A provisional patent application is a kind of scaled-down patent application that can be prepared more quickly and is less expensive than a full patent application.

In this episode, Cynthia Gilbert, a software patent attorney and co-founder of the law firm Blueshift IP explains the benefits and limitations of a provisional patent application. She also shares the most common mistakes made while filing for it.

Tune in to this Second episode of the Software Patent Podcast to learn what a provisional patent application can and can’t do.

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The definition of a provisional patent application (01:39)
  • The benefits of a provisional patent application (03:00)
  • Common mistakes made when filing for a provisional patent application (06:10)




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