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Patent and Inventing Discussion => Patent Questions and Advice => Topic started by: luvsdecor on July 12, 2017, 12:34:42 PM

Title: Changes to provisional patent drawings
Post by: luvsdecor on July 12, 2017, 12:34:42 PM
Hi
In the time since I wrote my Provisional Patent, I have discovered a slightly different way to execute one of the features. My description is fine, and fortunately covers me regardless. However, my drawing would be slightly different if I were just submitting the provisional today.  Can the final execution of my product look slightly different from my original rendering, and still maintain the original provisional filing date?  Or should I spend the money and re-apply for a provisional, with the updated drawing?  I don't want to wait until I do a non-provisional, because I don't know if or when I will be doing that; I'm afraid someone will start producing my idea before I can get to it.
   Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Changes to provisional patent drawings
Post by: Brad on July 13, 2017, 08:23:32 AM
In my opinion its worth the extra $65 to file an updated provisional with the updated drawings.