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Patent specification page layout

I am going to write an application and send it to WIPO, because I want patent coverage in different countries, including United States. I would like to discover what page layout my patent ...
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Defining broadest term for claiming

I'm considering the case in which I have an invention and the subject matter is a (computer) web server. So: the first exemplary embodiment would be based on a “web server”, but since I don't want to ...
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“Undue experimentation” - why isn't the patent office more demanding to minimise it (e.g. provide parts list)?

The majority of the patents I've looked at read to me as outlines of research projects rather than detailed descriptions of how to make something. (I am a person of ordinary skill in the art; I have a ...
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Where are missing pages 3 and 4 for patent 101,875?

The patent 101,875 is missing pages 3 and 4. Is there any way to obtain the missing pages?
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How to include human participants in specs?

My invention involves people using machinery (computers, cars, cell phones, etc). I have been warned on this forum against including people as elements of a claim. Are the rules for specifications as ...
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Is clarifying some terminology in an Amendment considered “new material”?

In working with my examiner to address issues with the claims mentioned in a final rejection of my (pro se) software patent application, I changed one term in the claims from "word1 word2" to "word1 ...
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patent has more drawings than images shown on google

Why does the google patent site show fewer drawings than listed in the patent see this has 9 images of drawings: http://www.google.com/patents/USD678656 while the actual patent has much more - 21: ...
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Can I preclude the exercise of another patentee's system patent by defining a (PRACTICALLY necessary) improvement to an element of that system

A patent exists for a broad system of interacting large, and independently complex, elements. However, at least one of the complex elements is described/claimed in the patent in a very cursory and ...
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patent specification level of detail

I'm drafting the specification of a patent for my invention. The invention is in the field of computer vision and augmented reality. I'm quite sure that the main subject mater is novel enough and ...
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Are text and images in the patent copyrighted?

Sometimes, during a patent research, I found patents which comprise one or more similar images and/or text paragraphs. Are text and images in the patent copyrighted? Does any 3rd party, other than ...