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Proper classification is the responsibility of the USPTO, and not the applicant. Non-provisional applications are relatively often misclassified, and this is not something that can cause any challenge to the validity of a filing date or the enabling nature of the disclosure. It may cause less than adequate proficiency in examination, but that is another ...


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DISCLAIMER: This is not legal advice, and is not to be relied upon for legal decisions. I am not attorney. Read the relevent laws yourself and consult with an attorney. Classification The classification noted on a patent application is only a suggestion to the USPTO made in good faith (i.e. you could get in trouble for intentionally trying to mislead/etc) - ...


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Priority, internationally, is under the Paris Convention. It has nothing to do with the idea of a provisional application, although a US provisional can as as a priority document under Paris. The number will be the application number of a French patent application. I would look it up in Espacenet at https://worldwide.espacenet.com/


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The detailed description doesn't need to be particularly detailed however I have seen a case where a filing date was retracted on a provisional application (that would remove the ability to use the patent pending marking) because the only text was headed "Summary" and there wasn't much of it.


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In Australia all you need to file a provisional patent application is a title, an inventor name and a description of the invention. You don't even need claims. But the problem with doing that is some countries require claims to be part of a provisional patent application for the purposes of deriving priority. Thus you would be very brave to file it without ...


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Should the drawings contain measurements? No. Your drawings are there to show the nature of the invention, not to show exactly how it might be put into production. The particular dimensions are almost always irrelevant, and will not assist you in the drawings. The only situation in which it might be useful to include dimensions in the drawings is where a ...


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A non-provisional application can claim priority to multiple provisional (or indeed nonprovisional) applications. Per 37 CFR 1.78(a): An applicant in a nonprovisional application … may claim the benefit of one or more prior-filed provisional applications However, the nonprovisional application (and any Conventional applications filed in other countries) ...


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