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I have filled a pending patent for my project in USPTO, can I still publish the source code (project) as an open source? What about that if I had a complete patent for it?

closed as too broad by kdopen, curiousdannii, bmargulies, Zizouz212 Sep 25 '15 at 21:44

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  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because (a) it appears to be asking for legal advice, (b) much of the needed information is missing (country of filing, for example), (c) code itself is not generally patentable only the algorithms - and then only in countries which recognize software patents. – kdopen Sep 24 '15 at 16:32
  • @kdopen I did edit the question my friend :) – MRAN Sep 24 '15 at 16:41
  • Unfortunately, the "legal advice" concern still stands – kdopen Sep 24 '15 at 16:42
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    Hmmm... You've got a really good question here that concerns patents. I'm not entirely sure how this would play out, it looks like a good on-topic question here. If the community deems the open source part coincidental (and that would make this question almost off-topic), this question may be a good question at Ask Patents. Don't cross post, but in the mean time, trying making your question more specific :) – Zizouz212 Sep 24 '15 at 19:19
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    Maybe too broad, but instead of asking for a specific license, I'd like to know what the OP is actually asking for. The reason for the question is most likely some sort of fear or doubt, and knowing that is IMO necessary to answer it. – Michael Schumacher Sep 25 '15 at 8:19