Restoration of patent definition

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What does Restoration of patent mean?

A patent is lapsed where the renewal fees have not been paid. It is possible to restore a patent after it has lapsed provided the application to restore is made in time.

An application for restoration is only necessary if the grace period of six month has expired. Any third party who has used the invention whilst the patent was lapsed has the ability to continue to use it following restoration.

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Restoration of patent is referenced 1 in Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents

Restoration of patent is referenced 1 in Halsbury's Laws of England

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