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Does the Patent Office Keep information of the invention Secret?

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Does the Patent Office Keep information of the invention Secret?
posted Jan 4, 2018 by Naveen Kumar

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Yes. All the patent applications are kept secret upto 18 months from the date of filing or priority date whichever is earlier and thereafter they are published in the Official Journal of the Patent Office which is published every week and also available on the IPO website. After its publication, public can inspect the documents and also may take the photocopy thereof on payment of the fee as prescribed.

answer Jan 5, 2018 by Debolina Charaborthy
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