Secret Sale is Prior Art

Introduction The US patent code states that a person is entitled to a patent if the invention is novel, non-obvious and has utility. To be novel, the invention cannot have been previously disclosed in the prior art. 35 U.S.C. Section 102(a) “Novelty; Prior Art.” states:              “A person shall be entitled to patent unless  the claimed…

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Converting ideas into cash

Introduction Good ideas can have great value.  However transforming an idea into property that can be sold or licensed is problematic.  It will be appreciated that sales and licensing of patents are the common ways to document valuable ideas that can be transform into cash.  How can an idea be converted into a patent?  What is required for a…

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