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A design patent is a special kind of patent that covers the ornamental design, as opposed to the workings, of a functional item.

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Does re-creating the scientific calculator casio fx-570MS as software application violate copyright law?

I'm trying to re-create the scientific calculator casio fx-570MS: My app on Android will look like this: The idea is I physically (no reverse engineering - that is no code touch, every code will be ...
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Which tools works for patents analytics?

I'm looking for getting some insights though patents analytics to know if my company's products are patentable. I already check some papers about it. I'm just starting so it would be cool to get an ...
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How much information about my invention can I disclose to a large audience without compromising my ability to patent the invention in the future?

I'm currently working on a new energy generator as part of an independent engineering research project at my university (in the US). I have the idea fine-tuned, and I'm ready to build the prototype. ...
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Basic Shaped Products Design Patents

I am looking into filing for a design patent, and have been consulting with a patent lawyer. The product I would like to patent is somewhat of a combination of a few basic shapes that I fear have a ...
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Minimum number of figures for design patent

Is there a minimum number of figures required to file a design patent? I see some patents filed with just 1 or 2 figures. Realize that it might not be great to defend the patent with fewer views but ...
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How can I file a PCT patent from Non PCT country?

I want to file a international patent from Non PCT country.But my country is a member of Paris Convention. How can I file an international patent from my country?
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How to Compare 2 Patent data

I have a question How to compare Patent data like if we compare the patent data of the 2000 to 2016 it will show us how much technology has been used in these years. Compare 1 https://worldwide....
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Design Patent of a product that has been sold in the market for years

thanks for reading this post. I listed a product online to sell. But my competitor claimed that I infringed his design patent. I looked at the patent and it looks exactly like the product I am ...
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Once I submit patent forms can I start selling my invention and it be protected?

Basically I want to know if once I submit the micro patent form, is my invention protected if I start selling it to companies?
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Addition To Patents

If you have a vending machine that distributes beverages on the left side and cooks and distributes pizza on the other. Could this be patent? even though vending machines have already been patented ...
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Can design patent be renewed?

The lifetime of design patent is 14 years (for designs which were filed before May 13, 2015) / 15 years (for designs which were filed on or after May 13, 2015) from the date of grant.
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Way to Claim a theoretical model of how a device works for under $200

I have recently come up with a very interesting concept in engineering that I would also like to share with peers. However, I am relatively fearful that someone may hear the idea and make it or patent ...
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Should I file a design patent on a different embodiment of a utility patent?

After filing a utility patent a simpler embodiment of the invention came to mind as a separate product. The simpler embodiment is covered in the first claim only since the dependent claims define the ...
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Can a specific idea for art be protected or patented?

Can a specific idea for art be protected or patented? Example: I draw a funny cartoon of an employee falling asleep at a staff meeting. Then I add a phrase making the art even funnier (at least for ...
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Patenting/protecting the design of a mechanism within an assembly

Let's say I designed a machine that can fold any type of clothing and hypothetically, this mechanical solution does not exist anywhere else. If that same mechanism was also applicable in say the ...
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How to deal with patents that others hold?

I am an aspiring inventor and in the best case scenario I will be developing smartphones but something that is a huge hurdle for me are the patents that other people hold. I mean one company patented ...
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How to protect the intellectual property of a document layout?

I want to protect the intellectual property of a design for a certificate (diploma) that is non-trivial and distinctive. Most of the distinctiveness of the design comes from the position of the ...
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How to search for examples of design patent applications?

I want to learn by looking at some examples of design patent applications. Is there a public repository of the history of a design patent application process as there are for trademarks? Thank you ...
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Finding GB Designs

I'm having trouble locating the pdf for what seems to be a GB Design which google patents indicates exist. Espacenet can't find it, Designview can't find it, there's no text/images in google patents. ...
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Can anyone tell where it is possible to check status and validity of an official design patent?

In reference to the patent: USD513897
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New data visualisation - Design or Utility patent

From what I have understood so far, a design patent is a form of legal protection granted to the ornamental design of a functional item. Design patents are a type of industrial design right. and a ...
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Am i infringing on this existing patent? i have build something based on existing patent ( improved)

Am I infringing the patent in this case? https://patents.google.com/patent/USD747895S1/en?oq=award+medal+rack [![enter image description here][2]][2] [2]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/XUKEx.jpgstrong ...
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how do you know if this patent is design or utility, as no marking is mentioned on the patent?

how do you know if patent is design or utility, as no marking is mentioned on the patent?
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Can I patent an idea for an app?

If i have an idea for an app, can I patent it so that no one else executes the idea first while I am still working on it?
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Office Action response on Design patent application

I received a 1st OA on a design patent application. The examiner advised me to convert screws in the drawing to broken lines and add a broken line statement to the specification indicating I am not ...
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Everything I need to file my design patent - application examples?

I have been searching for an easy sample application for a design patent. I feel The USPTO is not really that good at providing an example filing application bundle. I will be filing as a Micro Entity ...
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Why Cite a Patent when filing for a Design Patent? - Example

Why would one cite another patent, specifically when applying for a design patent (non utility)? I have seen design patents that have been cited by other patents. But also design patents that cite ...
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Modern Design Patent Drawings without Shading? - Example

I have been researching design patent drawings, and from what I read they typically have to be shaded, I just found an example of the GoPro Karma Drone Battery, and it appears to have no shading. Can ...
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Design Patent - Having all 7 drawings / figures on 1 page

Would it be acceptable to have all the drawings aka "the 7 standard views" for my design patent on a single page if they all fit well. The design is not very big, and I am able to fit all 7 figures on ...
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How to Patent Artwork Plus Captioning

I have an idea for a T-shirt design. It involves artwork plus captioning. Do I have to patent the artwork and the captioning separately? How does one afford such patents?
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beelinereader patent coverage

I am a fan of beelinereader, I want to use same idea to implement a reader app,in their website it is written that their technology is patented as here https://patents.google.com/patent/...
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same product without foil

In reference to the patent: US8317762 Does the patent still hold if the product does not use the same material, and some different ingredients?
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How can I tell if my product would infringe on a previous design patent?

I am looking to manufacture and sell a "cocktail shaker set" I've found a few patents that might prevent that, but I have no idea how patents work nor do I know if so.ething this broad can be ...
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One design patent for multiple interchangeable parts on a product?

Can I get a single design patent for a design with multiple interchangeable parts? Let's say I design a hat with multiple interchangeable decorative parts. You could buy the base hat with some velcro ...
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Should a 3D designer be on patent?

I am a 3D designer (SOLIDWORKS, AutoDesk, etc...) who does product design, mechanical engineering, 3D modeling for people with ideas for new products. I previously worked at a state educational ...
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What if I do not know how to design the circuit board for my idea?

Let's say I had thought of the idea of a "computer mouse", but I did not know how to design the circuitry. Would it be a safe thing to solicit the services of an expert? What type of protections ...
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Cost of a patent

I know the cost will probably vary greatly but what is the "average" percentage of each cost of the patent. If cost percentages varies between utility and design patents I would like to know primarily ...
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Is this a design or a utility patent?

In reference to the patent: US7878930
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Is this patent still legally protected? [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US3166129
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Does a patent owner need to provide details of the patent on request?

If a product listing on a website is noted "PATENT" or "PATENTED", must the patent owner provide patent details such as a patent number when asked for from the general public?
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Could this be a design patent infringement?

I have a product that I am at the last stages of importing and have stumbled on a another product of similar design that is currently in application (29598689) of a design patent. As the product ...
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how can i contact the inventor and owner of this patent to be able to buy the rights to this patent? [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US20020111572
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Creating a similar product to a patented product

In reference to the patent: USD613180 I am in interested in creating a similar product that cooks potatoes/vegetables in the microwave, but the name would be different and the design would include a ...
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What does this patent cover? USD705533

What does this patent actually cover? If there is a key holder with a completely different design etc. but the same theory does that infringe? I mean does the look/design just have to be different or ...
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Is a galley / kitchen layout for a small space patentable

A small space is like a camper, conversion van, or boat. Galley in this question is limited to sink, burner (hobb), and food preparation. Something like this: Cannot disclose the specific design ...
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A patent from a company and from private

It may be a silly question, but I cannot answer to myself. Let's say I have a big invention in my hands and I am working as engineer in a company. Are opening two main scenarios: Finalize the ...
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Design and Utility Patent for Same Invention, Ex Parte Quayle

Dear Patents Exchange! I have filed design patents and utility patent for my invention. The utility patent is still under examiner and I have received an Ex Parte Quayle decision on the design ...
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When to file a design patent

Each day I am getting closer to taking a prototype I have been working on to market. Before it goes public, I would file for a provisional utility patent to determine if it is even a viable product, ...
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1917 Patent US1239172 A

I just found this patent from Sept. 4, 1917 that my Great Grandfather designed and filed for patent in 1916. How would I find out if it was bought, used, etc.?
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Do i need to file multiple design patents if the product can use different country plugs

My design uses an integrated plug, for example US, EU, European plugs, do i need to file multiple design patents for the different plug options? Or is one plug ok to show the ornamental design for ...
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