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Patent question

Discussion in 'Lessons from Success/Failure' started by Andy777E, Mar 5, 2019.

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    Just curious - if 2 similar software applications exists and the one creating the application 'later' files the patent and approved and first guy does not. In any dispute who wins?
     
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    The U.S. is a first-to-file country. More info on first-to-file here:
    First to file and first to invent - Wikipedia

    That said, many/most patents have holes in them that competitors can fill through their own patents. (Speaking purely as a non-attorney).
     
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    Thank you for the link and input!
     
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    In most cases, once an idea is in the public realm, be it published or released, its very difficult / impossible to patent it.
     

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