Patents and Copyrights

Ian Fritz ijfritz at earthlink.net
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.

  Ian

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike I." <mirwin1 at istar.ca>
To: <synth-diy at node12b53.a2000.nl>
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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