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What is nonprovisional patent application?

A nonprovisional patent application is a utility patent application that will be examined by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”).  During this process, the nonprovisional patent application could eventually become a granted patent after being examined by a patent examiner.  Because a nonprovisional is reviewed by the USPTO, there are specific requirements for what is included in your application. A utility patent application is a document that outlines and explains an invention.


What are the parts to nonprovisional patent application?

A patent application has several parts, such as a background of the state of the art, summary of the invention, brief description of the drawings, detailed description of the drawings, claims, and an abstract. Each section of a patent application has its own purpose and requirements. In general, the patent application must teach someone of similar skill of the art how to make and use your invention.

It is highly recommended that you contact a patent agent or patent attorney to help you through this lengthy and in depth process. There are strict requirements for the patent application, and your patent agent or attorney will know the best strategies for gaining patent protection of your invention.

Author: Savanah McLendon.

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