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Written by attorney Changi Wu

Publication, Nonpublication, and Early Publication of Patent Application-The Strategy

Patent application will be published after 18 months from the earliest filing date. Publication will make the invention to the public's knowledge. If the application fails to mature into a patent, the public will be able to use the knowledge of the invention without infringement. How to prevent it?

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