Please confirm if I do read this correctly. You can fill a patent for a product design and get this granted or not. When the patent is granted you can find that back on Lens.org with the notification ...
If a description of an invention is published in an encrypted form, can it still count as prior art? (If the encryption key is later released).
does the USPTO allow an inventor to rescind the "Request not to publish" attributed to a non-provisional utility patent application, AFTER a non-grant examination? Alternatively, is there a timeline ...