Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [public]

The tag has no usage guidance.

0
votes
0answers
21 views

Can someone patent something I invented if sell it but I don't patent it [duplicate]

From my understanding if I manufacture and sell a product publicly before applying for a patent then it can not be patented. If that is the case then does that also prevent anyone else from apply for ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Public Pair application STATUS DATE

and thanks for your assistance. Is the STATUS DATE listed for an application on Public Pair the date the STATUS action happened or just the date it was last updated? My confusion lies in an 2007 ...
1
vote
2answers
47 views

Would providing a sample put in jeopardy my patent pending?

I have a patent pending method dealing with data compression and encryption. At the moment, I am attempting talks with various companies in the technology sector. But due to difficulties in even ...
1
vote
1answer
42 views

Can an invention get international protection after revealed to public 12 or 18 months?

I revealed the invention to the public more than 12 months, nearly 17 months. While the details of the application are not revealed, the idea and some implements are revealed to an internet forum. I ...
1
vote
0answers
37 views

Timing on lapsed patent--protected?

I have a lapsed patent which I am attempting to get reinstated via petition (SB-66: unintentional delay in payment of maintenance fees). Once I am reinstated, I will have been lapsed (unprotected) for ...
1
vote
1answer
75 views

Can I file in france if I file a Provisional in the US and then publicly disclose prior to filing in France?

I understand France is an absolute novelty country that would prohibit a patent being issued if it were disclosed publicly prior to the filing date in France. Filing a Provisional Patent Application ...
1
vote
1answer
640 views

Public Disclosure After Provisional Filing

Upon filing a provisional patent application, can the invention become publicly known and sold (such as through public sale), and still retain all patent rights to information disclosed in the ...
4
votes
1answer
157 views

Update in public pair

Can anyone tell me how long it takes the uspto to update public pair? I am trying to determine if a competitor submitted a response to an office action. Pair does not show it to be filed (should have ...
1
vote
1answer
26 views

How do I contact the owner of a WIPO applications?

In reference to the patent: WO2013093909A1 I would like to get in contact with the Company or Hama Energy Ltd. or its owner. I have read How can I contact the owner of a patent?, but it applies only ...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

How long after a patent gets a FINAL REJECTION does it appear as such on Google Patents?

How long after a patent gets a FINAL REJECTION does it appear as such on Google Patents or before the final rejection is made public?
2
votes
1answer
562 views

does beta testing software count as a sale?

Does beta-testing of software count as a sale and trigger the start of the one year grace period? I am referencing: "Under current U.S. law (35 U.S.C. §102(b)), a sale or offer for sale of the ...
4
votes
1answer
376 views

When can I start using an expiring patent?

I came up with an idea for a new product and began researching the process for getting a patent etc. Along the way I found that a patent existed for this idea. After speaking to the patent owner they ...
2
votes
2answers
326 views

How can an individual participate in the examination process for US Patent Applications?

Is there a mechanism for the public to participate on the examination process of a patent under examination? More specifically, is there a mechanism, for a person or for a company, to submit ...