I have a question about the delay of publication for patent filing. Hope someone could help to clarify my doubts.
I am trying to publish a journal containing results that are derived from the use of a material provided by a 3rd party (Provider). Before publishing, I was informed to submit my manuscript to the provider such that any information which is subjected for a patent application must be removed. I was also told to delay my publication for another 60 days for the provider to file a patent application.
Therefore my question is: 1) Why is there a need to delay my publication for the provider to file a patent application? 2) Is 60 days a standard duration given to provider to file the patent? 3) I have heard that 60 days is not a standard duration, in fact, any duration can be given to the provider for him to file the patent. Why is this so?