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Is a co-inventor listed in a patent application have to be a co-inventor in a divisional patent application?

My name is on a patent application as first inventor. My friend's name is on a patent application as second inventor. I'm planning to file a divisional patent application. Does his name have to be ...
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Family auto cab company/transportation

I would like to know how can I transmit messages to a tablet device? I need a transmitter agent.
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Provisional patent registration in US for SA resident

I am a resident in Cape Town , SA, what steps would I need to take to register a provisional patent in the US?
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Is an inventor obliged to assign patent rights to a company in order to be named as an inventor in the patent?

If a company misses to name an inventor in an already filled patent application, and the inventor requests to be added, is she obliged to assign rights to the company as a prerequisite for having them ...
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Prior Art - Patent Trolling Patent

The following patent application claims the business model and methods of Patent Trolling. Patent Acquisition and Assertion by a (Non-Inventor) First Party Against a Second Party US 20080270152 A1 ...
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insert red tabs on your hands free flashlight

Im having a problem inserting the red tabs, I insert the batteries but can not figure out the red tabs, please response thank you mary Morrow
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what is patent 4005174 reduce chloride from Zinc Sulfate

I've read about removing chlorine from zinc sulfate solution on an industrial scale This method has been implemented on an industrial scale? Where? What is the amount of copper lost on an industrial ...
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How restrictive are patents?

I don't understand how Optimizely (https://www.optimizely.com/) and VWO (https://www.vwo.com/) exist after seeing an A/B testing patent here: http://www.google.com/patents/US7975000 Also what about ...
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How are Bauer and Reebok able to get around this patent?

Easton is not the only one making one-piece composite sticks, so what is the way around this patent? Also, do Bauer and Reebok have any stick patents?
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Prior Art Request for US 2010/0238293 A1 (Sony) — on-screen display of television power consumption

US Patent Application 12/408623 (pre-grant publication US 2010/0238293 A1) is drawn to an on-screen display of real-time power consumption for a television. (Technically, the first independent claim ...
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Why hasn't this been commercialized?

Why hasn't this been brought to market? the demand is there.
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Patent wo2011137930a1 : most claims seem not innovative

I looked at this patent and it seems (to me) most claims are too vague and that prior art apply for a lot of them. Having a microphone in a stethoscope, sound capturing device or alike in not new, ...
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First Sale Doctrine applying to physical goods

In an example scenario when a person purchases a 30 pack of Kleenex then makes and sells lunch packs each of which includes a box of Kleenex. Is this person protected by the First Sale Doctrine to ...
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Is it better to not to publish untill the patent is granted?

I have noticed that start-up companies that filed patent applications tend to not to publish them before the patent is granted. This can have business strategy motivations and it would be off topic to ...
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“Undue experimentation” - why isn't the patent office more demanding to minimise it (e.g. provide parts list)?

The majority of the patents I've looked at read to me as outlines of research projects rather than detailed descriptions of how to make something. (I am a person of ordinary skill in the art; I have a ...
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mass adoption of u-turn signal lights [closed]

I was wondering why this patent hasn't been adopted by car manufacturers? I've been looking at a similar idea and I thought I would see what your thoughts are. Thanks, Tomer
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Isn't IM an example of prior art in US6463131

This looks like a patent written in 2000 by someone who never lived through the 90's -- AIM and Yahoo IM and all of those are classic examples of applications which would fill this for prior art. As ...
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Patent WO 2008099192 A1 - thrust vectoring in general?

how can this patent exist? it is such an essential function for aerial vehicles and there are hundreds of patents for aerial vehicles and propulsion mechanisms which utilise thrust vectoring, are they ...
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Are trademarks consisting of everyday names ok? [closed]

I thought general names like for example "Office", "Word" or "Frontpage" (which only lost it's space between the two parts of front page compared to a dictionary) can't be trademarked. But I saw that ...
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Why was this MIPS US 6912559 patent granted given decades-old prior art?

US Patent 6912559 (filing and priority dates both July 30th, 1999) is for what appears to be the Newton-Raphson algorithm for 1/x and 1/sqrt(x) as well as four instructions, two initial-estimate ...
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Working prototype and results [closed]

Has there been a working prototype of this design built and were the results as claimed? Did you get an improved range from an EV?
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What are the applications of this system? [closed]

What are the applications of the lip-password based speaker verification system ? I would like to know about the fields in which lip-password based speaker verification system is used?
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How does the owner defend a patent on a recipe?

The following is a patent for Green Sweet Curry: https://www.google.com/patents/US20040151821 In a discussion with my roommates, I pointed out (in hindsight I guess incorrectly) that recipes are not ...
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Orange book past listings

Where can I find information regarding past listings in the Orange-Book. Specifically, how can I find evidence that a certain patent was listed prior to its expiry due to end of patent term? more ...
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Hip Protector - accelerometer, airbag [closed]

This invention sounds like a break-through to the medical world. Why is it not widely used? are there any problems with licensing or marketing?
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Does it work and after therapy how long can erection last? [closed]

Can't help but notice the patent attempt at making it cover any & all general grounds for whatever configuration for said method. Has any exacting model been tried and does it work for such? From ...
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Is this for real? [closed]

This patent appears to cover any possible use of any syringe to inject anything into something edible. Is something this generic and lacking of a new process patentable?
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how to find the existing technology that assemble features of patent?

If i have to search a technology which is existing (and i don not know what technology is it) based on a old patent. then how to do it? please reply as soon as possible. thank you.
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Patent No. USD513117 S1--Is this still a valid patent?

I'm trying to find out if this Patent No. USD513117 S1 is still valid. How can I find out for sure? Thanks for your help!
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Does anyone know when the expiry on Clearblue digital tests expires?

If anyone knows about the patent expiries on digital pregnancy tests that would be a great help
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can piezoelectric material be used for smart phone charging by fixing it internally [closed]

there are patents for charging the mobile by using external charger using piezoelectric material,but i am thinking of having a piezo material inbuilt as we type a lot due to which mechanical pressure ...
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Saw repair apparatus

Is this patent US3340378 the same as US3099738 the one my father John M Sadowski invented. My father invented this and filed in march 7, 1963 and I hope you can live with yourself for taking the ...
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To use “copywrite” to protect an invention.

Someone suggested that 'copyright' is a means to protect an invention. To do this a description, not unlike a patent write up, can be copyrighted protecting it from someone else to file a patent on ...
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new product for garden plants

I have an idea for protecting a plant that I've not seen, but I have seen something similar to it. There is a patent on that other product, but my idea would provide a different look and style as well ...
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Are there any limitations and drawbacks of early publication in USPTO

I filed a patent application last month in USPTO through my attorney (I am not a US citizen) . I am now planning to go for early publication. Is this possible now? Also are there any limitations or ...
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Invention Desk and swivel chair

I seem to own this desk. The desk and chair both have PAT 1. 883. 322 in the metal. Does this mean the item I own is a first/or only production model? I'm not exactly sure how to go about my newly ...
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I'd like to know what means the molar substitution claim13 &14 say.

I'd like to know what means the molar substitution claim13 &14 say. According to claim, a) the molar substitution by hydroxyethyl, hydroxypropyl, and dihydroxypropyl is from 0.05 to 10, and ...
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What all can be accessed using Private PAIR?

Suppose I have a private pair account with uspto. Can I see patents filed today by other customers? Or It will show only patents that I have filed ?
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Do I need to search for patents which are not yet published ?

I am doing prior art searching. Now I want to to know do I need to search for patents which are not yet published ? If so how do I do this? A related question is: Can I search all patents which are ...
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Is there any way to search classification of USPTO?

Is there any way to to search classification of patent in CPC or USPC by keyword? E.g I want to know what class "computer mouse" is, but it seems the search page assume that I already knew the code ...
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I take exemption to this patent

Is the definition of "exempt security" discussed in paragraph 26 of this document? http://www.google.com/patents/US20020007335 **Claim #8 from this document published in 2002:** A method for ...
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Checking patent application's status before it is published

I filed a patent application through a US attorney. He gave me a receipt "Electronic Acknowledgement Receipt" bearing EFS ID, Application Number, Confirmation Number etc. But I also want to see the ...
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EFS-Web: do I have the right forms?

Last year, I submitted a provisional utility application with one other person. We're now trying to file the non-provisional through EFS-Web as an unregistered eFiler, but I'm a little confused about ...
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Blood diluent and method of use thereof [closed]

I have noted that the patent us20090142797 have no microbiological agent to prevent growth of fungi or microbiological organisms. Are morphine compound anti microbio?
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Broad patent wo2014100371a1

From my opinion this patent cannot be - half of these things existed before it was filed. The phrases are way too broad, for instance claim 5 negates foursquare completely. Deriving product ...
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new knee cushion implant with electronic wire applicationd I god

Where would I go to get the new device knee Cushing device implanted. With a cushion between the knee bones and menscus patented in 2012 in the United States. I live in SC. Thanks Karen
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patent awarded or abandoned?

Has this patent been awarded or is the patent still pending? It shows in the database as pending, but that was back in 2009. If the idea was abandoned, would the patent still be listed as pending?
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Can PCT application based on US provisional patent without claim?

AFAIK, US provisional patent is valid for later use even without any claim, but I heard that some countries require patent having claims. So does PCT application accepts US provisional patent without ...
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Is dependent claim of another dependent claim a multiple dependent claim?

For example, claims: 1/ A table has 100 legs 2/ The table of claim 1, and having one golden leg 3/ The table of claim 2, and having one diamond leg Is claim 3 a multiple dependent claim? Because ...
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Use of patents expired do not non payment

I saw a similar question, but wanted a more detailed answer re: Patent Expired Due to NonPayment of Maintenance Fees Under 37 CFR 1.362 I was about to file a patent when I saw a very similar idea ...

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