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So someone can file pat pend, let it expire, then starts a web site & start selling. Then when he feels he needs patent protection. Does not disclose to his patent attorney that he has done the prior, files again. Obtains & as long as he fooled the system its all good. Even if there is an easily followed you tube & internet website trail? This ...


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Disclosure/sales by the applicant before the patent application was filed would be prior art. In the U.S. there is a quasi grace period of a year so the timing of the applicant selling a product embodying the claimed invention is relevant. An earlier application that went abandoned without being published might or might not be a factor in the validity of the ...


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The vision and development of the invention is accomplished with the help of others. Sooner or later, the inventors need to collaborate with a manufacturer or distributor. Creative ways to actively protect your idea before applying for a research and development. Few use these legal logic's to protect your product idea i) Non-disclosure agreement (NDA): ...


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