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If your pending patent application is well written and truly covers everything you need covered there is not much downside. A non-provisional application will be published by the USPTO at the 18 month point and it will all be public then. On the other hand, if it is a provisional application written and filed by the inventors themselves you potentially have ...


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Filing an updated Application Data Sheet should accomplish this. There is also a form called Request for Correction in a Patent Application Relating to Inventorship or an Inventor Name, or Order of Names, Other than in a Reissue Application (37 CFR 1.48). You might file this along with the new ADS to be sure your intent is clear. You mention "your client". ...


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You need to search for the patent application to understand what is being patented. Applications don't publish until 18 months after filing so it may or may not yet be available. You can search at patents.google.com. One thing to remember is the claims in an application are very often much broader than the resulting patent. My guess (and I'm not a lawyer) ...


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Yes, you are correct. A provisional can be used for a priority claim in other countries within 1 year of the date of filing the provisional. Any disclosure (or seeking crowd funding) after the date of the provisional would not affect a later filed foreign application claiming priority to the provisional. However, one key proviso is that the provisional ...


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Does that invalidate the patent? No. Because the filing date of your patent application (and the priority date of any Convention applications in other countries) is earlier than the date you published your paper, there is no issue. The only downside to doing this is that the public finds out about your invention earlier than they otherwise would. This may ...


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In principle, everything you make available to the public can potentially cause trouble. The previous answer puts it well. The key question is: Is this product fully covered by your pending patent? If yes I see no reason to worry about intellectual property issues. If not then there are two solutions I can think of: 1) secrecy agreement as mentioned in the ...


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