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How does the public review process work for US patent applications?

I am aware of a patent application that has been filed that I wish to challenge. I know the application number, but the it was recently filed and is not publicly available for review on the USPTO ...
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What is the cost of producing the patent invention?

We are looking to possibly license and commercialize the patent. We are wondering about the cost of construction of the invention?
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explaining the theory that undergoes an invention in patent description?

I have a question about explaining the theory that undergoes an invention: should it be exposed in patent application (Description) and if yes how? For what I have seen patent documents are not ...
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How do I make amendments to claims?

I have filed an Utility patent with USPTO. A few days ago, I received a letter from an USPTO examiner stating that all my claims were rejected and that the action is non-final. She has given me 3 ...
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Is a mathematical method an embodiment, or a ramification?

I am applying for a patent on a method to allocate transportation resources (e.g. trucks) among loads. Central to the patent is a (very simple) mathematical formula, into which I plug some variables ...
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When will this patent be availabe for clinical application by healthcare professionals?

I am a healthcare professional (RMT) in Ontario with many patients who come to me concerned with their cellulite. I also educate the public about cellulite and provide treatments geared ...
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Does this Patent mean that no one else can produce or sell E-Cigs with vitamin in them?

Does this US Patent Application mean that no one else can manufacture or sell electronic cigarettes with vitamins in them? I was thinking vitamins combined with e-cigarettes would be a great idea for ...
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Avoiding “New matter” when leveraging PPA in nonprovisional app

When does editing the disclosure and/or claims for use in nonprovisional app, said disclosure and claims first disclosed in a provisional patent, constitute the addition of "New matter?" Said in ...
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Secure telephone-based payments - Patent application - Prior art request

US patent application 2220110228919 (USPTO link) seems to be trying to patent an on/off switch for DTMF audio on telephone networks. The key claims are these (effectively the first three): A ...
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Forgot to check 'Request Not To Publish'

Well I finally filed my utility patent application - about 20 minutes ago, electronically - and now I am wondering if I forgot to check the box for non-publication by the PTO. Is there any way to ...
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Why is there the same boilerplate stuff at the front of every patent?

A large number of patents in the IT area appear to have a very similar diagram embedded int them somewhere, usually some forms of a block diagram detailing system components such as Northbridge, ...
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Is there a legitimate/reliable way to apply for a software patent for < $1000?

I'd like to patent a niche idea for a software product. I'm just an individual developer. I have no access to a legal team or expensive legal services. What is the best option for applying for ...
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Can this patent stop me?

I developed a software system that comprises an app for smartphones, one for tablets and a central server that manages the communications between all the instances of them. I did a research and found ...
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Article of manufacture - multiple unique methods of manufacture?

I've thought of a couple different but nearly equally efficient ways to manufacture a new tool. Should I be covering both in a provisional patent application? Is that even possible? What if the ...
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Is it enough to send a scanned copy of the oath as a PDF file?

I am under the impression that online filing of patent applications is paper-free, i.e., I am not required to send any physical document to the USPTO, but sending all documents as PDF files is OK. ...
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Prior art of performance monitoring using software to build schedulers?

Relates to Patent Application 20090055833 - "System and Method for performance monitoring." I come with two questions; First, it would seem to me substantial prior art exists to 1994. However, this ...
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Can I use examples in the Background section?

To make sure the Background section of my application conveys the novelty of my idea, can I provide an exemplary use case scenario within the Background section? Without it, I feel that the examiner ...
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How to Determine Date of Application for US Patent?

If a US patent has been APPLIED FOR, but NOT AWARDED (yet?), how can one find out the Date of Application?
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Rule 131 Antedating for a National Stage application

For the given circumstances: Reference filed on Jan. 1, 2010. PCT Application filed on Feb. 1, 2010. US National Stage claiming priority to the PCT Application filed on Mar. 1, 2010. Reference was ...
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What is the reason of the structure change of U.S. applied patent during 1963-2011?

I am a college student, I want to know why there is a structure change of US applied patent around 1985? I have been analyzing all the datas of US applied patent from 1963-2011, then I found out ...
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Finding Patent Pending Application

I am developing a product idea similar to another product on the market, and see that this product has a "patent pending" status. In my research, I see that the competing patent lists: "Patent ...
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Is there an online database for seeing patent applications from India?

Is there a website similar to EPO or USPTO to see Indian Patent applications (Not filed patents)?
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two new patent application using some common underlying technologies

Related to a previous question patent specification level of detail I want to file two patent applications for two inventions that use some common underlying technologies (the same ones I'm talking ...