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How do I find a patent from its number?

How can I find the patent with patent number P53958US00?
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Does a patent application search on USPTO.gov cover granted patents as well?

I'm trying to do my own patentable idea search but noticed that an idea might appear in the USPTO granted/assigned patent database as well as their patent application database. How can I perform a ...
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times of deviation US8708791B2

I read the patent multiple times but getting confused with the claim point "analyzing, by the at least one game server, the game play data to determine individual players' typical gaming styles ...
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Can an applicant cite the prosecution record of a patent reference?

I've received a first rejection that cites 2 patents, but only one is a problem as it claims an entire drugstore of possible combinations for treating a likewise enormous number of diseases, but ...
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Can an individual applicant assert micro entity status for their 6th patent if they asserted small entity status on their 4th application?

Assume Bob files 3 apps as a micro entity, and rightfully so. Bot misunderstand the rules, and thinks only 4 apps can be claimed as a micro entity. To twist it further, he decides that patent 5 is ...
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How to understand options for filing an Extension of Time request for OA response?

From MPEP documentation I am not understanding the difference between forms for 37 CFR 1.136(a) vs. 37 CFR 1.136(b). The former clearly states the relevant fees; the other does not. The latter one (b) ...
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What if I don't want to file a patent on a potentially novel idea. Can someone else patent it even after I begin working on it?

Working on a project and found an element that can potentially be patentable. I do not want to go through provisional filling yet. Nor do I want to disclose it. Just thinking for now wherever or not ...
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Can an unregistered e-filer pay using a deposit account?

I've had trouble with the credit card payment interface in the past, hence this question. I'd expect the answer to be yes, but I'm also somewhat wondering how the USPTO controls access to the deposit ...
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Is it more difficult and/or costly to reopen an application if abandoned after a 1st OA rejection, or after a final rejection in the 2nd OA?

I have an open application with a first OA rejection, which of course is typical. My only intention with this application is to have an open, potentially modifiable application associated with granted ...
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Should a second provisional reference or incorporate a first provisional?

Let's say I have filed a first provisional with content A. About 2 weeks later, I add some more explanatory bits to my spec, maybe some more drawings showing greater detail in some aspects, and some ...
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Can a patent attorney give advice on a case only, without filing papers or becoming the attorney of record?

I seem to recall that there might be a USPTO rule that forbids this, but I can't seem to find it now. Am I right or wrong?
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Expired Patents due to fees?

Application US09/062,017 events 1998-04-17 Application filed by Thellmann; Rick 1998-04-17 Priority to US09/062,017 2000-01-11 Application granted 2000-01-11 Publication of US6013181A 2018-04-17 ...
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Time for submitting Supplemental Response & update 132 declaration

we previously filed a response to Non-Final Office Action and 132 Declaration with 3-month extension. Then, Examiner called and verbally asked us to modify the 132 Declaration and cancel the withdrawn ...
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Can generalization of a prior art be patented?

Can generalization of a prior art be patented? Let's say a prior art X exists claiming for only system A, B, C. Now I have come across an idea of making the prior art idea applicable for A~Z with some ...
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Who is the inventor in an invention composed of several already existing sub-devices?

Let´s assume that a company has designed and developed several "building blocks", components, elements or devices that when combined and considered in a specific way (and only in that way) ...
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Retrospective patent following manufacture in a different juristiction?

If there is a patent granted only in another juristiction can they retrospectively apply for a patent if you manufacture something similar in a different juristiction? Consider this time-line: party ...
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National phase after PCT with positive IPRP (chapter ii)

Help is much appreciated. I am a poor engineer trying to patent something on my own. I wrote and filed a US provisional application, then I wrote a PCT application and chose EPO as the Receiving ...
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Patents dependent on other patents

The announcement that President Biden has backed a temporary but "narrow waiver" on COVID-19 vaccines seems like a win for all. However, if a pharmaceutical company is forced to waive its ...
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Where can I find all the reference documentation for a PCT?

This means all the communications and documents submitted, generated, exchanged and issued during the international phase (PCT) and all the communications and documents submitted, generated, exchanged ...
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Alerts for PCT application?

Is there a way to get alerts on a PCT application, for example through PatentScope or Google Patents, which both list it? Unfortunately, freepatentsonline offers alerts but doesn't list the ...
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USA Citing a patent that is european

Thank you for the warm welcome on Patent StackEchange. When citing a patent, because presently, I am writing it myself before a pro-bono student works on it. Does this simply mean you are (claiming) ...
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Can I have a patent for a product inspired by a really famous movie?

so I have this product, and it only exists in this scifi movie, when you think about this product automatically you remember the movie, example: light saber from starwars.(this is not the product) so ...
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What does it mean to “own IP”?

I am a researcher working for a university, and I am forming a collaboration with an industry partner. This collaboration involves us both signing a contract related to IP. The contract states that &...
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does an open source project describing how to make something infringe a patent?

I've been researching better user interfaces, specifically alternatives to mice. In doing this I've come across 3dmice. The only manufacturer seems to be 3dconnexion (owned by logitech). They appear ...
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Infringement by approximation with AI

Machine learning models are defined by both the architecture (which may be generic) and the training data. Specifically, the same model may be trained to achieve desired results from the same training ...
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what is meant by “Deemed withdrawal of patent application after publication” ? is the patent still holds or its withdrawn?

i am working to sell a product whose patent search results show that "Deemed withdrawal of patent application after publication (patent Law 2001)" someone please explain this to me
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Provisional vs non-provisonal utility patent?

I am trying to get a patent on an invention, spoke to my patent lawyer and he stated that the patent search looked good and asked me if I wanted to proceed with a provisional patent or a utility ...
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Two alternative element in one independent claim

Can I use two alternative element without broder statement without covers both? (In one independent claim) (In EPO application) In example, X comprising (A or B) and C (it is an independent apparatus ...
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How do companies like ARM handle improvements to their patent licenses?

I am trying to get a clearer picture of how companies like ARM manage to stay afloat with just IP/Royalties. Recently ARM licensed some of it's instruction sets to Apple in order to design/build the ...
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Adding linking claim to defeat species restriction

The invention is a method and composition to treat a medical condition — a CIP with 20 claims initially. The examiner has required election between the method and composition claims, and election ...
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Calculating a patent expiration date from PAIRS and Patent Term Calculator

I would like to know the expiration date (within 6 months) of several older patents which expired because the fees stopped being paid. I am missing an input to figuring out the expiration date, namely ...
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Questions about derivative process and abusive disclosure

So I recently filed a provisional application for an IP that is a process attached with extreme significance in bioinformatics - a data analysis process that can be used to make a health service 1/...
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Patenting computer software/method that uses public domain aspects

Is it possible to patent or maybe copyright a process of protecting say a file format as a software utility patent, or another type of patent if it uses free domain technology? The main hurdle I am ...
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How common is it for public companies in US to sue each other regarding patent?

I want a rough estimate and does not really need the exact number. Is it more than 500 per year overall? more than 100? So I want to know how common is it for these companies to litigate each other.
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Is each step in a claim separately protected?

In order to infringe on a US patent, does every step of at least one claim need to be implemented or is each step in a claim separately protected?
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Who is the Registered Owner of the Following Patents and is Their Assignee Recorded?

What person or group is the registered owner or registered assignee of the following design patents 8257475 9182080 9574710 10100980
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Foreign filing of a U.S. based patent before PCT or disclosure

So if I had a U.S. provisional or non-provisional that wasn’t yet published, disclosed in any way, and was not yet filed as a PCT is there anything stopping a foreign country from doing so? Say in the ...
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I have application number and attorney docket number, but I could not find application status on the USPTO website

Our lawyers filed a patent on April 20th, 2021. I need to see the status of it on the USPTO website. I tried searching on public pair using the application number. https://portal.uspto.gov/pair/...
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Can I patent an application of a popular technology?

Can I patent an application of a popular technology? Let's say Blockchain is a very popular technology nowadays and there are hundreds of applications proposed and ongoing in many different domains ...
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USPTO classification databse

I´m new in research in patent classificacions and need to get the CCL: Current US Classification, CPC: Current CPC Classification, CPCL:Current CPC Classification Class and ICL: International ...
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How to represent arbitrary text in a patent drawing

I am doing drawings for my utility patent, which is a computer process that includes some user feedback in text. I don't know and don't want to limit by specifying exactly what the feedback will be, ...
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Do slow or difficult USPTO patent examiners frustrate companies to the extent that they reduce research and development?

The answer likely depends on 1) to what extent the firms rely on patenting, and 2) whether the firm can get around difficult examiners/art units. Please provide anecdotal examples or experiences, if ...
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Can I begin sale after a provisional and before a PCT without losing IP rights?

I recently filed a provisional application. The invention is in a late stage of development in terms of bringing to market. So my question is if I were to begin sale before a PCT is filed, but within ...
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What exactly does “same part” mean in the reference characters rules?

When USPTO says "The same part of an invention appearing in more than one view of the drawing must always be designated by the same reference character, and the same reference character must ...
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During patent application submission, which case is correct for approval?

I would like to submit an application for a new mechanism to be patented. Do I have to attach the complete mechanism including screws, nuts, housing and general electric components like DC motors in ...
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Are patents titles required to be unique?

Are patents titles required to be unique, as for instance required for websites addresses? Take as an example the UK patent description for a patent, and suppose that a patent with title "Bicycle ...
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What is the purpose of the composition the patent office sends

I try to make my first patent (a machine/construction) in my country. Here is how things are, I thought of an idea I constructed, it is fully operational so I make a request with the data to the ...
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ES102424A Un sistema de cuaderno de hojas intercambiables

Help me find the Original document of this Patent ES102424A by French Association 'La Reliure Spirale' 'A flip-sheet notebook system' could be the translation, but I could not find the Original ...
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When the product as-sold is unpatentable but the product as-used is patented

Consider two inventions: X and X+Y. For the sake of argument, assume that X is not patentable (prior art), but the combination of X+Y is patentable. The problem: In practice X must be sold by itself. ...
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Is it ok to introduce a named element in a claim and never mention it again?

Here's a dumb absolute beginner question: so I have in the claim something like a first lever arm pivotally connected to the widget member at a first joint; a second lever arm pivotally connected to ...

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