nonprovisional patent application

What is nonprovisional patent application?

nonprovisional patent application meaning in Property terms is 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— see application (patent) 
— see How to Get a Patent for guides for each type of patent application


reference: Glossary – United States Patent and Trademark Office