Form SB16 Provisional Cover Sheet

Form SB16 Provisional Cover Sheet

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INSTRUCTIONS: PROVISIONAL APPLICATION FOR PATENT COVER SHEET SB16

 

The Patent and Trademark Office provide the following guide for this form: https://www.uspto.gov/ebc/portal/efs/sb16_inst.doc

“Provisional Application for Patent Cover Sheet SB16 Step 1”

Enter the following Inventor Information:

1. The inventor is the one who contributes to the conception of the invention (applicant must be the inventor)

2. Enter the first or given name of the inventor, enter a period if the inventor only has one name

3. Middle name is optional

4. Enter the last name or family name for the inventor

5. Enter the city of the inventor’s residence regardless if inventor is in U.S. or not

6. Enter the country code for the inventor’s country

7. If there are joint inventors, select the “Add” button for additional information

8. Enter the country code for the representative’s address

“Provisional Application for Patent Cover Sheet SB16 Step 2”

The title of the invention may have up to 500 approved characters.  Access the guide for information on approved characters.  If there is an attorney, the field is limited to 25 characters.

“Provisional Application for Patent Cover Sheet SB16 Step 3”

For the correspondence information, select the option to indicate where the correspondence should be directed.  Regard the guide for information on the customer number and information if you select “Firm or Individual Name.”

“Provisional Application for Patent Cover Sheet SB16 Step 4”

If the invention was made under an agency of the United States, provide the Government contact number. 

“Provisional Application for Patent Cover Sheet SB16 Step 5”

In regards to the entity status, a small entity is an independent inventor, a small business concern, or a nonprofit organization that is eligible for reduced patent fees.

“Provisional Application for Patent Cover Sheet SB16 Step 6”

The signature is an electronic legal signature.  The person named needs to provide a signature, and the electronic signature needs to be in the /####/ format.  For more information, regard 37 CFR 1.4(d).

“Provisional Application for Patent Cover Sheet SB16 Step 7”

Enter the dates on which the submission is being signed.  Then, enter the first name and last name of the filer.  Enter a registration number if you are a patent practitioner. 

“Provisional Application for Patent Cover Sheet SB16 Step 8”

Regard the privacy statement on the third page very closely. 

 


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