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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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reviewed Reviewed How much does US patent 7071258 worth ? “Multilayer crystal structure graphite sheets…”
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comment How much does US patent 7071258 worth ? “Multilayer crystal structure graphite sheets…”
Welcome to Ask Patents. We are set up to answer questions about how the U.S. patent system works and for requests to help find prior for pending or issued U.S. patents Questions of valuations of individual patents are outside of our on-topic areas.
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reviewed Close Can we apply regenerative braking system in conventional diesel cars?
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reviewed Close How does this patent compare to work done at Univ of Oklahoma in 2010?
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comment Is there a way to get international protection on a provisional patent?
A U.S. provisional application establishes a priority date (for a year) exactly the same as a U.S. non-provisonal would. All 140+ countries of the WTO and even more under the Paris Convention would follow this. A U.S. non-provisonal within a year is not required. You could file a UK application within the year, get priority from the U.S. provisional and never file a non-provisonal in the U.S., for example.
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comment I had an idea for a patent, told a select few and then saw my idea on the US patent site
Attorneys generally do not sign NDAs. They have a higher duty to treat their client's interests ahead of their own interests and can be disbarred for something like that and lose their livelihood. Patent practitioners do not steal ideas - they see so many and also see how few ideas from independent inventors make any money. It would be a ridiculous risk. I suppose they could be the source of an inadvertent leak.
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comment Can we apply regenerative braking system in conventional diesel cars?
Welcome to Ask Patents. We are set up to answer questions about how the U.S. patent system works and for requests to help find prior for pending or issued U.S. patents. The feasibility of specific inventions is outside of our on-topic areas.
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comment Shouldn't usage of wikipedia content during R&D be reason enough to void patents and tradesecrets?
I believe the creative commons and copyleft refer to copyrights, not ideas. Since facts on wikipedia must be sourced from something outside wikipedia (no original research) someone finding out those facts via wikipedia doesn't change the nature of those facts.
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comment Older US Utility Application
If you have something now that, as a whole, is novel, has an inventive step (an inventive step beyond everything that has ever been done including your old version) and industrial applicability and that whole has not yet been publicly disclosed then go for it. If you make and sell the new version very successfully someone who looks into it might realize that they could compete with you by making the old version or they might not figure that out. Also, if people would rather have the new version and the improvement doesn't add a lot of cost, that would be a factor in your market success.
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comment Website Workflow and Service Patents
Do you know that the original site is protected by a patent or other IP rights? Licensing and royalty fees would only be an issue if there is some specific intellectual property - otherwise copying is fine.
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comment Patent Sponsorship
Welcome to Ask Patents. We are set up to answer questions about how the U.S. patent system works and for requests to help find prior for pending or issued U.S. patents Question about finding investors are outside of our on-topic areas.
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comment How does this patent compare to work done at Univ of Oklahoma in 2010?
Welcome to Ask Patents. You may have reached this site via a button on google/patents that says "Discuss this patent". As I understand it, that is supposed to put the patent document number in a tag or otherwise let us know what you asking about. Since it is not in your post please edit your question to add the patent document number.
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comment Website Workflow and Service Patents
A few comments: Web sites do not infringe web sites, web sites infringe patents. What matter to your question is whether or not the owners of the other web site - or anyone else who may not even have a current web site - have a patent that covers some of its operation. If someone had claims that you were doing, but in a broader way, you are still doing the narrow, patented, thing also. I'm not sure what you mean by website workflow but all of software patenting is somewhat up in the air after recent Supreme Court cases.
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comment Demagnitization
Welcome to Ask Patents. Like all SE sites we are set up in a Question/Answer (and comment) format. It all starts with a question and there does not appear to be one in your post. Feel free to edit it.
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reviewed Reviewed UI Interface on Paper53?
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comment UI Interface on Paper53?
At Ask Patents on-topic questions are either questions about how the U.S. patent system works or requests for help locating prior to be used against a U.S. patent or patent application.
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reviewed No Action Needed DNA Analytics in the Cloud - Cloud computing environment for biological data (Illumina) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST
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comment Similar design of my invention
Welcome to Ask Patents. The style of all Stack Exchange sites is to not have "thank you"s and a signature at the end of a post. I think some people got carried away with elaborate cute ending phrase of no value at one time.