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I am a former entrepreneur, an electrical engineer, and a now a patent agent located in Southern California. I am enthusiastically pro-patent, but also believe that only applications that truly meet the legal criteria for patentablity should get through the system.

--George


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comment Provisional patent registration in US for SA resident
It is incorrect that the final patent can only claim subject matter described in the provisional application. It is that only the claims in the final patent that are properly supported in the provisional can get the benefit of the provisional's filing date.
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comment Is an inventor obliged to assign patent rights to a company in order to be named as an inventor in the patent?
If the company leaves off the name of a true inventor because it doesn't have a solid agreement to assign from that inventor, the company has violated patent laws.
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answered Is an inventor obliged to assign patent rights to a company in order to be named as an inventor in the patent?
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answered Prior Art - Patent Trolling Patent
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comment Prior Art - Patent Trolling Patent
I would have though this application was submitted a joke (there is one about a method of proposing marriage used as a proposal). The company that submitted it is very large and they have a Big Law firm working on it!
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reviewed Close insert red tabs on your hands free flashlight
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reviewed Close Saw repair apparatus
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reviewed Close Does anyone know when the expiry on Clearblue digital tests expires?
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reviewed Close how to find the existing technology that assemble features of patent?
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revised How do I make amendments to claims?
typos
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revised Prior Art Request for US 2010/0238293 A1 (Sony) — on-screen display of television power consumption
added tag for application
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comment Prior Art Request for US 2010/0238293 A1 (Sony) — on-screen display of television power consumption
Makes sense. Claim 21 is one of the longest claims I've seen and a long claim isn't good for the applicant.
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reviewed Close Why hasn't this been commercialized?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on licensing and/or Implementations?
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comment Prior Art Request for US 2010/0238293 A1 (Sony) — on-screen display of television power consumption
Is a Prius an electronic device?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Patent wo2011137930a1 : most claims seem not innovative
Jul
28
answered Is it better to not to publish untill the patent is granted?
Jul
28
reviewed Reviewed First Sale Doctrine applying to physical goods
Jul
28
comment First Sale Doctrine applying to physical goods
In patents it is called "exhaustion" and is more complicated than first sale. Take a look at wikipedia.
Jul
28
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Mobile ads - Location-based product promotion (Givted) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST