Questions relating to searching for or through patents and applications

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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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Database of trademarked words

Does anybody know where I can download a complete & up to date database of trademarked words? I have found http://trademarks.reedtech.com/tmappxml.php but I'm looking for something that is already ...
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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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Prior Art Request

A system comprising: a plurality of participating devices; a plurality of client devices; and a coordination data center that comprises a processing system configured to execute instructions, ...
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Collect patents data for Russian Oil/Gas + Metallurgy companies

I am collecting database of Russian companies patents in Oil & Gas + Metallurgy sectors for my Thesis. I am measuring the impact of patents' quality to the financial performance of the firms. ...
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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 ...