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Abandonment of invention is

[t]o relinquish rights in an invention. In the U.S., an invention is considered to be abandoned, if within a reasonable time after the invention is completed, no actions are taken to make the invention publicly known. MPEP 2134, MPEP 2138.03.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Patent Searching Glossary (full-text).
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