I'm working on a project and am wrapping up a "Provisional Patent" while we continue to work on the actual patent.
My question is, I cannot find (without a doubt) weather or not one can claim
"Patent Pending" once the provisional has been filed.
I've been all over the Govt website and conducted some other research but can't determine it.
Process for Obtaining a Utility Patent
I know there is a 12 month time line between submitting the Provisional and filing for the regular patent but within that time frame can I use
the term "Patent Pending"
We are in the process of finalizing some meetings with a couple of fortune 500 Companies to license the product I just want to be sure I've got it right
Any help would be greatly appreciated.