A utility patent application was written and filed in April 2019 with the USPTO. The inventor seeks additional patent rights in ES, DE, FR, UK & NL. The EPO website indicates:
A European patent application consists of: a request for grant a description of the invention claims drawings (if any) an abstract.
Does the Non-Provisional Patent Application (submitted to the USPTO) satisfy the European application elements described above? Naturally, the request for grant form would not be included in the NPA.
- Invention has not been sold / disclosed
- Inventor's dual EU-US citizen is unclear because of evolving immigration law
- Provisional Application was filed exactly one year before NPA
- NPA was filed USPTO pro-se