Questions relating to searching for or through patents and applications

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Miscitation between patents due to human error?

In reference to the patents: US8159357 and its citation US7439887 The patents seemingly have nothing to do with one another, yet the patent examiner added the citation US7439887 (GIF decompression) ...
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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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Trademark designer's surname is indexed incorrectly [duplicate]

In reference to patent US D3,003. How did the name of the trademark designer/patent applicant come to be indexed as J. H. Gaknhart, since in the text of the trademark application it is clear his ...
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Drawings and practical implementation

In reference to the patent: WO 2009/018016 A2 In this patent there are no drawings and no any practical implementation is shown. How would I understand the practical concept?
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How to know what is an important patent?

When I search for a patent on a topic, I often find a lot of patents that match my criteria. How can I whittle those results down and know which ones are important or influential for that topic? Is ...
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Who owns the rights to plastic spoons now? (US D234017 S)

In reference to the patent: USD234017 Who owns the rights to plastic spoons now? Their patent was only to last 14 years
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How to find information for a Organization [duplicate]

I have made a replication of this foundation. I have also switched out 1 major ingredient and added another. How can I find their patent information to examine more of this formula?
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Erroneous citatations [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US26919 A number of non-firearm patents cite this patent but they actually refer to the reissue patent R26919 in the text. This is probably a common problem when the ...
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When will this Patent expire 5,669,982 [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US5669982
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How to find all patents of inventor and get automatic update

I was trying to get a list of my patents for updating my CV/resume and because of my common name searching scholar.google.com and/or usto or other websites I get 100+ patents out of which only <10 ...
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Prior Art existing

In reference to the patent: US8230232 How can it be that this patent was granted if there is http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-540-44871-6_29#page-1 and ...
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Is patent search reserved to agents or attorneys? Is searcher accountable?

Is providing "search services" (like patent search, patent landscape, freedom to operate analysis and so on) reserved to patent agents or patent attorneys or is it a service that any company can ...
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Is it possible to search patents by assignee?

My name is Jesse L Culpepper. I would like to know how many patents are in my name.
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Patent DE4038611 A1 - request [duplicate]

I would like to ask for a contact to patent DE4038611 A1 (Mr.Bojanovsky).
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I think I have original sketch of patent 47789 - Rag doll [duplicate]

Is there any worth to original patent sketches? It is the same as show on your sight. Design/Inventor by JB Gruelle , Doll, Application filled May 28 1915/ Patented Sept. 7, 1915
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Application Status

From the site patentscope.wipo.int I searched for a publication #. The site made a find and when I clicked on the publication # the header had only five tabs on the header. “National Biblo. Data”, ...
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I would like to receive the contact details of the Authors for Patent WO2014067081A [duplicate]

I am interested in contacting the authors. Please help if possible.
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Patent search firms #2

To committ a search to a search firm is it necessary to sign a confidentiality agreement? The results for non-english language patents are confined just to abstracts and title or search firms ...
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Patent search firms

Is it more common for a patent attorney/agent to commit a patentability search to a search firm or to do it in house? In case of committing to a search firm: which prices are fair? how to choose ...
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Do I need to search for patents which are not yet published?

I am doing prior art searching. I want to to know whether I need to search for patents which are not yet published. If so, how do I do this? A related question is: Can I search all patents which are ...
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Is there any way to search classification of USPTO?

Is there any way to to search classification of patent in CPC or USPC by keyword? E.g I want to know what class "computer mouse" is, but it seems the search page assume that I already knew the code ...
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Similar patents

What is the worst situation in which I could find myself in the case my patent is very similar or identical to another, without doing it intentionally? Can I be sued from the other inventor, or can I ...
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Is there any web site to give Patent Classification by entering the Classification code?

I want a web site to search for a patent classification by entering the classification code . For example , if I enter G02 then I have to get optics , G02C5/14 -> Side members like that.. Is any ...
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Multi-story 3d printing

I'm looking to create a software that assembles multiple small objects into multiple layers. The reason for this is that the objects are relatively small (a few cm diameter), and the printing platform ...
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Instance of the product patented?

I am trying to find a good image of the design in this patent application, but the application itself does not contain any good depictions of the actual microwave oven. Does anyone know of a good way ...
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What is missing in todays patents search engines?

The patents search engines market is saturated with big players, there are many engines, each offers more or the same features. How would you describe the best patents search engine? what would you ...
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Online tool / database for finding entities by entering search keywords

I basically am trying to achieve a search for patents and/or entities (that own patents) containing some specific keywords. However, I would like to exclude a few entities from the search by using ...
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Patent Troll: Search Results with Image

There is a patent troll trying to get a number of websites to pay a license for a search that results in an image with text describing that image. The main claim might be roughly paraphrased as: A ...
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search text within a predetermined set of patents

Do you know of any patent search tool that allows you to search text within a predetermined set of patents? preferably free tool. Or alternatively, somewhere I can download the text of the set of ...
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How To Tell If Applicant Was Granted a Patent

So if there is no patent, only a publication number how do I tell if they were ever granted a patent or if they were, where is it? I'm looking at publication # EP2526617.
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How many priority numbers can a patent have?

When I search patents at espacenet.com I see that some patent documents have multiple priority numbers. For example WO2010054132 has 4 priority numbers. (see bibliographic data). What does this mean? ...
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How to find status and citation information about a patent application

I'm looking for information on US patent application 2005/0015326. How can I find out whether this application was granted or abandoned and in either case, whether any other patents have cited or ...
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What keywords do I use to get a similar patent to US7249263?

Patent US7249263 is about authenticating online users using a personality test to create a user behavior profile at registration on a website and then when the user logs in, he authenticates his ...
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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 ...
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How can I be sure that I'm not infringing on anyone's patents?

My friends and I wanted to create an online advertising service that would allow someone to create an advert, pay a one time fee, pay per click of the ad and have the ad displayed on our site and the ...
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Prior art for speech detection in a data stream

Looking for prior art dated before 2010 regarding technology that determines that data being received at a mobile phone is speech if an accelerometer in the phone moves in a certain direction. The ...
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Should certain concepts be avoided/included when searching for fluid dynamics patents?

I'm interested to find the range of patented art for apparatus / systems that control the shape/structure of fluid motion. I'm interested in fluid separations, but dis-interested in screens media ...
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Are examination and re-examination proceedings publicly available?

Is there any way to read the proceedings of a patent prosecution or a re-examination? Public would be great of course, but so far I have not found even a fee-based resource so I wonder if proceedings ...
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How do we check if a patent already exists for our idea?

The idea in question is for a gardening tool.
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Can willful patent infringement exist without prior notification?

In order for a company to accuse an organization of willful infringement, or allege that they are actively and knowingly infringing on a patent, must the patent holder first send the allegedly ...
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How long does it take a patent application to appear in the USPTO database?

I have several patents that I have filed which have been received by the USPTO, but have yet to appear when I search the USPTO online database. How long is the delay between filing and appearance on ...
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How can I perform a global patent search for free?

I'm aware of several resources for searching the national or regional (e.g. EU) patent databases, but have found no tool for searching patents in all (or even several) countries at the same time. Is ...