Intellectual property,Patent
A Published Invention can be Patented or not?
Can a published or disclosed invention be patented?
By  Angshuman Chaudhary  |  14 May 2016  |  Upvotes: 0  | 

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No, publication of an invention in any form by the inventor before filing of a patent application would disqualify the invention to be patentable. Hence, inventors should not disclose their inventions before filing the patent application. The invention should be considered for publication after a patent application has been filed. Thus, it can be seen that there is no contradiction between publishing an inventive work and filing of patent application in respect of the invention.

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