Provisional Patent Application Drafting

Provisional patent application, as the name suggests, is a provision in the patent laws of several countries that allows applicants to file a patent application that does not comply to the complex structure requirements of a regular (non-provisional) patent application. One of the objectives behind having this provision is to help inventors or applicants get an official priority date quickly, i.e. avoiding any delays owing to the time taken in getting a non-provisional patent application drafted, etc.

The important aspects of about provisional application are quick turnaround (so as to secure earliest possible priority) and encompassing language (so priority is not denied when filing non-provisional application). Here, it is important that the experts involved with provisional patent application preparation understands the path the innovator will take from provisional to complete specification application so as to include all possible scenarios and ensuring that the priority rights are not lost.

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Provisional Patent Application Drafting

A provisional application has to be drafted in an all-encompassing fashion so that a worthwhile non-provisional application can be filed taking a valid priority from it and a patent grant can be attained. Non-provisional applications that take priority from a provisional application are only valid if they do not disclose any new matter.

It is, therefore, always recommended that one takes help of experts in drafting a provisional application.

And to cater to this necessity, PDC experts, with experience of drafting several hundred patent applications in multiple technology domains, provide a well-crafted provisional application draft that covers all embodiments, expansions and applications of the invention so that it can be conveniently converted to a non-provisional application, when needed. PDC experts deliver the applications quickly and cost-effectively to ensure earliest priority dates for the invention.

Review of a Provisional Patent Application Draft

A provisional application has to be drafted in an all-encompassing fashion so that a worthwhile non-provisional application can be filed taking a valid priority from it and a patent grant can be attained. Non-provisional applications that take priority from a provisional application are only valid if they do not disclose any new matter.

It is, therefore, always recommended that one takes help of experts in drafting a provisional application.

If, however, you have already drafted a provisional patent application, it is recommended that an expert reviews it critically, provides you feedback and instructions on improving the draft further, and reviews the amendments you make to ensure that you are all set to file the application with the patent office.

And to cater to this necessity, PDC experts, with experience of drafting several hundred patent applications in multiple technology domains, critically review your provisional application draft and give you a detailed feedback and instructions for amending the draft yourself. Thereafter, once you have amended the draft, PDC experts again review the amended draft to help you create a well-crafted provisional application draft that covers all embodiments, expansions and applications of the invention.

The intention is to guide you in preparing a draft, quickly and cost-effectively, that can be conveniently converted to a non-provisional application, when needed.

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