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Germany Patent attorney fee

Hi I am in contact with some Germany Attorney for a very simple furniture patent application. I attached a picture, and my patent is not complicated than this one. pls note I am applying for patent, ...
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Embodiment with optional feature vs two separate embodiments?

Suppose I've invented a hoverboard (Claim 1) and furthermore it can optionally have wheels that can be lowered for effect (Claim 2 reciting the machine of Claim 1 further comprising the wheels). One ...
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abandonment patent

I had a patent. But patent with no reason now abandonment patent. Legal department directed patent this way. Now someone else made my idea and it is a 3 billion dollars annual sales. what can I do? ...
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How do I avoid the error during filing for an utility provisional application?

Upon clicking on filing for a utility provisional application I get two options and a warning that I am signing in as a guest user even though I am logged in. If i sign in again it doesn't make any ...
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Micro entity status for provisional patent application

I am part of a small startup and we are in the process of filing our IPs. We fit the micro category as none of the inventors have any patents filed but have submitted 5 provisional applications. Is ...
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Can there be multiple recitations of corresponding structure for a means-plus-function claim? [USA]

Basically, the question is: does one get free disjunction with means-plus-function claim limitations? In other words, if the claim recites "means for fastening", and the specification ...
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Is this patent expired? And if not, does it have a worldwide patent?

I don't understand how to read the patent page. From the snapshot, is this patent granted and still effect? If so, does it only apply to USA or Worldwide? Thanks.
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is "either...or" a term acceptable in claim

suppose I need to write a claim for below image, that panel B can either attached to the surface of panel A or to the edge of panel A, is this acceptable in claim, or I have to use alternative in this ...
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Does use of an invention at one location by members of an organization constitute "public use?"

I just invented something for a non-profit organization I work for that makes it easier for the members to use our equipment. If only members of the organization are using it, does that constitute &...
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I’m looking for the owner of patent BR6702630U

how do I find contact information for the owner of this patent from Brazil: BR6702630U GRAPHIC AND PRINTING PROCESS IN PHOTOGRAPHS by inventor Norbert Egon Goldbergs?
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Why do some patents include verbatim copies of the claims as filed in the description?

Here is a patent chosen at random that contains the complete set of claims in the "SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION" section. Sometimes this is an "Examples" section at the end. I've ...
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Would I violate this patent?

Patent US2016294759 protects A computer-implemented method comprising: synchronizing with an email service and receiving an email message via a data network; parsing content of the received email ...
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To what extent can an applicant argue against MPF interpretation before the USPTO? [USA]

Suppose a patent Examiner applies the 3-prong test outlined in MPEP 2181(I) to a claim limitation and makes the determination that 112(f) applies. The guidance in the MPEP explicitly states that ...
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Is there any difference between "connoting structure" and "sufficient structure to perform" the function? [USA]

There is a line of cases where 112(f) is avoided by specifying a term that "connotes structure" and is modified by operation of that term. Apparently separately, there is the notion that 112(...
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meaning of first application in claiming priority

Claiming priority is overall referred to the Paris Convention (PC). Thus, even if I refer to the EPC, it shall have the same answer for countries which are WTO or PC members. Priority is defined by ...
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Is there such a thing as a valid non-MPF computer-implemented claim limitation?

Certain opinions I've been reading lead me to believe that a claim to anything performed by a "computer" (or equivalent) is always "functional" and runs afoul of rules prohibiting ...
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EPC: Later filed claims with new subject-matter

The following question is EPC-related: I duly filed an application without any claims. Date of filing has been accorded under Art. 80, Rule 40. I will receive an invitation to file claims within 2 ...
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How can one obtain the list of news articles, blog posts and other online content that mention a given patent or patent application?

E.g., I see that this news article mentioned this patent application. How can one obtain the list of news articles, blog posts and other online content that mention a given patent or patent ...
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how to write a claim for this attachment

suppose I have two vertical panels that was attached with each other as image attached, could I write below. one vertical edge of the panel attached to another panel surface by appropriate meanings ...
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Active U.S Patent Expired (U.S. Patent No. 8,475,818)

Has Active U.S Patent Expired (U.S. Patent No. 8,475,818) ? When was issued and when does it expire?
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When/how to change the title of an application at the international stage?

A US provisional was filed, then a non-provisional and PCT were filed within 1-year of the provisional. The non-provisional and the PCT applications include a typographical error in the title. The non-...
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Can one file in the EPO without claiming priority to a corresponding U.S. provisional that is not the first filing?

Suppose an inventor-applicant residing in the U.S. wishes to secure a U.S. filing date as early as possible with provisional A. Subsequently the inventor-applicant would refine the content to make it ...
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Patenting a feature of a larger invention where that feature is listed in the embodiments of a prior patent

A competitor patent has a certain implementation which is listed as an alternative embodiment in the detailed specification, although it is not covered in the claims. My own invention comprises ...
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Can the idea of having a customizable product that exist be patent?

I currently have an idea for a new product that is based off of an existing piece of equipment which consists of having the option to mix and match parts to make it customizable, but I have just found ...
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Which countries require inventors to get a permission (e.g., a foreign filing license) to be allowed to file a patent in another country?

I read: When an inventor or a company, who is a resident in India, desires to file a patent application first in a country other than India, it is necessary to obtain an FFL from the Indian Patent ...
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How to download patent sequence listings?

I'd like to download the associated sequence listing for a patent. However, I can't seem to find a convenient way. I am aware that Patentscope hast a sequence listing browser. However, even though I ...
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How to track my patent application

I submitted my patent application, got a uspto customer number, created a digital account and linked my patent number to the customer number, how and where do I now track the patent status online?
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Any hazards to including code derived from permissively licensed software in a patent application?

Suppose person A has some demo code that they would like to include in a patent application for illustrative purposes (please note that this question is not about the wisdom of including code in a ...
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Applicant/inventor address change right before PCT national phase entry

I have filed a PCT application with International Bureau of WIPO almost 30 months ago. Now I want to enter the national phase in the US, the UK and Canada. I am the sole inventor/applicant and I'm not ...
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What is the point of multiple embodiments that are not covered by the claims?

If the protection for a patent is defined by the claims, what is the point of listing multiple embodiments in the specification that are not mentioned in the claims? Is there any advantage of doing ...
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Supplemental Protection Certificates, two different drug indications (Europe)

I've been trying to understand the scope of protection for SPC's. Let's say a drug company gets an MA in Europe for compound X for two different therapeutic uses, use A and use B. Let's say the ...
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What happens if I patent an existing idea which has not been patented?

If I find a novel design in some old, obscure literature, which was never patented and is not commonly used in products, what happens if I patent it? If the patent is granted and then the owner of the ...
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Statutory, regulatory, or other bases for the "all elements test" in obviousness responses

I often see 103 rejections rebutted in essentially the same way a 102 rejection is rebutted: by arguing that one reference (usually the primary reference) does not teach the elements the Examiner ...
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Are provisional patent applications made public when a PCT application that claims priority to the provisional is published?

Let's say I file a US provisional on 6/1/21. On 5/1/22, I file a PCT in the US receiving office that claims priority to the provisional filed on 6/1/21. On 12/1/22, the PCT application is published, ...
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How do you file for a patent, like how do you prepare a draft for the patent, in Canada?

I wanted to file for a patent in Canada. I don't know how to proceed with that like prepare a draft or something.
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claim mapping of standard essential patent

Can a patent claim be mapped with two standard documents? In particular, can a particular feature of claim be mapped with two standard documents?
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How can I see how many citations a patent holder has received on their patents?

I'm mostly interested in USPTO patents, but I am curious about any other patents as well. I don't want to count myself, and Google Scholar mixes up patent citation with paper citations in their total ...
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Can patent technology be accesed by someone with teck knowledge?

I am thinking about applying for a patent, If my accounts are not secure when I purchase a patent, Can the technology be accessed and potentially make security issues worse by using the technology ...
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Prior Art on 2022/0168762

I am familar with CO2 snow cleaning. In section 0006 they state "conversion of liquid CO2 into CO2 snow only takes place in a mixing chamber in which liquid CO2 is expanded into a carrier gas ...
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How can I find patent number 2208003.0?

I am interested in selling a product but an other seller (on their website) claims that this product is patented. I have contacted the seller and he says "Our patent number is 2208003.0. This is ...
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How to know primary CPC in a Lens.org patent export?

I use Lens.org for all my patent reading and sometimes research. I was trying to export a collection and while Lens provides all the important data, I am facing some issues with the CPC column. I am ...
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When evaluating for inventive step, novelty, non-obviousness and so on, does the examiner focus on the claims or the overall invention?

I have an invention in mind, but there is a certain patent with claims that look nearly identical except for one minor part, where the existing patent differs. This minor part is in the very first ...
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Is it possible defend unity objection with amendments

Let's say claim 1 is not novel and claim 2 is novel and unity objection is posteriori and next independent claim (claim 3) defines a system comprises a device according to any of preceding claims. If ...
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USPTO bulkdata download stalls for some files

When downloading bulk data from the USPTO site some downloads work fine, but others (around a dozen so far) stop downloading at the same point every attempt. Example: https://bulkdata.uspto.gov/data/...
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Are there any books or articles on experiences of inventors after their invention?

Background I wonder how inventors experience things after they've invented something. Some might patent it, and either start a business or benefit from the royalties of licensing the patent. Others ...
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the Ownership of Patents between Former and Current employer

If an employee, John, switches from Company A to Company B, and the nature of John's work is similar at both companies, and John applies for a patent at Company B related to the same field he worked ...
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Is settling a civil patent infringement case via mediation considered estoppel in a possible ex parte review"

Two years ago, my small two-person firm was sued in US Civil Court for patent infringement. The cost to fight this case was astronomical- so we agreed to mediation quickly to keep the business going. ...
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Why are so many patents linked to the US Postal Service?

I was analyzing a dataset that maps US Patent Classification (USPC) subclasses to Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes and product fields (description here, data available here, see zip file)...
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A company patented my idea (paper that I presented and publsihed)

During my master's degree, I wrote a paper and my supervisor did not understand my methodology was novel so he did not file a patent, after two years I noticed that a group of people from a company ...
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My grandfathers patented invention

Can I collect royalties from a patent that a company in another country is producing that my grandfather invented? My grandfather J.F. Mcdowell invented & patented the fishing tool used on oil ...
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