an application for patent filed under 35 U.S.C. 111(a) that includes all patent applications (i.e., utility, design, plant, and reissue) except provisional applications. The nonprovisional application establishes the filing date and initiates the examination process. A nonprovisional utility patent application must include a specification, including a claim or claims; drawings, when necessary; an oath or declaration; and the prescribed filing fee
USPTO - Cite This Source - This Definition
- application (patent), GATT, provisional patent application, SIR
- A type of U.S. utility patent application that must contain at least one claim and can issue as a patent. MPEP 201, MPEP 601, MPEP 601.01(a)..
Robert M. Hunter, Ph.D. - Cite This Source - This Definition
- Application (for Patent), application (patent), Execute, patent application, provisional patent application