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Questions about what the legal status means on Google Patents

This patent has been shown to be in an active status in the US since 2013. However, it appears to have been marked as Abandoned in 2020. In this case, I am curious whether the patent has no legal ...
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Is it legal to use a nominee in a patent application?

Since patent registries are fully public, i was wondering whether it is legal to use a nominee as patent inventor to preserve privacy. I tried to google for this, but I was only able to find results ...
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Are patents WO2015191648A1 and US20190365145A1 valid? Another older patent covers claims 1 - 4. What to do in such a case?

I'm not sure if these patents (WO2015191648A1 and US20190365145A1) are valid. Maybe someone can help me regarding following questions: According to WO2015191648A1, under legal events there is stated: ...
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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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Has patent EP2111747A3 been granted?

In reference to the patent: EP2111747A3
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Status of the application

In reference to the patent: US20070257041 Hello What is the status of this application? Thanks
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[US20160122959]

In reference to the patent: US20160122959 What is the status of this ? I have a similar design and have started to make these and was looking to get patent for it... but what to make sure i'm not ...
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Expired Patent?

I'm looking at manufacturing a product that has a patent # clearly printed on the product. But after a little digging on google patents, it clearly says "Legal status Expired - Lifetime" with a "...
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How to find whether patent is pending or granted and its issue date, if granted

This particular patent has been applied long ago. How can I find out if the patent has ever been granted or is still pending. If the patent has been granted, I want to know the date of it's issue.
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What was the duration of the exclusive right granted to rizla+ over this patent?

In reference to the patent: US4985302
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Is patent US 5,504,055 expired?

Is patent US 5,504,055 A, application Nr. 08/213,263 expired? It was filed on 15 Mar 1994 and issued on 2 April 1996.
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Status Query on US20130163185

In reference to the patent: US 2013/0163185 A1 What is the status on the above referenced patent application?
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What is the full title of this patent application US 2014/0276500 A1? Is it still pending review?

In reference to the patent: US 2014/0276500 A1 What is the full title of this patent application? Is it still pending review?
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Toilet Paper US 6,709,762 B1

Has US 6,709,762 B1 expired or is it still active? Can you provide the original paperwork for this patent?
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Have the Tree Lounge Advantage patents expired?

I was wondering if the Tree Lounge Advantage patents (e.g., US 5,954,158) are available to be purchased? I know the company has since closed. Have they expired or are they still valid? Any help would ...
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If the patent is granted, will be granted and if not why?

In reference to the patent: US 2012/0138076 A1 Has this patent been granted? Please can I have as much information on this patent as possible?
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What is the legal status of patent US20110223816 US 13/600,467

I would like to know the legal status of this patent: US20110223816 Application number US 13/600,467 Where can I find the status or does anybody know its status by chance?
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Is this patent still valid?

Is the following patent is still enforceable? The publication numbers are US 7,669,818 B2 and US 2007/0187560 A1.
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Is this machine still operational?

I wanted to check if this machine still operational and if the patent is still in effect? I tried a Google search but couldn't find many details about it.
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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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What is the legal status of US 2013/0132813 A1?

I am researching on this field and need to know the current status of this patent? Can someone let me know the state? In reference to the patent: US 2013/0132813 A1
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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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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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Has application US 13/346,940 been granted?

What is the current status of the patent application number US 13/346,940?
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Legal status concerning about payment

I am looking for the patent WO2004007523=TWI333957; however, I do not see TWI333957 listed on the Google patent. My question is: is it because of non-payment of fee of the patent in TW, TWI333957 ...
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