Provisional Patent Registration

What is the Provisional Patent Registration?

When you are at a stage in your research and development work where, it can be disclosed on paper but it’s not a final invention, then you can prepare a description of the invention as provisional specification and submit to patent office to secure the priority date of the invention.

It gives following benefits:

• Secures filing date

• 12 months of time to file complete specification

• Low cost

The following documents must be in proper order for a Provisional Patent Specification:

1. Form 1 ( Application for grant of patent), THE PATENTS ACT 1970 (39 of 1970) and THE PATENTS RULES, 2003.

2. Form 2 (Provisional Specifications), THE PATENTS ACT 1970 (39 of 1970) and THE PATENTS RULES, 2003.

3. Form 5 ( Declaration of Inventor ship) THE PATENTS ACT 1970 (39 of 1970) and THE PATENTS RULES, 2003.

4. Form 26 (Power of Attorney). THE PATENTS ACT 1970 (39 of 1970) and THE PATENTS RULES, 2003. If your patent is filed by a Patent Agent then this form is necessary, otherwise not.

5. Form 3 (Corresponding foreign patent application statement and undertakings) THE PATENTS ACT 1970 (39 of 1970) and THE PATENTS RULES, 2003.

6. Priority Document ( This is used for convention applications if priority date is claimed).

7. Illustrations/Drawings of the invention.