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What is the process for filing a continuation-in-part?

I need someone to provide me with a detailed explanation for the process for filing a continuation in part within one year of originally filing for a patent. I know you pay the same fees as you did ...
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When searching, how can I tell if a patent is utility or design?

I would like to be able to search google patents and tell if one is utility or design. Is there a code or clue? I am aware this should be obvious, but wording makes it tricky. There is one for ...
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hypothetical situation: utility to design patent - wanted utility patent already gone; can I create a design patent based on existing utility patent

I filed for a utility patent and afterward I found someone's utility patent that won't allow mine to be approved. A close example is: applying for a specific design for a shoe and hoping that it ...
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Older US Utility Application

... that I am wanting international coverage but cannot as the time to do so has expired. I have designed a new component that works with the old claims as a single unit. Can I resume international ...
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how to check the priority date of the patent?

IF I need to invalidate the patent that is CIP.Taking priority from CIP->CIP->DP->CP->Parent.
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Design or utility patent? Do I need to file multiple variations to protect my idea? Do I need create an exact working example of my idea? and more

If I wanted to produce sticky fore-arm straps that wrap around the fore-arms for competitors to use in the worlds-strongest-man competition to get a better grip when they pick up big circular stones ...
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Should I file for a design patent or an utility patent?

I have a new invention that it will help a coffee machine to be more hygienic and more practical. I am confused and I don't know whether this is a design patent or utility patent.
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Internationally recognized patent

I want to file a Utility patent with the USPTO that will be globally recognized. How and where do I get started? Can I file it online?
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Wallet Patent - Public Domain

Are wallets patent-able? How would I know if a patent is in the public domain? I am wondering if this design or similar designs have a patent? ...
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Practicality of faster than light travel

How was a patent granted for a technology that violates basic physics? Hyper-light-speed antenna Patent number: 6025810 Filing date: Oct 2, 1997 Issue date: Feb 15, 2000 From the abstract: "A method ...