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USPTO allows for correction of patents, even after the grant of a patent. The following ways are provided by USPTO in order to correct a granted patent • The patentee may disclaim one or more claims of his or her patent by filing in the Office a disclaimer as provided by the statute (35 U.S.C. 253). • When the patent is defective in certain respects, the ...


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It is possible to file a patent application AND retain the ability to treat it as a trade secret. When you file, you need to file a non-publication request. There are downsides in terms of foreign patent filings in doing so, but it also means that the patent application is never published, and remains secret, until the patent actually issues. Patents take ...


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