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12 month grace period in the USA ?


12 month grace period in the USA ?
« on: June 22, 2017, 01:01:24 AM »
Is the following true ?
In the United States you have 12 months from the time the invention was first sold within which to file either a provisional patent application or a nonprovisional patent application. 


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Re: 12 month grace period in the USA ?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2017, 05:39:47 AM »
Yes.  The inventor has a 12 month grace period to file their patent in the USPTO.  This is not true in most other countries.

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