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Patent and Inventing Discussion => Patent Questions and Advice => Topic started by: R M on April 19, 2020, 01:23:14 AM

Title: Research and References
Post by: R M on April 19, 2020, 01:23:14 AM
Hey Brad.
1.) I am wondering if in my Provisional Patent App if I need to site references (prior art)?

2.) My invention took a considerable amount of research and experimentation. Do I need to include my experimental methods and results in the PPA?

Thank you !
Title: Re: Research and References
Post by: Brad on April 19, 2020, 09:23:52 AM
Hi,

1)  There is no requirement to cite references in the provisional.

2)  I would err on the side of caution and include all your materials/methods you used.  You can list them as "non-limiting" examples if you want but its best to have too much rather than too little in the provisional.