Patent Pending?

rookapsrookaps Posts: 10subscriber
edited August 2007 in Protecting Your Ideas
When can you use the phrase "patent pending"?  Is it enough to have thought about patenting an idea to say patent pending?
With my product I have gotten differing opinions as to whether or not it is patentable, and whether I should file for a provisional, utility, design patent .... yada yada.  I have a partner that feels if we can not afford to defend it legally from a financial standpoint, why bother with a patent at all.
As I sort out of of this confusion is it okay to use "patent pending"?  Is it of any value to use "patent pending"?rookaps2007-8-22 17:47:32

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