For questions relating to the requirements for filing, and effects or functions of, provisional applications

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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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The timing of filing design and utility patents on the same invention

I have a design patent set of documents ready to file and the question came up about filing a utility as well. We are working feverishly to submit everything before March 2016 (one year after public ...
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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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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 ...