The legal purpose of the “patent pending” term is to put businesses, the public and potential infringers on notice that they may be liable for damages if they copy the protected invention.
Intellectual Property Basics: How to Protect Your Original Ideas, Creations, Products, and Processes
In today’s market, where competition and imitation dominate, it is essential to seek the strongest possible protection for any original ideas, creations, products, or processes.
A pardon effectively serves as “forgiveness” of your felony offense by the president. This presidential forgiveness can restore rights that have been lost as a result of the federal conviction.