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Micro Entity Discussion and Questions => Micro Entity Status Discussion and Questions => Topic started by: Brad on April 11, 2013, 08:39:05 AM

Title: How do I know if the patent application I filed was a provisional application?
Post by: Brad on April 11, 2013, 08:39:05 AM
A provisional patent application is a type of patent application that can be filed in the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). 

How do I know if the application I was an inventor on was a provisional?
There are two ways:
1) Look at the applicaiton documents.  A provisional application will usually use the term "provisional" either in the coversheet or sometimes on the specification.

2) If you have access to your patent office filing receipt, look for an "application number" or "application serial number".  If it starts with a "60/" or "61/" than this is a provisional application.

Title: Re: How do I know if the patent application I filed was a provisional application?
Post by: Brianmoser on June 13, 2013, 05:50:54 AM
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