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WEAs are the main cause of crack initiation

I am AL-Bedhany Jasim PhD student in university of Sheffield UK. White Etched Areas are the main cause of crack initiation in subsurface region. Many variables affect on this initiation especially in ...
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Original Patent Paper Work

My family has some original patent paperwork from 1916. My grandfather is curious as to whether the original paperwork and drawings has any value other than its age. Also curious as to whether the ...
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1answer
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US38119 patent question

I would like to know where the title "improvement in drill-bit" came from, the applicant or the USPTO. Nowhere in the text does the applicant refer to the devise as a drill-bit.
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Is this patent still active

It says filing date 1999 but publication date 2004 Publication number US6706023 B1 Publication type Grant Application number US 09/454,138 Publication date Mar 16, 2004 Filing date Dec 3, ...
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8 views

I would like to be able to purchase these cups and want to talk to someone about this item [on hold]

When will this patten be available? What is the procedure for this product to get into production?
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0answers
11 views

Google Translate? [on hold]

Besides an on-board dictionary, will it be tied into Google Translate? Because (when you guys manage to get this off the ground) the data for this would be the best way to improve Google Translate, ...
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2answers
40 views

New invention covered by claim of other invention

Suppose a patent application is filed, claiming a method+device that solves some problem. In the patent text it is written that the method can solve A & B, but it explicitly mentions that it ...
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0answers
30 views

Don't these wheels and hubcaps already exist? [on hold]

Don't these already exist from the 1980's, if not before then? If I do a simple image Google search for "turbofan wheels" I get examples of wheels and hubcaps that show that these have existed for a ...
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0answers
20 views

Prior Art request for US20130100291 A1 [on hold]

i couldn't find any prior arts yet. looking for prior arts for US20130100291 A1.
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2answers
13 views

Did the Soviets do patents?

I know Russians do patents now, but did the Soviets of the USSR do them? When did the patent system start in Russia?
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3answers
36 views

How to get a patent?

AFAIK, The disclosed things in application must be: 1/ New 2/ Non obvious for those in the art But then I read about enablement, so: 3/ Enablement so those in the art can make the same thing Is ...
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new device isolation system used in bridge [on hold]

what your suggestion about my new device ?Please,can you help me?
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3answers
41 views

Knocking prior art, is it necessary?

I am working on software process patent. There is a significant body of prior art, which I believe is inferior. But proving that would require to go into a lot of technical details of prior art. ...
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2answers
34 views

Filing a second patent after a first one

I know that when I file a patent application, a research will be done on novelty. This research covers (theoretically) all known publications, existing patents and applications up to the date of ...
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0answers
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what unit of pressure did the author used in patent CN 103276456 A? [on hold]

patent CN 103276456 A states that the inventors used high temperature high pressure pretreatment for the fiber. it was stated in the translated version that they used high temperature and pressure ...
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1answer
18 views

How do I find all patents citing a certain article?

How do I find all patents citing a certain article using the Derwent Innovations Index / Web of Science?
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1answer
34 views

How are election restrictions answered? My lawyer wants $1000USD just to tell them to proceed with claims 15-20

After a 2.5 year wait the patent office has finally responded to my patent application with an election restriction. While writing the application with my lawyer, it was obvious from the beginning ...
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0answers
7 views

expiring date of the US 6905424 B2 [duplicate]

When does US Patent 6,905,424 expire?
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0answers
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Please help me find Prior Art for US20130100291 A1

Prior Art Request for US20130100291 A1 Publication number US20130100291 A1 Publication type Application Application number US 13/654,728 Publication date Apr 25, 2013 Filing date Oct ...
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0answers
13 views

Help understanding the publication [closed]

could someone break this down barney for me? Publication number Publication type Application number Publication date Filing date Priority date Fee status
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0answers
9 views

If I were to use the question comma or exclamation comma in an essay/short story/book/whatever, what am I obligated to do? [closed]

What is an explanation comma? A fusion between an exclamation point and a comma. What is a question comma? A fusion between a question mark and a comma. I have no legal background and I am trying ...
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0answers
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Is USP 7,824,612 prior art to Theranos US Patent No. 8,697,377 even if abandoned?

Is USP 7,824,612 prior art to Theranos US Patent No. 8,697,377 even if abandoned? If so, does it invalidate? According to Forbes, the new richest lady out there is Elizabeth Holmes at Theranos. Who ...
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1answer
49 views

Can I patent a mobile application or protect the idea

I am about launching a mobile application soonest (in 5 days time) but I am really scared about others using the idea behind the whole system because the few people I have spoken to about investing in ...
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1answer
41 views

Can I patent a communication protocol?

Is it possible to patent a communication protocol, like HTTP or IMAP or SMTP, etc..? How about a sequence of REST APIs? If not, is there anyway to prevent others developing clone applications that ...
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1answer
28 views

Can I modify and resell patented product?

Is it legal (in the US) to modify and resell a patented item? For example, if I buy a patented guitar pickup, substantially modify it, then install it in a guitar and sell it, is that legal?
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2answers
24 views

Sufficiency of disclosure for untested invention?

AFAIK, the patent application must disclose enough so that an average person in the art can understand how to make the same thing. The question is, does it apply to the invention or apply to the ...
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2answers
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PCT and Prior Art

Let's say I file for a PCT (or even a US/EU/China Patent) And then I advertise about my technology on my website, way before anything is granted (including details) Does this count as prior art and ...
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2answers
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Where can I find a reputable agent to help me with a patent?

I was wondering where I can find a reputable person to assist with a patent. Whenever I go online, I end up with a lot of junk mail and annoying phone calls. How do I find someone to help guide me in ...
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1answer
24 views

I am interested in an abandoned pattent application

I have a very similar product to a product that was abandoned during the pattent application. Can I somehow claim that application and add my changes thus laying claim to the whole thing?
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Why are they not referencing Energy return wheel systems and methods US 7104297 B2 [closed]

Not referencing Energy return wheel systems and methods US 7104297 B2 US 6701985 B2. All patent / Energy return wheel applications that use a resilient layer tensioner between hoop and hub infringe on ...
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1answer
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Patent issued in USA only, infringing patent issued in Germany

My patent was filed as an EPO originating in the USA and it took almost five years to prosecute. It has ultimately resulted in award of USA patent only. Two questions... 1) is there any jurisdiction ...
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0answers
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Are the enclosed patents still valid?

Are those patents still valid: US7774976 US2009000183 US7774976 Also cited under: DE10259651 (as we know, it expired due to no-payment, so how can above patents be applied for or granted?)
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1answer
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WO/2008/130257 Diesel Engine Tuningboxes

actually i am astonished to read about that patent. Since 2003 mostlikely Tuningboxes/Powerboxes are available on the market. The way they are operating is exactly the same as described in Pub. No.: ...
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2answers
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USPTO different numbers for the same patent

How come sometimes a USPTO application/grant has many numbers form the same patent? For example: US6334845 (B1) is "also published as" US6422996(B2) and as US6413211(B2). I understand that the ...
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1answer
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Can I please see a picture of this?

I was just really wondering if there was a picture I could view of this invention WO2004085005A3?
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1answer
26 views

Is patent US 5356330 a real patent?

Is patent US 5356330 a real patent? The more I research patents, the more I am astounded. I am starting to believe that none of these patents are real. Perhaps this is an elaborate art project created ...
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1answer
13 views

Chaining unrelated inventions

I asked this question and it seems there divisional applications can have the same detailed description. I know that before the patent is issued, I can file another application claim priority date of ...
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Patenting something yet in use by the applicant

If I allready use a piece of software in my company to provide as a consultant service data computed with this application (selling the application results, not the application itself) then is it ...
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3answers
26 views

Who has rights to the patent?

Aside from the creator of the patent, are the colleague in the research/development in-tilted to the patent? Or any legal decision on it? Or is it all to the creator of the patent? Can they sell ...
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1answer
36 views

Patentablity of Simplex noise

Simplex noise is patented in US6867776 B2 but it was published in Mar 15, 2005 before Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International in 2014 where the US Supreme Court said that merely saying apply it with a ...
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Another person filed a patent on something I came up with. What can I do?

I had this idea many many years ago and worked with a company on it briefly, but they wanted much more money than I was prepared to front to do any research. I would like to know who the original ...
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1answer
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Legality of patent sale (in general)

Why is it legal to sell a patent in the first place? It doesn't seem right that someone who had nothing to do with a product being invented be granted the de facto title of "inventor" that holding a ...
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1answer
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How often is Google Patents updated?

Or, how long after an application is published by the USPTO is it included in the Google Patent database? For example, as of today, 2014-11-12, the most recent utility application was published ...
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2answers
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How big is the US patent market in Virtual Reality patents?

I'm trying to work out how many virtual reality patents are assigned each year, and how the size of the market has changed. I also want to work out how many patents are reassigned each year, and how ...
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0answers
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What are the contact details for the inventor of US20060211352? [duplicate]

Last week I said to my wife we should patent a sanding glove only to find that it was done by Deborah Adams recently! (US20060211352) Could you please bring me in touch with Deborah? I want stock of ...
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Patent infringement litigation - bad faith

What would generally indicate accusing party's bad faith in patent litigation? Let's say accusing party knows their patents are very weak/narrow but pretends that proper interpretation is the widest ...
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1answer
16 views

Pivotting Mandrel Stolle Machinery Old in a new coat, Patent WO 2011156052 A1

How come such a patent was already used under the Coors design and that the formalisation is taking that long, applied for in 2011 and no decision yet while two years would be a more than reasonable ...
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1answer
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How is this not overly obvious?

This patent (us7983979 at https://www.google.com/patents/US7983979) is basically the concept of asking someone for a pin they previously provided- known only to them, of course! - in order to ...
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0answers
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What are the prior arts of US20130128027 A1?

Help kill bad patent application "Image Processing Apparatus And Image Processing Method" by providing evidence of prior art. Publication number US20130128027 A1 Publication type Application ...
2
votes
1answer
39 views

What does “discretionary inquiry” mean?

What is the meaning of "simple discretionary inquiry" in supreme court opinion: Finally, the Court rejected the appellate court’s “clear and convincing evidence” standard that successful patent ...

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