September 19, 2021

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Provisional vs. Non-Provisional Patent Applications (The Differences You NEED to Know)

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What are the big differences between provisional and non-provisional patent applications? Why do you need both? Watch for find out! (FREE resources included below…) ⏬

Registered USPTO patent attorney, J.D. Houvener from Bold Patents Law Firm, talks about provisional vs. non-provisional patent applications!

Below we have provided resources and timestamps with brief explanations for each aspect of this subject.

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➡️2:11 Patent Searching

✔️Believe it or not, you will need a patent search done for each type of application.
✔️This is an investment to protect you from wasting money later!

➡️3:47 How Long?

✔️Provisional applications are less complex, so they won’t need as much time.
✔️If you get your provisional and non-provisional done by the same law firm, you can shave a few weeks off the time.

➡️5:54 Pendency

✔️A provisional buys you exactly one year to get your non-provisional completed.

➡️6:25 Attorney’s Fees

✔️There’a huge range here, depending on your invention’s complexity.
✔️A non-provisional will probably be around twice the cost.

➡️7:26 USPTO Fees

✔️USPTO filing fees are significantly smaller than attorney’s fees.
✔️Your fee for filing will actually depend on the size of your entity.
✔️Again, provisional application fees will be much lower than those for the non-provisional.

✏️ BONUS RESOURCES✏️

🔹 Check out our detailed blog article that explains provisional vs. non-provisional patent applications: https://boldip.com/blog/provisional-nonprovisional-difference/
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