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    1. MORE THAN ONE INVENTION DISCLOSED     When filing a new patent application, it is imperative that all essential components of an invention are to be disclosed in the Specific Description if the resultant scope of the Claims in a Granted Patent are to be commercially worthwhile.   It is no use being cagey and only disclosing that which you consider to be sufficient to obtain protection for your development.   If in doubt, it is most advantageous to use th ...
    1. THE INITIAL APPLICATION   When to file a Patent Application is a decision that cannot be taken lightly and will depend upon many factors, for example, if a product or process is to be disclosed to the public then the Application should be placed on file at the UK-IPO, i.e. the Patent Office, or any other Patent Office in the jurisdiction of choice before any disclosure to the public. The decision to file an Application may be necessary to keep ahead of the game in areas ...
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Submarine patents

Posted by JohnGrant Aug 29, 2012
    1. SUBMARINE PATENTS   Submarine Patents were prevalent under United States Patent Law before that country signed up to TRIPS i.e. Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property. However, US Patent Law has been brought into line with that of other signatories to the TRIPS Agreement. Consequently, Patent Applications are published 18 months after their filing date, i.e. the Priority Date of the Application. Even where an original Patent Application is followed by a Continu ...