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Find the element providing a priority date

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 ...
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Are PPA’s searchable?

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

You have something that has never been done before. ChatGPT has, therefore, not been fed any information about what it is, how it works, or what aspects are both commercially important and novel. You ...
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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)

A U.S. answer Commercial public use is a little up in the air after the AIA changed the law 10 years ago. Before that secret commercial use triggered the 1-year grace period. Now it might or might not ...
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What are the absolute minimum theoretical requirements for a provisional patent application?

The detailed description doesn't need to be particularly detailed however I have seen a case where a filing date was retracted on a provisional application (that would remove the ability to use the ...
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What are the absolute minimum theoretical requirements for a provisional patent application?

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 ...
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Should I use a range instead of a single measurement in the patent description and/or drawings?

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 ...
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