Provisional Patent Application (PPA)
- An early step in the patent process, offering inventors a one-year period to develop their inventions and file a complete patent application, potentially benefiting from an earlier filing date
- The PPA allows inventors to establish an early effective filing date in one or more continuing patented inventions.
- He decided to file a Provisional Patent Application first to secure the earliest possible filing date.
- The lawyer suggested filing a PPA for the new technology, ensuring a priority date while finalizing the invention.