As per the patent law, a provisional application is a legal document filed in the Indian Patent Office or any other patent office to establish an early filing date. The provisional application allows the inventor to file a patent application without a formal patent claim, oath or declaration, or any information disclosure (prior art) statement.
Basically, provisional patent application buys you the time to file the complete patent application/ non-provisional patent application. The complete patent application has to filed before the patent office within 12 months of filing while establishing the priority for the invention.
A complete application/Non-provisional Application needs to be filed within 12 months or else the application will be treated as abandoned.
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