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PROVISIONAL UTILITY PATENT APPLICATION

Temporarily protects a product, method, or software for 12 months as long as you convert it into a non-provisional utility patent application before the 12 month ends. Quick and less expensive, a good choice for those who may want to use the next 12 months to raise funds and finalize the invention before proceeding to the non-provisional utility application. Must convert to a non-provisional utility application to keep your protection.

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NON-PROVISIONAL UTILITY PATENT APPLICATION

Apply for 20 years of patent rights for a product, method, or software, if approved by the US Patent Office.

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DESIGN PATENT APPLICATION

Protects the shape of a product only. Does not protect how the product is built, how it works, or any functionality. Useful for when you created a new look for an existing product.

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