Join Dana Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Provisional vs. utility patents, part of Intellectual Property Fundamentals.
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…The big question is, what is a provisional patent, and what…is a utility patent, and what's the difference between the two?…Well, a provisional patent is a way that you can file a…patent with very little documentation, and in some cases, just a bare…outline of what you intend to do with your patent, and then,…within 12 months, you can convert that to a utility patent application.…The provisional has an advantage.…It gives you a filing date right away.…They're inexpensive.…
They aren't examined by the patent office at all.…You can immediately start claiming that you…have a patent pending and you buy yourself…a window of time before you have…to convert that to full utility patent application.…Now, what is a full utility patent application?…That's a normal patent application.…This is the patent application that will ideally identify your invention in a…way that gives you the ability to stop others from practicing the same invention.…So, utility patent is examined by the patent office.…
It, it goes through the scrutiny of someone skilled in the particular…
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- How long do copyrights last?
- Trademarking your brand
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- Patenting your ideas
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