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posted Tuesday 7 of June 2011 by Victoria [patent filing]
A. "Provisional" patent applications are only valid for one year and will, in all cases of which I am aware, automatically become aba... view
tags: provisional, length, application, patent, valid, case, abandoned    votes: 18

posted Sunday 1 of May 2011 by Brian [patent filing]
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tags: expired, patent, rebrand, product, sell, public domain    votes: 13

posted Wednesday 25 of May 2011 by Mattie [licensing]
A. Only if you had a clause in your employment contract that entitled you to a share, of if it is Ford Motor company's policy to shar... view
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posted Wednesday 25 of May 2011 by Otis [patent filing]
A. Yes, there is a time limit to filing international patent after filing local patent, namely 12 months. view
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When you think you might have an invention with sales potential, immediately discuss the idea with a registered patent practitioner
Ensure you sketch all significant elements of your invention on paper, writing as much detail and comments regarding its' operation
After creating any descriptions or sketching your invention, ensure a witness (or even two) sign the paper to support your claim

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