Unanswered Questions

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What's the best approach to document a claim?

I'm wondering what the best way to match prior art to a claim you feel is invalid. I have found examples applicants use with the USPTO, so I would imagine using that same format to invalidate a claim ...
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Does my past work qualify as prior art for US20140272267?

In reference to the patent: US20140272267 I am writing this in response to a recently filed patent application US 20120272267 A1; titled “Trauma Reduction without Ballistic Performance Reduction.” ...
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Can I patent something similiar to an existing us patent in a different country?

Me and my friends came up with an idea, and we're going through with it. Does a US patent similiar to our idea affect us if we're filing it in a different country?
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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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patent images and pdf file can not be seen or downloaded, how come?

In reference to the patent: US9010037 patent images and pdf file can not be seen or downloaded, how come?
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Prior art for e-ticketing with a barcode image via the web

In reference to the patent: WO2002091307A9 This is an international patent which claims a method for issuing over the internet a ticket, wherein the ticket contains a barcode in an image file format. ...
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How can I find the claims of this patent, which are not listed on Google Patents?

In reference to the patent: US918884 Where can I go to find the claims of this patent? Google Patents appears to have a recursive link for where to find them.
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If a patent refers to the use of a “strap”, can I use a “chain” instead and not be in violation of the patent?

A patent claim states a "strap used to suspend the motor". Can I use a chain to suspend the motor and not be in violation of the patent. I looked up the definition of a strap and from what I can ...
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how does first to file affect multiple inventors?

How does first to file affect multiple inventors? It used to be that if an author/inventor was not listed on the patent the author could lose the patent rights due to the multiple inventor rule. ...
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PRIOR ART REQUEST: US20150066784 “Automated Clickwrap and Browsewrap System”

I would like some help finding prior art for US20150066784. The patent describes a system focused on the browsewrap vs. clickwrap distinction when it comes to legal agreements, but the entire system ...
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Does Re-issue of US patent have extended expiry?

The original priority date was in 1994 US5662332 so my assumption was that it had expired, but upon searching Public Pair using the application number (US 08/544,306) it comes up that it's under ...
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What constitutes an invention?

In reference to the patent: US20140302201 The use of gum arabic in wine has been allowed for a long time (see the Codex Oeunolgic Statu) How is this invention an 'invention'?
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How can I determine the date of a patent sale?

My great grandmother Lizzie M. Adams sold her patent (number 680,106) to C. H. Munson in the early 1900s, I think. I have a newspaper article of the sale but no date.
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Is it a red flag for a patent attorney to be a prolific inventor in diverse fields

A patent attorney has several patents to her name in very diverse fields. Some inventions are routine utilities, while others are highly technical & domain specific. The latter makes me wonder ...
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How do I update the address on a patent I own?

In reference to the patent: US5504946 I own this patent and would like to know how to update my UK address details. I do not have a lawyer. What steps should I take to update my address with the ...

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