Provisional patent is a type of patent that is drafted in order to document your interest in the invention. However, a provisional patent is not examined unless a highly detailed non-provisional patent is filed within the next 12 months. On the other hand, A Non-provisional patent application is a highly detailed patent application which is filed in order to be examined and granted a patent status. It is required that the application is formatted into a strict format and adheres to the requirements stated by the region’s patent office.