Patent Filing FAQ

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Is my invention protected if I have a "patent pending"?

As our Provisional Patent Online Guide states, “patent pending” doesn’t give your invention patent rights.  You cannot stop anyone from copying, selling, or using your invention during this period.  Patent rights do not kick in until after your regular patent application is approved.  The label simply lets the world know that you have staked a patent claim and are waiting for the patent to issue.

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