need someone to develop this....

Clayton Jones drcjjones at
Sun Dec 2 15:02:25 CET 2007

Just a quick note based on all the patent research i've done:
Any disclosure in a public forum, whether limited in distribution or
not, is considered "public disclosure".  As a matter of fact, telling
anyone your idea (other than the people who are co-inventors) is
considered "public disclosure".
However, that does NOT preclude you from filing a patent - all it does
is limit the amount of time you have to file a patent.
Once public disclosure is made, you have 1 year to file an application
with the US Patent office.  After that, it's considered that you've
given up any rights to patent.

However, in practical terms it's more difficult to prove original
invention once disclosure is made unles you keep a detailed, dated
notebook (in ink).

On Dec 1, 2007 12:23 PM, Gabriel Ambuehl <gabriel_ambuehl at> wrote:
> On Saturday 01 December 2007 08:34:08 GWMobile wrote:
> > I don't think discussing this here would be considered an open
> > disclosure.
> > Talking on a finite list or limited membership with moderation and thus
> > controlled membership is not necessarily open disclosure and not the
> > same as a public printing therefore I think it would still be
> > patentable.
> You are aware that most mailing lists are archived and indexed by Google,
> aren't you?
> By every sane meaning of "public", this is public.
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