To guarantee the novelty requirement, it is important to maintain strict confidentiality on the invention and not to disclose in any form the innovative idea (by word of mouth, in writing, via the internet or social networks, at conferences or fairs, etc.) before having filed the patent application.

If it is (absolutely) necessary to disclose some information to third parties before having filed the patent application (for example, the demonstration of an innovative prototype to investors), it is fundamental to sign a confidentiality agreement to prevent them from disclosing any details in an unauthorized manner.

An exception is represented of course by IP consultants registered before the Patent and Trademark Offices who, as such, are bound by law to professional secrecy.

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