Published v. Non-Published Patent Application – Is There a Benefit

Posted by Michael Shimokaji | Jun 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

QUESTION: Filing a patent application which gives the most advantage to the inventor seeking to produce or license his product , having his patent application published or unpublished ?

ANSWER: If you want to use your US patent application to file in a foreign country, you will need to allow your US application to be published. If you want to delay your competitors in finding out about your new technology, you can request that your application not be published when you file the application. 

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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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