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You can look up the provisional application by its application number in Public PAIR and verify that it exists. Since that also doesn't find it according to your comment It might be a typo in the non-provisional. If the application gets a rejection based on a reference published before the non-provisional was filed and the applicant wants to disqualify the ...


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The issue I have with your question is what you mean by "provisional patent application". Not many countries have the figure of "provisional" patent application (I can only think of the US and Portugal), but many countries have some kind of application or a regular patent application that is cheap and create a priority right, which I imagine is what you may ...


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One can only patent things they personally invent. The invention status of the original in Brazil is not relevant. Your modifications need to be novel and not obvious, the same criteria as any invention. You will need to make the patent office aware if the original item and anything else you know that would tend to hurt your case when filing a nonprovisional....


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And the direct answer to your question is yes, if you have some reason to file two provisionals. Lets say you file one and then decide you have another aspect of the system that you think is patentable. Feel free to copy whatever is relevant from the first one you filed. And, there is no such thing as a provisional patent, only a provisional patent ...


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Hi I called the inventor's assistance center regarding my question above, and they suggested that I file one provisional and then when filing the non-provisional do two separate claims.


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Most patents are for improvements to something that already exists. The new version of your product needs to be truly new and not obvious in light of everything that has ever been done anywhere. You might ask yourself if the new version still falls under the existing patent. I am presuming you are not the patent owner. Getting a patent yourself does not ...


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