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The Life of an Invention

Although most inventors will be concerned with the rights a patent grants during its monopoly or in-force period (from the date the patent issues until it expires (20 years after the filing date)), the law actually recognizes five “rights” periods in the life of an invention. These five periods are as follows: Invention Conceived but Not Yet…
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On Beginning to Write at 40

In this article Stephanie Vandrick  narrates a tale of a late bloomer. She tells how she had been in the field of English as a second language (ESL) for many years but began seriously writing and publishing only after age 40, when events in…