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Life After Patent Expiration

Wednesday | September 16, 2020By Shane Skwarekpatent applicationpatent expirationPatent Protection

Why can’t patents be renewed once they’ve lived out their 20 years? A patent becomes public domain (free for use by the public) upon its expiration, which is defined as 20 years from the patent’s earliest non-provisional filing date. MPEP…

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