Law - Deadline For Filing in Jurisdictions Requiring Absolute Novelty

Many national and regional patent offices (e.g., the European Patent Office) require that an invention cannot have been made available to the public in any way prior to the filing of (1) a priority patent application under the Paris Convention in another jurisdiction or (2) a patent application in the same jurisdiction in which a patent is sought. Patent Partner notes this fact by reminding the user that the deadline for filing in jurisdictions requiring absolute novelty is before the following events of which the program can be made aware: the date of first written public disclosure (publication), the date of first public use, the date of sale or offer to sell, and the date a first non-written (oral) public disclosure is made.

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