Re: patently frustrated

From: Ryuji Suzuki ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 05/12/05-09:01:08 PM Z
Message-id: <20050512.230108.74568011.lifebook-4234377@silvergrain.org>

From: Ender100@aol.com
Subject: Re: patently frustrated
Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 16:36:29 -0400 (EDT)

> In the US, I believe it is about 17-18 years for the duration of a
> patent?

The US Patent term used to be 17 years from the date issued, but
recent ones are 20 years from the date of application. There was a
transition period where patent would expire on the later date of the
dates obtained by the both system. In practice, provisional patent
application can be used to delay the expiration date of the US Patent
by up to 1 year.

--
Ryuji Suzuki
"Well, believing is all right, just don't let the wrong people know
what it's all about." (Bob Dylan, Need a Woman, 1982)
Received on Thu May 12 21:01:09 2005

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