Q: Can you object against a patent? And where is is valid geographically?
It is typically much easier to fight a patent application before the patent issues than fight against a patent. And yes, after America Invents Act, it is now easier to fight patent applications and patents than before.
With regards to geography, patents are enforceable only in the jurisdiction of where the patent is issued. So, for example, a US patent would not be enforceable in Canada, and vice versa.
You need to talk with a patent attorney to see what options there are for your specific situation.
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