Provisional FAQ

A provisional patent application gets your foot in the door, giving you “Patent Pending” status for one year. A provisional patent application alone does not result in a patent. It does give you time to complete a full non-provisional patent application that can result in patent protection.

Because provisional patent applications are short-lived, the USPTO requirements are not as stringent as those for a full non-provisional patent application. Drawings may be hand drawn sketches or photos, and no claims are required. The written description must still be sufficiently detailed to fully describe the invention that will be claimed in the later non-provisional patent application.

If you have a novel idea for an invention that you think deserves patent protection, then take the initial step of filing a provisional patent application. It's easy to get started, just fill out some personal information and write a brief description of your invention on Armillary's online Provisional Patent Application Form. A provisional patent application is low cost, and it lowers your cost if you later choose to move forward with a full non-provisional application (see fee schedule). Armillary offers lower prices for non-provisional applications if we have already written your provisional application, since we would already be familiar with your invention.

 

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Spacke V-Twin Engine
Patent No: US 1102700

 

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Nielsen Hair Dryer
Patent No: US 1821525

 

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Apple iPod Scroll Wheel
Patent No: US 7348967 B

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Fender Guitar
Patent No: 164227

 

 

 

 

 

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