On Wed, May 22, 2002 at 11:16:41AM +1200, Nick Phillips wrote: > Yes, you can even invalidate your own patents by revealing the invention in > a public forum too soon. And it happens. For reference, "too soon" in the US means one year before the patent is filed. Technically you cannot patent anything not created within the past year. If you release your invention to the world 13 months before you file the patent, you have already given prior art to your own patent and the thing should not be granted. But we all know the USPTO better than that, so it will be granted anyway and you're just screwed if you ever try to enforce it. -- Joseph Carter <email@example.com> I N33D MY G4M3Z, D00D!!!!111!! (Just ... don't ask) There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast.
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