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Figures in Provisional Patent Application

Gary Stecklein

Figures in Provisional Patent Application
« on: March 22, 2014, 10:01:09 AM »
Do figures in a Provisional Patent Application need to be part referenced like they are in a patent or can they be more generally referenced?


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Re: Figures in Provisional Patent Application
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2014, 12:19:24 PM »
The proper thing is to label each feature in your figures with a number and reference that number in your application.  However, this is not required for a provisional so your provisional should still be accepted even if you don't do this step.

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