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If patent filed within a year of publication date of another abandoned patent by same inventor will it be prior art?

We figured the claims aren't well written in the first patent and with experience with the same patent drafter we want to file a patent again of the same invention within the year time frame of the ...
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Retaining inventorship of abandoned provisional patent of India (even if rights are foregone)

I have a provisional patent regarding an electronic device (with outline of software black boxes as software alone cannot be patented in India). It is about to expire in sometime (12 month period). ...
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Non-Elected, Rejected and Objected claims, and reviving the abandoned patent

I followed my patent application after 3 years and found that it is abandoned. The abandonment report mentioned that patent has been abandoned because "No reply has been received". The final claim ...
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Abandoned Patents

I have several patent applications which were abandoned by my employer for a some reason. I wanted to explore the possibilities of reviving these applications. How can I know if they are revivable or ...
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Buying Patent that has been abandoned

Are you able to reinstate a patent if it has been abandoned for 4 years due to failure to pay maintenance fees?
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State law about employers giving inventor chance to take forward an application before abandoning

While working for a major US company headquartered in California (but registered in Delaware), I was the named first inventor of a patent application. I quit the company in 2014 to pursue a full time ...
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Abandoned — Failure to Respond to an Office Act

I have a question regarding following patent application. Application Number: 13/569,149 Status: Abandoned -- Failure to Respond to an Office Act Since this application is published and in ...
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Is this patent deemed abandoned?

In reference to the patent: EP2760362A1 Hi. I note there has been over 4 years since this patent was filed (5 years since its priority date) and it is still down as an "Application". Does this mean it ...
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How do I find out if a patent is still active?

I was granted a patent in 1994 and was unable to pay maintenance fees; therefore I lost the patent. I am looking to see if someone has gained control of it.
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What does it mean that this patent is dead?

In reference to the patent: US20080178629 The most recent legal event listed on this patent is "dead", what does that mean? Was it abandoned or does it mean that the application was denied for some ...
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If the patent is granted, will be granted and if not why?

In reference to the patent: US 2012/0138076 A1 Has this patent been granted? Please can I have as much information on this patent as possible?