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Do Preliminary Patent Applications Exist?
Many inventors mistakenly refer to a provisional patent application as a preliminary patent application. The proper term is a "provisional patent application" as there is no such thing as a preliminary patent application.
Do Preliminary Patents Exist?
In addition, many inventors mistakenly refer to a provisional patent application as a preliminary patent. As with a preliminary patent application, there is no such thing as a preliminary patent. In fact, there is no such thing as a provisional patent since there is only a provisional patent application (a provisional patent application is not a patent - only a non-provisional patent application filed can eventually become a patent).
If you are interested in a provisional patent application, you can use PatentWizard Professional or PatentWizard Online to self-draft your own provisional patent application. If you are interested in a patent attorney preparing your provisional patent application, Michael Neustel, the creator of PatentWizard can possibly assist you.
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