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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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Could we view a list of patents filed by an attorney on USPTO website?

Is this possible? I'm looking to hire attorneys who are majoring in certain fields.
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Follow-up question - Good ways for inventor to stage patent attorney for success

(Motivation) I asked this question: Patent Enablement - how do you balance retention of secrets and teaching make and use (Rough Question) In the comments the question came up: What is the best (or at ...
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How to find out what law firm submitted a granted patent?

Where on a granted US patent document, or in background information that I can look up using the patent number, can I find the name of the law firm that submitted the patent? This is for an active ...
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Filing in multiple countries with the same law firm and attorney

The question is, is there a cost benefit to filing a patent application in multiple countries with the same law firm and attorney? Let's suppose that I file in the USA and Canada. I use the same law ...
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For a patent application that is classified as simple, typically how many attorneys are assigned for such a case in a law firm?

For a patent application that is classified as simple, typically how many attorneys are assigned for such a case in a law firm? And if there are more than 1, why more than 1?
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If your attorney were to receive high number of non-final office actions, does that mean lack experience or that the claims lack evidence?

Does a high number of non-final office actions indicate a attorney is inexperienced or intentionally dragging on the timeline to make more money? What is "high?" :Is there anyway to figure ...
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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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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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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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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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How to find the patent attorney with the right specialization for your invention?

For example, if you are patenting a new APP / website, how would you go about finding the right attorney that specializes in APPs and websites?
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How to protect against your patent attorney stealing your ideas?

So in order for me to file a patent for my ideas, I need to hire a patent attorney to write up the documents etc. This means that I must thoroughly reveal and describe my ideas to my attorney. How do ...
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How to find the patents an agent has drafted or prosecuted?

Left with no other choices, and convinced by the comments in here that using an agent is better than doing it by myself, I'm in the process of finding an experienced patent agent able to draft a good ...
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Is hiring a professional attorney/prosecutor after the first evaluation a good idea?

Right now I have no idea whom to hire, possible costs etc. I've been contacting a few firms I found online, also here, and the best I got was a polite reply saying they are no longer in business (...
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Search engine to find all prior patents of patent attorney

Do you know a US / EU search engine where you can type in a patent attorney name and then find all patents and customers who he/she released patents with?
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Strategies for minimizing early cost while maximizing future options with PCT application?

My basic question is: to which degree can an imperfectly written but substantially complete PCT application still be upgraded/fine-tuned (by a good attorney) in the first couple of months after filing?...
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Do I need to sign power of attorney to respond to office action?

We filed a patent. It was approved but then the office action was double patenting. To respond to this office action do I need to sign power of attorney? Is there data base for for patent lawyer ...
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Guarenteed patenting service, free for failed cases

Are there attorneys who charge no fees if patent is not granted?
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Do I need to use a patent attorney to pay an issue fee?

I've just been issued a notice of allowance for my patent application. Since we (my attorney and I) filed pre-AIA, before micro entity status existed, we claimed small entity status. Now that we've ...
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Things to take care when inventor self drafts the patent

There is a saying that it is always better to consult and work with an attorney to draft patents. It is said that when you self-draft a patent you would draft inferior patents, miss out on things ...
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Is it a red flag for a patent attorney to be a prolific inventor in diverse fields

A patent attorney has several patents to her name in very diverse fields. Some inventions are routine utilities, while others are highly technical & domain specific. The latter makes me wonder ...
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Provisional patent in US for non-US citizen

Can a non-US citizen file a provisional patent in US? Does he need to hire an attorney or can he do it himself? What does he need to do to convert the provisional patent into a final patent? (meaning:...
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Is patent search reserved to agents or attorneys? Is searcher accountable?

Is providing "search services" (like patent search, patent landscape, freedom to operate analysis and so on) reserved to patent agents or patent attorneys or is it a service that any company can ...
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Avoiding issues while changing the attorney?

I am not a US citizen. I filled an application in USPTO through an Attorney based in US. I do not have any intent to go further for examination,office action etc with this attorney, because I would ...
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How to find patent Agents/Attorneys?

How I can find patent attorneys or agents who are reliable? After a lot of searching, I find most of the websites of attorneys very 'spammy looking'. Answers from people with previous experience on ...
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Is it necessary that the reply to office action be made by attorney

I am asking in connection with USPTO filing. Lets say my patent is filed by a US attorney (I am not a US citizen). Now it goes through examination, and office action is sent. I want to know is it ...
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Are independent patent agent/attorney companies a better deal?

Through experience I know that when hiring consultants, top quality software architects can come about $50/hour less expensive if they are working independently rather than though a large company. ...
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What is a good way to locate (and choose) a U.S. patent attorneys office that specializes in a given area within a field

What's the best way to find specific patent firms and individual attorneys who specialize in the technology area of my application? It seems that the best patent attorneys tend to have specialties. ...
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How to initiate a WIN/WIN relationship for inventor and patent professional

What is the optimal way for a solo/serial inventor and a patent professional (attorney or agent) to engage one another in a business relationship so that it is a WIN/WIN experience for both? The ...
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