• Application in Federal Circuit of On-sale Bar Rule to Patent Registration
  • December 31, 2003 | Author: Robert A. Hulse
  • Law Firm: Fenwick & West LLP - San Francisco Office
  • The on-sale bar rules requires that an inventor file a patent application within one year of placing the invention on sale in the United States. This article discusses some of the nuances of the on-sale bar and its recent application by the Federal Circuit in the software industry.