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This web site provides general information only, not legal advice. You should not act upon this information without independent legal counsel. Provisional patent applications automatically expire after one-year from the filing date and you need to file a non-provisional during this one-year period of patent pending to claim priority to the provisional patent application. SmartPatent.com is owned and operated by Neustel Law Offices, LTD. Neustel Law Offices, LTD and Neustel Software, Inc. are both owned by Michael Neustel who is a U.S. Patent Attorney. PatentWizard Online is a product of Neustel Software, Inc. and was created by Michael Neustel. Neustel Law Offices, LTD performs all patent services offered on this website. A business day is any normal work day excluding weekends and holidays. Never rely soley on free patent forms or patent it yourself software - you should always consult a patent attorney prior to preparing and filing a patent application yourself. SMARTPATENT and the SmartPatent logo are trademarks of Neustel Law Offices, LTD.