I submitted a provisional on 8/19/21 and had a few hiccups these past few weeks having me finishing up final touches on the last day to submit my non provisional patent. I had technical issues with the EFS web and a few other things bringing me very close to the time. After several phone calls to the USPTO I was able to move along. I was racing the clock and submitted it at 11:20pm on 8/19/22!
I get the confirmation back and I notice the time stamp had it at 12:20am 8/20/22! I nearly had a heart attack! I was racing against the wrong clock! I’m in Texas and had the central time zone as my countdown!
If I’m 21 minutes late to file do I loose priority from my provisional?
What can I do? And what should I expect?
This is my first rodeo and I feel like I messed it all up!
Any answers or guidance will be of great help!