I have a Design patent and a Provisional patent in play at the moment. I looked at the progress in PAIR for both and things seem to be hunky dory.
I decided to have a look at the drawings portion in the "image file wrapper" section.
The "quality" of the drawings in the Design Patent are markedly much much better than the quality in the Provisional drawings. Resolution appears to be the big difference and the provisional drawings are so horrible, some of the details that are crystal clear in the PDF I sent are pretty much just some black dots here and there.
The quality in the Design patent drawings are better, but again some details are lost.
Does the patent office only use these partially digested drawings later or do they later try their best to use the actual quality sent to them via PDF?
Why would the provisional drawings be so much worse than the ones in the design patent application?