[ExI] Problem with Pattents

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 17:52:16 UTC 2008

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 6:41 PM, James Clement
> *U.S. patent laws differ from European laws in several respects, including
> a "first to invent" rather than "first to file" rule.  Therefore, in the
> U.S. you may publish or put your invention to commercial use for up to one
> year and still patent it afterwards.
> *

Yes, you are right. On the other hand, after one year, the divulged
invention falls into public domain. And of course you risk to have to
challenge any patent that a third party may have filed in the meantime
alleging prior invention.

Stefano Vaj
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