If the inventor disclose his invention in one of the following cases, his invention will be fallen in the prior art. This will affect the novelty of the invention and patent-ability criteria. The following constitute a prior art (public disclosure):
o Publication in journals, magazines, booklets of funding agencies, etc.
o Publication in any journals, magazines or booklets deposited in the SQU main library or any other library that is freely accessible to the public
o Posting information on the Internet.
o Oral or written disclosure including abstract and poster session at scientific meeting.
o Presentation at a seminar, lecture or symposium (where non-SQU members may be present).
o Disclosing to visitors who have not previously signed a Confidential Disclosure Agreement.
o Posters in SQU corridors where the public has access to.
o Announcement of experimental trials that include enabling disclosure of the invention.
o Advertisement, sale, demonstration or use in public of the invention