Filling a provisional patent application lets you secure your place in the patent industry in Canada. Whether the patent is in its final or basic stage, it is important to take the necessary steps to protect your intellectual property.
Generally, one can avail two options when it comes to filling a provisional Canadian patent application. You can either mail your application or get it submitted electronically. If you choose the method of filing your application through mail, it is important to ensure that you submit a completed provisional patent cover letter, mentioning the specification of invention, drawings of invention, a credit card payment form ( if payment is done through credit card) and a receipt postcard. All the documents of your application package needs to be enclosed in an express mailing envelope alongside appropriate postage. What is worth mentioning is that the specification of your invention should be done on a A4 paper and that too printed on a inkjet printer.
What to ensure prior to submitting your application
Make sure all your documents are printed on one side of the paper. Remember, submitting a handwritten specification is not recommended. However, if you think of doing so, make sure the document is very much readable. However, if you wish to maintain the consistency of the sheet size, it is important to have your drawings done on the same size sheets as per your specifications. Prior to submitting your application make a copy of your application to keep in your possession.
Considerations for Approval of Patent Application Canada
Once the patent application gets approved, the owner gets guaranteed invention or idea. This gives the patent owner control over many aspects of patented material including:
- Who shall or shall not make use of the patented invention.
- Who can license the usage of patented invention
- The sale of the patent
Remember, these rights are only guaranteed until the patent is sold naturally under the law.