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Is it safe to disclose the content of a pending patent?

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 ...
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What jeopardizes a pending patent?

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 ...
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How to change the order of inventors? (The patent application is pending now.)

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 ...
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I want to build a software similar to one that is already built but it is patent pending what are my choices?

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 ...
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If I possess a patent-pending for a method, would I be safe to use crowd funding services?

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 ...
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