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Can I file in france if I file a Provisional in the US and then publicly disclose prior to filing in France?

I understand France is an absolute novelty country that would prohibit a patent being issued if it were disclosed publicly prior to the filing date in France. Filing a Provisional Patent Application ...
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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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Are other manufacturers allowed to produce an oxylobactor formigenes probiotic?

In reference to the patent: WO2015002588A1 What is the scope of this application? Can it stop other manufacturers from creating anything containing the supplement? I heard in Asia there is a ...
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In what economic systems, other than capitalism, do patents exist?

Patents exist in capitalist systems. Do other economic systems have patents and, if so, what is their purpose in those systems?
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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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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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Ethical problems with application

In reference to the patent: WO 2010/056908 A1 Have the researchers and applicants at Rutgers considered the problems raised in this article? This is not a discovery, but an appropriation.
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Is patent US 4,734,658 A avalible free of change in commercial products? [closed]

In reference to the patent: US 4,734,658 A We are from India, we wish to use this patent in one of our products. Can we use this patent free of charge or we have to pay some amount?
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Cost to draft and file patent application in the U.S.?

I'm a non-american individual who wants to apply for patent in USA. My invention is related to energy generation. How much will it cost? Why is working with a patent attorney so expensive? Will ...
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Can I patent something that is already sold in another country?

Can I get a US patent on something that is already created in Asia?
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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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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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Get the same patent in multiple countries

Say I am an inventor and want to maximize the protection of my invention, so I want to patent the same thing (invention) in as many countries as possible (or at least in the biggest markets like US, ...
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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 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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What is the legal status of this patent?

In reference to the patent: US 2012/0319859 A1 Would you please tell me why there is a difference in time between the assignment date and publication date? Is it abandoned?
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IP blocking or user info blocking

A web app infringes a patent which is granted in some countries. Users from these countries should not use the app, however the rest of the world has no limitation. When users are registered in the ...
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Selling products in the United Kingdom despite a US Patent but no EU Patent

Is it possible for me to manufacture and sell items which have US Patents but no EU Patents? I realize I cannot trade to the USA and only intend to sell within the UK. My main question relates to the ...
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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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This patent is very similar to a Tunisian patent TN2010/0509 deposed the 04/11/2010 in Tunisia

In reference to the patent: WO 2013/160573 A1 Why has the examiner has not indicated the Tunisian patent TN2010/0509 as a reference like the others?
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Prior art seems to exist

In reference to the patent: US 2010/0080432 A1 A paper has been published that would constitute prior art for this patent: "PIB-PET SEGMENTATION FOR AUTOMATIC SUVR NORMALISATION WITHOUT MR ...
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Is it true that a USPTO patent not safe from European companies?

All feedback is greatly appreciated. I'm a very young inventor.
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Is Patent US6194720B1 valid in France?

In reference to the patent: US6194720 Is that patent valid in France?
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PCT Application

If a Provisional Application is filed in USPTO, let us say on June 01 2015 and before June 01 2016 a proper PCT Application (an International Provisional Application, this is also a provisional) is ...
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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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Use of invention molds without permission

someone may be using our molds in China to produce products they do not have permission to do so. what can we do about it?
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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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Which countries require a claim for using a PPA as priority date?

The book Patent It Yourself states: I recommend that your PPA contain at least one claim (to) prevent any challenge to your PPA by foreign patent offices for failure to claim the invention as of ...
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Missing illustrations in WIPO patent application

In reference to the patent: WO 2013/153173 A1 Where can I find illustrations for this patent?
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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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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?
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Dispensation of US767004

This patent, US767004, was issued to my great grandfather, Karol Muchowicz in 1904. How can I determine whether and to whom it was assigned?
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File Patent Internationally on Behalf of Others

I have been thinking about patenting a product that I have been developing together with a friend, and was wondering if you guys could help me out with some question: Am I able to patent something on ...
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Patent in two different countries; two patents or one?

One patent I have as inventor my institution issued first in Europe, and later in the United States; can I then say that I have two patents or just one?
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International Patent and it's legal power?

If one would obtain a patent in the U.S, does it become international? No one else can use/build it without the inventor's permission? Globally In other words, when an inventor obtains a patent in a ...
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Application refused

Can someone else copy, use and sell or import the subject-matter contained in la refused app? Is a refused app part of prior art?
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Art from US Patent prevent patent in other countries?

My design patent was filed on Jul. 19, 2013, in the United States. I received some bad advice and did not file for an EU patent (huge market potential for my product there.) So I was wondering, if ...
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I file for a patent in Canada and US. if someone files a patent in China before me, can I still 'publish' idea in China?

Assume I made an invention and I filed a provisional application for patent in Canada and US and follow up by filing a non-provisional application for patent within a few months. If someone files a ...
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No international patent

I am from South Africa, and I want to import something to the markets here. I have found a patent on it, but not sure if it applies to the international market, it sure does not look like it.I could ...
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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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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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Patent Application and Paris convention priority right

Assume there is a Patent Application filed at Jan 2012 with USPTO and I think its claims are too much broad and vague. It has not been granted yet. If I have an idea that is totally similar to 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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What is the expiration date of WO PCT applications?

If the patent is applied in India, but the country I would like to use the technology is included in Designated States, of which country's expiration date do you have to calculate? Application number:...
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Do I need international protection for a computerized method?

Central to my invention is a process that runs on a computer, generating routing information, which is sent to vehicles for efficient carriage of persons or cargo. While the people or cargo will be ...
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Multi-story 3d printing

I'm looking to create a software that assembles multiple small objects into multiple layers. The reason for this is that the objects are relatively small (a few cm diameter), and the printing platform ...
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Parallel application submission China and U.S

I saw a recent patent application publication (by Microsoft) where it looks like a a same or equivalent application was submitted to the U.S. patent office and the Chinese equivalent, on the same day. ...
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what is the difference between an EP patent (or publication) and a patent published in Europe?

I'm trying to understand the difference between a patent published in europe (or a publication with any country code) and an EP publication (published in EPO). What is the difference between ...
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When can new prior art be brought during prosecution? How can we help?

I am looking for a clarification ideally for both USPTO and EPO procedures. I thought that: applicant could (must for US) bring new prior art anytime during prosecution until grant (through IDS for ...
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Can I use patent US6610337 abroad? [duplicate]

Is it for all of the world or only for USA? What kind of troubles can I face in case if I start business related to this patent in another country?
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