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Significance of the publishing date of a patent

If a patent application has been filed but has not but published, then it can still be used to block a later patent application for the exact same invention. However, what if a later patent ...
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when and where are newly granted utility patents published?

I am currently trying find a patent that has just been granted. Where do I go to search for it? I am not sure if it is actually granted yet or announced that it would be granted.
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If a patent pending application is not published until 18 months old, how can it be discovered by lawyers / examiners doing patent searches?

If my lawyer is currently doing a patent search to determine whether or not I should go forward and spend $10,000 on the application, how can he discovered patent pending applications that are not yet ...
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How long after filing a non-provisional patent application will your invention be published?

What is the point of publishing an invention before it is granted? What if it never gets granted?
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Any Update On Defensive Publishing To Avoid Patents?

I run a small business that designs algorithms and systems for dealing with geospatial data and then implements these with open-source software. These activities are not part of the core business. I ...
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