Selling My Product While Patent Application Pending

Posted by Michael Shimokaji | Aug 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Question: Can I sell my product if the patent application is still in process?

Question Detail: I've heard it can sometimes take several years to get the patent and I want to start promoting and selling as soon as possible. I just don't want to break any laws.

Answer: You can sell your product while the application is still in process. But even if you get a patent, the sale of your product might infringe another's patent.

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Michael Shimokaji

Michael’s expertise includes the strategic development of patent and trademark portfolios. He identifies those patents and trademarks that are valuable to his clients by providing them with a competitive advantage. Then, Michael obtains patent and trademark registrations in the US and abroad.

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