Questions tagged [grace-period]

The amount of time during which the inventor may still file a patent after disclosing the invention. This is 1 year in the US, and 0 in Europe.

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Can software be patented after being made public?

Let's say I made software initially publicly available, but some time in the future I decided I wish to patent it. Could I? Is there any time limit on how long after making software publicly available ...