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So I'm including a foreign patent in my Information Disclosure Statement (IDS), and my resources tell me I need to include a copy of non-US patents. How do I do that? I plan to file via efs-web. I tried from Google Patents downloading the PDF, but it was in German. Am I making this harder than it needs to be?

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  • Why not include the german copy?
    – DonQuiKong
    Feb 25, 2019 at 10:07
  • @DonQuiKong Won't they expect me to include a copy in english? It's available via Google Patents, I just don't know how to get a pdf (or whatever) file of it to include in my filing. Thanks!
    – Jen Born
    Feb 26, 2019 at 3:56
  • I'm pretty sure they won't expect an English copy. Imagine foreign filers translating documents from foreign search reports .. no way ;). www.espacenet.com for a PDF. (I'm not sure you even need to include a copy, but I don't know, better safe than sorry I guess)
    – DonQuiKong
    Feb 26, 2019 at 7:42

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