Check with the lawyers, but I think that you will find that this
is strictly a US view of patents. In every other country any public
disclosure anywhere immediately voids the right to patent. Even
NDA disclosure can be tricky, because an offer for sale counts
as a disclosure.
Doug Royer wrote:
"David L. Nicol" wrote:
After publishing your idea somewhere, for public critique, you have
a year to file your patent application. After that it becomes a
public prior art.
Am I wrong?
Or if it is a little past a year, and you can show that you
have done your best - you can also get the patent. It's not
a hard set time limit.