Posts in Provisional Patent Applications


There is no such thing as a provisional patent

Although there is a popular misconception among inventors new to the field of inventing, the United States Patent and Trademark Office is never going to grant a …
By Gene Quinn
2 months ago 1

The Benefits of a Provisional Patent Application

There is a great misunderstanding among many inventors and entrepreneurs regarding what many simply refer to as a provisional patent. The first thing that needs to be …
By Gene Quinn
7 months ago 8

Federal Circuit affirms PTAB decision to invalidate MPHJ patent

The Federal Circuit upheld the decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”), on Inter Partes Review, to invalidate as anticipated or obvious all claims of …

The Patent Process on a Tight but Realistic Budget

The patent process can be overwhelming and quite costly for an inventor who wishes to secure patent protection on their invention. But there are certain steps of …
By Gene Quinn & Renee C. Quinn
1 year ago 0

Provisional Patent Applications the Right Way, the Wal-Mart Way

If serial provisional patent applications seems like a good strategy for Wal-Mart, which is one of the largest corporations in the world, and if serial provisional patent …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 4

Provisional Patents: What are they and why do you need them?

The first thing to say is this: there is no such thing as a provisional patent. You can, however, file what is known as a provisional patent …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 3

5 things inventors and startups need to know about patents

One big problem independent inventors face when they choose to represent themselves is with respect to the very real problem of admissions. Truthfully, those who are representing …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 14

Is your provisional patent worth anything?

The challenge when you are filing a patent application is you don't know if the invention will become the next billion dollar drug. As you can imagine, …

There is no such thing as a provisional patent

It is important to understand what a provisional patent application is, what benefits are provided and perhaps most importantly what a provisional patent application is not. First …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 11

Patent Drafting: Top 5 Critical Things to Remember

Many times inventors fail to adequately describe their inventions because the invention is obvious to them, and they think it will be equally obvious to others. The …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 25

Good, Bad & Ugly: Truth About Provisional Patent Applications

Whether that provisional patent application can ever be useful moving forward is unknown and unknowable at the time it is filed, which allows for those who knowingly …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 7

The Benefits of a Provisional Patent Application

Like any other patent application, a provisional patent application is effective to stop the clock relative to so-called statutory bars and immediately upon filing a provisional patent …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 45