I would like to know if my PPA will be open to view by anyone who searches in a database. If it's so, where is this database on the USPTO website?


According to the USPTO:

Further, because a PPA is not made public unless its application number is noted in a later-published application or patent, the failure by an applicant to file a nonprovisional application based on his/her PPA will not lead to public disclosure of his/her invention.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.