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Features not disclosed in provisional application priority date

Am I correct that: Should you claim priority from a provisional application and you disclose features in the subsequent non-provisional application (which claims priority from the provisional ...
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What is considered applicable prior art?

I contacted an invention development company about a general idea for a new product. Shortly afterward through a simple Google search I found a product very similar to my idea being sold on internet. ...
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Prior Art, an older Provisional Application and a new Patent Application (US 2014/0091685)

In reference to the patent: US 2014/0091685. I have a provisional application with the USPTO from 1994 for this invention which has been to market already. How is it that my initial invention has ...
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Unintentional Delay Petition Validity - Provisional Expired b/c Embedded Font in PDF problem

Thank you greatly in advance for your time! I am a first time inventor/patent filer who had success using EFS-Web filing a provisional application. A year later, on the anniversary (3 weeks ago), I ...
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'Many Non Provisional Patents' through a single 'Provisional Application'

It is a unique situation where many unique ideas are written down in Book (not released into public domain yet). Many of these ideas could be converted into patents (possibly more than 25 Utility ...
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Public Disclosure After Provisional Filing

Upon filing a provisional patent application, can the invention become publicly known and sold (such as through public sale), and still retain all patent rights to information disclosed in the ...
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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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SB16 not in provisional patent Document Description drop-down

I am trying to file my provisional patent on efs.uspto.gov The video I am watching to help me through the process https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B--8oFg88Uw says to select "Provisional Cover Sheet ...
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PPA validity questions

I am considering filing a PPA on my own. if PPAs are never examined, is it correct to assume that I get a "patent pending" on whatever (since it is not published at the time of filing) immediately ...
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What kind of provisional patent should I get if I want to sell internationally?

I have a product i'm looking to get out into the market soon and i'm unsure of what kind of provisional to get. I want to sell the product internationally. Anyone know how to go about this?
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Provisional, publication and continuation

Suppose one files a provisional that describes methods A and B, then publishes a paper describing methods A and B, then files a non-provisional that claims the benefit of the provisional and describes ...
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Avoiding “New matter” when leveraging PPA in nonprovisional app

When does editing the disclosure and/or claims for use in nonprovisional app, said disclosure and claims first disclosed in a provisional patent, constitute the addition of "New matter?" Said in ...
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Filing a Provisional Patent by myself

I have a great idea that I would like to protect, but I don't have the budget for a patent attorney at the moment. I was thinking to do it by my own. I wanted to know if I try my best to define the ...
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Is a Provisional Patent As Prior Art Sufficient Defense?

If you file a provisional patent purely to try and protect yourself, wouldn't that document the "invention" sufficient as such to be considered prior art? And if prior art is a valid defense, is it ...
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Can I include multiple specific software functionalities of my broad idea in a single provisional patent application?

I have a limited budget and I am looking form a startup based on my idea. My idea is related to mobile (Android, iOS, etc) apps and a supporting website. It is a broad idea which can be implemented ...
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How detailed should a provisional patent application be? (Software)

I am considering filing for a provisional patent which deals with mobile and web technologies. Now this is a method to do something. But how detailed do I go? Right now, I have something working in ...
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Which is the best way to file a provisional application in the United States?

We are a group of researchers in Europe, interested in filling a provisional application for a patent regarding a device that we developed. What is the cheapest, fastest and more effective way to do ...
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Searching for US Provisional Patents

US8261231 "claims benefit to U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 61/472,609, which was filed on Apr. 6, 2011... The contents of the above-identified applications are incorporated by reference in ...