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validity of pharmaceutical patent in another country

If a pharmaceutical is patented in the US could it be produced and sold freely in another country?
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Can Muramyl di peptide infusion used to treat a child with autoinflammatory diesese in India if regulatory bodies clearence is obtained? [on hold]

In reference to the patent: US8603978 By Dr. Sabin Sathyanandan department of Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicine , Tata Memorial Centre , mumbai , India
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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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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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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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Patenting a game idea in India

I am having an idea related with a game, and I'd like to get it patented. I am a resident from India. If I patent this gaming idea in my country, would it be valid in an international level, so that ...
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Filing in foreign office before domestic one, will the patent be rejected?

I know that some countries have security concern, and patent must be filed at domestic office to check for security before filing at foreign office. The question is, what if I filed at foreign office ...
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Is FreshPatch patent valid internationally? More specifically in India?

In reference to the patent: US8522719 Is this patent valid internationally? More specifically in India?
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Invention becomes nationaly patented > gets elsewhere copied > becomes internationally patented

Invention becomes nationaly patented > gets elsewhere copied > bocomes internationally patented (due to this 18-months offset). What happens after I get the international patent? Can I claim damages?
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Is it legal to sell patented product in another country?

I'd like to begin reselling a patented product, in a country other than the one it's patented in. Could I get in trouble for selling it? Does the answer change if we talk about a replica of the ...
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Can I file in france if I file a Provisional in the US and then publicly disclose prior to filing in France?

I understand France is an absolute novelty country that would prohibit a patent being issued if it were disclosed publicly prior to the filing date in France. Filing a Provisional Patent Application ...
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How to determine if the invention is protected by a patent somewhere in the world [duplicate]

What one really want to know if an invention is still protected by a patent anywhere in the world. How do I check the status of a patent world wide and not only in the US via PAIR.
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Are other manufacturers allowed to produce an oxylobactor formigenes probiotic?

In reference to the patent: WO2015002588A1 What is the scope of this application? Can it stop other manufacturers from creating anything containing the supplement? I heard in Asia there is a ...
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In what economic systems, other than capitalism, do patents exist?

Patents exist in capitalist systems. Do other economic systems have patents and, if so, what is their purpose in those systems?
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What happens if I don't pay the issue fee?

Does the patent become abandoned? If yes, can I revive it? Under what conditions? Is it any different if I didn't pay the maintenance fee? Do I get any protection from such a patent? Is the ...
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Can this patent on fecal transplant be granted?

In reference to the patent: WO 2014/121298 A2 This is a treatment method in human medicine and thus a patent could not be granted - at least here in Sweden. Correct? The effects of bacterial ...
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Ethical problems with application

In reference to the patent: WO 2010/056908 A1 Have the researchers and applicants at Rutgers considered the problems raised in this article? This is not a discovery, but an appropriation.
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Is patent US 4,734,658 A avalible free of change in commercial products? [closed]

In reference to the patent: US 4,734,658 A We are from India, we wish to use this patent in one of our products. Can we use this patent free of charge or we have to pay some amount?
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Cost to draft and file patent application in the U.S.?

I'm a non-american individual who wants to apply for patent in USA. My invention is related to energy generation. How much will it cost? Why is working with a patent attorney so expensive? Will ...
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Can I patent something that is already sold in another country?

Can I get a US patent on something that is already created in Asia?
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Lip balm pen, inquiring about its international eligibility

In reference to the patent: US 8,596,897 B2 I am inquiring to the eligibility of this patent in the UK, and if there is a current distributor or manufacturer? Also checking if this patent was passed ...
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Patent enforcement

Can a US company which does not hold a patent for a product or method sell a US patented product or use a US patented method overseas without a licensing agreement? Is a US patent enforceable against ...
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Get the same patent in multiple countries

Say I am an inventor and want to maximize the protection of my invention, so I want to patent the same thing (invention) in as many countries as possible (or at least in the biggest markets like US, ...
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What is the status of this patent?

How can I figure out if PCT/AU2012/001589 is granted or not? There is a prior art case with US 2,223,561 A patented in 1939, but I don't know how to track that case.
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Is US 2013/0208181 A1 valid in Australia?

In reference to the patent: US 2013/0208181 A1 Is this patent valid in Australia?
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What is the legal status of this patent?

In reference to the patent: US 2012/0319859 A1 Would you please tell me why there is a difference in time between the assignment date and publication date? Is it abandoned?
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IP blocking or user info blocking

A web app infringes a patent which is granted in some countries. Users from these countries should not use the app, however the rest of the world has no limitation. When users are registered in the ...
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Selling products in the United Kingdom despite a US Patent but no EU Patent

Is it possible for me to manufacture and sell items which have US Patents but no EU Patents? I realize I cannot trade to the USA and only intend to sell within the UK. My main question relates to the ...
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Contact details of Author [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: CA2222792C can i get the contact details of the Author this patent? Thanks & Regards Dilip Chandra
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Which is the first filed country of patent CN 203733449 U?

If an inventor wants patent protection in more than one country than he has to file a patent application in different countries separately for the same invention. So the country in which the applicant ...
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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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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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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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Is Patent US6194720B1 valid in France?

In reference to the patent: US6194720 Is that patent valid in France?
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PCT Application

If a Provisional Application is filed in USPTO, let us say on June 01 2015 and before June 01 2016 a proper PCT Application (an International Provisional Application, this is also a provisional) is ...
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What countries is this patent effective US5710377 A

In reference to the patent: US5710377 In what countries is patent US5710377A effective/protected currently?
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Use of invention molds without permission

someone may be using our molds in China to produce products they do not have permission to do so. what can we do about it?
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Why is there no requirement that a foreign entity manufactures / licenses and / or offer to sell in a territory?

Just wondering why there is no requirement for foreign entities seeking to patent an idea / technology in a territory be obliged to manufacture, license and / or offer to sell a product based on the ...
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Which countries require a claim for using a PPA as priority date?

The book Patent It Yourself states: I recommend that your PPA contain at least one claim (to) prevent any challenge to your PPA by foreign patent offices for failure to claim the invention as of ...
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Missing illustrations in WIPO patent application

In reference to the patent: WO 2013/153173 A1 Where can I find illustrations for this patent?
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How do I update the address on a patent I own?

In reference to the patent: US5504946 I own this patent and would like to know how to update my UK address details. I do not have a lawyer. What steps should I take to update my address with the ...
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Patent filing via international PCT system

After filing US application how much time applicant should wait to file PCT application? What are the benefits of filing early or late?
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Dispensation of US767004

This patent, US767004, was issued to my great grandfather, Karol Muchowicz in 1904. How can I determine whether and to whom it was assigned?
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File Patent Internationally on Behalf of Others

I have been thinking about patenting a product that I have been developing together with a friend, and was wondering if you guys could help me out with some question: Am I able to patent something ...
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Patent in two different countries; two patents or one?

One patent I have as inventor my institution issued first in Europe, and later in the United States; can I then say that I have two patents or just one?
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International Patent and it's legal power?

If one would obtain a patent in the U.S, does it become international? No one else can use/build it without the inventor's permission? Globally In other words, when an inventor obtains a patent in a ...
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Application refused

Can someone else copy, use and sell or import the subject-matter contained in la refused app? Is a refused app part of prior art?
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Art from US Patent prevent patent in other countries?

My design patent was filed on Jul. 19, 2013, in the United States. I received some bad advice and did not file for an EU patent (huge market potential for my product there.) So I was wondering, if ...
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I file for a patent in Canada and US. if someone files a patent in China before me, can I still 'publish' idea in China?

Assume I made an invention and I filed a provisional application for patent in Canada and US and follow up by filing a non-provisional application for patent within a few months. If someone files a ...