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How to remove a file attached in a USPTO EFS WEB application?

I added a file which was found to contain some PDF errors (missing font) and the EFS web site is asking me to remove the file and reattach a correct version. Alas, I can't find any "remove" button or ...
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Cutting up a product to use as part of another product

Would I be able to purchase another company's product that I would then cut up and use as material for another product I am making without infringing or being in violation of anything?
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My grandfathers patent, expired?

In reference to the patent: US 948,162 A I'm wondering if this patent has expired, and the process to claim it? This is my great-grandfathers invention.
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Media device design patent and other types of products

If design patent is granted for a media device, will it also cover other devices which are not “media devices”? For instance, US D497,618 S1 is a design patent for an iPod. If someone makes a toy, ...
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Changing the volume of diluent (vehicle) that is needed to q.s. to make up the volume of vial [on hold]

Shall we decrease the volume of diluent (WFI) up to 10 ml?. in the formula it is mentioned up to 30 ml.
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Is this patent valid in México?

In reference to the patent: USD 705,533 S Is this design patent valid worldwide? I've been selling a similar product (different in design, materials and size) for years without knowing about this, ...
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Has this technology been used to manipulate our mind and thoughts? [on hold]

Since this technology seems to be quite dangerous if in wrong hands, I want to ask one and all if it is in use currently or not.
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Patent Expiration

In reference to the patent: US 5,858,064 I think this patent has expired based on the priority date of August 22, 1995. Is that correct?
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1answer
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Can someone explain to me exactly what part of this is patentable?

In reference to the patent: US 2013/0233002 A1 Can someone explain to me exactly what part of this is patentable?
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Concept Looks familar [on hold]

In reference to the patent: [US4819576][1] [1]: https://www.google.com/patents/US4819576 After visiting the 1964 world's fair in New York and being inspired by the television show Johnny Quest at the ...
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Patent Availability to buy patent [on hold]

In reference to the patent: US2177610 is this patent now available ?
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Prior art request for US4420261A

Have you seen anything (published before Sep 2, 1980) as described in this US Patent Application "Optical position location apparatus" US 4420261 A, that utilizes or describes either a optical ...
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1answer
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Replicating Tandy TRS-80 model 100 notebook computer for-profit

Are there any patents that would prevent someone from replicating the Tandy TRS-80 model 100 notebook computer, for instance putting a raspberry pi inside of it and then selling it? It has been over ...
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Did you study the Manganese dissolution of your spinel structure? [closed]

In reference to the patent: WO2012149163A1 In 1997 I studied the extraction of lithium of Salton Sea Brine. Herby I made my own spinel structure of lithium manganese oxide. I observed the Mn 2+ ...
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potability of US6137390 [closed]

Let's use this to discuss the potability of this patent. In reference to the patent: US6137390
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1answer
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Can I use and invention that has not been granted a patent?

What I'm trying to do is to use a technology or "invention" for my own invention. In other words I want to use that technology for my own purpose and invention to get completely different results. ...
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RCU with fingerprint [closed]

In reference to the patent: US20030108227 I would like to know what is cost per unit RCU with fingerprint. I would like to do prototype for my company.
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0answers
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Any new inventions are there is your publication [closed]

In reference to the patent: US20070057158
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1answer
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Anybody interested in an open source EPO OPS client for patent search?

I developed some Python and Java clients that perform the following tasks: querying the EPO OPS service with a list of several queries in order to get the broadest results set for a given subject ...
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0answers
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Is this the same as the PIXMOB patent? [closed]

In reference to the patent: US8194118
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Does this patent anticipate Light Field HMD such as Magic Leap? [closed]

In reference to the patent: US 8,730,129 Does this patent anticipate Light Field Head-Mounted Displays (HMD) such as that in development by Magic Leap?
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How to build software if you're unaware of which parts can contain potential patent infringements

As of lately, I've noticed quite an increase in software algorithm patents, that is: patents that explain certain data structures and/or software algorithms. The problem I personally have with ...
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How many components does this fuel nozzle consist of? [closed]

In reference to the patent: US8806871
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1answer
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Information regarding my father’s invention?

In reference to patent: US 2,768,768 A My late father, Vern L. Boven, is shown on this patent for the caulking gun from 1953. Does this mean that he was the inventor? If so, did he receive any ...
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Has application US/13346,940 been granted?

What is the current status of the patent application number US13/346,940?
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Is US 6,608,366 B1 in the public domain?

In reference to the patent: US6608366 Is US 6,608,366 B1 in the public domain?
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Facebook was discussing about this patent in other blog, how can we find out what they are looking for?

In reference to the patent: US20150033147 I see in other blog that Facebook and twitter inquired about this patent, how can we find out that how big company search for which / type of patent?
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IP blocking or user info blocking

A web app infringes a patent which is granted in some countries. Users from these countries should not use the app, however the rest of the world has no limitation. When users are registered in the ...
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1answer
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How can pseudo-science be patentable?

In reference to the patent: WO 2008/097922 A3 How can a patent office/examiner accept such pseudo-scientific literature? There is no rational basis here, thus no “intellectual” property. It looks ...
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How to handle uncooperative examiner

As a pro se inventor, my examiner seems to be taking advantage of my supposed ignorance. He understands neither my invention, his own references, nor the law. To my first amendment, he flagged up ...
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Selling products in the United Kingdom despite a US Patent but no EU Patent

Is it possible for me to manufacture and sell items which have US Patents but no EU Patents? I realize I cannot trade to the USA and only intend to sell within the UK. My main question relates to the ...
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Pictures missing [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US20150004599 Notice Google is hiding the pictures.
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1answer
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Can you patent an existing bacteria without any modifications?

In reference to the patent: US7244424
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Can I sell the original paperwork for a historically significant US patent?

I was wondering if the John W. Cuthbert Patent from August 14th, 1934 with the Air Compressor Units written on the patent is sellable. The numbers of this United States patent is (1969999)! It ...
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1answer
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There are several wrist tools, magnetic wrist tools, how will this get approved?

In reference to the patent: US20130062225 I see 19 cited patents, will this get approved? I see many wrist and forearm tools which are magnetic, just by simply stating you can mix makeup on a flat ...
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When are “new embodiments” new embodiments and when are new inventions?

Say for instance you have filed a provisional specification covering a first embodiment 1. You then start preparing for the subsequent non-provisional utility patent specification. During the drafting ...
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Understanding divided infringement in method claims

This question might be too detailed for this site, but I will give it a shot... This question relates to divided infringement and when a method claim will have multiple actors. Consider the ...
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Is there a requirement to explicitly call out a preferred embodiment?

In a patent application, is it acceptable to mention several potential embodiments, and say you don't know which one is preferred? Or should you just mention the one that you have implemented?
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Contact details of Author [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: CA2222792C can i get the contact details of the Author this patent? Thanks & Regards Dilip Chandra
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Using patent #US2002002659 [duplicate]

I have an idea that seems to fit well with the claims made in the patent US20020032659. I need to know how to use this patent. I have not been able to connect with anyone who knows about this patent ...
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How can I protect my invention after applying for a patent?

I have developed a new device used in automobiles and applied for a patent (as personal, not from a company). After producing commercially and releasing into the market, what may I do if someone ...
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Can a patent have more than one, multiple preferred embodiments?

Can a patent have more than one multiple preferred embodiments? Where is this discussed in MPEP?
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Can we get pictures of this patent?

In reference to the patent: WO2012007964A2
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1answer
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Error in patent, involving confusion of bacterial names

In reference to the patent: US 4,210,672 The abstract contains the phrase: Yogurt is prepared with a mixture of milk powder and novel Lactobacillus thermophilus (also known as Bacillus coagulans) ...
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Copyright expiration

In reference to the patent: US 2,981,578 I would like to know if the copy rights of this item are still in their period of validity.
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which is the first filled country of this patent?

Patent gives territorial rights. So if inventor wants a patent protection in more than one country than he has to file patent application in different countries separately for the same invention. So ...
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Could I be sued by this side project because of Patent US5732138?

There used to be a website, lavarand.com that would generate random numbers via a camera aimed at a lava lamp. This idea was patented with US5732138, but the website has since been shut down. I think ...
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Why is this patentable?

It sounds to me like a spelling correction problem which has been discussed in a popular article by Peter Norvig. To me, the problem and solution described in the main claim of this patent can be ...
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SleepMedx Inc. What is status of patent application.? [duplicate]

Information I was given EFS ID 19267363 Application Number 14302039 Confirmation Number 1696 Title of Invention A METHOD, SYSTEM AND PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR MONITORING OF SLEEP BEHAVIOR ...
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Can embedded software be patented in the EU?

I know that no software can be patented in Europe. But what if I use software in an electronic board, and introduce that hardware? Can that be patented?

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