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Questions tagged [continuation-in-part]

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What is the relationship between my two apparently identical patents?

Patents US9607415 and US9613446, which I invented and do not understand, appear identical. What is the relationship between these? Are they legally distinct, with one a continuation? Did the lawyers ...
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Format of Continuation-In-Part Specification and Claims

Referring to this question: Adding useful and unobvious functionality to existing patent Alice has thus decided to proceed with filing a Continuation-In-Part application. Would it suffice a simple ...
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Adding useful and unobvious functionality to existing patent

Alice owns the patent for a blood pressure measurement device consisting of three elements: A) a sensor B) a particular signal processing circuit (the juice of the novel and unobvious functionality) ...
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Do terminal disclaimers (TDs) inherit estoppel/disclaimers from TD “family”?

E.g. assume first-filed application X disparages the prior art, thus implicitly disclaiming that scope. Does later-filed application Y filing a terminal disclaimer over app X also lose this claim ...
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Risks of splitting invention into multiple patents?

There is a similarly-titled question that asks whether it is possible to split an invention into multiple patents. The question here is what are potential risks of doing so. Patents may potentially ...
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Broader claim for a Provisional application after non-provisional application - same invention

a) Filed several provisionals [P1] between March 2016 and March 2017. b) Filed a non-Provisional [NP1] in March 2017 claiming priorities from P1. c) Filed a provisional [P2] May 2017 containing ...
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Do divisional, continuation, and continuation-in-part affect expiration dates for patents filed prior to June 8, 1995?

As noted in an answer regarding the expiration of US 5,618,582, the effective expiration date of the patent was calculated as: The patent application was filed on June 7, 1995 and issued on April ...
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What is the process for filing a continuation-in-part?

I need someone to provide me with a detailed explanation for the process for filing a continuation in part within one year of originally filing for a patent. I know you pay the same fees as you did ...
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Fixing a poorly written patent application that has not been published

I have a patent application that was poorly written. There have been no office actions on the merits and the application has not published. I want to basically rewrite the app, or at least change it ...
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Understanding File History and child parent of a Patent

In reference to the patent: US20030154017 Priority date is 1996 and based on number the patent is in Application status, how come?