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Top new questions this week:

Where can I find an overview of patent cost including maintenance fees?

An international application filed via the European patent office. I would like to see an overview of the total cost in the canonical case, I mean: the PCT is approved the subsequent European patent ...

fees maintenance-fee  
asked by FluidCode Score of 1
answered by George White Score of 2

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Tracking and Managing Group Expenditures (Google) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This Patent Application received a Final Rejection by the US Patent Office! The rejection was based in part on prior art found by Ask Patents community below! Thanks to YOU, the Ask Patents ...

prior-art-request pre-grant rejected google us20130262294  
asked by jnatividad Score of 10

Can one patent the combination of two existing technologies as a new invention?

What if one combines two existing technologies in a new way. For instance combining a word processing program with features from a web site analytics program? Both ideas already exist but the ...

existing tech  
asked by David Urmann Score of 4
answered by Subhasmita Baro Score of 5

How do you tell what type of patent it is?

As I look through patents, how do you tell if it is a utility patent or a design patent and are pending patents on the USPTO website...or just issued patents?

asked by user8353 Score of 3
answered by Phoenix88 Score of 5

What is the purpose of this Ebola-related patent of the US government?

One of my conspiracy theory-loving friends posted about this patent application (US 2012/0251502 A1), thinking the government created Ebola for the purposes of population control. This is obviously ...

chemistry-microbiology us20120251502 government-rights  
asked by John Straka Score of 6
answered by Soren Score of 5

Pitch Detection - Power Spectral Estimator to Tune Musical Instruments (Overtone Labs, Inc) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON pitch detection - This issued patent from Overtone Labs seeks to patent the idea of...pitch detection for resonance tuning of a musical instrument. 10 minutes of your time can ...

prior-art-request post-grant us8502060  
asked by Aron Stein Score of 10
answered by Robert Tesla III Score of 8

Can teaching methods be patented?

I plan to develop an open-source software application that speaks words in a foreign language while displaying pictures that represent the words. Can teaching methods (such as Rosetta Stone's language ...

software patentability  
asked by Anderson Green Score of 8

Response to Notice to file corrected application papers

An applicant has been asked to submit a substitute specification in compliance with 37 CFR 1.52, 1.121(b)(3) and 1.125. The amendments are made to brief description of drawings, detailed description ...

application uspto response corrected papers  
asked by Vikas Score of 2
answered by SGN Score of 1
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