Based in Sydney, Australia, Foundry is a blog by Rebecca Thao. Her posts explore modern architecture through photos and quotes by influential architects, engineers, and artists.

Must You File a Provisional Patent Application Before a Non-Provisional Patent Application?

Good question! Inventors commonly file a provisional patent application before a non-provisional because it serves as a placeholder before the product is completely finished. Although this is a common practice, it is not required. In other words, you can go straight for the non-provisional patent application if you’d like.

Is There a Way to Search for Provisional Patents?

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