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Provisional Patent Applications

Listing the correct inventors on your patent application is important. Having an incorrect listing can result in invalidity or unenforceability of your patent, loss of ownership rights, and other serious issues. Determining the correct inventorship for a patent application is a legal matter that should be determined by your patent attorney. Two types of errors [...]

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Perhaps the question that I address most frequently with my clients is whether to file a provisional or nonprovisional  patent application. A nonprovisional application is an ordinary patent application. A provisional patent application is a special kind of application that is not examined or published, has minimal formal requirements, and expires 12 months after filing. [...]

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