public-use bar. Patents. A statutory bar that prevents the granting of a patent for an invention that was publicly used or sold in the United States more than one year before the application date. 35 USCA ¡ì 102(b). ? The doctrine can be invoked for any public use, any commercial use, any sale or offer of sale, or any private transfer made without a pledge of secrecy. ¡ª Also termed prior-use bar. Cf. PRIVATE-USE EXCEPTION. [Cases: Patents 75. C.J.S. Patents ¡ì¡ì 107¨C109.]
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