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- A PPA provides "Patent-Pending"
status for only one year, and automatically becomes abandoned when
its pendency expires 12 months after the provisional filing date by
operation of law. You must file a utility
application claiming benefit of the earlier PPA's filing date in
the USPTO before the PPA pendency period expires (i.e., one year from
filing the PPA) in order to preserve any benefit from the PPA filing;
i.e., if your PPA expires, you will loose the earlier PPA filing date
and will have to refile a patent application having a new, and later
- A PPA filing initiates the Paris Convention priority year (i.e., an
internationally recognized filing date whereby the deadline to file
a foreign patent application is measure from). Hence, THE DEADLINE TO
FILE A CORRESPONDING FOREIGN/PCT PATENT APPLICATION IS 1 YEAR AFTER
FILING THE PPA.
- You understand that, by law, if your invention is "in use"
or "on sale" (see 35
U.S.C. §102(b)) in the United States, or you disclosed the
invention to the general public without a Confidentiality Agreement
more than one year prior to filing a PPA or Utility patent applicaiton,
you may lose the right to ever patent the invention (see 35
- By law, after filing a corresponding utility
application, a claim (under 35 U.S.C. 119(e)) for the benefit of
a prior PPA must be filed during the pendency of the utility application,
and within four months of the utility application filing date or within
sixteen months of the PPA filing date (whichever is later).
- You fully understand that a PPA will not mature into a granted patent
without filing a utility patent application within one year after the
PPA filing date. Thus, if during the "Patent-Pending" period
of your PPA you find that your idea has marketable value, and desire
patent protection starting from you PPA's filing date, you must apply
for a utility
patent within one year after the PPA filing date.
- The PPA is held in strict confidence by US Patent and Trademark Office
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