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Has this patent application (8,559,894) been granted?

Has this patent 8,559,894 been granted? United States Patent 8,559,894 Walker October 15, 2013 Klystron transmitter Abstract A Klystron transmitter for use in weather radar systems has a ...
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Can employee whose company filed for patent name himself as co patent holder?

Do you agree that xxxxx was an employee of xxxxx when he convinced owner to file for a patent on product formerly used in cosmetics soley) based on all the discovery work and results we got and ...
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Can robots be patented?

Suppose somebody created the world's first intelligent robot. It can wash your dishes, clean your house, etc. Can that person patent the robot, so that no one else makes intelligent robots? If so, to ...
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What is the best way to bring a relevant 102 prior art reference to an examiner for a published application?

I found non-patent literature in the form of a letter to the editor correcting a review article. The correction is on point as 102 art for a currently pending published application which is being ...
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Can I buy patent for a specific gesture that I have used for specific purpose in google glass app?

I am new to patents and I was wondering that can I buy patent for a specific gesture used for a specific purpose in Google glass. The thing is that I have implemented something in one of my glass apps ...
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Does anyone know the patent number for First Response™ Gold™ Digital Pregnancy Test by Church &Dwight?

First Response was reformulated to include a new antibody to hCG beta-core fragment in a digital pregnancy test. Does anyone know whether Church & Dwight have filed patents on this new test?
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How to write for a patent right

How do I write for a patent right on a unique idea I have developed for science project
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Why don't companies keep their product implementation as trade secrets instead of patenting?

I am wondering why every company doesn't keep their product a trade secret? Then almost nobody would be able to replicate the product instead of patenting, which reveals the inner working of the ...
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Can I patent this? and if so what could be done?

Let's say I have an idea about tape. This tape has always had the capability to be sold in color, but never into different shapes. It has always been sold in a straight line. I want to make them in ...
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Mathematics patented (first post here, very shocked)

I'm reading a combinatorics books, and I was searching for assignments (questions) on Elementary Symmetric Functions, which are quite simply fundamental functions that have the property of swapping ...
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Is there a way to protect your idea from being sold a certain way?

Let's say I have a product i'm trying to get out onto the market, and i'd like to sell my product in such a way where I can exclude others from selling the same way. Let's say we have the same kind of ...
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Can a patent be applied for a scheme or product, that uses available techniques, to satisfy a specific purpose?

I came across an article stating that the co-founder of Molo rewards has sued Google for allegedly infringing US Patent No. 7,298,271(Link to the patent). On looking into the patent, it is clear that, ...
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When does Patent 5,971,475 expire

can anyone tell me when the 5971475 patent expires? Thanks!
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Expiration of whether a patent is expired or not

I am seeking to build this item and looking to sell it in the market and it looks like this patent is expired. Is that true? Can I purchase the patent for this item? The patent number is US ...
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Someone patent a design 2 years after I published a research papers.

I wanted to develop a product based on my Ph.D. research carried out in 2002. I published a paper about my design in "Review of Scientific Instruments" in 2002. However, I just found out that a ...
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If I have already publicized my technology could someone else patent it?

While in college, I merged two forms of open to the public technology and created a new method for sharing information for a particular use that has not been used before and it's not patented. I ...
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Vestcom stole the technology from thelamco, inc. without pre-authorization

Thomas Paul Eversole was an employee of thelamco, inc. at the time this application for patent was rendered. He has never been a principle of thelamco and had no authorization from thelamco to sign ...
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How quickly a patent can be granted from uspto with the help of lawyers etc if I am from India?

I am from India and want to apply for patent from uspto with or without the help of lawyer whichever can fasten the process.
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who is the of author of CN 101463502 B?

who is the author of the patent number CN 101463502 B## Heading ## entitled Pineapple leaf fiber biochemical degumming technique?
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Can one file a patent application (e.g. 20130293680) without public and prior works research?

Reviewing patent application # 20130293680 , and it appears that no thorough investigation has been made for prior works as well as public domain knowledge and adoption of techniques. Should ...
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Will my comic reader app violate Comixology patent?

I am developing an app for iOS devices which has almost the same guided view type reader for comic panels. There are a lot of posts on the web about fights between Marvel and Comixology regarding the ...
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How does one start patenting an idea in India?

I have an idea to do with Mobile cloud services. I'm not versed on the subject but I am technically inclined (I study computer engineering). How would I go about obtaining a patent for my idea?
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Is the patent “Methods of storing information using nucleic acids” sufficiently innovative?

I found a patent Methods of storing information using nucleic acids (link goes to Google Patents). After cursory reading it seems to me it describes the content of the scientific article ...
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Codevelopment of a product

What happens when a patent is granted to an inventor but it is shown that the product actually has existed for some time, has not been patented, yet has been available to the public since before the ...
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Is not new idea

wo2012150267a1. Idea of using file system in code for transfering static data as folder or file are publicly avaiable from 2010. Please see http://www.embeddedrelated.com/groups/lpc2000/show/46899.php ...
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Anti Packet Inspection Idea

I've got an innovative but simple idea to defeat or avoid SPI (Shallow Packet Inspection) and even DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) as well and can be explained in a single paragraph. Actually it may have ...
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An image of DE200520010768

I do not see the images accompanying patent DE200520010768. I am working on a patent but need to make sure that ours do not conflict. Please post images.
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Please advise me on this patent

I am looking to start my own language services website in the near future. My site will possibly use the same method (explained below) as this site www.overcomethebarrier.com where they state here ...
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Improvement patents, building your technology on top of already existing technology

My question is regarding improvement patents. I have read some literature online, but it's all still pretty convoluted regarding this issue of improvement patents. My question is how does building ...
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Is a PCR protocol including primers patentable?

Is a specific PCR (polymerase chain reaction) protocol including primers to detect the presence of a specific organism in a probe patentable in the US or/and elsewhere? e.g. A blood test for ...
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How to get a patent invalidated?

Recently while I was writing up a patent, I discovered that another person has written a patent that is so badly and vaguely worded that it could be used to cover my invention. Whereas I offer clear ...
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Dynamic visualization and implementation (Microsoft) - Patent Application US20130339363 - PRIOR ART REQUEST

The gist of this is, they are trying to claim that storing the "type" of graph or report as metadata to a dataset being reported on is novel and unobvious. A picture is worth 1K words...Figure 5A and ...
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8502720: Missing Key Reference

Much of the claims seems to overlap with the content of this article! S. Balasubramanian et al., "Systematic analysis of interleaved digital-to-analog converters", Circuits and Systems II: Express ...
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US8618969: Missing a key reference

S. Balasubramanian et al., "Systematic analysis of interleaved digital-to-analog converters", Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, IEEE, 2011. Much of the claims overlap with the content of this ...
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Can I file a patent for a new derivative of CHESS

I have an idea for a new derivative of chess. Its very different board game. With the movement logics modified. Though the winning is still the same (the king's death) and also the horse's move is ...
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Difference b/w Domestic Patents and international patents

If I've got a patent in a country say India, will it be valid across the world. If not, are there any international patents. If so, who organize them. Is there any facility that, if I file a patent in ...
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How the idea or solution should be protected before having a patent for it

I've written a technical paper and have sent it for publication. There's a chance that some other can make use of my paper and file a patent before me. How to protect the paper, when we are publishing ...
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What's the best approach to document a claim?

Being new here, I'm wondering what the best way to match prior art to a claim you feel is invalid. I have found examples applicants use with the USPTO, so I would imagine using that same format to ...
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Can you show your invention to few individuals without breaking patentability

Can you show your invention to few individuals (who are not your patent attorney etc), without making it count as having published your patent or otherwise invalidating the ability to patent it? ...
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How do you invalidate a patent?

I'm interested in a beginners guide on how to invalidate a patent, like searching for prior art, and what to do next, etc. Hopefully someone can help!
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How can we fix the patent office to stop granting such non-innovative and all-encompassing patents?

Ex: Apparatus and methods for automated observation of objects (US 5351078 A) has the following abstract: "Apparatus and methods are disclosed for automatically inspecting two- or ...
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Patent for a machine that stores electric charge in a capacitor

Can I patent a machine that stores electric charge in multiple capacitors each being addressed by a transistor on a chip in a specified way leading to a predefined current output? In other words, is ...
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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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Granting of patent

To be granted a patent, an invention is required to be novel result from an inventive step have commercial applicability Why "novel"? Every inventive step will, necessarily, lead to something ...
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Idea of Suggesting Application by time

I have this idea in a very vague form which I have not seen implemented yet but maybe someone can tell me if it is out there already or not. It might not be worth a patent as its just an addition but ...
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Forming a System Claim: Am I on the Right Track?

I'm writing a system claim, and I'd like to get some feedback on an obfuscated version of it. Please don't reserve your criticism! I'm interested in learning from the best. Why am I off base? Why am I ...
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Can I make a product which infringes on a patent for my own use (not for resale)

I wanted to make a carbon fiber hockey stick on my own, then I realized there is already an issued US patent on it. Is it against the law to make a oval hockey stick for myself, not for resale?
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Will this patent be granted?

Motorola filed a patent application for an electronic tatoo that allows communication with a mobile device (if I get it right). Patent link Does a patent not require a functional prototype? So did ...
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How similar does non provisional and provisional patent have to be?

I prefer to not spend a lot of money before I see if it has any value so I would like to file a provisional patent on my own. The basic invention takes some data from inputs encodes it in a certain ...
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do I have to come with an actual prototype before filing a patent

excited to have found this place! as described in the title, when we come up with an idea (and let's assume that this idea can be implemented), can I just go ahead and file for a patent (in which I ...