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SCARFFIE with sleeve pocket

Does this patent cover any product like blanket, wrap or anything that you insert arms and wrap yourself that is the size of an average scarf?
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What the importance of 3rd party observations?

I have a question regarding the following patent (WO2012125012). Pls refer to the document history: https://register.epo.org/application?number=EP12706121&lng=en&tab=doclist 04.06.2014 ...
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Desacuerdo en solicitud de patente [on hold]

La Liofilización es la aplicación de una técnica que se da comúnmente en laboratorios y actuálmente en plantas de alimentos y no es más que unir dos ingenierías básicas de fenómenos ocurridos en la ...
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Is this in fact innovative? Review my publication from 2002

ep2173572b1 http://archive.mtbr.com/16/0EF1CEBA.php Since I published this, it should not be available for patent application years later, or only very select details of it. Schwalbe Tires is now ...
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I would like to receive the contact details of the Authors for Patent WO2014067081A [duplicate]

I am interested in contacting the authors. Please help if possible.
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Referencing your own provisional application in your real application

Seeking priority date by referring to your own provisional application, is it okay if your provisional has more "ingredients" included in the description of the invention, and you choose in your real ...
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Software to analyze a patent app for copyright infringement

We have reason to believe a service provider's patents are "lifted" or plagiarized from confidential documents we gave to the service provider under a nondisclosure, nonuse agreement. Is there ...
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How can I install deb files without cydia or ifile [on hold]

So I created an app and I want to install it via Safari. I made a deb file from it, but when I install it via iFile it is there anywhere, but it is not on my homescreen. Even when i respring it is not ...
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Is Article One Partners a scam?

Is Article One Partners a scam or not? See this for two conflicting opinions.
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Patent status of hazard pointers: us20040107227

I discovered recently that the hazard pointer technique has a patent application if not an actual patent assigned to it. Can I get clarification on this? Also, would like some indication on whether ...
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Electrical Detail in PPA?

I'm working on a PPA for a product that includes electrical components (AC outlets, surge protector, USB outlets) - but I'm not an electrician. How much detail is required pertaining to the ...
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Can patent an idea to produce a program? [on hold]

Since I'm not sure where to get some answers will give it a try here. Came up whit an very good idea to design a computer software about 6 mounts ago because I needed it as a tool on my PC as well. ...
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What is new about this patent US3695017?

According to this, a dual bearing nut for a pedal has already been done: http://www.bikemag.com/blog/tested-momentum-bicycle-flypaper-pedals/ I need to study about patent no US3695017
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Patent application as defensive disclosure

Is filing a patent effective as defensive disclosure if the the patent is not granted? Any application is published after 18 months (except publication delay request) or if the patent doesn't pass a ...
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Am I eligible for a patent?

I've been working for a company for a year now. About 2 months ago, I had an idea for creating a manifold. My idea has saved the company thousands of dollars in manpower, resources, and time. I was ...
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Patent search firms #2

To committ a search to a search firm is it necessary to sign a confidentiality agreement? The results for non-english language patents are confined just to abstracts and title or search firms ...
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Validity of US5481539

Is this patent Valid and which countries it is? Can I realize an application that create a communication between two mobile phone using radio waves and sell it on android or iOs? Do I have to pay some ...
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Soy Protein Fiber

What does "Soy Protein Fiber" (Column 4, Line 26) refer to in example 1 of U.S. patent 3,658,550 A for "Method for Producing Artificial Adipose Tissue?"
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Is this patent in the public domain?

I noticed in the Legal Events portion of this patent it says that it has expired due to lack of payment. I was wondering if that entitles anyone and everyone to this idea now that it has expired from ...
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Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer Patent?

According to http://www.amazon.com/Paderno-World-Cuisine-A4982799-Tri-Blade/dp/B0007Y9WHQ/ref=zg_bs_289783_1 this product is patented: ...
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Glass block table application [closed]

Looking for colored lucite blocks as follows: 5"x5"x21/2"thick four in grass green & 4 in Ruby Red....also 4 blocks 71/2"x71/2" by 3" thick in cobalt blue and one 71/2"x 71/'2 b3" thick in Brass ...
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What to do when the examiner does not follow the rules

The examiner of one of the patent applications that I am prosecuting is not following the rules. First, he ignored a request for a preliminary interview. Then he made unwarranted objections, first ...
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Is an invention considered “publicly disclosed” merely because it is described on a hosted service?

We are considering using a hosted SaaS collaboration website to discuss and roll out an invention. "We" includes only specific individuals who are all party to an appropriate NDA. So, I already know ...
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Is company required to mark patent to ask for damage?

From 35 U.S. Code § 287 http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/35/287 "In the event of failure so to mark, no damages shall be recovered by the patentee in any action for infringement, except on ...
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SB16 not in provisional patent Document Description drop-down

I am trying to file my provisional patent on efs.uspto.gov The video I am watching to help me through the process https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B--8oFg88Uw says to select "Provisional Cover Sheet ...
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NSA child seat patent for vehicle patent VERY ODD?

Why does the NSA have the patent of a car seat convertible between child/adult ? This invention relates to vehicle seats and more particularly to integrated seats for motor vehicles capable of ...
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How did inventors protect their inventions worldwide before there were PCT applications

Many inventors seemed to have protected their inventions worldwide, prior to the introduction of the PCT application. For example, Alexander Graham Bell. How did these individual inventors protect ...
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How is it decided whether an improvement or new use is good enough?

I'm planning to attempt patent for a software product that performs a very large range of operations, and there is nothing like it out there. However, I'm sure that out of the giant sea of patents on ...
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Patent Word Limit

I'd like to know whether there is a word limit for the patent description (summary and detailed summary)? If not, is there an overall paper/word limit before fees accrue? That is, after how many ...
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Trying to find the owner of Patent# 6880835

Im trying to find contact information for the owner of this patent the original owner was Sylmark Holdings Limited, i couldn't find any contact information that is still in service please help
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Do I need a specific kind of patent lawyer to handle a software patent?

Do I need a specific kind of patent lawyer to handle a software patent? It seems to me that the advanced computer terminology involved in patenting software would require a patent lawyer that ...
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Patent search firms

Is it more common for a patent attorney/agent to commit a patentability search to a search firm or to do it in house? In case of committing to a search firm: which prices are fair? how to choose ...
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Can I buy and use a patented technology without incurring in troubles?

We are a new start-up team based in Europe and have few or none knowledge on usage of patents and patented technology. We designed a chemical process that includes buying and using a patented ...
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Where are the drawings for wo2004066851a2

I have an invention that I want to patent, but it sounds similar to wo2004066851a2. I'm hoping that the drawings of wo2004066851a2 will be helpful to me in figuring out whether this is what I am ...
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I Have an idea , it is similar to a couple of other patented ideas [duplicate]

The idea simply involves using compressed air to spin (a) stator/rotor(s) and, in turn, charge (a) battery (ies) that powers the electric motor. I want to contact these people and move the ...
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What is the specific patent claim regarding threaded keepers fed into bracelets on US7007507

There is claim on two types of keepers by Pandora Jewelry LLC, threaded and clamshell. What is the specific claim on threaded keepers like the ones currently used by Chamilia LLC. ? Are they ...
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What is the Largest Number of Claims in any Granted Patent?

In my patent searches, I have found some patents with upwards of 300 claims. This has me impressed. I'm wondering what the world record for the greatest number of claims in any patent is. Does anyone ...
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Update on Patent wo2008016230a1

Nam Jong Hyun, Found this during privately funded research. What's the status update of application/commercialization of this patent please?
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Defining broadest term for claiming

I'm considering the case in which I have an invention and the subject matter is a (computer) web server. So: the first exemplary embodiment would be based on a “web server”, but since I don't want to ...
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Being the first to provide a service in a Geographical Area

Quite new to patents. Is it possible to file one for a service that is the first to serve a certain geographical area? Say...a software-centric service. To clarify, I want to patent locally something ...
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Prior art for US patent application 20140196008 'IMMUTABLE OBJECT TYPES'

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2014/0196008.html At least some embodiments described herein relate to a language extension that advances safety in system programming. In accordance with the ...
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At what point can you then start selling the app after applying for the patent

Ok, so i know that once i start selling the app and it is out in the open i can't apply for a patent. I now also see there are various stages in the application process: file, search and examination. ...
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Looking for prior art for patent application US20140196015 “Declaration of Lifetime resource reference”

I'm looking for prior art related to following patent: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2014/0196015.html DECLARATION OF LIFETIME OF RESOURCE REFERENCE A language extension that advances ...
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“A method, apparatus and system …”

Often in software patents “A method, apparatus and system ...” is claimed. With reference to USC 35 – section 101 then: is “method” used as synonymous for “process”? are “apparatus and system” ...
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Tracking patent history

Is there a way to track the history of this patent? It was my Great Grandfather's and we never knew he held a patent. I'm interested in learning more, such as whether he ever sold the ...
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Software patent boilerplate

Given that software should be shown and claimed in a hardware context software patents typically include a boilerplate, both in figures and text, identifying PC, servers, internet connections, cloud ...
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How to Use Patented Method Without Infringing?

I would like to use the method disclosed (via claims) in this patent for my invention http://www.google.com/patents/US8568309 . That is, I am creating a glucometer, using this inventor's method for ...
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patent claims need to be trimmed down

I read the patent application titled "METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AGGREGATE BANDWITH CONTROL". The application number for this application is US20090063698 A1. I have some prior art to report. In text ...
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Similar Patents, Sweeping Claims

So I have an Idea/Potential Patent, but someone else has a similar patent out. Our inventions are substantially different in design. One of their claims is very very general and seems to exclude an ...
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Can I patent a specific workflow?

I've come up with a unique way to give tourists their pictures. It's a specific workflow that utilizes properties specific to the Microsoft Surface 3 tablet. I am certain that the steps of my process ...

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