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Why Are There STILL 5,303 Overlaps for A Patent?

I asked this question of a patent attorney, but never got a great response - I heard that great NPR show about patents (referenced by Joel on a podcast) and had this question: For this patent: http:/...
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Prosecuting someone under patent laws

So I have a question that I couldn't find an answer to. The question is as follows: Is it true that in order to be prosecuted under patent infringement laws, the patent holder has to show that the ...
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How can I use another company's product in my patent?

I am working on developing a very specific patent for the defence industry. My idea requires the use of a synthetic material only manufactured by one company. They will not sell the raw material to ...
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location aware ads us20130046636

Does this patent only cover the US or will it relate to similar systems worldwide? at what date will this current patent expire?
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What is the reason of the structure change of U.S. applied patent during 1963-2011?

I am a college student, I want to know why there is a structure change of US applied patent around 1985? I have been analyzing all the datas of US applied patent from 1963-2011, then I found out ...
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At what time is a patent enforceable?

I am faced at the moment with a potential US patent that might be enforceable in the future. It is currently undergoing a review process and the outcome is yet undetermined. I would like to know ...
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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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End of patent Self Cleaning condenser [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: WO2006045047A1 When does this patent stop, or comes free?
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When does Patent 5,971,475 expire

Can anyone tell me when the 5971475 patent expires?
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What is the formal structure to write a patent request?

I need to write a patent request, is there any formal structure to follow? My patent aimed on a programming script for a new security method.
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Is my patent still valid if someone appends minute changes to it?

If I invent some earth-shaking (not literally) device, and someone issues a competing patent that adds something that doesn't really change the function of the device all that much, is my original ...
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I created an object that I never patented but someone else did I don't know

I created an object but never got around to patent it. I mailed the drawings and all my design ideas to myself to protect the right of later patenting it. I still have that mailing unopened in my ...
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A patent have nationality?

I mean if I patented something for example in the United States, then my invention could be said to be American? Something like "the airplane was patented in USA so now the airplane is American and ...
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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 a product patented in US be manufactured in India

If a product in patented in USA but not in India, can we manufacture the same product in India. If we can manufacture then What could be the implications? Because India and USA both comes under ...
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Can I apply for design patent whilst I have a utility application pending?

I have filed an application for a utility patent. Can I also file for a design patent as a plan B should the application be denied?
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What happens when you make a spelling error in a dependent claim?

In reference to the patent: US8325025. Claim 19: "qeo-fence" supposed to be "geo-fence."
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What is the significance of this reference to patent law?

In reference to the patent: US8280641 The http://www.fractogene.com page alludes to the U.S.C. 2163.07(b) Incorporation by Reference. What is the significance of this reference to patent law?
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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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Bottle Cap Necklace Patent

Even though Bottle Cap Necklaces have a patent, can individuals still make the item and sell it for profit legally? I have a friend who has started her own jewelry business and I would like to buy ...
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Is it legal to download a picture from clients device to company computers?

In reference to the patent: US9396354

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