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What is the cost to challenge a patent? The issued patent is very broad

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Can patents be republished with materially different amended claims?

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I have found an origional patent with Walter G Macomber as the inventor and Sully Russo as the witness. On the bottom of the drawings hand written in pencil says keep for sample. On the drawing there ...
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How to patent a idea [on hold]

Please could you tel me how Bean bag chair how to market patient a idea with designs colts big small what websites.
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Patent Drafting Method: Pros & cons of drafting claims and converting claims to descriptions

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I am interested in to know the legal status of this patent and if this was assigned and the countries where is protected.
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Published Media/patent invalidation [duplicate]

If I published media drawings, video on you-tube (private), etc. of my invention design idea/concept can I have someone else's patent of my invention prior to March 16, 2013 invalidated?
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Applicability of the patent US20080258013

High altitude structure 100 includes but is not limited to any of a variety of materials which may be relatively lightweight, strong, and be capable of standing aloft in a variety of atmospheric, ...
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Manufacturing a sports lid for a water bottle

I am having some heavy duty water bottles manufactured in China. There are several companies who sell the exact same style of bottle. They are pretty ordinary. but one company has patented once of the ...
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In reference to the patent: US5831637 Is this the sort of thing that could be used to process several inconsistent instances of live streamed 2D footage from any number of mobile camera devices (held ...
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Interesting INVENTIONS [closed]

Estimated inventor, I offer my sincere congratulations. I would like to collaborate in the development of patents on the use of drones. Please accept my best regards.
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How to search for patents already registered for a particular process flow?

I have a idea, I am in process of implementing it. Up till now, i have researched and this type of website and this type of idea does not exist as far as my knowledge is concerned! I am sure thought ...
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US Provisional Patent error

I filed a United States provisional patent for my invention 6 days back. Today I discovered that a algorithm I use in the invention has its name trademarked and I have in error mentioned that name ...
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Patent Expiry of EP 1 287 823 B1

can anyone help us to know that the patent with number: EP1287823B1 is expired
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In reference to the patent: US5807360
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Can I assign a patent to third party?

Can I assign a patent to third party after application was filed but before the patent was awarded?
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Gas Outlet Cover by Richard Mesh [closed]

I would like to know if his patent was ever manufacturerd?
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Is this patent [US7611025] applicable in India?

In reference to the patent: US7611025 Is this patent [US7611025] applicable in India? Would appreciate if anyone could guide me on how to confirm the same.
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Is a company obligated to provide patent identification upon request?

There are two products I've been wanting to source from China. Product A has a seller on Amazon claiming to have their product patent pending. Product B has a seller on Amazon that claims to have a ...
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Help needed now [closed]

In reference to the patent:Patent US7472187 - Communications and information resource manager - Google Patents_files and US20070226139 How do i find help putting together my patents are their any ...
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Is this patent issued?

In reference to the patent: WO2005071644A1 How can I find out whether any patents have been granted resultant from this WIPO application?
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Has this patent lapsed and does that mean you can sell hamper hoops without infringing?

In reference to the patent: US5098108 Has this patent lapsed and does that mean you can sell hamper basketball hoops without infringing?
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What aspects of a board game might be patentable?

I have invented a board game, and I'm investigating the route of patenting some parts of it. Are there any board games that are already patented? What parts or mechanics might be patentable? For ...
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Communication with patent lawyer

My lawyer filed utility application on my behalf. It may take a couple of years for USPTO to respond, and it responds to the lawyer. I am wondering what could happen if the law firm closes in ...
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Legality of patent from father but never manufactured

Father has a patent and he is now under court appointed from state. What happens to his patent? I have the prototype in my possession.
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When does a United States Design Patent expire? [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: USD351385 Could someone tell me when this patent is set to expire? Thanks.
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What is the status of US20120305616A1?

In reference to the patent: [US20120305616][1] [1]: https://www.google.com/patents/US20120305616 This patent application publication was filed May 2011 and I can't find any more details on this ...
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Filing of a PCT without disclosing all previous applications

A competitor of mine has filed a PCT application recently. They operate in Pakistan and Canada. I would like to challenge this PCT application. The timeline is my concern here: 2013-11-04: They ...
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Interesting attempt to patent prior art practices

All of these practices are in the public domain and have been there for a very long time. Most of these practices are documented in books and website found all over the internet. They are not ...
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Can I benefit from a patent application when approaching potential clients?

Can I deal with any company with my patent application number without waiting 3-4 years? How much time does it take to get an application number after I file for a patent? I'm specifically curious ...
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Is an electric circuit patentable?

If I make an electric circuit for a specific purpose would it be patentable? The circuit is not complicated, it is simple for a very simple task. Thanks.
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Using patented product as a part of my product.

I am designing a "bunk-bed" and would like to use a palette rack as steal frame. Specifically - Husky Palette Rack. This product has a "Beams feature the patented Bowlock® safety clip. Bowlock® cannot ...
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Using oxalic acid on cardboard strips against varroa

In reference to the patent: WO2015107233A1 We have published the first experiences with oxalic acid in cardboard strips made by Mr. Ricardo Prieto in August 2014. Mr. Prieto asked me how to disolve ...
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How to find whether patent is pending or granted and its issue date, if granted

This particular patent has been applied long ago. How can I find out if the patent has ever been granted or is still pending. If the patent has been granted, I want to know the date of it's issue.
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What is the status?

In reference to the patent: USD708869 Has this patent been approved? Why or why not? When? Is the patent owner still alive? Is the patent for sale? Are there other similar patents?
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has Geomagnetism being used for generation of electricity?

I have invented a device which uses earth's magnetic field to generate a good and usable amount of electricity more efficient than solar cells.Is this device patent-able or this has been already ...
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Is this posting on lower temperature nuclear thermal disassociation of n2o4 and nh3 prior art?

In reference to the patent: US20130199155 is this prior art. http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=13055.msg378028#msg378028 toby
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Ownership contact info

I went to the recommended gov site to do a search but could not find the patent. It is listed on google search. How do I find the owners contact info?
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Would this pateent apply to SMS in an Mobile Inbox too?

In reference to the patent: US7475110 Would this apply to SMS in an Mobile Inbox too ? I mean if i want to club 2 messages from 2 different users into 1, then would this patent hold good or should ...
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How can one patent an algal strain based purely on morphology and growth rate?

The growth rate and morphology could naturally occur in the wild from mutations. How will the patent holder then dispute patent infringements? If I go out into the wild capture an animal and ...
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Is it really possible to patent neural networks?

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What if a patent that was used to sue a company got invalidated later?

Let's suppose, An organization sued another company, say ABC, with their patent X and won with handful amount in damages. What if in the future its patent (X) gets invalidated by someone else? Will ...
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what if a single figure is too large to be put in one sheet?

When drafting an application, what if a single figure is too large to be put in one sheet? Can I just divide the single figure into two or more sheets? and how? I have searched this question in MPEP, ...

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