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Is entity status determined per patent family?

If a pro-se inventor, qualifying for small-entity status, licenses a patent application to an undiscounted entity such as a large corporation, does that mean that only that patent application (plus ...
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Does a “Petition to Make Special Based on Age” (65+) type of Accelerated Examination still have the same 3/20 claims limitation?

The more complete question is: Does a “Petition to Make Special Based on Age” (65+) type of Accelerated Examination still have the same search documentation and 3/20 (3 independent, 20 total) claims ...
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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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Employer won't pay patent issue fee. What to do?

In a large American HQed company I worked, based on an engineering work my manager and I did, the company filed a US Patent Application at the USPTO on March 2013. I am the first named inventor in the ...
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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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Expiration date from patent EP1228987 & DE60206307

I would like to understand the expiration date from patent EP 1228987 and for the DE 60206307 Thank you, Joaquim
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Am I reading this right? — the cost for a provisional patent application

Legal-speak is convoluted with words that have no conventional meaning and long-winded detail. I am unsure how much my provisional patent application will cost me. Click here and ead the table at ...
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Micro Entity and Multiple Applications

I meet the criteria to be classed as a micro entity. However, there is one restriction that catches my attention: A micro entity may not have his/her name listed on more than four previous patent ...
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Bulk patenting discounts?

I have many different inventions to patent - not just multiple independent claims, but several completely different and entirely unrelated inventions (for example, one is an automotive technology and ...
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Who is obliged / authorised to pay maintenance fee?

In the licensee agreement (exclusive license) there is a clause that licensee shall cover all fees and related patenting costs. Can the indication of a licensee agreement be entered in the USPTO ...
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Demanding lawyer fee discount after weak representation [closed]

Is there a practice of demanding lawyer fee discount? Short intro: our company was sued for alleged patent infringement. We provided all the detailed explanation to our lawyers and plaintiff why ...
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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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Is there any way to track Patents which are reinstated after non-payment of maintenance fees?

I was tracking US 7,985,418 claiming sevelamer compositions. On 30th August on regular update in Pair I have seen status as "patent expired on 21.04.2014 due to nonpayment of maintenance fees". ...
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How do we reinstate our patent US 5,341,526

I am the owner of patent US 5,341,526. Our mother was the original inventor and was going to pay the maintenance fees, but never did. So, we were told that we lost the patent. Could you please tell ...
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Patent issued in 2005 and now is ceased/expired due to failure to pay maintenance fees

If a patent has been claimed expired/ceased due to failure to pay maintenance fees, and I come in and assign the patent to myself (is this possible) I would also pay all the fees up to date. The ...
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Failure to pay maintenance fees

If an inventor submits an idea and it has been accepted, and he makes no tangible device (it remains intellectual rather than carried out). But then the inventor does not pay the maintenance fees, ...
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Can the patent be revived EP 0639878 B1

This patent on the legal events shows it has ceased on the 22 Jan 2009. Can this be revived by paying the fees. Also how long are patent granted for 15 years or 20 years and is this from the date o ...
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Patent Word Limit

I'd like to know whether there is a word limit for the patent description (summary and detailed summary)? If not, is there an overall paper/word limit before fees accrue? That is, after how many ...
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How to get rights to lapsed Patent?

Patent US 5,240,307 is for a invention that my father created. And I see that the patent has lapsed due to non-payment of fees. I was wondering how someone can go about obtaining the patent.
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Expired patent - non-payment

hypothetical question. Let's assume someone else's patent has expired due to non-payment, and we release a product that that would potentially have infringed on it. Three months later they see our ...