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Starting in November 2000, the USPTO started publishing patent applications 18 months after their earliest filing date. So the simple assumption is that you file a patent and 18 months later it get publicized, right? Well, things aren't that straightforward.
As reported by Fortune, Google uses Innography to power its new Patent Starter Program.
Google is giving away patents to startups. Some in the tech press said the plan, which will see 50 young companies receive two patents apiece, will help them fight patent trolls. But this isn’t really true – at least in the short term.
It might come as a surprise to many that China, a county notorious for bootleg recordings and trademark ripoffs, easily outpaces the world in new patent filings and is stretching that lead.