What does patent pending mean? Can you share your idea?

Should I share my idea before applying for a patent? It’s almost never to your benefit┬áto disclose your concept before filing a patent application. By doing so, you lose foreign patent rights and risk someone filing first with the Patent Office. If your invention is patent-pending, then you have some options for safely disclosing your […]

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What are your patent pending rights?

What rights do you have while patent pending? Can a patent filer can stop copycats and would-be infringers while their patent application is pending? The answer is no. An applicant cannot stop competitors until its patent application matures into an issued patent. Having patent-pending status, however, may eventually lead to significant patent rights. Being patent […]

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