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Mar
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answered Online Dating - Identifying Nearby, Compatible Users (Zoosk) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST
Jan
24
accepted Expired patent - non-payment
Jan
23
asked Expired patent - non-payment
Jan
19
accepted Submitting 3rd party prior art - any negative consequences to the 3rd party?
Jan
17
asked Submitting 3rd party prior art - any negative consequences to the 3rd party?
Dec
23
comment Non-publication requests and 3rd party prior art submissions
Thanks George - OK, I guess they will probably change this in the future if the 3rd party system picks up. I had read that examiners only have a few hours available to them to do prior art search with their current resources so I think 3rd party submissions can end up being very valuable, particularly for the more complicated patents.
Dec
23
accepted Non-publication requests and 3rd party prior art submissions
Dec
20
awarded  Commentator
Dec
20
comment Non-publication requests and 3rd party prior art submissions
Thanks George - so is there no way to submit prior art to such an application before it gets granted? That seems like a loophole of sorts. Do the examiners compensate by spending more time researching prior art in those cases?
Dec
19
asked Non-publication requests and 3rd party prior art submissions
Dec
2
comment Is the following method a valid way to dodge some patent trolls?
Thanks - How does the ED of Texas get jurisdiction on the case though? Isn't there typically a minimal contact required to be able to bring a suit to court? If you've never sold a product there, advertised there or set foot there, can't you get the trial moved elsewhere though? Here's one source I found to be related but not conclusive: patentlyo.com/patent/2007/04/patent_jurisdic.html
Nov
27
comment How was this eligible for a patent? US 2013/0078073
Yeah - again, I'm not a lawyer but I believe these guys are supposed to sign a declaration that they are not aware of any other prior art that may be related and I find that a little misleading from one of the top 3D printing companies in the world. Do send those examples in/call for prior art.
Nov
27
answered How was this eligible for a patent? US 2013/0078073
Nov
26
answered What is the average time for a utility patent to be approved?
Nov
26
asked Is the following method a valid way to dodge some patent trolls?
Nov
20
comment How solid are foreign patents that are later filed in the US?
Thank you for the insight George, this is helpful. I agree that it's also a little troubling the patent owner. If it were me, I would have preferred to have narrower but more solid independent claims, rather than something I'd be sure wouldn't pass a re-examination request. Your recommendation makes sense.
Nov
20
accepted How solid are foreign patents that are later filed in the US?
Nov
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asked How solid are foreign patents that are later filed in the US?
Sep
26
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Sep
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awarded  Informed