1

To answer the question of title - Yes if it a very good provisional application, No if is done by yourself or for any other reason the PCT needs more detail or other new matter. Under the terms of the Paris Convention, to which China is a contracting party, the first application in any Paris country for a particular subject mater can be used as a priority ...


1

The detailed description doesn't need to be particularly detailed however I have seen a case where a filing date was retracted on a provisional application (that would remove the ability to use the patent pending marking) because the only text was headed "Summary" and there wasn't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


1

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 ...


1

I am not a lawyer, but I think it is because the provisional application is not the application that gets examined. It needs only to sufficiently disclose the invention so that the non-provisional application can then be examined and claim the earlier priority date. Remember, claims get edited all the time as the patent examination process progresses. This ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible