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Can a specific idea for art be protected or patented?

Can a specific idea for art be protected or patented? Example: I draw a funny cartoon of an employee falling asleep at a staff meeting. Then I add a phrase making the art even funnier (at least for ...
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After a non-final rejection how can I respond with a traversal?

So far I've always responded to non-final rejections with an amendment and arguments/remarks, so I've filed "Amendment/Req. Reconsideration-After Non-Final Reject" together with "Claims" and "...
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Patenting/protecting the design of a mechanism within an assembly

Let's say I designed a machine that can fold any type of clothing and hypothetically, this mechanical solution does not exist anywhere else. If that same mechanism was also applicable in say the ...
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Github for Patents?

Does anyone know of something like a github for patents? somewhere where you can publish a granted or provisional patent and designate it as open source, enabling others to fork it or use it in their ...
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Can I change a filed utility patent application to change the original filing fee?

I've filed a utility patent application, with a number of claims that increased the original filing fee. Is it possible to change that application, to reduce the number of claims, resulting in the ...
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Outcome of referencing earlier patents in your patent application

Most likely, I will reference MS Color Picker patent in my patent application. My software will use this color selection feature. If my patent gets accepted, will MS (or anyone else whose patent I ...
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Materials for learning about patent litigation and valuation?

I'm an engineer with a fair bit of business and strategy experience. I also read several books about patents, large parts of the Manual of Patent Examination Procedure (MPEP), many patent documents, ...
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Can an AI solution break a patent?

Suppose an original piece of software contains an AI algorithm (that is NOT patented) that tries to optimise the solutions the software produces. Out of the box the software does not infringe any ...
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One Invention with many different applications

I have a single invention that has many different applications. Do i need to file a separate non provisional patent for each different use?
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Patent software workflow (yet to have implementation)

I'm unsure if this question is same to my previous question, Idea for Software - Should I file Patent first I have idea for Utility pattern. Already I create the output (2 to 3 hours in MS Word). And ...
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How to deal with patents that others hold?

I am an aspiring inventor and in the best case scenario I will be developing smartphones but something that is a huge hurdle for me are the patents that other people hold. I mean one company patented ...
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WIPO translate-Patentscope download

Is there a simpler way to download machine translated patent text from WIPO Patentscope, beside copy-paste text from WIPO window? Is it possible to download/export bibliographical data + translated ...
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New use and area of application for old invention

If I invent something that solves a problem in a new area (an improvement to something that was only invented ten years ago), by using a technique and mechanism disclosed in old invention (something ...
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File one patent or many patents?

If my invention has several innovative features, is it best to file separate patents for each feature, or for the device as a whole, or both?
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is this patent US 9401941 only valid in US? or other countries too?

I have seen a website patent which is granted in US. My question is this patent valid only in US or other countries too? If I make a same website in Germany, then I am infringing their patent?
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Cited prior art/patent owner notifies me that my granted patent infringes his patent

My previous statement may not be clear. So I rewrite my question: I was granted my patent. I do have cited many prior art/patent in my patent application, one of the cited prior patent owner notified ...
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Applying for a Job without a Patent

Say I have a photography app with some special features that are patentable. Actually, just say I have an "app", not even specifying that it's photography. I don't want to show this to potential ...
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Is there a way to get public pair final/non-final rejection documents in textual form?

I'm looking for easiest way to get textual information from public pair documents, examiner rejection documents to be specific. All the patent prosecution documents it seams are in pdf-image format. ...
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Mpeg-2 patents in Malaysia and Philippines

Mpeg-2 patents have now expired in most countries at the beginning of 2018. However, at least Malaysia and Philippines still have active mpeg-2 patents. So does anyone know when mpeg-2 patents expire ...
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Idea for Software - Should I file Patent first

I have idea for software, yet I don't know how to write software. This software will be low-cost (large organizations) or free (individuals). Before getting someone to write software for me shall I ...
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Trans-ocean shipping and patent jurisdiction

I have developed a technology that will keeps fruits in storage and transport from spoiling prematurely. The problem is global in nature which means that I have to be mindful of where my markets are ...
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Impact of claim scope on potential infringement

It happens often that patent claims have as broad a scope as they can get away with. However, I have heard that, if your invention can be in general described by an independent claim of a third-party ...
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Can separate patents be awarded for different delivery mechanisms for the same drug?

Context is US law. Say a company develops some new drug with some new Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API). They also have two formulations containing said API which allows the drug to be delivered ...
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New or Different Use Patent

I invented a cosmetic tool to be used for the hands and filed a provisional patent. However, I missed the 12-month deadline to convert the patent pending to a non-provisional patent. Can I reapply for ...
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USPTO Customer Number

I submitted a customer number request form per this page. How long does it generally take for the USPTO to fulfill the request and email a customer number? And after a customer number has been ...
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Am I an inventor if I created the prediction model the product relies on?

I was brought on to a developing project to solve a key issue with implementing the idea. The solution was to develop a prediction model that I determined and built from scratch. This model was ...
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Are “patent-claims” and “elements of a claim” defined in the law?

I'm trying to understand "claims" and how they define an invention. Is there a strict unambiguous definition of "claim" and how multiple claims about the same invention together with the "elements" ...
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How to tactfully rebut a 101 rejection

I have an application for an invention, let's call it invention X. The examiner has issued a non-final office action with a 101 rejection, the argument of which is basically, "The claims are directed ...
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Utilizing existing already manufactured products

If two existing products manufactured in USA, with a US brand, that are unrelated and assembled (assembled requiring some machining and hardware) and utilized for a completely different application ...
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Patent on work done in another Company

I have done something in a company, which has not been patented. Can I file a patent for the idea in another company?
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Recordation of Patent Grant

This question is related to Who gets a "patent grant cover" from the USPTO? Does the "ribboned copy" get sent to overseas inventor/assignee (at recorded overseas address) by USPTO if such ...
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Inequitable Conduct

What are the remedies of inequitable conduct in patents? If a pharmaceutical company got a patent for a fraudulent information, and let's say it is disclosed after 10 years in the market, would they ...
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Is coding knowledge required to file a patent for an app?

I have an idea in my head and I know how it will work. I can write about it in detail along with diagrams. But the problem is I don't know how to code. Can I file a patent for it with this much detail ...
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Advisory action/utility patent

Can you still get your patent granted when they issued an advisory action? I'm curious as to what comes next. I've amended claims in the first office action and the final office action. The examiner ...
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Should a dependent claim only referrence another dependent claim if it depends on it's new subject matter?

Along with this question. What difference does it make if you reference an independent claim directly or indirectly through another dependent claim? Is it ever necessary to state "as claimed in any ...
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multiple figures of the same device - should parts be described again?

When having multiple figures of the same device from different point of view (from left side, front side etc.), should we use the same numbers for the same parts, or number them again? And should we ...
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can i tell about Ideas details before patent?

I have a business plan for selling apparel over the Internet, with unique features that distinguish this idea from other sites.before to patent this idea in the wipo , i can tell about particularity ...
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USA Patent Office

In reference to the patent: WO2018177447A1 Did the applicant apply for patent in USA Patent?
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What happens if there is not enough support in the specification for a continuation

I have an allowed patent application and am working on a continuation. There is material in the specification that I think supports a further development of the original invention, so I'm drafting ...
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Is the trademark search feature on USPTO.gov (http://tmsearch.uspto.gov) accurate?

My question refers to a search I performed regarding the ownership of the motto, "WHEN YOU'RE HERE, YOU'RE FAMILY" that was at least at one time the motto of Olive Garden restaurants. The part that ...
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Unable to get this patent ( number 75086) detail

I am trying to look into the patent mentioned on this Art Deco: Original années 1930 Betel motor car-art deco metal. Ebay has sold many in past bearing the same Patent number. As can be seen the ...
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Open source patents? [duplicate]

I would like to be able to patent the design for an apparatus I made, I don't care about royalties I just want to spread the idea in a citable way that can't be patented by someone else for profit. Is ...
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What is the difference between a withdrawn claim and a cancelled claim?

In an amendment to the claims, you can mark them (Original), (Currently amended), (Canceled), (Withdrawn), (Previously presented), (New), and (Not entered). What is the difference between Withdrawn ...
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Isn't this patent following the same process as US5854056A?

In reference to the patent: WO2017151684A1 (Patent 1) I think that it follows the same process as described by patent US5854056A (Patent 2) from 1997 and titled Fungal cell wall production and ...
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Did this company patent a type of auction?

I built a mobile application reverse auction where for 60 seconds the price of an item falls and multiple users have the chance to enter to buy this item. The first person to enter wins the item. ...
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How does ClickMeter operate without infringing on Omniture's patent?

Omniture has a patent to its credit that deals obtaining link-related information using link-tracking servers. This is identical to the way that ClickMeter operates. When I search Google Patents, it ...
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Can text from a provisional application be added to a PCT application after the PCT application has been filed?

Can a text omission from a provisional application be considered as a new subject matter when submitted for amendment during the chapter 2 of the PCT application?
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Hello dear community, I am a third party seller on Amazon, and I received an infringement complaint stating my product infringes on a design patent

From the images depicted in a design patent, from what I know about the design patents, I can clearly see that designs are different, as well as the materials. Am I right? Can I defend the claim that ...
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Claims for aggregated system

This is deeper-dive to earlier question Constructing multi-part system claims Let's take another example effectively describing easy imagine weather station system for home where there are multiple (...
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Novelty requirements for dependent claims

I think my question to follow has been in part answered in this post, but I wanted to formulate it in the context of my situation, just to be sure: Suppose that I formulate a patent application with ...

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