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Is there any database listing patent market price valuations?

If I want to know what the price of a patents is (to sell, buy or understand the internal transfer price), where to find the data to support a market price valuation? Based on comparable patents on ...
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When does Surfinia patent expire?

Surfinia was patented on 1987 by Suntory. It is a botanical variety of petunia artificially created.
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Corpus of (non-automatically) translated patents

A question from a patent outsider: is there any point in the patent process in which a patent might be translated (by a human, not automatically)? I am looking for patents in multiple languages to ...
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Should I abandon a PCT application if the results of the international search report (ISR) are negative?

IS there any way to convert the report into something more positive? Should I apply for national patents even if the ISR is negative?
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How can a dating site like OkCupid patent a matching system

I came across a blog post from dating site OKCupid that explains how they match users. The post has a line saying that the system was patent pending. What does this mean? The system works basically by ...
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why are patents granted that do NOT solve the problem they describe

As part of researching patents I came across one that claims to solve a problem that does actually exist. https://register.epo.org/application?tab=doclist&number=EP14188074&lng=en In broad ...
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Concern of plagiarism if I publish the details of my invention

I have a concern about plagiarizing if I publish the details of my invention (an algorithm) in patent description. If the patent application is approved, the details of my invention will be disclosed ...
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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 ...
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Can I file a patent application on a new objective function for an optimal programming?

I invented a new objective function of an optimal programming which will lead to a new solving approach. Can I file a patent application on a new objective function for an optimal programming? Thanks. ...
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Is it a Plagiarism in my new patent application if I use parts of my old approved patent description?

I am preparing several patent applications. I have the following two questions: I have a patent which was approved in 2014. Can I use parts of this approved patent application material when I compose ...
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A question regarding Google Patent sites trustworthiness

When an inventor comes up with an idea, s/he usually searches in Google patent or some other 3rd party patent archive sites with specific keywords related to the invention. Now, those keywords are of ...
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Interpretation of apparatus having specific logic

Here is a patent (US10255656B2) that claims an apparatus with specific functionality. I would like to focus on the first claim for now: A multiprocessor comprising: a register file to store operands;...
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Does the USPTO require the inventor Residential Mailing Address, and if so, why does the USPTO need it?

When preparing a patent application for the USPTO, the patent lawyer I work with asks me for my "Full Residential Mailing Address" as I am one of the co-inventors. Is it required by the ...
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Parent of a Divisional

I am wondering if a parent application of a divisional is ever granted by the USPTO if the divisional is granted. For example assume an inventor submits the parent A to the USPTO and is then ...
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Do patent attorneys specialize?

I have 4 inventions that I want to file patents for. 2 are software related and 2 are manufactured products. My goal is to find one great lawyer that I can trust for all 4 of these patents. Is that ...
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Can I submit a preliminary application for a US patent?

Good afternoon! I am an individual and I want to register an invention in the United States. I can't apply for a patent because I have to wait more than 18 months, which is a very long time. I would ...
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What is the formal / legal protocol that protects a client from their patent attorney stealing their invention?

I have asked this question before and I was told that this simply does not happen. But nevertheless, is there a protocol that legally accomplishes this?
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Prior Art Request - US9688399 ("Remotely operated surveillance vehicle management system and method with a fail-safe function")

I'm trying to locate prior art for US9688399 ("Remotely operated surveillance vehicle management system and method with a fail-safe function"). The prior art would have to be dated before ...
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Independent and dependent claims relation

Is it possible to infringe a patent by infringing dependent claims and not independent claims? Does that mean I just need to check independent claims of a patent to be sure I don't infringe the patent?...
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Applying patent for ongoing invention

I am doing research on a catalyst for certain industrial process in India. The data are promissing but the work is not complete yet. Can I file a patent application while having incomplete results? ...
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Can a backend algorithm be patented?

I define a backend algorithm as a set of rules and steps hidden inside of a black box that outputs something. Everybody can see the output, but nobody knows how the output is generated. The how is the ...
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requirements to patent an algorithm of app

I have an app that connects pet owners with pet walkers based on a set of rules. This unique set of rules and steps that leads to a connection is the algorithm that I need to patent in order to ...
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What do I need to sign with my prototype maker before I file a patent?

I currently have an idea. First I need to make a prototype. What do I need to sign with the prototype maker, seamstress, so that it will legally bind her to not steal my idea and not tell anyone about ...
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Hiring a US patent attorney that is able to help with getting patents in the EU and China

I plan to get patents for my invention in the US, EU, and China. I am in the US. Is it common for US attorneys to either have the capacity to help with getting patents in other countries like the EU ...
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Need help with understanding a term in a patent

Let us suppose there is a patent with the claim: "a method for performing machine learning technique on a device." How to interpret this term machine learning technique? There are many ...
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Under what circumstances can A+B be patented if A and B are already patented?

If A+B is an invention that solves a problem previously unsolved, wouldn't it be illogical not to allow it to be patented just because A and B are already patented? For example, when A and B are ...
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Do patents prevent individuals from making a product out of patented invention for personal use?

Do patents prevent individuals from making a product out of patented invention for personal use? If they do in fact prevent individuals from doing so, how can this be enforced?
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Stealing parts of an invention

I have an invention that combines 2 pieces of what would be useless components if separated. Hence the 2 pieces cannot be patented as separate inventions. Let's suppose that 1 of those 2 pieces needs ...
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Invention that has no useful purpose on its own

I have an idea for an invention that requires 2 pieces. Each one of those 2 pieces has no useful purpose on its own. Is it possible to patent each one of those 2 pieces separately as independent ...
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Commercial encryption device

I am trying to build and patent an elliptic curve-based encryption device. I am very new on this field and my 1st thought is what should I take care of?? Are encryption algorithms like ECC open source,...
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Does a specific material needed to be mentioned in your patent application?

My invention needs a material that is hard. Ideally, the hard material will be rocks or stone. However, anything hard will do. If I mention that rocks or stones are used, then if someone steals my ...
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In India, why can't we patent an Algorithm?

Here's the FAQ document that was given the official website: http://www.ipindia.nic.in/writereaddata/Portal/Images/pdf/Final_FREQUENTLY_ASKED_QUESTIONS_-PATENT.pdf The 7th question in this document ...
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Does Free license projects need to worry about patents?

I want to create a new OS which runs on a Micro-controller (like Raspberry pi pico). Only I must control every aspect of this project and I don't allow any contributor. I have plan to publish it with ...
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Why doesn't Google Patents how expiration dates anymore?

Does anyone know why Google patents no longer shows the anticipated expiration date for issued patents? As seen in red in the below image, I relied on Google Patents for a quick-and-dirty idea of a ...
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Is it legal for a patent owner to disallow use of technology?

Assume a patent owner disallows use of some patented technology by some company. Or business conditions of usage setted by the owner are unbearable for the company. Also the patented technology is not ...
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Does a non-resident need a patent attorney to file a Provisional patent application with the USPTO?

I have read that a non-resident needs a qualified patent attorney to file a non-provisional patent application directly with the United States PTO. My question is whether this requirement is also ...
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Patent explanation help

Can somebody please help me with understanding this patent. I am not sure does this patent forbid CPU-GPU synchronization at all. I am particularly interested in terms of parallel programming with ...
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Sites tagged to a patent

Is there a way to tag a patent to a specific site or check the sites that are tagged to a particular patent? Thanks!
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How can I contact the owner of a patent in China?

How can I contact the owner of a patent in China? Patent CN211460708U https://worldwide.espacenet.com/patent/search/family/072364501/publication/CN211460708U?q=pn%3DCN211460708U Thnank you!
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Where can I find some PPT files about China technology transactions and patent licensing?

I'm studying some legal issues in China technology transcations and patent licensing, and it would be very helpful for me if somebody could provide some PPT information on related aspects. Thank you, ...
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Which sections are necessary to write the patent abstract?

I am a computer engineer working with text (NLP). As part of my PhD, I am conducting some experiments on automatic summarization, i.e., automatically generating a summary / abstract of a text. One of ...
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Who will be the assignee in such hypothetical situation?

Who will be the assignee in such hypothetical situation? Imagine a hypothetical situation where Alex works in company A and his friend Bob works in company B. One patentable idea came up from both of ...
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A question regarding patent

Let’s say I have generated an interesting idea alone and submitted to my current company to proceed patenting and the company rejected my idea to patent because they think the idea is not worthy. Now, ...
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Expedite process in India

I am from India have a filed an ordinary patent application in India. I have my co-applicant as lady but now she is not alive. Can I apply for expedite procedure (where applications with women ...
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US2599667A - incorrect classification

US2599667A - 'Splicing Block' - is categorized as G03D15/043 - Cutting or splicing of filmstrips But the invention is more correctly seen as an influential early example of a splicing block for ...
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NVIDIA's GPU Patent and use of CUDA

There is a patent from NVIDIA for utilizing GPU. If I want to use CUDA Toolkit in my program, which NVIDIA is giving for free, am I infringing the patent? I am not directly using the described method, ...
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Can a software emulation infringe a patent beginning "..a device to..", itself with existing sold hardware?

Recently, I decided to research a method of consolidating an expertise and researched any pre-existing tools which might already encapsulate my process or aid (be it software or hardware). I came ...
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Does the classification process of an innovation have to be done by an examiner before he/she select the prior art that'd form an objection on novelty

Good Day to all. I am being challenged by an IP Australia examiner that my innovation lacks subject matter. The examiner however never did classification proceding and presents 4 bits of prior art ...
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Patent validity - Can it be used freely?

Thank you for this forum with lots of great information. I did a patent search registered under the number: Legal status of EP1020844 (A2) 2000-07-19; EP1020844 (A3) 2004-04-28 A priori the patent is ...
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Do I have the right to take inspiration from other designs?

Note: I checked All of the SE sites, and this seemed to be the only right place to ask this question. I am a website/webapp developer. Sometimes I simply see a beautiful web template, and I can make ...
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