Inventors Should Exercise Caution with Printed Publications about New Inventions

11/20/2009 / Craig Lervick

When discussing "that new invention" with a patent attorney, questions about printed publications or papers invariably arise. Since the laws prohibit patents from issuing when the underlying invention has been described in printed publications either before creating the invention or more than one year prior to filing a patent application, early examination of this issue is important.

To article was originally featured in Minnesota Business.