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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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answered Why was this MIPS US 6912559 patent granted given decades-old prior art?
Jul
21
comment How does the owner defend a patent on a recipe?
An example: United States Patent 7,597,91 Shaped snacks made from baked dough crumbs Abstract The invention relates to a process for making shaped bread snacks comprising the steps of grinding baked dough material having a water activity of 0.85 to 0.99 into crumbs, optionally mixing the crumbs with small amounts of common food ingredients, heating the crumbs or the crumb mixture to a temperature in the range of about 70.degree. C. to 80.degree. C. and readjusting the water activity to about the value of the original baked dough material, hot moulding the crumbs or crumb mixture . . .
Jul
21
comment Are there any limitations and drawbacks of early publication in USPTO
Most places in the world require absolute novelty on the day of filing in that country. However there is an international agreement that filing in one country while there is still absolute novelty gives you a year to file everywhere else.
Jul
21
comment How does the owner defend a patent on a recipe?
This document is an application for a patent, not a granted patent.
Jul
19
reviewed No Action Needed Prior art for linked list (secondary and tertiary traversal)?
Jul
19
comment Saw repair apparatus
Welcome to Ask Patents. This is not a way to directly communicate with the inventor or owner of a patent. It is a good place to ask questions about the patent system. Unlike many places on the internet we try not to speak to each other by name calling.
Jul
19
answered Saw repair apparatus
Jul
17
comment Are there any limitations and drawbacks of early publication in USPTO
Has the information already been made publicly available ? Once it is you are too late to file anywhere else in the world.
Jul
17
comment To use “copywrite” to protect an invention.
Copyright is mostly irrelevant. Anything published that explains an invention will prevent anyone who files the next day from getting a patent - if the examiner sees it. Copyrighting does not imply published.
Jul
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Blood diluent and method of use thereof
Jul
17
comment Would it be legal to use Square's credit card reader for a startup?
That and a few other patents are assigned to REM Holdings 3, LLC. A google of REM and Smart finds: Square, Inc. et al v. REM Holdings 3, LLC 4:10-cv-02243 Filed: 12/01/2010 Case Updated Daily Latest Docket Entry: 05/01/2014 so I do not think REM and Smart are the same entity.
Jul
16
reviewed Reviewed Invention Desk and swivel chair
Jul
16
comment Invention Desk and swivel chair
This chair and desk were covered by the patent number 1,883,322. It is easy to look up at google/patents. google.com/patents/US1883322 nothing in that number indicates anything other than the maker thought it was covered under that number. It is not a design patent, but a regular utility patent. It might have been stamped anytime during the patent's life or even a little while after.
Jul
16
reviewed Reviewed I'd like to know what means the molar substitution claim13 &14 say.
Jul
16
comment I'd like to know what means the molar substitution claim13 &14 say.
Welcome to Ask Patents - this is a site for people to request help in locating prior art or questions about the U.S. patent system. By positing here you are not communicating directly with the owners or inventors of the patent in question,
Jul
15
reviewed Close new knee cushion implant with electronic wire applicationd I god
Jul
15
answered Checking patent application's status before it is published
Jul
14
comment Broad patent wo2014100371a1
For one thing, patents do not infringe patents, shipping products infringe patents. If I invent an improvement to your patented invention I can get a patent because my thing is new and non-obvious. But I can't make my thing without your OK because my prudent would infringe you patent on the basic version. Some claims are independent. That means the don't refer to a previous claim. These claims stand alone and contain all of the constraints that must be satisfied to infringe. A claim referring back to a previous claim number covers what the previous claim covers + what the dependent claim says.
Jul
14
comment Broad patent wo2014100371a1
Welcome to Ask Patents. I can provide some information about the structure of Ask Patents. We only put questions in the place for questions and only put answers to that question in the place for answers. Anything else would be in a comment. Someone who needs clarification of a question would add a comment under the question. The OP might edit the question. Then the answer provider might put in an answer. Your "Thanks a lot" post is structurally where there should only be something answering your question. It would be better to use a comment for this. Thanks for participating in Ask Patents.