Take Immediate Action To Protect Your Intellectual Property
Though many inventors file provisional patent applications on their own, that may not always be the best plan of attack. This is especially true if you plan to potentially file a nonprovisional patent application stemming from that provisional patent application. To best protect your intellectual property, it is often recommended that you have an attorney by your side who can help you with the provisional patent application and every step of the patent application process.
At Boudwin Intellectual Property Law, LLC, we can help you file a provisional patent application that thoroughly and accurately describes your invention. Our law firm’s intellectual property attorneys assist clients in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, North Carolina, and around the world. You can speak with one of our experienced attorneys now by calling the firm at 856-975-6241.
How Do Provisional Patent Applications Differ From Nonprovisional Applications?
A provisional patent application acts as a “placeholder” at the patent office and cannot produce a patent because it does not undergo an examination. This cost-effective option may serve as the basis for a nonprovisional utility patent application because the nonprovisional utility patent application may “claim priority” to the provisional application. This means that for the purposes of applying “prior art” during the examination of the nonprovisional utility patent application, the effective filing date of some or all the nonprovisional utility patent applications is the same as the earlier filing date of the provisional application. This can be beneficial if a “prior art” reference is dated after the provisional application.
Contact Boudwin Intellectual Property Law, LLC, Today For A Free Consultation
Speaking with an attorney is the fastest way to learn about your options and the best path for moving forward. Our skilled intellectual property professionals have a comprehensive knowledge of intellectual property law and decades of combined experience. You can talk to one of our proven attorneys now by calling us at 856-975-6241 or by sending us an email.