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(Message started by: manoj pandey on Jun 17th, 2007, 7:34am)

Title: Patent Grace Period
Post by manoj pandey on Jun 17th, 2007, 7:34am
Can any one suggest me, which other countries provide grace period (Like US) and for how long?

Title: Re: Patent Grace Period
Post by ThinkPatent on Jun 17th, 2007, 10:46pm
Almost all member countries to the Paris Convention adhere to one year ‘grace period’ as per Article 4(C)(1) of the Paris Convention where the ‘grace period’ being measured from the date of filing of the first patent application (that is earliest priority date) for the invention in a member country.

Title: Re: Patent Grace Period
Post by JimIvey on Jun 19th, 2007, 8:29pm
If you're wondering about a "grace period" without a duly filed priority document for Paris Convention priority, I'm only aware of such grace periods in the US, Canada, and Argentina.

Regards.

Title: Re: Patent Grace Period
Post by manoj pandey on Jun 19th, 2007, 11:09pm
Thanks Jim. ThinkPatent I think you have answered for priority claiming period which is one year for all member countries of Paris convention. I asked about grace period which allows an inventor to file an application for patent even after publishing it in any journal or other source, provided that the filing is made during the grace period following the publication.

Jim i wonder if Japan has also such provision.

Title: Re: Patent Grace Period
Post by sans on Jun 20th, 2007, 12:21am

Such a grace period exist in India as well, but to a limited extent. Section 31(d) of the Indian Act provides a 1 year grace period for texts of lectures and papers delivered to the meetings of a learned society. Subject matter published in journals, however, do not enjoy such an exemption.

Japan seems to provide a six month grace period.

sans

Title: Re: Patent Grace Period
Post by Dr. Michael Factor on Oct 17th, 2007, 12:41pm
There is a grace period in Israel where the Patent Office is informed about exhibition or scientific conference in advance. In practice, it is easier to simply file an application.



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