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    Pre-Patenting Manufacturing and Distribution Agreements—The Public or Secret Weapon Against Your Company’s Own Intellectual Property

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    New York Partner Joseph A. Farco authored an article for Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal examining pre-patenting manufacturing and distribution agreements. Farco warns about the dangers of invalidating patents and says, “The safest route to avoiding potential invalidating offers for sale is by filing a patent application well before negotiating or entering into a manufacturing and/or distribution agreement. Remember that the confidential offer for sale is just as much a danger to patenting endeavors as one that is open to the public.”

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