Provisional Patent Application (PPA)

Definition of "Provisional Patent Application (PPA)"
  1. 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
How to use "Provisional Patent Application (PPA)" in a sentence
  1. The PPA allows inventors to establish an early effective filing date in one or more continuing patented inventions.
  2. He decided to file a Provisional Patent Application first to secure the earliest possible filing date.
  3. The lawyer suggested filing a PPA for the new technology, ensuring a priority date while finalizing the invention.

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