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Is it helpful to use "invention submission companies" to ensure the securing of a patent?

Is it helpful to use "invention submission companies" to ensure the securing of a patent? What other services might they provide?
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acronym for the title of an invention. is it wise?

During patent drafting, do you think it is wise to make an acronym for the invention and use that in the description of the invention? I titled my invention with three words and the word “system” at ...
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Where can I find best practices or guides for patent/SOTA research?

I work as an engineer (not software) and occasionally I have ideas that might make sense to follow through and maybe arive at some sort of invention. The first step would be, of course, to look up if ...
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Approximately how long does it take between Filing date - Issue date in USA?

There is only 6 months between filing date and issue date of us7445677 patent. Am I missing something?
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US non-provisional application for a non-resident

I submitted a provisional patent application from a foreign country to USPTO a few months ago. I researched and determined that my idea is worth a proper patent application (I made it public). Is that ...
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The PDF of this document has cut off several lines of text / readability issues

For patent us20040167786: this specific patent's PDF is in "landscape" format, but it appears to have been perhaps written in the usual "portrait" mode. The reason that this is noteworthy is that I ...
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Does filing a patent protect you abroad?

I want to file a utility patent, I've read that by filing it in my country I will only be able to enforce it inside the national limits. However will other entities outside my country be able to ...
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How can you reveal your product to the masses while still protecting your idea?

There are sites like kickstarter which allow you to demo/display/show off your product with hopes that these viewers will help you and invest/donate capital. How can I raise capital on an idea without ...
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What is a request for continued examination?

I have received a final office action with a rejection. My patent attorney advised going for an RCE (request for continued examination). How does it work? and how many RCE can one request?
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Confidentiality of revised diagrams in a provisional application

If I file a revision to a provisional patent (some diagrams are not detailed enough), would the original diagrams be automatically destroyed / kept secret, or will they still show?
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USPTO examiner/staff financial background check and disclaimers

I've always wondered if there was a financial background check on the examiner and all other USPTO staff that work on a patent application. Or if there is a disclaimer section for those who worked on ...

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