1 April 2011PatentsRon Kaminecki

Conference papers as prior art

Bloviating about one’s work in a professional forum is one of life’s pleasures and a special reward for those seeking to inform others and also to learn from the inevitable questions presented by fellow technical attendees. Unfortunately, if the speaker says too much, it can work against any future patent filings for that invention. The key is whether the individual has disclosed sufficient information to allow another to replicate the invention without undue experimentation.

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