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English translation: provisional patent [application]

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German term or phrase:Absicherungspatent
English translation:provisional patent [application]
Entered by: Christine Lam
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02:10 Jan 13, 2008
German to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright
German term or phrase: Absicherungspatent
Ein guter Patentschutz für eine solche (länger wirkende) Substanz wäre jedoch schwieriger, wenn diese schon in einem Absicherungspatent enthalten wäre, das auf der Basis sehr unvollständiger Unterlagen angemeldet worden wäre.

Die mit der Anmeldung eines Absicherungspatents verbundene Information der Allgemeinheit könnte der Konkurrenz wichtige Hinweise geben.
Christine Lam
Local time: 05:04
provisional patent [application]
Explanation:
“Since June 8, 1995, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has offered inventors the option of filing a provisional application for patent which was designed to provide a lower-cost first patent filing in the United States. Applicants are entitled to claim the benefit of a provisional application in a corresponding non-provisional application filed not later than 12 months after the provisional application filing date.[…]
· Provides simplified filing with a lower initial investment with 12 months to assess the invention’s commercial potential before committing to the higher cost of filing and prosecuting a non-provisional application for patent;
· Establishes an official United States patent application filing date for the invention[…]”
· http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/provapp.htm

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Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 02:04
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perfect, thank you!
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provisional patent [application]


Explanation:
“Since June 8, 1995, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has offered inventors the option of filing a provisional application for patent which was designed to provide a lower-cost first patent filing in the United States. Applicants are entitled to claim the benefit of a provisional application in a corresponding non-provisional application filed not later than 12 months after the provisional application filing date.[…]
· Provides simplified filing with a lower initial investment with 12 months to assess the invention’s commercial potential before committing to the higher cost of filing and prosecuting a non-provisional application for patent;
· Establishes an official United States patent application filing date for the invention[…]”
· http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/provapp.htm



Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 02:04
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 88
Grading comment
perfect, thank you!

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agree  Steffen Walter: Looks about right (welcome back :-))
12 hrs
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agree  AllegroTrans
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