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Yes, a provisional patent application should normally contain drawings. This is true because a provisional patent application is a way of claiming a priority date, which is the earliest time point claiming rights to the invention. The provisional patent application should fully disclose what the invention is—so that the provisional patent application will be effective in claiming a priority date to all the elements of the invention and a full disclosure—including drawings—makes that happen.
Generally, patent drawings should have the following qualities:
Patent drawing requirements are explained in MPEP 608.02.
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