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A provisional application for Patent is a U. S. national application for patent filed in the USPTO under 35 U.S.C. §111(b). Provisional filings enable Inventors to establish an early effective filing date in a non‐provisional patent application, and allow Inventors to attach the term “Patent Pending” to their Inventions. Since 1995, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has offered Inventors the option of filing a provisional application for a patent as a means of providing a lower‐cost “simplified” first patent filing in the United States.