Published Patent Application Provisional Rights

Last week, I blogged about how the US Patent and Trademark Office publishes pending patent applications under certain conditions. I would like now to build on that topic and discuss one potentially significant advantage for a patent applicant from having her application published. Title 35, Section 154(d) of the U.S. Code provides that a patent… Continue reading Published Patent Application Provisional Rights

Publication of Patent Applications

Title 35, Section 122 of the U.S. Code mandates that every patent application be published “promptly” after 18 months have passed after the filing date (if the application is still pending at that time–that is, it hasn’t issued as a patent nor been abandoned). The publication of pending patent applications in the U.S. is a… Continue reading Publication of Patent Applications