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what does it mean where on a product picture or on the product itself it says patent pending

asked Jun 21 '10 at 18:50

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Check out this wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patent.

answered Jun 21 '10 at 18:52

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The phrase "patent pending" means the company or individual has done everything they need to do to file a patent but that the patent has not yet officially been granted. It's a way to notify consumers and competitors that the product or process is protected/soon to be protected by U.S. patent law.

answered Jun 21 '10 at 19:42

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