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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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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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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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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 ...
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No international patent

I am from South Africa, and I want to import something to the markets here. I have found a patent on it, but not sure if it applies to the international market, it sure does not look like it.I could ...
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Older US Utility Application

... that I am wanting international coverage but cannot as the time to do so has expired. I have designed a new component that works with the old claims as a single unit. Can I resume international ...
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What would be the process for a European Union Patent application?

In the USA, and Canada, we have a very low bar when applying for patents. For example, in the USA, one could apply for a provisional patent, and wait a year before applying for a utility or design ...
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Is a patented European product able to be produced in US?

I came across a product that is solid almost exclusively in Europe with no reach or patenting in the USA. Am I able to pursue production and sale of this product in the USA? Do European patents apply ...
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Patent Application and Paris convention priority right

Assume there is a Patent Application filed at Jan 2012 with USPTO and I think its claims are too much broad and vague. It has not been granted yet. If I have an idea that is totally similar to the ...
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Sad! Help! Canadian and intl patent application-in-process beat me to it

I had an idea for an invention. I found nothing similar on uspto.gov. Then I discovered Google Patents. I immediately found that someone from Canada is filing a patent for the same invention on the ...
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What is the expiration date of WO PCT applications?

If the patent is applied in India, but the country I would like to use the technology is included in Designated States, of which country's expiration date do you have to calculate? Application ...
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Do I need international protection for a computerized method?

Central to my invention is a process that runs on a computer, generating routing information, which is sent to vehicles for efficient carriage of persons or cargo. While the people or cargo will be ...
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Multi-story 3d printing

I'm looking to create a software that assembles multiple small objects into multiple layers. The reason for this is that the objects are relatively small (a few cm diameter), and the printing platform ...
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Parallel application submission China and U.S

I saw a recent patent application publication (by Microsoft) where it looks like a a same or equivalent application was submitted to the U.S. patent office and the Chinese equivalent, on the same day. ...
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what is the difference between an EP patent (or publication) and a patent published in Europe?

I'm trying to understand the difference between a patent published in europe (or a publication with any country code) and an EP publication (published in EPO). What is the difference between ...
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When can new prior art be brought during prosecution? How can we help?

I am looking for a clarification ideally for both USPTO and EPO procedures. I thought that: applicant could (must for US) bring new prior art anytime during prosecution until grant (through IDS for ...
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Can I use patent US6610337 abroad? [duplicate]

Is it for all of the world or only for USA? What kind of troubles can I face in case if I start business related to this patent in another country?
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Internationally recognized patent

I want to file a Utility patent with the USPTO that will be globally recognized. How and where do I get started? Can I file it online?
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Patenting Products in Other Countries

I'm a start-up and I want to patent my products or apps and post it on the google play and app store. I already asked my friend who took law. She said that my app should and can be patented. I don't ...
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If I file a patent in America, will forign companies be completely invulnerable to my patent?

The title pretty much says it all. If I file a patent in the US, will forign companies be able to use it without fear?
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Are the following patents European only? EP 1849393 B1 and WO2005108015 (A1)

These are patents by a cleaning company in Denmark named Vikan. I would like to understand if these are patents that are European only or also US patents. Also, when I look on the European patent ...
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Determining if patent is international?

I am currently looking into patent US20110202766. I am new to patent law and I would like to know if the given patent is US-only, or international. How can I find out about where does a given patent ...
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Personally liable for patent infringement

Can the director of a one man UK limited company be held personally liable if his product infringes a US software patent? The UK company's software product is sold in the states over the internet.
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Making a game with patent art graphics

I'm considering making a game that uses patent illustrations (from Context-Free Patent Art) as graphics. I've read the answers to Are text and images in the patent copyrighted?, which suggests that if ...
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patent claiming that priority no?

Patent no WO2012164480 (A1) which is claiming priority to patent IN2011DE01539 (IN201101539I1), can these two patents be considered as the same patent or are they different patents?
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US non-provisional application for a non-resident

I submitted a provisional patent application from a foreign country to USPTO a few months ago. I researched and determined that my idea is worth a proper patent application (I made it public). Is that ...
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Does filing a patent protect you abroad?

I want to file a utility patent, I've read that by filing it in my country I will only be able to enforce it inside the national limits. However will other entities outside my country be able to ...
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Possible US patent infringement and German company

We are currently trying to set up a startup that sells a software product online. The software can be downloaded worldwide and paid for via Paypal. Our company is a limited liability company based in ...
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Are there any advantages to making your first filing in one country vs. another?

Is it always better to fill patent in US first before extends to other countries. What if we do the reverse, Fill patent in a small country then only extends to US. What is the advantages? How to ...
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Is there a fast route to worldwide patent acquisition?

A product is expected to be deployed to 12 countries on 3 continents, with more to follow on successful launch. Would it be better to aim for worldwide patent registration (as a matter of safety) or ...
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How can I best aid in keeping the patents system at bay?

I have become convinced that the patent system is inherently unfair and hurting the well-being of people all over the world. Trivial patents are just one well-known pain and I want them gone as much ...
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How much does US patent law affect international development?

I am originally from Canada, and I live in Asia, but, like a lot of software developers, software code I develop on the web is hosted and used within the United States. Like many, I've heard lots of ...
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Prior art for new treatment for anxiety disorder

Consider this WIPO: METHODS FOR TREATING SOCIAL DISORDERS and its current 3 entries at national levels: #US20110027765 -> Reviewer has requested some changes in the claims but it's going forward. ...
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What are the possible consequences of using software developed outside of the US that infringes a software patent?

Suppose I'm developing a software and I operate in the country that doesn't recognize Software Patents. I make my software available for users in several countries including the United States. What if ...
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When patenting in the United States, what impact does patenting in other countries too have?

I've seen where companies have filed for the same patent in multiple additional countries beyond the United States. What is the motivation for such extensive patenting? What impact (if any) do these ...
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Consequences of unwilful US patent infringment by a foreign legal entity when establishing US presence

Suppose the following situation: A company is incorporated in a country other than U.S.A., which does not allow software patents (e.g. EU member countries). This company produces an invention as a ...
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Revising a poor English translation of a US national phase application based on a foreign language PCT application

A patent application was originally drafted in a language other than English and filed in a country other than the US. It was subsequently translated into English and made a PCT application and ...
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Is there a specified route to convert UK patents to US patents?

If I have an existing UK patent, is there a way to get it recognised in the US, or to convert it to be a US patent? My guess is that there must be agreements between countries on how they handle ...