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Posted by: Brad
« on: March 16, 2017, 04:06:50 PM »

Without knowing more its hard to give specific advice but in general I would try to get protection on the device itself and simply say that it may, in some cases, be attached or coupled to the widget.   

Posted by: atouk
« on: March 16, 2017, 01:51:19 PM »

If the Detailed Description of the device or invention specifies that while the original Provisional Patent application is for an add-on or accessory to be used on an existing product or technology, it also states that the change or improvement can be also incorporated to the target product line at time of manufacture, would this actually require two separate PPA applications, (one for the stand alone device, and one for the improvement to the existing standard device in use), or would the single application cover both uses?  Further, would the statements in the DD actually provide further protection, or be considered to overreaching?

EXAMPLE:  While WIDGET A is the current industry standard WIDGET, the addition of the DEVICE shown in Illustration A by simple double sided adhesive pads, epoxy or other means would enhance it's functionality by allowing Automatic Molecular Deconfabulation by the process described herein, it could also be machined into the industry standard WIDGET at time of manufacture.