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I am interested in an abandoned pattent application

I have a very similar product to a product that was abandoned during the pattent application. Can I somehow claim that application and add my changes thus laying claim to the whole thing?
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Chaining unrelated inventions

I asked this question and it seems there divisional applications can have the same detailed description. I know that before the patent is issued, I can file another application claim priority date of ...
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Do divisional applications have the same detailed description?

I read some patents, it seems they were divided from a single application as the detailed descriptions are the same. The question is, when an application is divided into multiple applications ...
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Possible to include information in patent application refuting similar patents ahead of time?

The title is mostly self explanatory, but I have never been through the patent process before. I have a specific concept for a piece of software that fits the criteria of someone else being able to ...
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Patent status of hazard pointers: us20040107227

I discovered recently that the hazard pointer technique has a patent application if not an actual patent assigned to it. Can I get clarification on this? Also, would like some indication on whether ...
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Tips on how to get software patent application approved

What are some tips to get software patent application approved by USPO? I'm responsible for the software development at a startup, and to protect our Intellectual Property I need to submit multiple ...
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How can the challenge date of an application be extended?

The challenge on Microsoft's patent US 20130063492 states: Availability for Challenge: Open Until at least Sept 14, 2013 How is the "available for challenge" date obtained? What steps must we ...
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Patent Application type A1

PATENT: WO2013110942A1 QikServe Limited According to what I find on the internet, this patent is not (yet) granted. Which means at this moment, anyone with the same idea could start his/her own ...
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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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Is Patent 13/284,678 Granted? Patent granted for Flipboard flipping?

Hi can i ask if this patent is granted? I see a publication date, but not sure if it was granted. Am thinking for a flipping metaphor similar to Flipboard
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Can I patent a product I'm already selling?

I've invented a new product and started selling it (in very small quantities). No one else is selling this product. Can I apply for a patent for it?
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Searching Patent Applications

This is a general question regarding patent applications. I know that these are published weekly and you can search individual patent applications via PAIR. Is there a compiled list of all the ...