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I have some questions about patents?
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#1. Where does an inventor apply for a patent
#2.what info does an inventor need to apply on an application?
#3. who get te patent when 2 inventors have the same idea
#4 How long does a patent last
#5 what does patent pending mean?
- cato___Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
1. At the Patent Office serving the jurisdiction you want a patent in. In the U.S. that would be the U.S Patent and Trademark Office. www.uspto.gov
2. The application need to explain how to make and use the invention with enough detail so that one of ordinary skill in the art could make and use the invention without undue experimentation.
3. In the U.S. currently, the first one to invent, or both if its a tie. In other jurisdictions it might be the first to file.
4 Currently it they last for 20 years from the filing date. In some instances, time is added if the patent office too too long to approve it.
5. Patent pending means an application has been filed for some aspect of the marked item, but that the application process has not yet been completed.