Unanswered Questions

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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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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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Hover board patent way too vague

The patent on the hoverboard is far too broad and should not be approved. I have 2 videos on YouTube demonstrating how a supermagnet will bounce off of a conductive surface. ...
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Most ambiguous software patents?

I know there are a lot of strange and bogus software patents out there today, for instance if i remember correctly Microsoft owns a patent for browser plugins (which basically would mean Adobe Flash ...
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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 Proprietary Agreement with a solely owned Inc. Division extend to all divisions

Background I worked for a US based defense contractor by the name of Meggitt Defense Systems, Inc. (MDSI). Because the parent firm, Meggitt Plc was British, MDSI had to be incorporated with it's own ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How is this patent different from existing long term online forums, email lists and the like?

It is always hard to weed out of patent-speak what is really going on, but on the surface, as I read the claims, I keep thinking "are we not already doing that?". Maybe there are people who could ...

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