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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Sad! Help! Canadian and intl patent application-in-process beat me to it

I had an idea for an invention. I found nothing similar on uspto.gov. Then I discovered Google Patents. I immediately found that someone from Canada is filing a patent for the same invention on the ...
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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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Out of USPTO and GCC which one should be filed first?

I want to protect my invention in gulf and US both. Now shall I first file in Gulf (GCC) and then move to USPTO or the V.V ?
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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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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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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?
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Bottle found…what is it?

I found the remains of a bottle and am certain it is the design as pictured in patent D67284. I am curious what type of bottle this is the only visible letters are "CLO" from one word and "DET" from ...
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Why are intentional delays made for awarding patents to the independent, real, inventors?

Title A hazard free screened switch using magnetic flux and glass Applicant KHAN NAWAB IKRAMULLAH Inventor Khan Nawab Ikramullah Filed 2008-06-02 Published 2008-12-03 Abstract A ...