A document describing a claimed invention and requesting that a patent on the claimed invention be granted to an applicant. In the U.S., an application must include a specification and a drawing (if required to understand the invention). A regular U.S. patent application must also include at least one claim and it must be accompanied by an oath and a fee. In addition to a specification and a fee, a provisional U.S. patent application must be accompanied by a cover sheet and a fee. MPEP 601.
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