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  • 1. I NEED TO FILE APROVISIONAL PATENTAPPLICATION. WHATARE THE 7 MOSTIMPORTANT THINGS ISHOULD KNOW?
  • 2. What is a „Provisional Patent‟? The purpose of a patent is to convey to the public what the patentee considers his own invention. This is achieved by „specification‟. An application for a patent should always be accompanied by a „provisional‟ or „compulsory‟ specification. The provisional specification should roughly disclose about the nature of the invention without going into details
  • 3. What is the object for filing aprovisional patent application? To ascertain the „priority date‟ of the patent. Priority date is the earliest filing date after which the prior art search for the patent begins. The time period between filing a provisional specification and a complete specification allows the applicant to carry further research and development concerning his invention.
  • 4. Why is a provisional patentrecommended? A provisional patent freezes the filing date for 12 months. So, later when a non – provisional application is filed, it will be entitled to the filing date of the provisional application.
  • 5. What are the benefits of aprovisional patent application? It costs much lesser than a non provisional application. The minimum requirements of a provisional patent application are less than a non provisional one. For instance, a provisional patent application does not require a „claim set’ whereas a non provisional application does require. It proves the possession of the invention with the inventor (applicant) at the time of filing of the application.
  • 6. What protection does it give to theapplicant? It protects „claims‟ for further developments against invalidity caused by publication or use of things related to the subject of his invention.
  • 7. Are there any limitations? It does not protect the inventor from the dangers of a published description of his original work as a basis for further development.
  • 8. Is there any precaution to betaken? Although a provisional application does not have the same requirement standards as a non provisional one, care must be taken to ensure that there is “full disclosure” of the invention in the provisional application in the same way that a full disclosure is to be made in a non provisional application.