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Provisional Patent Application
22 Aug, 2022 0 Editorial Team

Filing a Provisional Patent Application Online

A provisional patent application is a type of application that allows inventors to protect their ideas before they have filed a complete patent application.

Filing this application online is easy and free. It will allow you to file an application for a new invention, product, process, the machine, or composition of matter.

This article will show you how to file provisional patents online.

You can file a provisional patent application online at Once you complete the online form, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on where to send your filing fee.

What Is Provisional Patent Applications?

It is an early-stage patent application that allows inventorship to be established prior to filing a non-provisional patent application. It also provides protection against other people claiming priority to the invention.

Why Should You File Provisional Patent Applications Before Filing a Full Patent Application?

If you file a PPA, you will receive a first right to file a non-provisionally application within six months after the date of the PPA. This means that you can file a non-patent application without having to pay fees for each country where you wish to file. In addition, you will not need to wait until you have filed a non-provisional application before you can start selling products based on your invention.

How Do I File a Provisional Patent ?

To file provisional patents online, visit the USPTO website at You must complete an online form with the following required fields:

1) Title of the invention;

2) Description of the invention;

3) Name of inventor(s);

4) Address of inventor(s); and

5) Contact information (email address).

You can also download the form here: https://www.uspto.go…

When Can I File My Provisional Patents Application?

If you meet the requirements listed above, you can file provisional patents application within one year after filing your non-provisional patents application. However, there are some limitations when filing provisional patents application.