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What does "Ep: pct application non-entry in european phase" mean?

What does "Ep: pct application non-entry in european phase" on google patents mean? The PCT patent application in question is from 2012 and the last status update is, that it has been ...

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asked by Tom W 1 vote
answered by George White 2 votes

Why Aren't Patent Expirations Listed for USPTO Gazette Vol. 1454 No. 2?

Reviewing 300+ issues of the Official Gazette Of The United States Patent And Trademark Office, from 2014 to present I noticed that only one issue — Vol. 1454 No. 2, from September 11th, 2018 — ...

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asked by Trevor Reid 1 vote

Can you amend a non-provisional patent application to bring in information from referenced provisional patent applications?

As the title states. Can you amend a non-provisional patent application to bring in information from referenced provisional patent applications? For example: I have a figure in the provisional that ...

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asked by XRRX 1 vote
answered by AD Adhikary 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Is there a way to get international protection on a provisional patent?

Is there a way to get international protection when registering for a provisional patent?

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asked by Matt 2 votes
answered by George White 4 votes

What is meant by MY COMMISSION EXPIRES?

I'm trying to fill out the electronic verification form to get an EFS account. https://www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Patent%20Electronic%20System%20Form.pdf At the very end of the doc, ...

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asked by jackedimimus chadimimus 1 vote

How does one know if a patent was reexamined?

Is there a public database that show whether a US patent was reexamined or challenged in any other way? If so where is it?

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asked by Ruth Bail 7 votes
answered by Micah Siegel 7 votes

User Interface - Changing icon appearance based on frequency of use (Samsung) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON DISPLAYING ICONS - This application from Samsung seeks to patent the idea of... changing icon appearance based on their frequency of use! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow ...

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asked by Micah Siegel 15 votes
answered by Joel Spolsky 16 votes

Software Patents: Claiming as a METHOD vs as a SYSTEM?

Software patents could be described in claims as methods or as systems. One cannot claim damages for infringement of METHODS until the method is used (e.g. when the software is run). But, one can ...

software claims method system  
asked by stackonfire 7 votes
answered by George White 7 votes

Claims: When to use "wherein"? Should I always use "further comprising"?

I'm under the impression that being too specific is a bad idea in dependent claims. But is there a case when I really have to be, and therefore cannot use "further comprising" but rather I must use "...

claims independent-inventor  
asked by Friendly 3 votes
answered by George White 3 votes

Is it legal to sell patented product in another country?

I'd like to begin reselling a patented product, in a country other than the one it's patented in. Could I get in trouble for selling it? Does the answer change if we talk about a replica of the ...

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asked by yee 2 votes
answered by RichS 5 votes
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