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How can an academic lab explore RPA?

In reference to the patent: US 9,057,097 B2 Much of this technique was described previously in Piepenburg et al. (PLoS ONE, 2006). Can academic labs explore this approach using the method described ...
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Patent enforcement

Can a US company which does not hold a registered patent for a product or method sell a US patented product or use a US patented method overseas without a licensing agreement? Is a US patent ...
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please clarify what material did inventor use [on hold]

can you please tell me what type of material did the inventor use and how did it resist the force generated by vacuum..? and who owns the patten of this airship project and please do specify the ...
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What is the priority date of US 4,851,616 A?

What is the correct priority date of US 4,851,616 A, and what are the legal ramifications if an inventor deliberately misrepresents the priority date based on an error in the patent? Please provide ...
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How is the torque produced? [on hold]

In what manner is the force applied to the handle generated in order to produce torque needed to open or close the hammer union?
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Understanding US 6873940 patent class combination and patent applicability to cloud services

I'm specifically interested in US 6873940 patent. The company that currently owns the patent is a company called Kamatani Cloud which is subsidiary of General Patents which some argue is a patent ...
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1answer
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Write a patent without giving too much away

I would like to acquire a patent for a software algorithm, but I don't want to provide too much detail, for fear that anyone could look it up, and copy the steps that I've outlined.
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1answer
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40 page troll patent by Magna Electronics citing 1795 sources

I found a strange patent - it is a US 9014966 patent called "Driver assist system for vehicle" by Magna Electronics (the biggest car part supplier in the world). The patent was applied for in 2000 and ...
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Get the same patent in multiple countries

Say I am an inventor and want to maximize the protection of my invention, so I want to patent the same thing (invention) in as many countries as possible (or at least in the biggest markets like US, ...
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What is the status of this patent?

How can I figure out if PCT/AU2012/001589 is granted or not? There is a prior art case with US 2,223,561 A patented in 1939, but I don't know how to track that case.
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1answer
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Is US 2013/0208181 A1 valid in Australia?

In reference to the patent: US 2013/0208181 A1 Is this patent valid in Australia?
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Was this solution implemented in commercial use? [on hold]

In reference to the patent: US20070245755 Was this solution implemented in commercial use? Did you go to production and marketing?
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Fashion Headbands Trademark [on hold]

I just found this toy product on amazon.com ...
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Patent conflict for artificial beehive

There is a patent pending application for an artificial beehive (US 2014/0370781 A1). However, there is a very similar patent from 1939 (US 2,223,561 A). Is the newer application patentable?
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Ultrasonic for data communication [on hold]

In reference to the patent: US6262749 Hi! Is this patent still available? Which countries is this available for. I'm I allowed to create an smartphone application in Sweden for business purpose ...
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0answers
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Was this apparatus ever put in production? [on hold]

In reference to the patent: US 7,141,260 B2 This invention would be quite useful for my research. I was wondering if this was ever made and where I might find it.
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1answer
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Where can I get a copy of this patent?

In reference to the patent: WO 2008/144013 A1 Google Patents does not provide a link to download the PDF. Where can I obtain a copy of it?
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1answer
9 views

Use of HFC-134a as a propellant

In reference to the patent: US 7,174,856 B2 Will this patent become invalidated or need revision based on the SNAP law in effect mid-2016?
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Macular Microcurrent Therapy update (literature search)

In reference to the patent: WO 2003/105945 A2 (US 7,187,977 B2) This study was reported twelve years ago and appears to have helped three patients by microcurrent therapy. Where can I find follow up ...
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Washer Dryer Progress [on hold]

In reference to the patent: US7404303 What progress has there been towards this invention?
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Does this commercial product infringe on Patent Application US 2012/0207809 A1?

The Iris Lightener Kit sold by Isis Cosmeceuticals contains MSM and Arbutin eye drops meant for modifying the pigment in the iris. Doesn’t it infringe on patent US 2012/0207809 A1, “Method and ...
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1answer
10 views

When do the rights granted by a design patent vest in the USA?

Do they vest once the design patent is granted or do they go back to some period earlier (retroactive)? I’m asking specifically about design patents.
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1answer
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What is the legal status of this patent?

In reference to the patent: US 2012/0319859 A1 Would you please tell me why there is a difference in time between the assignment date and publication date? Is it abandoned?
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0answers
9 views

Are these cuff links still being produced? [closed]

I have inherited a pair of ladies gold cuff links with this patent number on the toggle mechanism and I would like to know their value.
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0answers
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What if this patent was invented by someone else?

In reference to the patent: US 2,260,316 A What if this patent was invented by someone else?
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0answers
6 views

Differences between Polymer and co polymer [closed]

What is the difference between a closed cell polymer and a closed cell copolymer?
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Patent terminology: schematic vs diagrammatic views

In a patent application, I ran into a statement that a drawing is "a partially schematic and partially diagrammatic view". I had though that schematic views and diagrammatic views are the same thing: ...
0
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1answer
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Is it possible to re-assign Patent US 4,023,765 A?

In reference to the patent: US 4,023,765 A I am the youngest daughter of James R. Kinnamon, the original owner of this patent. My father passed away in 1998. He gave me the legal documentation of the ...
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How to remove a file attached in a USPTO EFS WEB application?

I added a file which was found to contain some PDF errors (missing font) and the EFS web site is asking me to remove the file and reattach a correct version. Alas, I can't find any "remove" button or ...
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0answers
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Cutting up a product to use as part of another product

Would I be able to purchase another company's product that I would then cut up and use as material for another product I am making without infringing or being in violation of anything?
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1answer
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My grandfathers patent, expired?

In reference to the patent: US 948,162 A I'm wondering if this patent has expired, and the process to claim it? This is my great-grandfathers invention.
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0answers
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Media device design patent and other types of products

If design patent is granted for a media device, will it also cover other devices which are not “media devices”? For instance, US D497,618 S1 is a design patent for an iPod. If someone makes a toy, ...
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0answers
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Changing the volume of diluent (vehicle) that is needed to q.s. to make up the volume of vial [closed]

Shall we decrease the volume of diluent (WFI) up to 10 ml?. in the formula it is mentioned up to 30 ml.
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1answer
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Is this patent valid in México?

In reference to the patent: USD 705,533 S Is this design patent valid worldwide? I've been selling a similar product (different in design, materials and size) for years without knowing about this, ...
0
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0answers
108 views

Has this technology been used to manipulate our mind and thoughts? [closed]

Since this technology seems to be quite dangerous if in wrong hands, I want to ask one and all if it is in use currently or not.
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1answer
19 views

Patent Expiration

In reference to the patent: US 5,858,064 I think this patent has expired based on the priority date of August 22, 1995. Is that correct?
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1answer
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Can someone explain to me exactly what part of this is patentable?

In reference to the patent: US 2013/0233002 A1 Can someone explain to me exactly what part of this is patentable?
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1answer
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Prior art request for US4420261A

Have you seen anything (published before Sep 2, 1980) as described in this US Patent Application "Optical position location apparatus" US 4420261 A, that utilizes or describes either a optical ...
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1answer
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Replicating Tandy TRS-80 model 100 notebook computer for-profit

Are there any patents that would prevent someone from replicating the Tandy TRS-80 model 100 notebook computer, for instance putting a raspberry pi inside of it and then selling it? It has been over ...
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1answer
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Can I use an invention that has not been granted a patent?

What I'm trying to do is to use a technology or "invention" for my own invention. In other words I want to use that technology for my own purpose and invention to get completely different results. ...
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1answer
41 views

Anybody interested in an open source EPO OPS client for patent search?

I developed some Python and Java clients that perform the following tasks: querying the EPO OPS service with a list of several queries in order to get the broadest results set for a given subject ...
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4answers
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How to build software if you're unaware of which parts can contain potential patent infringements

As of lately, I've noticed quite an increase in software algorithm patents, that is: patents that explain certain data structures and/or software algorithms. The problem I personally have with ...
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1answer
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Information regarding my father’s invention?

In reference to patent: US 2,768,768 A My late father, Vern L. Boven, is shown on this patent for the caulking gun from 1953. Does this mean that he was the inventor? If so, did he receive any ...
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1answer
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Has application US 13/346,940 been granted?

What is the current status of the patent application number US 13/346,940?
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1answer
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Is US 6,608,366 B1 in the public domain?

In reference to the patent: US6608366 Is US 6,608,366 B1 in the public domain?
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0answers
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Facebook was discussing about this patent in other blog, how can we find out what they are looking for?

In reference to the patent: US20150033147 I see in other blog that Facebook and twitter inquired about this patent, how can we find out that how big company search for which / type of patent?
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IP blocking or user info blocking

A web app infringes a patent which is granted in some countries. Users from these countries should not use the app, however the rest of the world has no limitation. When users are registered in the ...
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1answer
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How can pseudo-science be patentable?

In reference to the patent: WO 2008/097922 A3 How can a patent office/examiner accept such pseudo-scientific literature? There is no rational basis here, thus no “intellectual” property. It looks ...
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1answer
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How to handle uncooperative examiner

As a pro se inventor, my examiner seems to be taking advantage of my supposed ignorance. He understands neither my invention, his own references, nor the law. To my first amendment, he flagged up ...
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1answer
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Selling products in the United Kingdom despite a US Patent but no EU Patent

Is it possible for me to manufacture and sell items which have US Patents but no EU Patents? I realize I cannot trade to the USA and only intend to sell within the UK. My main question relates to the ...

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