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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


Aug
3
comment So patent application 20130025039 has been issued a PATENT?
The applicant is not claiming to be a small entity (they get 50% off their fees) and is paying full price.
Aug
3
comment Best way to remove component in dependent claim
Try to find an element in the independent claim that can be removed still leaving the independent claim novel and non-obvious. I said writing claims was hard as a respectful way of saying you might be in over your head.
Jun
23
revised Unintentional Delay Petition Validity - Provisional Expired b/c Embedded Font in PDF problem
deleted 36 characters in body
Jun
23
comment Unintentional Delay Petition Validity - Provisional Expired b/c Embedded Font in PDF problem
The Patent Law Treaty uspto.gov/patent/initiatives/patent-law-treaty relaxed the previous rules.
Jun
23
answered Unintentional Delay Petition Validity - Provisional Expired b/c Embedded Font in PDF problem
Mar
6
revised Prior Art US 20130177891 A1
added tag to appl
Jan
14
awarded  Yearling
Dec
7
reviewed No Action Needed CALL FOR PRIOR ART:polar coordinates 3d printer
Dec
7
reviewed Looks OK If a US patent is published prior to 2001 do I use Kind Code “A” or “B1/B2”?
Dec
7
answered If a US patent is published prior to 2001 do I use Kind Code “A” or “B1/B2”?
Dec
7
answered Do I have to reference a patent application if the patent is already granted?
Dec
5
reviewed Close I think I have original sketch of patent 47789 - Rag doll
Dec
5
reviewed No Action Needed Dating App Patents
Dec
5
reviewed No Action Needed I think I have original sketch of patent 47789 - Rag doll
Dec
5
reviewed No Action Needed Is Article One Partners a scam?
Dec
5
comment Need to re-submit prior art for a continuation if already submitted for the parent?
Not an answer - I don't know and a quick look at the MPEP didn't provide an answer. It is the case that a reference listed on an IDS in a parent application will fulfill your duty of disclosure in a child application. If it important at all, I would suggest refiling the references in the child application.
Dec
5
answered Examiner's search for prior art. Does it include non-published applications and patents younger than the priority date?
Dec
4
reviewed No Action Needed Need to re-submit prior art for a continuation if already submitted for the parent?
Dec
3
reviewed No Action Needed When should a software service or framework be patented or protected?
Dec
3
reviewed No Action Needed Press release distribution system Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST