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 a provisional patent online.
You can file a provisional patent application online at http://www.uspto.gov/patents-application-process/provisional-applications. Once you complete the online form, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on where to send your filing fee.
What Is a Provisional Patent Application?
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 a Provisional Patent Application 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 a provisional patent online, visit the USPTO website at http://www.uspto.gov/patents-application-process/file-a-provisional-application. 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 Patent Application?
If you meet the requirements listed above, you can file a provisional patent application within one year after filing your non-provisional patent application. However, there are some limitations when filing a provisional patent application.