What is technical disclosure? Quite simply, it is the intentional and purposeful publication of innovation into the public domain. Publishing a technical disclosure creates “prior art” which can prevent a related patent from being issued by a competitor, based on the requirement that patentable innovation be new and non-obvious.
With a technical disclosure (also called a defensive publication), your competitors cannot patent the invention and you retain your freedom to practice your innovation.
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