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June 8, 2012

What is patent pending?

Patent pending is an expression that basically means the “patent has been applied for”, which should be enough to ward off potential infringers. The term Patent Pending is allowed to be used prior to the patent being issued but is only allowed after the patent application has been filed. Typically the Patent Pending is seen on manufactured on everyday goods informing people that you have filed for an application and waiting to see if it has been granted. Once the patent has been approved the phrase will be removed and the actual patent number will be referred to. Infringement of […]