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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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Can this patent on fecal transplant be granted?

In reference to the patent: WO 2014/121298 A2 This is a treatment method in human medicine and thus a patent could not be granted - at least here in Sweden. Correct? The effects of bacterial ...
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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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Is a patented European product able to be produced in US?

I came across a product that is solid almost exclusively in Europe with no reach or patenting in the USA. Am I able to pursue production and sale of this product in the USA? Do European patents apply ...
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How to Understand CNIPA's National Interest Rules

Last month my patent was fully granted in Japan. I have only a short while longer until my PCT 30 month period expires. China is interesting to me especially for Hong Kong. I watched a video on ...
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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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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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This patent seems to be prior art to a patent listed in this Indegogo project?

In reference to the patent: US7798499 Jurni ultimate sit on carry on suitcase Which invention infringes the other? In other words is the Jurni developed in CA 2000 unreferenced prior art to ...
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Lip balm pen, inquiring about its international eligibility

In reference to the patent: US 8,596,897 B2 I am inquiring to the eligibility of this patent in the UK. Also checking if this patent was passed and taken into effect.
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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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How to prevent your attorney from stealing your invention in other countries?

Supposed that you hired an attorney to draft your patent application in the USA. He does that and everything is set in the USA. What if he turns around and file a patent for this same invention in ...
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validity of pharmaceutical patent in another country

If a pharmaceutical is patented in the US could it be produced and sold freely in another country?
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Which countries does this patent cover? Is it possible to design around it?

In reference to the patent: US20130223070
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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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