Questions tagged [international]

Questions involving patent issues across multiple countries. If your question is about a specific region or country (Eu, China, ...) please include that tag. If your question is about PCT applications (sometimes called international patents), please include that tag.

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Is it legal to sell patented product in another country?

I'd like to begin reselling a patented product, in a country other than the one it's patented in. Could I get in trouble for selling it? Does the answer change if we talk about a replica of the ...
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Is this patent application granted, abandonded or pending? Which countries does it cover? Are there family members?

Is the patent link to the patent valid? Has it been granted? For which countries does the protection apply? Are there other patents associated wth it? How do I know all this? (This question is ...
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Where can I find patent ZL 2011 2 0528654.3?

The patent number is ZL 2011 2 0528654.3, it's a China patent. I think the number is the application number.
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Can technology manufactured in UK be sold in US if only US patented but earlier manufactured in UK

If a technology was initially invented, manufactured and sold in the UK around 2008, but not patented, and a similar technology was later patented in the US in 2015 by a different company, can the ...
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Using a US-patented invention in Canada

Are there any limitations or processes for using a patent in Canada that is registered only in the US? Are there any liability issues? Would I be infringing?
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How is a US patent linked to the non-us person's identity?

I was wondering, how is a patent linked to the owning people who reside outside US? It cannot be only assigned by name of course. There might be thousands of people by the same name. Is it linked to, ...
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Global ethical implications of a US patent

I would like to understand the ethics of Patents. There is a product that is currently sold worldwide, with a patent in the US only. If I was to sell the same product (diff. logo) in the UK/EU, what ...
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Nationals to file for patent in their countries first

This is merely a hypothetical scenario but, I've been reading this article with regards to patents made by Greek nationals, which states that: In cases where they are working in scientific research ...
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What counts as patents of “Foreign Origin” in the USPTO statistics?

The U.S. Patent Statistics Chart Calendar Years 1963 - 2019 (mirror) distinguish Applications of "U.S. Origin" from Applications of "Foreign Origin". What counts as patents of "Foreign Origin" in ...
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Older US Utility Application

... that I am wanting international coverage but cannot as the time to do so has expired. I have designed a new component that works with the old claims as a single unit. Can I resume international ...
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Filing of a PCT without disclosing all previous applications

A competitor of mine has filed a PCT application recently. They operate in Pakistan and Canada. I would like to challenge this PCT application. The timeline is my concern here: 2013-11-04: They ...
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What can we do if a manufacturer in China copy our US patented product and sell them directly to US end user through E commerce

What can we do if a manufacturer in China copied our US patented product and constantly sell their copies to US buyers through international E commerce platform? This Chinese company does not have a ...
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Options for commercializing a concept already covered by patent?

Over time I have developed a process and system for performing a core task in my field. The system is genuinely revolutionary, reducing the time required to perform the work by a factor of between ...
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Patents that have been filed through the PCT

How do I confirm if an United States patent has been filed through the PCT ? Is there a number(cover page) on a granted patent that shows all the countries that the invention are protected in as well ?...
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Is US 2013/0208181 A1 valid in Australia?

In reference to the patent: US 2013/0208181 A1 Is this patent valid in Australia?
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PCT application: when is the last chance to file divisional applications?

Overview: I have several related inventions in a slowly emerging industry. Goal of minimizing upfront cost: I'm trying to preserve an early priority date while minimizing/delaying upfront cost as ...
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Can the same patent be extended to a new country without one of the original co-author

Back in 2017 I signed a patent contract with the company in which I used to work as one of the co-authors of an invention that was going to be patented in Europe. In this contract I was forced (...
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Estoppel from international phase amendments

In a PCT filing, is there any estoppel effect of arguments presented during the international phase (under art 19 or art 34) on national phase filings?
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Patent enforcement

Can a US company which does not hold a patent for a product or method sell a US patented product or use a US patented method overseas without a licensing agreement? Is a US patent enforceable against ...
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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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Can I develop a product in the UK that has a US only patent?

My idea has recently been granted a patent in the US. I am based in the UK. Can I still develop and market the product in my local territory? I assume the US patent holders could apply and be granted ...
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Is this patent issued?

In reference to the patent: WO2005071644A1 How can I find out whether any patents have been granted resultant from this WIPO application?
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Patenting a game idea in India

I am having an idea related with a game, and I'd like to get it patented. I am a resident from India. If I patent this gaming idea in my country, would it be valid in an international level, so that ...
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What countries is this patent effective US5710377 A

In reference to the patent: US5710377 In what countries is patent US5710377A effective/protected currently?
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How can I perform a global patent search for free?

I'm aware of several resources for searching the national or regional (e.g. EU) patent databases, but have found no tool for searching patents in all (or even several) countries at the same time. Is ...
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Am I getting a response for Rescission of Previous Nonpublication Request?

I filed a US patent using EFS-Unregistered on June 1st, 2018 with request not to publish. I filed the related international ePCT on June 4th, 2018. I understood that I would need to rescind the ...
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Canadian and intl patent application-in-process beat me to it

I had an idea for an invention. I found nothing similar on uspto.gov. Then I discovered Google Patents. I immediately found that someone from Canada is filing a patent for the same invention on the ...
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The allowability of amendments

My PCT application (at EPO) has been rejected due to the lack of novelty and inventive step. Now, I am considering amendment of the claims under Article 34 PCT. The description contains the following ...
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Which is the first filed country of patent CN 203733449 U?

If an inventor wants patent protection in more than one country than he has to file a patent application in different countries separately for the same invention. So the country in which the applicant ...
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What is the status of this patent?

How can I figure out if PCT/AU2012/001589 is granted or not? There is a prior art case with US 2,223,561 A patented in 1939, but I don't know how to track that case.
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An idea for mobile phones screen utility option

I have an idea! (Just) in my mind.it is a very useful idea when it will b practicly use in for upcoming mobie phone which will be more convenient to use there phons easily... So shall I patent my ...
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What if the cloud is located where the patent is null?

In reference to the patent: WO2017054090A1 I just wanted to know if someone can barely do the same thing as claimed but with a cloud located where the patent is not filed/granted/valid. For exemple, ...
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Is this patent legal?

In reference to the patent: EP3247374A1 Is this patent an infringement in progress? This patent is currently being discussed (2018-4-24) as a hot topic in China Taiwan's media. The patent was ...
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Are the following patents European only? EP 1849393 B1 and WO2005108015 (A1)

These are patents by a cleaning company in Denmark named Vikan. I would like to understand if these are patents that are European only or also US patents. Also, when I look on the European patent ...
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publish date vs priority date in pct countries for novelty purposes

I filed a provisional patent application "PPA" on January 1st, 2017 with the USPTO. Then I missed the 12 month deadline to file in the PCT to preserve my international rights in those participating ...
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Is there a cheaper patent for low income applicants?

Is there a government supplement that offsets the cost of obtaining a patent for low income families?
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If each country is resonsible for its own patents, can an invention be copied from one country to another?

I'm new to patents and am a bit confused by the whole system. To my understanding a patent is applied at a federal level. Does this mean someone can go to France, see an invention that is patented ...
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Is this patent limited to the usa or internationally?

In reference to the patent: US8424138
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Filing in foreign office before domestic one, will the patent be rejected?

I know that some countries have security concern, and patent must be filed at domestic office to check for security before filing at foreign office. The question is, what if I filed at foreign office ...
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Why is there no requirement that a foreign entity manufactures / licenses and / or offer to sell in a territory?

Just wondering why there is no requirement for foreign entities seeking to patent an idea / technology in a territory be obliged to manufacture, license and / or offer to sell a product based on the ...
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There is nothing new in this patent. WfMS and BPM platforms have been known for decades

In reference to the patent: CA2829469A1 BPM (Business Process Management) and WfMS (Workflow Management System) technologies, implementations, platforms, COTS solutions, and application have been ...
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How do I update the address on a patent I own?

In reference to the patent: US5504946 I own this patent and would like to know how to update my UK address details. I do not have a lawyer. What steps should I take to update my address with the ...
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Is Patent No. : 9,717,352 Issue Date : August 1, 2017 valid in India

Is Patent No. : 9,717,352 Issue Date : August 1, 2017 in US is valid in India
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PPH: Only requesting subset of claims in OLE

The requirements for PPH request at the USPTO (OLE - office of later examination, in this case) include: at least one claim was allowed in office of earlier examination (OEE) all claims requested for ...
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Utility patent and Pct/ two products/ another continent

Like 2 years ago a develop a product in Africa and made a prototype that end up working amazing. So i search any product in Africa and there is none, but in USA there are two. One with Utility ...
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Should I file a national or an international patent application?

I am a student and I only intend to apply for a certification for my business idea and then, I'll sell it. This business idea has potential to have branches in different countries and I have ...
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What happens if I don't pay the issue fee?

Does the patent become abandoned? If yes, can I revive it? Under what conditions? Is it any different if I didn't pay the maintenance fee? Do I get any protection from such a patent? Is the ...
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“Designated countries for regional patents”

What does the entry called "Designated countries for regional patents" mean (in Google Patents)? Can you make your U.S. patent international by simply designating some other countries in your filing?
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Patent filing via international PCT system

After filing an US application how much time should the applicant wait to file a PCT application? What are the benefits of filing early or late?