So you want to see a sample of a provisional patent application?
Here you go .. a sample provisional-patent application. What you ALSO need is WHAT it is you need to file a PPA. The elements necessary to file a good quality PPA is described COMPLETELY in this very low cost provisional patent video course that shows you over the shoulder instructions EXACTLY how to do it and WHY you do it this way.
What you really likely want to do is to learn what one looks like so YOU can file your own.
The elements of a properly filed PPA is shown above in the link where you can take a look at a sample provisional patent application. Reviewing it will help you understand what elements must go into a provisional patent application. Provisional patent applications can be written and filed quickly to give you a chance at early rights to an invention, especially important now that the USA is going to a “First to File” instead of a “First to Invent” country. The sample provisional patent application needs to include more information than folks tell you to entice you to work with them and spend money. Especially important is the Enabling Disclosure that explains clearly to one “skilled in the art” exactly how to produce your invention. Additionally your new invention must be novel and useful and invented by YOU.
Understand also that the USPTO wants you to file your PPA Electronically and you can do this within a matter of hours if you follow the videos given in the provisional patent video course.
A provisional patent application will not, by itself, get you a patent. It is an APPLICATION to preserve your right to Patent Pending for one year. In this time period you should work hard to find partners and money so that filing the non-provisional patent will be an easy matter.
In order to patent your invention and obtain the benefits of a patent, you must file a non-provisional or regular patent application. The non-provisional patent application is a more much more complex document to produce. Typically good patent attornies are engaged to write these for you. HOWEVER, having a provisional patent application will give you one year to gather the funds and or find a partner to help pay for your non-provisional patent application. The non-provisional patent application must be approved by the USPTO, United States Patent and Trademark Office.
The provisional patent application is, conversely, a very simple and inexpensive strategy for preserving your inventive rights while you can take one year to attract partners and decide whether to file for a non-provisional patent. If you want a patent, you will have to file a regular application within a year after you file your provisional application unless you take advantage of the 24-month extension referred to as the “missing parts” extension.
It is also important to note that you will not automatically lose patent rights if you fail to file a regular patent application within a year after you file the provisional application. You can simply file ANOTHER provisional patent application naming BRAND NEW inventive ideas on your “prior art” or original idea. You will lose the benefits that you describe and disclose in the earlier filing date and the right to claim “patent pending” status. You can still file a non-provisional patent and acquire patent rights to your invention, as long as you do not publish information about your invention or offer it for sale more than a year before you filed the non-provisional patent application.
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