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« Reply #5 on: Dec 16th, 2005, 11:26am »
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A little web searching, and I came up with something called Research Disclosure magazine(www.researchdisclosure.com).  Is this a useful/effective way of putting something in the public domain, as a defense against someone else patenting the idea?  Seems cheaper than a SIR or (applying for a patent + abandonment after publication), but more expensive than web sites.
 
 
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« Reply #6 on: Dec 16th, 2005, 11:57am »
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IP.COM provides a similar publication service.  It cost about $100.
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« Reply #7 on: Dec 16th, 2005, 12:17pm »
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No deficiencies jump out at me.  Looks sufficient.  
 
Of course, it's best if a patent examiner finds the disclosure and stops the patent for you.  I can't immediately tell if examiners use it.  It would be nice if they gave free access to patent examiners if defensive publication is, in fact, their purpose.  I'm not certain that it is.
 
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« Reply #8 on: Dec 16th, 2005, 1:05pm »
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I happen to be a bit familiar with IP.COM.  Other invention publishers may provide the same services, I don't know.  According to IP.COM's web site, they offer free copies of their invention publications to patent offices world-wide:
 
  In addition to the data being available from IP.com,
  steps are taken to ensure your document's data is
  accessible from a variety of sources. IP.com provides
  free data feeds to any world patent office that requests
  this service. ... Additionally, IP.com publishes The IP.com
  Journal - a monthly printed digest (print & CD) of
  all disclosures from the previous month. The Journal is
  distributed to participating libraries worldwide.  
 
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