's
U.S. Pat No. 7,385,514 -
Bio-feedback walker device
U.S. Pat No. 7,350,526 -
Disposable toothbrush assembly
U.S. Pat No. 7,347,474 -
Truck bed extension
U.S. Pat No. 7,341,143 -
Storage device for disk media

U.S. Pat No. 7,316,400 -
Water pumping game apparatus



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