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How detailed should a provisional patent application be? (Software)

I am considering filing for a provisional patent which deals with mobile and web technologies. Now this is a method to do something. But how detailed do I go? Right now, I have something working in ...
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Filing a Provisional Patent by myself

I have a great idea, I would like to protect it, but I don't have the budget for a patent attorney at the moment. I was thinking to do it by my own. I wanted to know if I try my best to define the ...
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Is a Provisional Patent As Prior Art Sufficient Defense?

If you file a provisional patent purely to try and protect yourself, wouldn't that document the "invention" sufficient as such to be considered prior art? And if prior art is a valid defense, is it ...
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Can I include multiple specific software functionalities of my broad idea in a single provisional patent application?

I have a limited budget and I am looking form a startup based on my idea. My idea is related to mobile (Android, iOS, etc) apps and a supporting website. It is a broad idea which can be implemented ...
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Which is the best way to file a provisional application in the United States?

We are a group of researchers in Europe, interested in filling a provisional application for a patent regarding a device that we developed. What is the cheapest, fastest and more effective way to do ...
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Searching for US Provisional Patents

US8261231 "claims benefit to U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 61/472,609, which was filed on Apr. 6, 2011... The contents of the above-identified applications are incorporated by reference in ...
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Provisional, publication and continuation

Suppose one files a provisional that describes methods A and B, then publishes a paper describing methods A and B, then files a non-provisional that claims the benefit of the provisional and describes ...
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Avoiding “New matter” when leveraging PPA in nonprovisional app

When does editing the disclosure and/or claims for use in nonprovisional app, said disclosure and claims first disclosed in a provisional patent, constitute the addition of "New matter?" Said in ...
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What kind of provisional patent should I get if I want to sell internationally?

I have a product i'm looking to get out into the market soon and i'm unsure of what kind of provisional to get. I want to sell the product internationally. Anyone know how to go about this?
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Waiver of interest and provisional patent application

Let us say I work for company X and have an idea that I want to patent outside the scope of work of that company. Is it mandatory that I get a waiver of interest from X BEFORE I file a provisional ...