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Q: Is there a risk to submit my patent to P&G's Connect + DevelopSM Innovation Portal to realize my idea ?

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1 Lawyer Answer
David E Blau
David E Blau
  • Patents Lawyer
  • Westwood, MA

A: 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 award the patent to the first person to apply for it (not the first to invent it).

As to your particular situation, you may benefit from tailored legal advice, but for that you should hire a patent attorney.

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