For questions relating to the requirements for filing, and effects or functions of, provisional applications

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What is considered applicable prior art?

I contacted an invention development company about a general idea for a new product. Shortly afterward through a simple Google search I found a product very similar to my idea being sold on internet. ...
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Provisional Patent Filed Right Before Mine

I have been slowly developing a product for the last couple of years but my major hold up has been the legal side of things since I do not have the start-up funds. I decided to write the provisional ...
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The timing of filing design and utility patents on the same invention

I have a design patent set of documents ready to file and the question came up about filing a utility as well. We are working feverishly to submit everything before March 2016 (one year after public ...