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Application for a Provisional Patent

If you patented your invention in the United States of America, it does not protect your rights beyond the borders of the country; besides, every state has its own patent right policies. In order to protect your patent rights in the United States, you are required to present the product, in which your novelty is used, within one year from its description being published.

In case you decide to protect the patent right in another country, you must first apply for it, and only then publish the description of the novelty. There is a number of international agreements that make it possible for you not to file application for the protection of your patent rights in each country. However, due to the discrepancy of legal systems, applying for international patent rights is a complicated process that requires help of a qualified patent agency such as InventHelp.

Provisional Patent Application is a good and cheap way you can get your process of patenting started. After such an application has been filed, you can demonstrate your novelty to the public, and have all the rights protected for a year (the novelty will have the status of “patent pending”). You also do not have to present information disclosure statement, but your application must provide a detailed description of the novelty.

This type of application protects foreign patent rights, so it’s a good choice if you need to conduct some research before actually paying all the fees required in case of obtaining a regular patent. You need to remember, that if you are planning to obtain a regular patent, you must apply for it within one year after the provisional patent application has been filed. It means, it is not possible to extend the status of “patent pending” and you can read more about it from http://baltimorepostexaminer.com/inventhelp-can-help-make-young-inventors-dreams-into-reality/2018/07/20 too.