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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


Apr
8
comment Wondering about some technical aspects and legal process prior to build a patented structure
That number is for an international PCT application. Its counterpart U.S. application has issued as US 7448400. The inventors name and address on the the face of the U.S. patent.
Apr
8
revised Wondering about some technical aspects and legal process prior to build a patented structure
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Apr
8
reviewed Reviewed Requesting Prior art on US 8615473 - Addressing a parcel already in transit
Apr
8
comment Requesting Prior art on US 8615473 - Addressing a parcel already in transit
This would not likely come into an obviousness rejection since the fields of endeavor are so different. In Amazon's case sometimes they give to someone for free. In your example it is always for free.
Apr
8
reviewed No Action Needed PRIOR ART REQUEST: Issued patent US 8255828 B2 (Microsoft): Ribbon UI
Apr
8
comment US patent 8,625,805 reinvents encrypted mail
If you look it up in Public PAIR it shows this was a Track I case. Track I is pay more to go faster. This case will move the average pendency down quite a bit. From Track I approval to Notice of Allowance was three weeks. The whole thing took 6 months from filing to issue!
Apr
8
revised US patent 8,625,805 reinvents encrypted mail
added tag to patent doc.
Apr
8
comment A method claim dependent on an apparatus claim? (US7873522)
I have heard that there are issued patents with comments like [Hey Tom, what does this paragraph mean?] in them. Intel uses outside firms, mostly medium sized ones, to prosecute its patents.
Apr
7
reviewed Close Validity of Patent - US5983499
Apr
6
comment Validity of Patent - US5983499
Google patents for US5983499 says: LEGAL EVENTS Date Code Event Description Jan 3, 2012 FP Expired due to failure to pay maintenance fee
Apr
6
revised Validity of Patent - US5983499
edited tags
Apr
6
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Mobile ads - Location-based product promotion (Givted) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST
Apr
6
comment explaining the theory that undergoes an invention in patent description?
My primary comment was that the underlying principles do not need to be fully understood to get a patent. Applying a law of nature to solve a particular problem a particular way is definitely patent eligible. You can't subsume all applications of the law of nature and you can't be claiming the law of nature itself. It is part of the art of claim drafting to navigate this line to get broad coverage but not be too broad. And it is a part of the art of writing the specification to keep the reader from getting the wrong impression as to what you think the invention is.
Apr
5
revised A method claim dependent on an apparatus claim? (US7873522)
fixed link
Apr
5
answered A method claim dependent on an apparatus claim? (US7873522)
Apr
5
revised A method claim dependent on an apparatus claim? (US7873522)
added tag to patent doc.
Apr
5
answered explaining the theory that undergoes an invention in patent description?
Apr
5
reviewed Close Does anyone know the patent number for First Response™ Gold™ Digital Pregnancy Test by Church &Dwight?
Apr
3
comment Does anyone know the patent number for First Response™ Gold™ Digital Pregnancy Test by Church &Dwight?
You could type inassignee:"Church & Dwight Co., Inc." into google patents to start looking for this.
Apr
1
comment Where to find patent Agents/Attorneys?
The National Association of Patent Practitioners is an organization that is about 1/2 attorneys and 1/2 agents. Most members are in small firms or work solo. They have a "practitioner finder" napp.org/find-a-practitioner that allows selecting technology areas. I happen to be a member.