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How much can you change a PPA when converting into a Non-Provisional such that you will be able to keep the PPA date? [duplicate]

Concerned with PPA “converting” to Non-Provisional I am in the process of drafting up a software Provisional Patent Application. I have an issue in that there are parts of the system that require ...
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How are worldwide patent application numbers generated?

If in a worldwide patent application I wanted to create a significant number (e.g. a spouse’s birthday/ wedding anniversary) would I be able to request that number or are the numbers randomly ...
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Is our own patent application, which is filed in grace period, consider as grace period disclousure?

I filled two application 3 month apart and the first application is published before the second one's application date. My first application is classifed as "X" in the search report of the ...
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Patent abstract: should I aim for generality or concretion?

My company has encouraged me to patent a recent discovery. Is it recommendable to disclose contextual details in the abstract or not? Let's say the discovery found was inspired in the specific ...
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If I say “the at least one” in the Claim, do I have to call it that in the Summary also?

In the independent claim I say "at least one X." From then on in the claim I say "the at least one X" as I think I'm supposed to do. Do I have to also call it "the at least one X" in the summary? Or ...
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Is amending an independent claim in an amendment fully responsive to dependent claim rejections?

As in the title, if an examiner rejects claims 1 and 2, with claim 2 being dependent on claim 1, would amending only claim 1 be fully responsive to the office action? For example, Claim 1: A Z ...
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Is this patent still valid? Application deemed to be withdrawn

I am looking to add a product to my online business but want to make sure I am not infringing any patents. EP1552050 - SUPPORT DEVICE FOR FABRIC ITEMS SUCH AS CURTAINS Status: The application is ...
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Petition to make special

If I have already received a first office action in the USPTO, will filing a petition to make special (e.g., based on age) speed up subsequent actions?
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Constructing multi-part system claims

What would be the right way to construct claim multi-component system that has their own construct? Let's say I claim meat production system (or actually ecosystem). I claim: A meat production ...
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Before the American Inventor's Protection Act of 1999, were inventors allowed to request pre-grant publication?

Before the American Inventor's Protection Act of 1999, were inventors allowed to request publication of their patent applications before the grant date? If so, did many choose to do so? The following ...
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The tense in Examples in a patent application

the invention concerned comprises three components, and one of them is an elastomer which does not contain a functional group (4). I used this term "an elastomer which does not contain a functional ...
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How to fill out ADS domestic benefit and foreign priority section for bypass application?

I have a customer who wants to file US application. The situation is, He has a PCT application in pending. He has a Foreign application (Korea) within one year filing date. He wants to file ...
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Referencing existing consumer product in provisional patent application

If I was filing a provisional patent for an invention that works with an existing product, what is the most elegant way to refer to that other product in my provisional patent text? For example, if I ...
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IP Patent Biotech

I’m an undergraduate student in Boston, MA and I interned for 6 months at a start-up biotechnology company. I made some gene pathway suggestions that, a year later, they’re still working on some. ...
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Application .dot templates for PPA and Non-Provisionals Patents

Ideally, there would be a .dot files (for provisional / non-provisional patent applications) that would take care of formatting details per the USPTO spec. In addition would be helpful if the .dot ...
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How do entrepreneurs determine if their idea is not infringing any patents

There's the idea to build a business out of, but how would I know I'm not infringing any of those thousands of applications and grants? It seems to be impossible to read the claims in all of those in ...
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Has patent EP2111747A3 been granted?

In reference to the patent: EP2111747A3
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Elimination of Cannabis Manufacturing/Processing?

In reference to the patent: US20170290869 Seems this patent would eliminate or preclude 100's of companies in states where cannabis processing is legal, most companies are now processing by CO2 ...
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How are patent processes initiated in big companies (typically)?

This is a part of my effort to help my friend who is thinking about patenting an idea (regarding some concept of security and compression). This is obviously not my idea and I am only helping my ...
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patent for an interface of functions presently not in use in any mobilepp

Hi i believe i have developed certain functional usage/interface in an app which are unique. to explain - they arent invention or technological breakthrough. But would fall under the purview of user ...
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alteration of provisional patent

If I prepare a provisional application for a, say, disk holder. The descriptions, drawings, etc. indicate a rack with 10 slots for disks. After receiving the pending patent status, can I add or ...
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what is the application number of this patent

In reference to the patent: US2666001
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Is this an actual patent? WO2012046284A2

In reference to the patent: WO2012046284A2 There is no technology described in this patent. There are wrong descriptions of scientific theories and many other errors. It even invokes religious ...
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Is this patent still active? Was it rejected prior? If so why? [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US20110299168 Looking to discuss this patent as we have the tech to develop it. Why has it been left under status of application for so long? Has something similar already ...
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Can seemingly unrelated claims be grouped together if they're part of the same broader invention?

Suppose I'm filing a patent about a new web based utility. Can various aspects of it, such as presentation, database setup, processing method, etc. be grouped together as individual claims in the ...
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Patent comes up in European Patent search but not in US

I have a patent idea, and searched the US patents. Nothing comes up, but then I searched the European patent office and a similar, but not the same item comes up. Does this matter since I would be ...
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I want to build a software similar to one that is already built but it is patent pending what are my choices?

There is an app/software that evaluates posture. I would like to create a software that does the same idea (evaluates posture) except make it better based on my needs and idea of the functions/...
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Can I describe two different ideas inside a provisional patent application?

I have two ideas completely different and unrelated to each other, I want to put both of them inside a provisional patent application and in a alter time file two non-provisional application for them. ...
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Why can the image not be viewed?

In reference to the patent: US20150183561
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What is the “Fee payment” as described in the Legal section at the end?

In reference to the patent: US5222141
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Should I use a range instead of a single measurement in the patent description and/or drawings?

We are just about ready to file for our PPA, should our drawings contain exact measurements? The reason I am asking is that some told me that you should make your measurements a "range", i.e. 3/16 to ...
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is a computer listing necessary for a provisional utility patent?

My invention is a printed circuit board with a micro-controller, which runs my software algorithm. The algorithm is about 3500 lines of source code. I just read USPTO rule that computer listing of ...
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Are hand drawn diagrams sufficient for provisional utility patent?

To save time, I want to do a USPTO provisional utility patent that includes hand drawn system diagram, software block diagram, and software flowchart. These will have ALL the same info. as the ...
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Can i patent mobile app algorithm

We developing mobile app and we going to use device location which is generated by GPS or Mobile network in different way.Also we working on other system hardware data which is not currently using by ...
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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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Can conflicting applications be considered for determing the obvious of a later-filed application?

Conflicting applications are earlier-filed and later-published applications to a the claimed invention (later-filed). It could be prejudicial to the novelty but not obvious of the claimed invention in ...
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Restriction Dynamic Currency Discount (DCC) Singapore and New Zeland

In reference to the patent: CA2383173C Is there any restriction in using this patent in Singapore or New Zeland? Thank you in advance for any reply.
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Response to Notice to file corrected application papers

An applicant has been asked to submit a substitute specification in compliance with 37 CFR 1.52, 1.121(b)(3) and 1.125. The amendments are made to brief description of drawings, detailed description ...
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Can a process which is completely based on thoery, without any experimental data, can it be patented? [duplicate]

for example, i have developed a process based on literature and all thoeritical factors, can this work be patented or is it necessary to provide along with experimental data as well.
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Can a competitor see my unpatented product in the market and patent it before I do?

Suppose I come up with a product with some characteristics that are unique enough that it could be patented. However, I don't have enough money to file for a patent at the launch date. Can a ...
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Benefit of omitting drawing and patent number of prior art in background?

In an original draft of a patent application we have, the background contained a reference to a prior art by its patent number and a description of the prior art, and the first drawing is a drawing of ...
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Altering a patented web application

I'm working on a rewrite of a patented web application. When the application was patented couple of years ago, the original developer made some rather aged user interface choices (such as the style of ...
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Are other manufacturers allowed to produce an oxylobactor formigenes probiotic?

In reference to the patent: WO2015002588A1 What is the scope of this application? Can it stop other manufacturers from creating anything containing the supplement? I heard in Asia there is a ...
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Patents regarding to web applications

I'm working on my own product which will be an web application (what it is or do doesn't matter for this question). I watch a lot of Shark Tank (and kind a like) and always hear lines like "Do you ...
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What does this do? [closed]

In reference to the patent: WO2003001383A3 Is this basically a video recorder?
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Application number and number of claims on patent US3263485 A

In reference to the patent: US3263485 what is the Application number and number of claims on patent US3263485 A?
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Assigning Patents To Different People For Same Device For Over 100 Years, US 8567565 B2

Chain lubricating apparatus and method US 8567565 B2 This appears to be the same idea repackaged by different individuals for over 100 years. Is this a common practice? Also can BKC renew the ...
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When should I file a Petition to Make Special Based on Age

I am in the process of filing my application online. USPTO guideline says that Petition to Make Special Based on Age (EFS-Web SB130) may be filed at any time during prosecution of the application, ...
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US 2013/0206605 A1 too broad, little novelty

To include production of hydrocarbons in title of this application is over-reaching. Where is the disclosure to support its inclusion? Shouldn't there be a way to sanction those who pollute the ...
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Are such broad claims as in US 2014/0019309 potentially granted?

In reference to the patent: US 2014/0019309. Claim 5. The method of providing individuals a first means to shop and purchase items. Is it possible to patent such a broad claim in 2012?