What do I need to disclose about "prior art"?

What do I need to disclose about “prior art”?

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A patent obtained through concealment of relevant prior art is not a reliable commercial asset You know that it is important to advise your patent attorney of everything about your invention – but did you know it is also important to advise your patent attorney of everything you know about “prior art”? There are requirements …

Never disclose without protection

Never disclose without protection

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The golden rule is never disclose without protection. Many inventors are often surprised that any disclosure of an invention, even by themselves, can invalidate a subsequently filed patent application. However, in certain circumstances, it may be possible to rely on the grace period provisions in Australia. In a nutshell, the grace period provisions in Australia …