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Objecting granted Patent based on own e-mail correspondence as Prior art?

15 years ago I filed a provisional patent to establish myself as first in line to patent an idea for a novel internet business. I then submitted the idea (my working notes and flowchart) to a ...
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Patent application as defensive disclosure

Is filing a patent effective as defensive disclosure if the the patent is not granted? Any application is published after 18 months (except publication delay request) or if the patent doesn't pass a ...