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
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