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Is registering for an invention fair considered as public disclosure?

The PCT does not have any "grace period", it leaves that to each Contracting State and the national patent law thereof. If the International Searching Authority finds a disclosure made by ...
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Can I patent code that is pushed to Github?

If you are applying in Europe via the EPO you have to contend with their definition of “made available to the public.” In section G IV we find 6.4 Internet disclosures As a matter of principle, ...
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Can I file in france if I file a Provisional in the US and then publicly disclose prior to filing in France?

There should be no problem. Let's set out a timeline: 1 Sep 2014: US provisional ("US1") is filed. 15 Oct 2014: Public disclosure of material in the US provisional filing. 31 Aug 2015: ...
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Are provisional patent applications made public when a PCT application that claims priority to the provisional is published?

One issue is semantic - US provisional applications are not considered published but they are made available to the public by the USPTO to see when a corresponding non-provisional application or ...
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How to protect public design?

You can’t patent something that you didn’t invent. The U.S. has joined the rest of the world in being first to file rather than first to invent but that is a shorthand for first inventor to file. In ...
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Can I patent code that is pushed to Github?

In general code itself is protected by copyright not patents. However, you may potentially get a patent on an algorithm as applied to specific task or problem. The mathematical algorithm by itself ...
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Is registering for an invention fair considered as public disclosure?

In the U.S. something becomes prior art under 35 USC section 102 (1) the claimed invention was patented, described in a printed publication, or in public use, on sale, or otherwise available to ...
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Public Pair application STATUS DATE

If you look it up in Public PAIR and click on the Image File Wrapper tab, you will see - 03-27-2018 N/AP Notice of Appeal Filed Rather than responding with a RCE/response/amendment to the ...
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Can an invention get international protection after revealed to public 12 or 18 months?

The invention, no -- improvements upon the invention, yes. In USA you get 12 months, in the rest of the world once you disclose your invention, you can't file for a patent. You have to see if ...
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