In Patent-Speak: When is a Brassiere an N95 Mask?

In these especially challenging times, one must be able to see through the fog of distracting information. The same holds true for the bureaucratic process of filing for a patent. A case in point is a 3M Company patent (U.S. Patent No 3,064,329) for a molded nonwoven fabric …

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Offering for sale could be a public disclosure of your invention: get patent pending before selling!

Generating income is typically top of mind for any business. For technology companies, this often means that sales and marketing go hand-in-hand with product development. During product development, confidential clauses in agreements shield companies from public disclosure of the invention. However, the United States has an “on-sale” bar …

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