Please confirm if I do read this correctly.
You can fill a patent for a product design and get this granted or not. When the patent is granted you can find that back on Lens.org with the notification that the patent is a "Granted Patent". The Patent number change if I am correct from A1 to B2 if the patent is granted.
If the patent is filled in and not granted it is noted as "Patent Application" and this says that the patent is applied for but for now not granted. Does it also says that when the patent is published in November 2008 that the patent is not granted and is not given. Now 2015 a good few years after the publishing of the patent and it still stands on "patent application". Do I have the right assumption that this international patent is not granted, because it is longer than 18 months?
We have a great product idea but after many hours searching we did find this old applied patent and now we are wondering when we are going to develop this product we are not breaking this patent.
Perhaps I do understand the meaning of "patent application" incorrect but please help me and I would be greatfull!