A provisional patent application can be filed when any invention is not final & is still under development. Once a provisional patent application is filed, the applicant gets twelve months time to complete the invention and check the commercial viability of the invention & to file a permanent application for grant of patent with the office of Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks. In case the application for permanent patent is not made within the prescribed time of twelve month, the provisional application will die or go abandoned. A provisional application ensures that the applicant would get the permanent application over any other application which has been filed for the same invention by someone else.
Registering a patent can have many advantages for the person or entity, some of which are: -
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