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I will try to file a test patent, basically a null patent for familiarizing with the filing process without spending any money. Is there any legal issue with this?

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The Manual for Patent Examination (MPEP) has some sections that mention that anything submitted "is not being presented for any improper purpose, such as to harass, cause unnecessary delay, . . ". A famous not really an application is "Method and instrument for proposing marriage to an individual" US 20070078663 A1 . I wouldn't file anything that seemed to be signed.

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