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My company is currently developing software and we are interested in pursuing a patent for it.

My question is should I file patent it prior to completing the final version - we are about 1-2 months away from completion?

We want to have a patent in place prior to launch and I assume now would be a good time to do so? When is the best time do to this? Should I have done this already?

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It can take three years or more for a patent to issue. It is rare that people wait for patents to issue before they launch a product but very normal that they wait until the patents are filed. The downside of filing too soon is that you do not have a complete understanding of what the important, new, patentable nuggets are yet. Waiting too long and someone may beat you to it or your product launch might be held up.

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