Implications of post-dating provisional patent applications

post-date-applicationA provisional application is generally filed to gain priority for a patent application, as the priority date plays a vital role in the grant of the patent. If an applicant needs more than the prescribed period to file a complete specification, an applicant may post-date a patent application, accompanied by a provisional specification. In patents, post-dating refers to the shift of the priority date of a patent application to a later date.

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