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Solabegron and antimuscarinic patent?

In reference to the patent: EP2600859A1 Has this patent been granted? Does it mean that 1. all combination therapy consisting of beta-3 agonists in combination with muscarinic agonists have been ...
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Queries on patent fee [on hold]

In reference to the patent: US20140197042 Hi, I am interested in this new technology. Could I know how much do I have to pay for your patent? Could I get some extra information if possible?
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Where can I find a historical copy of an application?

In reference to the patent: US20050025364 I used this patent application as a reference in my thesis report but now it is having different content. Where can I find the content that I saw before?
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Is this a plagiarizm?

In reference to the patent: US8950400 This looks like a plagiarized DE20213420 U1 (?) that could be found here: http://www.google.com/patents/DE20213420U1?cl=en The principle to use the venturi ...
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Reference Error [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US20060279423 Google has a reference error to: US7688544. Who can fix this erroneous reference?
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Color and shading in patent application?

It seems USPTO allows shading but, for example, the Chinese's counterpart doesn't. So what is the best way to do drawing internationally? I.e. if the application with shaded drawing is filed in the ...
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Citing art in body of application?

What factors should an inventor consider when deciding whether or not to include references to other art in the background section of their patent application? It no longer seems to be a common ...
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Docketed New Case - Ready for Examination

What does "Docketed New Case - Ready for Examination" mean? My utility patent application has been given this status. What does that mean and what should I expect next?
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US38119 Patent Title

I would like to know where the title "improvement in drill-bit" came from in US38119, the applicant or the USPTO. Nowhere in the text does the applicant refer to the device as a drill-bit.
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I am interested in an abandoned patent application

I have a very similar product to a product that was disclosed in an abandoned patent application. Can I improve and add new changes to that application thereby providing new claims to the patent ...
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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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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 ...