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Provisional Application Process


Provisional Application Process
« on: January 23, 2022, 05:55:17 PM »
As I understand, a provisional patent application is considered "Patent Pending" when the provisional application is accepted by the patent office. At that point the patent office does NOT do any reviews or evaluations of the application.

What is the next step of the provisional process? Do they then subsequently review the application and issue any kind of decision on the provisional?

Or is the next step is for me to (within 12 months) apply for a non-provisional and after which only the patent office will make reviews and evaluations of the patent application?

Thank you
« Last Edit: January 24, 2022, 03:21:08 PM by LW »


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Re: Provisional Application Process
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2022, 10:01:04 AM »
Once the USPTO has accepted your provisional, there is nothing else they will do.   The next step is when you will file the full non-provisional application.  Please read this:
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