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If a company launches a product and an individual files

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Hello, if a company launches a product and an individual files a patent for a similar product (using similar technology) 2 months later (unbeknownst to the company), can the individual impose any rights on the company to stop?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  JGM replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
It depends whether the person invented the product or a core part of it. However, if the invention was made public before the patent was applied for, and used by another company, then they are likely to lose the possibility of being granted a patent.
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