United States Patent and Trademark Office, the body which issues patents in the USA.

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Patent filing procedure without a patent attorney

Ok, this is the first time I'm thinking about filing a patent, and I don't know where to start. First of all I'm not from the USA but I want to file a patent with the USPTO without a patent attorney ...
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Waste collection system and a method for assembling a waste collection system CA2744818 A1

I don't understand why this application CA2744818 A1 can become a patent. the Finland company LASSILLA & TIKANOJA Oy has commercialized this concept a few years ago in a product called Fin-Bin ...
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Orange book past listings

Where can I find information regarding past listings in the Orange-Book. Specifically, how can I find evidence that a certain patent was listed prior to its expiry due to end of patent term? more ...
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Are there any limitations and drawbacks of early publication in USPTO

I filed a patent application last month in USPTO through my attorney (I am not a US citizen) . I am now planning to go for early publication. Is this possible now? Also are there any limitations or ...
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How many secret submarine patents do still exist?

Until November 2000, patent applications could be prolonged artificially by the applicant. They remained secret until they "pop up", being granted and given a normal term, even when technology has ...
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USPTO provisional application and then publishing a scientific paper. Any derivation proceedings risk?

I'm developing a new Information Retrieval model and software and I'd like to submit a provisional application to USPTO and just after that to publish a paper on a scientific journal or on a website. ...
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Steps for Filing a patent

What are the steps for Filing a patent ? Is searching the Patent Database the most hardest part in filing a patent ?
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Closed EPO application

A previous application for an European Patent Grant was "closed" by the European Patent Office. In which way the same application can be filled with US Patent Office?