Provisional Patent Applications

A provisional patent application extends the deadline for filing a utility patent application by one year and it is less expensive to file than a utility patent application.  A utility patent application must be filed however, within on year of filing the provisional patent application because the provisional application does not result in an issued, enforceable patent.

The cost to prepare and file a provisional patent application is $3,250.00 for most applications, of which $1,250.00 is applied to the cost of a utility patent application.

Prior to preparing and filing a provisional patent application, it is advisable to have a patentability search conducted at the US Patent and Trademark Office.

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