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Is it safe to let ChatGPT write my provisional patent application? The invention is very simple

According to CNN ChatGPT 3.5 is smart enough to pass prestigious graduate-level exams and has the same level as a C+ law student. According to enjuris.com ChatGPT 4 scored 298-400 on the uniform bar ...
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"public use" or "disclosure" of a method which is a part of a provisional application implemented in a backend (not publicly visible or disclosed)

Let's say I have a provisional patent application (PPA) at USPTO regarding a method for scoring food for taste. I have a website for a beta release of an online service which uses this method of ...
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Are PPA’s searchable?

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?
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How to protect my idea after the 12 month PPA expiry?

how do I continue to protect my idea after my 12 month PPA expires? The USPTO states “A provisional application for patent has a pendency lasting 12 months from the date the provisional application is ...
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What are the absolute minimum theoretical requirements for a provisional patent application?

As far as I know, it is illegal to advertise an invention as "patent pending" unless a patent application has actually been filed. So, theoretically, if a company or individual wanted to ...
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Find the element providing a priority date

A certain patent claims a priority date (just under one year prior to the application date) and I would like to find the element providing this priority. The priority number points towards France (FR ...
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Should I use a range instead of a single measurement in the patent description and/or drawings?

We are just about ready to file for our PPA, should our drawings contain exact measurements? The reason I am asking is that some told me that you should make your measurements a "range", i.e. 3/16 to ...
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Can the claims of an NPA from multiple PPAs retain the priority of their respective PPA filing dates?

If I wanted to file an NPA which included content from 2 different PPA's filed on different days ... then will the entire patent only be able to claim the priority of the most recent PPA? Or will ...
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What if the PPA was filed with the wrong classification? Still valid?

As you know PPA's are not examined, so of course, neither are they ever rejected if they are filed in the wrong classification (say it should have gone in "Lasers", and somehow "households" was used). ...
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