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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 ...
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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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“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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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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What exactly is the patent on?

In reference to the patent: USD433631 Is the patent on the idea of a label that rips in the middle of the jar? Is there any way to find out more information about this patent?
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Reply to office action scope

If you reply to office action does the same rules apply as in normal amendments? That is: That is you may not amend beyond the scope of the original body of the specification. You may not amend ...
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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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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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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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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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Where can I find the figures from this patent application?

In reference to the patent: WO2013014679A1 The text of this patent application refers to figures, but none are included on the Google Patents page. Where can I go to find those figures.?
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'Technical effects' of software patents for eligibility

For patent eligibility of software patents in many countries including EU there is a requirement of 'technical effects' on the hardware device. These 'technical effects' are technological advances or ...
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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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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: ...