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Is there any product in the market that uses this patent? [on hold]

In reference to the patent: US20090013449 I am desperate to buy a pacifier that really stays in the baby's mouth
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Is this a completely patened product or is there more that needs to be or can be done with it? And if it is patented why isnt it being distributed

us5679925Is this a completely patented product or is there more that needs to be or can be done with it? And if it is patented why isnt it being distribute
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Vintage Luggage/Tackle box? 1952? [on hold]

I have come across a lovely (I believe to be leather) luggage/tackle/makeup box. I looked up the patent number 2678707 on the handle and came across minimal information on here. The case and interior ...
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Modification of straw contents

In reference to the patent: US8334003 What is the policy regarding a modification of the contents of the straw for a different purpose and marketing this invention?
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why was the attached prior art refernce not inculded in patent application

In reference to the patent: US6639132 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/268982660_Crop_Science_Cohen_and_Galinat_cs-24-6-CS0240061011
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File Patent Internationally on Behalf of Others

I have been thinking about patenting a product that I have been developing together with a friend, and was wondering if you guys could help me out with some question: Am I able to patent something ...
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A US patent very similar to a Spanish patent

In reference to the patent: US8336498 This US patent describes a system very similar to a system patented in Spain. When the applicants wanted the same system patented in the EU it was discharged due ...
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Is this patent,US6209141 still active? [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US6209141
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How can I upload a PDF to Google patents?

In reference to the patent: US20130240651 How can I upload a PDF to Google patents?
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Another purpose of patents - Public record?

I ask this with the understanding that most patents are not worth the trouble to litigate and defend. However, going through the many decades of previous patents offers a rewarding trip through time ...
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Can mobile app concepts get a patent or copyright?

Alright, with more than 1.2 million apps on the app store, it's become increasingly difficult to find new app ideas that don't already exist. My question is; can simple app concepts that aren't ...
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Whatever happened to this patent?

In reference to the patent: US3183898 My grandfater filed this back in the 60's, and I have no idea what happened with it. I can't get a good answer from surviving relatives. It has a patent number, ...
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Patent Infringement requires all claims to infringe or just one?

A product that I'm developing implements half of the 28 claims mentioned in this patent application: https://www.google.co.il/patents/WO2014111933A1?cl=en Am I infringing the patent if it is granted? ...
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Why does this design patent list assignments?

Reference to patent: USD623,571 I'm looking at the noted Legal Events for this patent. Why are assignments given for this design patent? You can see the sssignors on the Google webpage, but not on ...
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Patent enquiry for Eco friendly products

My application requested for an existing U.S. patent was filed, I received a copy personally signed by a certifying officer in the mail. Does this mean I have been granted the use of this patent. Or ...
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Patent US 5803317 [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US5803317 When does this patent expire?
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Is a patent enforceable based on a claim that is dependent on an independent claim that is not enforceable?

I would like to ask about the status of a patent if an independent claim is found to have been anticipated by a previous patent but a claim that is dependent on it has not. For example, what would ...
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Prior art from 2002 for Piezoelectric pipette sensor 2008 patent

In reference to the patent: US8726746 Does this 2002 journal article, "An integrated piezo-acoustic shear-force distance sensor with nanometer resolution for a micropipette tool" (pdf), demonstrate ...
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I want to purchase this [closed]

In reference to the patent: USD376091 I can't find this for purchase anywhere... how do I contact someone or a store that sells it?
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Do pre-sales also start the clock on the one year grace period?

Are pre-sales like crowd funding considered an actual sale which would start the clock on the one year grace period? Specifically I'm thinking about crowd funding websites like kickstarter.com ...
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Do I need to assign the rights of a patent to the company I consult with?

I am a designer. One of the companies that I contract with is applying for patents. What is the protocol for a contractor to sign over the rights of the IP. The company owner says that they would ...
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We need to know more about patnet WO2006112733 A1

We want to know if this an active patent or simply just an application, not a granted patent.
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Is this patented design available as a product in the US? [closed]

In reference to the patent: US20100031527 I have built my own version of this dryer duct design and considered applying for a patent. Oh well, too late. Still, I would like to purchase this space ...
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Docketed New Case - Ready for Examination

What does "Docketed New Case - Ready for Examination" mean? My utility patent application has been given this status. What does that mean and what should I expect next?
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Is patent search reserved to agents or attorneys? Is searcher accountable?

Is providing "search services" (like patent search, patent landscape, freedom to operate analysis and so on) reserved to patent agents or patent attorneys or is it a service that any company can ...
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In Claim 8&9,the concentration of water is different,Is Claim 8 concentrated solution,Claim 9 diluted solution? [closed]

In reference to the patent: US7923423 The concentration of water appears to be different in claims 8 and 9. Is claim 8 refering to a concentrated solution while claim 9 is referring to a diluted one? ...
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Can patents on computer file formats be obtained?

Preface When talking about file formats (= data formats intended for files), it is easy to confuse the data format and the algorithm used to produce or decode this format. This is mostly due to the ...
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How long does it take to amend inventorship on a published patent after the paperwork is submitted to the USPO?

They are amending this patent to include 2 inventors not on the patent that should have been. How long does it take before the USPO adds that amendment? In reference to the patent: US20120100313
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Is patent US 3099865 A expired? [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US3099865 Is this patent expired?
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Patentability vs enablement

The patentability requirements are mostly novel, non obvious, and useful, which doesn't say enablement, i.e. anything that novel, non obvious, and useful can be patented. But to get the patent it ...
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Different types of drug patents but which is most related to APIs?

there are several types of drug patents, such as salt, formulation, composition, combination, dose, isomers, polymorphs, active metabolites/prodrug, method of treatment and second use. My question ...
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Is it possible to search patents by assignee?

My name is Jesse L Culpepper. I would like to know how many patents are in my name.
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Patent in two different countries; two patents or one?

One patent I have as inventor my institution got first at the European level, and later at the USA level; can I then say that I have two patents or just one?
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How can I contact the inventor or applicant of a European patent or application?

I'm interested in contacting the owner of EP1870511A1. Where can I find information to do so? I've reviewed "How can I contact the owner of a patent?," but it appears to only cover American patents ...
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So Called “infringement” on their patent

If a company is thinking that you infringed on their patented chemical formula with your Trade Secret chemical formula and sends you a "cease and desist" letter what choices do I have? Especially if I ...
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Is US 2014/0060450 A1 patented or pending?

I am trying to find out if this patent exist or is it pending.
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Patent # US 1152583 A

I am interested in knowing if the Whitesel family still owns this patent on the wire stretcher from 1915?
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To determine the novelty of the idea

I'm trying to build a hexapod with several new capabilities and all the features used are not my original creation but the idea of combining them together to form a bot is my idea, and there is no bot ...
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Novelty of Patent-US8694575

How we can determine that patent-US8694575 B2 is novel? I have already done prior art search using specific keywords and didn't find any patent or literature which are similar to given patent. Can I ...
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Can you patent an idea involving software & hardware?

My idea consists of a particular 'architecture' involving: few Open Source software technologies some code written by myself WordPress API TV screen and a PlayStation controller Is an idea such as ...
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Improvement of an existing technology

I have a question that if I made an improvement to the existing non-functional technology such that technology is now robust and functional What should be my line of direction: Ask the patent holder ...
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Is US20110252845 really novel?

US20110252845 does not seem novel to me. Possible prior art: http://www.adaez.com/files/yalepress.pdf (Designing a Door Energy Harvesting Device, 2010, Joey Brink, Ryan Carlisle, Kenny Leveille, ... ...
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Fathers patent status

My father invented this tool. I am not sure if it has an assignee or is public property now. Can you help me? Also wondered what company last used it, possibly Halliburton?
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How can I make sure my design doesn't infringe on existing design patents?

I have been looking to design an ornamental vehicle steering wheel rim that illuminates from a light source, but I don't know if this have been patented or produced by the auto manufacturers yet. How ...
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ADOBE application “Web Page Reflowed Text” vs. W3C “CSS Multi-column Layout”

We're using the W3C CSS Multi-column Layout specification and want to improve it - perhaps even patenting some of these improvements. Now I just came across a patent application by Adobe titled "Web ...
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Can a prior publication by the inventors themselves defeat novelty?

I had published an article in a journal about an invention I was working on with my co-author. Now that we have been able to finish our project and came up with the drug, we want to apply for a patent ...
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How to search for patent payment information

Usually I check INPADOC legal status on Espacenet for payment info; however, if there isn't any I will check PAIR on USPTO. I am wondering if there is better way to find more info and more detail ...

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