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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USPTO Patent XML, understanding the us-field-of-classification-search element

I'm working with XML from the USPTO bulk download which provides weekly downloads of XML of published patent grants. I'm using this documentation to understand the files. I'm having trouble ...
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How to submit prior art to contest application?

EP 2384964 A1 claims to be the foundation of split boards dating back to the early 1990's. Manufactures of Snowboards have been making woodcores with center plastic, bamboo and other impermeable ...
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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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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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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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What is the expiration date of patent US 6,676,109?

Is patent US 6,676,109 for a rotary valve in favor of Kitz Corporation a design patent or a utility patent? What is the expiration date of the patent?
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What is considered applicable prior art?

I contacted an invention development company about a general idea for a new product. Shortly afterward through a simple Google search I found a product very similar to my idea being sold on internet. ...
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Design Patent US D697,706 - human hand umbrella handle

I think there is likely prior art for Design Patent US D697,706, "Handle": Here is an example of a 19th century Chinese human hand umbrella handle: Source: AncientPoint.com
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I could be sue for patent infringement just to have my website with a system or platform of a third company?

If I have my website created with a third party company and they are infringing any patent, could I be sue, just to be a user of that software or program?
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Who is in control of the patent?

If an inventor and co-inventors are related to a certain patent, who control's the rights our anything related to the invention? The inventors or the co-inventors? I want to understand the ...
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Unintentional Delay Petition Validity - Provisional Expired b/c Embedded Font in PDF problem

Thank you greatly in advance for your time! I am a first time inventor/patent filer who had success using EFS-Web filing a provisional application. A year later, on the anniversary (3 weeks ago), I ...
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A dangerous patent application may derail a simple technology to compost food waste. Please help

We have a small company that makes soil amendments from post-consumer food waste, which we compost using acidic anaerobic fermentation, also called Bokashi, the Japanese term, where the technique was ...
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PCT Application

If a Provisional Application is filed in USPTO, let us say on June 01 2015 and before June 01 2016 a proper PCT Application (an International Provisional Application, this is also a provisional) is ...
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Simultaneous Continuation and Continuation-In-Part Patent Applications

I submitted a continuation patent application. I submitted later a Continuation-In-Part patent application before getting the response from the continuation patent whose claims were rejected. Can I ...

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