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Expedited Patent Process Will Be Valuable During Product Commercialization
Will the government's overhaul of the patent system have any bearing on the commercialization of products coming out of the accelerator?
 

Michael Alt, Director, Eastman Business Park
I don't believe so. Typically it is the product that has the patent. Usually the companies that come to the accelerator have already applied or received their patent(s). It is rare to patent a process to make a product so it is not likely that the commercialized process will be patented. However, it is possible that during the commercialization path, a company might need to redesign its product to make it manufacturable. If they reapply for a patent, then an expedited process would be valuable. Being able to rapidly design and redesign your product will be an edge in the new patent system, since it is my understanding that patents will be granted based on date of application vs. date of invention.
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