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Defensive Publication

In many cases concerning patents, it is critically important to keep the details of your technology confidential. However, there may be times when you wish to publish details of your technology, for example so that no competitor can obtain patent protection on the same or similar ideas. Similarly, it is sometimes advisable to publish a newly-filed patent application for the same reason, ie to protect yourself against the possibility that a competitor might file an interfering patent application before yours is officially published. In the latter case, it may also be helpful if your competitors are not explicitly alerted to the published information. We can arrange an authenticated online publication, which may be anonymous, but which establishes prior art, with a certified publication date, which can be used against others' later applications if necessary.