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Scanning beam and synchronous detection using a passive reflector as a position/location detector

In reference to the patent: US4851616 by HW Buck Crowley ---A Buck_Crowley@msn.com GOOGLE: touch screen ininventor:wales ininventor:crowley US4851616 - Priority date Jan 3, 1966 This is the first and ...
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Examples and guidance for algorithms and procedures

Where can I find examples and guidance on drafting an algorithm? This is not for patenting the algorithm as such, which I believe must be attached to hardware. This has more to do with the procedure ...
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Is this Patent still in effect? [duplicate]

Is this patent still in effect? Is it expired? In reference to the patent: US1119732
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Cannot Find Previous Patent For Cloud Computing [on hold]

In reference to the patent: [US4432057][1] [1]: Previous Discovery? This appears to be the first patent that explicitly defines "Cloud Computing" - I have not been able to find any previous patents ...
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Whats is the maximum drip rate that you can achieve with this patent? [on hold]

In reference to the patent: US4383252 Whats is the maximum drip rate that you can achieve with this patent?
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Does this patent leads to molecule named Linagliptin? [on hold]

In reference to the patent: WO2002068420A1
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How Radio Transmission can be removed using an LPF [on hold]

In reference to the patent: US4821023 would be kind to answer me the following point? In your patent, it is mentioned that "Differential signals from receive coil 38 first pass through resistors ...
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Patent expire limit

In reference to the patent: US7841131 Is this a design patent? Wouldn't it be expired as the 14 year limit is up?
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Is traditional plant material improvement sufficiently descriptive to be considered full disclosure

Patent WO2008110876 A1 discloses a method to enhance the oil production capability of tobacco seeds by means of either mutagenising (chemically inducing mutations) or hybridising existing varieties of ...
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What is the invention, since there is strong evidence of prior art

In reference to the patent: US20140206488 The invention presented here is actually already available under another name. A cycloid speed reducer has exactly the same construction with an excentric ...
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how do I contact inventer [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US20060140421 How do I contact inventer
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when does this patent US5876176 expire? [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US5876176
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I could be sue for patent infringement just to have my website with a system or platform of a third company?

If I have my website created with a third party company and they are infringing any patent, could I be sue, just to be a user of that software or program?
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Is there a possibility of getting details about the investigation? Please [on hold]

In reference to the patent: WO2007072502A2
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What is the legal status of Safe Memory a Reclamation?

In reference to the patent application: US20040107227 I don't see any other legal events than the filing in 2002. Did IBM abandon this? Does that mean SMR is nod in the public domain? Does anyone ...
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How to find person Interest in any patent

In reference to the patent: US4737638 How can I find out how many people have requested copies of this patent? I would like to contact them to determine if there is market interest in this method of ...
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Is modifying number or merging patents considered adding new element?

I write some provisional patents and I plan to merge them into a single patent application. I need to renumber the figures, merging paragraphs... but not adding any new element. But will it be ...
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i get patent for an idea means any disadvantage is there [closed]

what is the difference between getting patent for idea and laboratory tested and prototype?
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How to submit prior art to contest application?

EP2384964A1 claims to be the foundation of split boards dating back to the early 1990's. Manufactures of Snowboards have been making woodcores with center plastic, bamboo and other impermeable ...
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Single source, different properties, different patents

Supposing I had a single source, let us say, a bacterium 'x' which produces a compound 'a' with property a 1,2,3, ; can I have different patents for x producing a that can be used for property 1, ...
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Understanding this Microwave Patent

In reference to the patent: US3761665 So, while I was reading an xkcd comic from a while ago about microwaves having uneven heating because of waves interfering and cancelling I wondered if anyone ...
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Contact pressure exceeding the yield stress of MR fluid [closed]

In reference to the patent: US6776688 I like to know what will happen if the polishing contact pressure is more than 1MPa, whether the MR fluid (yield at 80kPa) used in the patent would still be able ...
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Why does the FTC not require patent numbers to be included in television commercials?

This is only broadly related to patents but maybe someone on here knows. Why is it not required to show a patent number when a product claims to be "patented?" Building off that, if a product claims ...
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EPO publication date

the EPO has somany publication datesfor each patent: A1,A2,A3,A4. . . B1, B2,etc. Which should I use as publication date?
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How to know what is an important patent?

When I search for a patent on a topic, I often find a lot of patents that match my criteria. How can I whittle those results down and know which ones are important or influential for that topic? Is ...
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How to know improved version of the invention using Patent Database?

In reference to the patent: US3631365
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there a patent on my idea but it is expired how do I get the rights?

I came up with an idea and after getting it submitted to a patent agent. I found that something similar had been submitted in 1998. I was told by my agent that there is nothing I can do as far as ...
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Where can I find the figures from this patent application?

In reference to the patent: WO2013014679A1 The text of this patent application refers to figures, but none are included on the Google Patents page. Where can I go to find those figures?
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When searching, how can I tell if a patent is utility or design?

I would like to be able to search google patents and tell if one is utility or design. Is there a code or clue? I am aware this should be obvious, but wording makes it tricky. There is one for ...
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Clarifications during amendments

Can one during amendments add clarifications, in particular to explain an algorithm executed by a micro processor. Can one add drawings to explain how the algorithm works. What section of the US ...
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File provisional patent application in India before getting published in a Journal

I want to patent an algorithm in India. I have done enough prior art and I am sure that no such algorithm exists till date. The problem is I have also written a research paper for the same and ...
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Does Google Patent cover all Chinese patents records from SIPO or just those who applied for PCT?

Can all patents records on SIPO website also be found from Google Patent search? Google Patent search says their patents originate from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the ...
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What happens after a provisional patent expires?

I was thinking about applying for a provisional patent and seeking funding for to build my prototyped design on a larger scale. Should funding fall through or there's not much of a market interest, ...
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Reply to office action scope

If you reply to office action does the same rules apply as in normal amendments? That is: That is you may not amend beyond the scope of the original body of the specification. You may not amend ...
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Is this patent still valid and in force for this specific patent? [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US5037209 Is this patent still valid and in force?
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Herceptin Patents [duplicate]

How do I analyze the expiration date of this patent? Application: US7560111 B2 ? It a member of the famous Genentech's Hercepin. Thanks!
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Filing, CIP, Con, PCT, Priority, etc and Expiration Date

I was wondering if someone would kindly help me figure out how to determine the expiration dates for a patent family, and which and how each is still in effect and until when. (I don't have any patent ...
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Who is in control of the patent?

If an inventor and co-inventors are related to a certain patent, who control's the rights our anything related to the invention? The inventors or the co-inventors? I want to understand the ...
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After office action can a device claim be amrnended to a method

Is it possible after receiving a office action amend a product/device claim to a method claim? Where is this discussed in MPEP?
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Prior art request US20130195410

In reference to the patent: US20130195410 This was described in a 1989 Paper in Physical Review Letters Volume 62 Number 1 published 2 January 1989 in a paper titled "Transverse Localization of ...
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Would this qualify as prior art for US20150020824 A1

US20150020824 A1 claims as an invention the formulation of e-cigarette "e-liquid" with nicotine salts. This idea has been a subject of much discussion for many years within the online vaping ...
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Solomon Islands traditional healers using ngali nut oil in massages treatments

In reference to the patent: EP1083914B1 What does this patent cover in Solomon Islands traditional healers working for no commercial profit except for gifts to value of USD1 each time of treatment by ...
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Unintentional Delay Petition Validity - Provisional Expired b/c Embedded Font in PDF problem

Thank you greatly in advance for your time! I am a first time inventor/patent filer who had success using EFS-Web filing a provisional application. A year later, on the anniversary (3 weeks ago), I ...
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What to do about registering web design names and logos [migrated]

Im starting up a website, anyone able to help me with answering who/what/when/where I go to apply for trademarks, or copyrighting rights on a website name and logo. I have the domain. Isn't that ...
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new use for a known patented invention

You obtain a patent which is a new use for an existing patented invention. The patent of the existing patent is still in force and valid. If you want to use your patent, do you have to get a licence ...
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prior art for US 20150079942

In reference to the patent: US20150079942 I am looking for prior art for US patent application 20150079942. I believe this invention has overly broad claims. According to me invention has not at ...
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prior art for US patent 7438306 motorcycle patent with overly broad claims

I am looking for prior art for US patent 7438306 I belive this patent may have overly broad claims There is an AME kit that may have a german patent that is prior art
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transfer of patents

What happens if Company A has acquired Company B, during which the patents need to be assigned from Company A to Company B. The signature for this assignment for both the companies has been done by ...
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Patent application not updated on Google Patents as a granted issued patent

In reference to the patent: US20120032452 This application already issued as a patent. Google patents has not updated to show granted
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Patentability of a specialized programming library/framework

I am a newbie here, so direct me to the right thread if this question has been asked before. I recently talked to an IP attorney and he stated that any "method" or "program" ran on a "regular ...

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