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Does use of an invention at one location by members of an organization constitute "public use?"

Have the employees been told to keep it confidential and only use it out of sight of outsiders? If not, it is public use. Some particular public use is ok (in the U.S.) It might qualify as ...
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"public use" or "disclosure" of a method which is a part of a provisional application implemented in a backend (not publicly visible or disclosed)

A U.S. answer Commercial public use is a little up in the air after the AIA changed the law 10 years ago. Before that secret commercial use triggered the 1-year grace period. Now it might or might not ...
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