need someone to develop this....
openmoko at mazikeen.demon.co.uk
Mon Dec 3 10:49:45 CET 2007
Remember this varies with national legislation. In the UK there is AFAIK no 1
year grace period; public disclosure instantly renders the invention
On Sunday 02 December 2007, Clayton Jones wrote:
> 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 buz.ch> 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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