Edits and Modifications
The lawyer made a number of changes to the order in which I had written the patent. He used the entire content I had written shout modifications, but added a bunch of legal language to make the claims more generic.
He also asked me to renumber the drawings to make the numbering less ambiguous. I also added step by step instructions on the various processes per my lawyers request.
Order to items in Provisional Patent
Here his the final order of the provisional patent application.
- Field of the Invention
- Description of Related Art
DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
The following Documents were attached with the PPA
- Drawings in black and white (6 pages)
- Power of Attorney (1 page)
- Certification of Micro Entity (Gross Income Basis, 2 pages)
- Provisional Cover Sheet (SB16, 3 pages)
- Specification (the actual content of the provisional patent, 22 pages)
- Fee Worksheet (2 pages)
I also received an Electronic Acknowledgement Receipt including the following:
- EFS ID,
- Application Number,
- a Confirmation Number,
- a RAM confirmation Number.
- timestamp of submission.
Finally, the lawyer mentioned I add and highlight Patent Pending on all pages of the website, and printed or posted documentation.
As soon as I submitted the provisional patent, I got bunch of additional ideas based on feedback from other entrepreneurs I met at conferences, and meetings.
Additional Provisional Patents
Unfortunately, you can not modify a provisional patent. I will therefor be writing another provisional patent with the new ideas and when I submit a patent in less than a year, I will have to link to both provisional patents.