You have to take a look at this crucial statute:. Under subsection 102(a), an invention is not patentable if it is “described in a printed publication, or in public use, on sale, or otherwise available to the public before the effective filing date.” However, there are several exceptions to this rule, which makes it important to talk to a patent attorney ASAP.
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