Virginia Beach, VA asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Virginia

Q: Once my PPA is accepted, does that mean my patent will be granted?

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Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn
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  • Chapel Hill, NC

A: No.

The acceptance of a provisional patent application is a clerical matter. They just make sure that you submitted something and paid the fee. It is hard to not get a filing receipt for a provisional patent application.

To get a non-provisional patent application granted takes some work. So there is no guarantees that you will get a patent granted.

Kevin E Flynn

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