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Patent pending versus provisional patent

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Is a patent pending the same as a provisional patent? 

Iptica claims that filing a patent pending  in any member country of the Paris patent convention (177 countries) makes you eligible to protect your invention in all member countries for the period of 12 months. Is this true?

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Hi Paulo!

A provisional patent application is not the same as having a utility patent pending. To learn more about this terminology, please review this blog article.

For additional legal information, we strongly advise you to consult with a patent attorney.

Best of luck!

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