Patents and Copyrights

Ian Fritz ijfritz at
Wed May 24 02:54:58 CEST 2000

Mike --

True in the US, but international is different. That's why there is always
so much contradictory information posted whenever this topic comes up.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike I." <mirwin1 at>
To: <synth-diy at>
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2000 11:18 AM
Subject: Patents and Copyrights

> I had a conversation with a US patent lawyer recently. Apparently, if
> you publish and copyright an original idea, and subsequently wish to
> patent it, you have up to one year to apply for a patent after
> publication. Once the patent has been granted, you are able to take
> legal action against anyone who has used your idea for commercial
> purposes during the intervening period. Does anyone know anything more
> about this? Mike

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