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Re: Drought Resistant Hostas---Also H. 'Revolution'

Hi Ray
	Hard to tell who is right or wrong, maybe both since these are plants
instead of machines or something else. Here is a special page for plant
patent applications.

Ray W wrote:
> Bob & all,
> I went poking around the US patent site at:
> http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/provapp.htm
> on this page I found:
>                           PROVISIONAL APPLICATION FOR PATENT
>                                        What It Is and How to Use It
>                                                   January 1, 1997
> Since June 8, 1995, the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has
> offered inventors the option of filing a provisional application for
> patent
> which was designed to provide a lower cost first patent filing in the
> United States and to give U.S. applicants parity with foreign
> applicants under the
> GATT Uruguay Round Agreements.
> A provisional application for patent is a U.S. national application
> for patent filed in the PTO under 35 U.S.C. §111(b). It allows filing
> without a
> formal patent claim, oath or declaration, or any information or prior
> art disclosure. It provides the means to establish an early effective
> filing date in a
> patent application and allows the term “Patent Pending” to be applied.
> The period of up to one year of pendency for the provisional
> application is excluded from the term calculation of a granted patent
> that relies upon the
> provisional application for patent, thus providing a term endpoint
> that is 21 years from the provisional application filing date.
> If I am reading this correctly, you get one year of protection to
> secure your patent of twenty years totaling 21 years.
> Ray

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