[ExI] Problem with Pattents
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.
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