The power of the provisional patent application

The power of the provisional patent application

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There’s no denying it: the process of getting a patent is a marathon. Whether you’re seeking a domestic monopoly or international protection, it can take years, and thousands of dollars, to gain enforceable rights over your invention. And the truth is, not every idea will turn out to be worth the investment. A wide range …

Baxter IP’s unique approach to drafting provisional patent specifications

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One of the key roles of a provisional patent application is the establishment of a priority date, which is the patentee’s earliest claimed filing date for his patent.  The provisional application allows the applicant to file a subsequent complete patent application within 12 months of the filing date of the provisional application, with the complete …

Obtaining international IP protection

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An Australian provisional patent application lodged at IP Australia (IPA) is usually the first step in obtaining one or more patents anywhere in the world. The date on which a provisional patent application is received by the IPA is known as its “priority date”. To obtain patent protection in specific countries of interest, it is …