The answer varies depending on the type of technology, but generally between 22 and 30 months. However, there is a great deal of variation, even within each area, based on whether there are enough knowledgeable examiners on staff and how "hot" the technology is, among many other variables....Read more »
In short, we run several large-scale game servers (such as Minecraft) which are run for profit. Due to the nature of Minecraft being a sandbox game, this allows content creators to have maximum flexibility over what they choose to provide to their audience. Minecraft "servers" (i.e. public... Read more »
Generally, no patent may be obtained for an invention that is available to the public before an application is filed with the patent office. The US has some limited exceptions, including disclosures made by the inventor less than one year before the application is filed, but the patent office will...Read more »
Due to international law, a European patent provides no enforceable right in the United States. To obtain patent protection for a product sold in the United States requires a patent issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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Abandonment means that an application has been filed with the Patent and Trademark Office, and the Office found some deficiency in the application that requires a response from the Applicant, but the Applicant failed to respond within a set time period so the application has been denied.
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