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What type of light source and reactor used for this patent? [on hold]

In reference to the patent: WO2015068054A1
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Keepsake with dads ashes has awful smell [on hold]

The keepsake has my dads ashes inside and it smells awful, it is not the dye in the fabric, I can't really describe the smell (it's awful) and there seems to be "crumbs" under the keepsake inside the ...
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Where is it valid?

In reference to the patent: WO2012120036A1 Is this patent valid worldwide and if not in which countries it is valid.
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How do I go about discussing a patenable product with a potential partner?

I met a possible partner who has solid business experience and seems well-connected. He appears to be the perfect compliment, but given the changes in patent law, I am afraid to start a discussion ...
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Is something that a user does, an step of a method

Can I write a claim as: A method for detecting X comprising the steps of: Entering Z by the user, Specifying the dimensions of Y by the user ...
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Is it possible to obtain a patent on a technology I am already selling?

As part of software product I needed a software utility (library) that I could not find so I built it from scratch. I think it is unique and has some value and for sure I want to protect it. Since it ...
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Should I mention the right position for acquisition of images in my patent

For an application of machine vision which should I claim: ... a camera to capture images from the surface of Y... vs. ... a camera to capture images from the surface of Y, located under the ...
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Use of “means plus function” language

This link advice against using "means plus function" Once upon a time, we patent attorneys liked "means plus function" language in claims because it seemed to allow us to claim all possible ...
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Is the product described by US 972,371 possible to buy? [on hold]

In reference to the patent: US 972,371 Is it possible to find a deck of these playing cards today?
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Can I refer to a dependent claim, to a word that is in the claim that the dependent claim depends on?

For example: It is a system comprising X, Y, Z The system of claim 1, wherein X is W The system of claim 2, wherein Z is P connected to W In the claim 3, I need to refer to both Z (which is in the ...
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Stiffness for duplex yoke mooring sytem [on hold]

I saw your duplex yoke mooring system journal. And your journal is so related to my thesis. The title of my thesis is "Fatigue Analysis of Yoke Arm Construction of FSO Ladinda". I need the stiffness ...
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Can a claim be rejected if it lacks a clause that Prior Art includes?

Prior Art: A system which detects X and makes an alarm Claim: A system which detects X
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When should I file a Petition to Make Special Based on Age

I am in the process of filing my application online. USPTO guideline says that Petition to Make Special Based on Age (EFS-Web SB130) may be filed at any time during prosecution of the application, ...
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Do they regard the whole claims to reject a patent based on Prior Art or only independent claims?

Let's bring an example (note I am naive in writing or understanding claims): Independent claim 1: It is an awesome equipment to detect X, dependent claim 2: the equipment of claim 1 detects X ...
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Do they regard the whole claims of my patent for detecting the patentability of others' application or only my independent claims?

Let's bring an example : Independent claim 1: It is an awesome equipment to detect X, dependent claim 2: the equipment of claim 1 detects X using a fork. If it was granted, would it mean ...
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Can I patent a time machine?

Can I make a request of patent for a time machine that has as principle the use of the gravity?
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Can a government hold a patent?

In reference to the patent: WO1999053917A1 Is it legal for a government/company to own a patent? Compared to a human person? Does any regular US citizen have the rights to any patent held by their ...
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Is this adequate evidence to overturn legislation that keeps Cannabis a schedule 1 drug, or not? [on hold]

In reference to the patent: CA2329626A1 If this patent is valid, and was validated by the proper agency, why isn't this used to overturn the legislation that maintains that cannabis is a schedule 1 ...
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Can I broaden a patent while it is tested to work with specific conditions and environment?

Suppose that I am going to file a patent about defect detection of a specific equipment based on machine vision (even its technology belongs to X company) I implemented the system and it works for ...
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Examiner's liberal use of anticipation and obviousness

Is there a case were a patent was denied by an examiner, then later an almost identical patent was granted to another person through a different examiner?
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What is the role of dependent claims?

I am very new to filing patents, What is the role of dependent claims? Couldn't I just have one claim with any details required? What is the difference in haveing one, two, or ten claims? When I ...
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Miscitation between patents due to human error?

In reference to the patents: US8159357 and its citation US7439887 The patents seemingly have nothing to do with one another, yet the patent examiner added the citation US7439887 (GIF decompression) ...
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How this patent may be used? wo2014055372A2 [closed]

In reference to the patent: WO2014055372A2
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Facebook Developer - legal concerns [closed]

Has anyone ever read the Facebook Platform Policy, most notably, the Things You Should Know Section? What you agree to seems a bit ridiculous to me. I get that if you want to use their stuff you've ...
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Demanding lawyer fee discount after weak representation [closed]

Is there a practice of demanding lawyer fee discount? Short intro: our company was sued for alleged patent infringement. We provided all the detailed explanation to our lawyers and plaintiff why ...
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Patenting a New Paradigm for Search Engines

I want to file a US patent for a new paradigm of search engines. But I don't know whether it is considered abstract and thus is it patentable or not? I explain it by an example. Just as an example ...
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This patent is very similar to a Tunisian patent TN2010/0509 deposed the 04/11/2010 in Tunisia

In reference to the patent: WO 2013/160573 A1 Why has the examiner has not indicated the Tunisian patent TN2010/0509 as a reference like the others?
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Patenting an invention yet in production

Suppose that I sell a service and that I haven't disclosed anything about the method/software that I use to produce the service deliverables. It happens that the service has a good commercial success ...
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Does part ownership in a patent mean the owner was a contributor to the invention?

In reference to the patent: US 1,095,168 A My great-grandfather received royalties in the amount of 5/375 interest from this patent, even though his name appears no where in the documentation. Does ...
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Prior art seems to exist

In reference to the patent: US 2010/0080432 A1 A paper has been published that would constitute prior art for this patent: "PIB-PET SEGMENTATION FOR AUTOMATIC SUVR NORMALISATION WITHOUT MR ...
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Patent Share between Stakeholders

I will make a patent application. There will be names of two persons in the patent file. We want to share patent right not equally but 80% - 20%. How can that be possible? How can we specify this in ...
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Exactly what is patented

In reference to the patent: WO2010031854A1 Hi. Can you please tell me exactly what is patented on these shopping bag? I have designed a better style, longer lasting and eco friendly... Is the patent ...
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Status of US 6,151,713

In reference to the patent: US 6,151,713 Is this patent expired? Has anyone else patented it? Can I take over the patent and how much would it cost me?
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US 2013/0206605 A1 too broad, little novelty

To include production of hydrocarbons in title of this application is over-reaching. Where is the disclosure to support its inclusion? Shouldn't there be a way to sanction those who pollute the ...
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Is it true that a USPTO patent not safe from European companies?

All feedback is greatly appreciated. I'm a very young inventor.
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USPTO Patent XML, understanding the us-field-of-classification-search element

I'm working with XML from the USPTO bulk download which provides weekly downloads of XML of published patent grants. I'm using this documentation to understand the files. I'm having trouble ...
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Patent is illegal, open sourced decades ago

In reference to the patent: US 2015/0042260 This patent is illegal. Intellectual properties belong to HECTOR PEREZ TORRES, ARKRESEARCH, PR. It has been open sourced since at least 1999. The ...
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What is this patent (WO 2002/101622 A8) all about?

In reference to the patent: WO 2002/101622 A8 Is there any link for detailed information about this patent? The abstract looks good but it would be great if there is any link to get detailed ...
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Features not disclosed in provisional application priority date

Am I correct that: Should you claim priority from a provisional application and you disclose features in the subsequent non-provisional application (which claims priority from the provisional ...
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“On a computer”?

In reference to the patent: US 6,368,268 Wouldn't the Alice decision render this patent invalid and unenforceable?
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What is considered applicable prior art?

I contacted an invention development company about a general idea for a new product. Shortly afterward through a simple Google search I found a product very similar to my idea being sold on internet. ...
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I only want to discuss the patent, not ask a question, but there's only the question option; why? [migrated]

I wanted to "Discuss This Patent" but all I'm allowed to do is ask a question. How can I discuss the patent just in itself, instead of having to ask a question? I don't understand why Google ...
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How detailed can be independent claims in a PCT utility application?

I am currently writing claims for a PCT utility application. It appears my independent claim is rather lengthy and can be broken down into many dependent claims, but that is not what I am after. My ...
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How can I protect a new form of physical fitness, using conventional workout routines and moves, on an non-conventional surface?

How do I protect two new ideas for getting fit? The work outs themselves are, for the most part, common practice in gyms during floor routines, aerobic classes, and step workouts. Only the surfaces on ...
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Prior Art, an older Provisional Application and a new Patent Application (US 2014/0091685)

In reference to the patent: US 2014/0091685. I have a provisional application with the USPTO from 1994 for this invention which has been to market already. How is it that my initial invention has ...
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How is this different from a regular market mix model?

In reference to the patent: US 2013/0166351 A1 Many organizations have market mix models implemented within a defined processing system. How is this different?
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Grant of patent US 5,095,151? Not OB listed?

In reference to the patent: US 5,095,151 A. Is this patent granted? If yes, then when is the expiry of the patent or the market exclusivity?
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Are such broad claims as in US 2014/0019309 potentially granted?

In reference to the patent: US 2014/0019309. Claim 5. The method of providing individuals a first means to shop and purchase items. Is it possible to patent such a broad claim in 2012?

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