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Applicant/inventor address change right before PCT national phase entry

I have filed a PCT application with International Bureau of WIPO almost 30 months ago. Now I want to enter the national phase in the US, the UK and Canada. I am the sole inventor/applicant and I'm not ...
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Positive ISR and subsequent strategy to broaden claims

I receive a positive ISR (i.e., novel and inventive) for what I thought was rather broad claims. What is the best approach to prosecute broader claims in view of the positive ISR (assuming no added ...
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Circumventing non-entry into national phase

I've got a client with some PCT applications who decided not to enter into national phases when it was timely, and now is having second thoughts. Two questions arise: If the 30-month national phase ...
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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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Is it possible to remove a restrictive term in the main claim of a PCT?

The drafter of my PCT did very poor work and he put a restrictive term in the main claim of my PCT. What are my options to remove that term and expand my claim at the national phase or by amending my ...
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is there any 3(i) objection under patents act for the respective claim mentioned in body? [closed]

A percutaneous method of treating the heart of a patient in a manner designed to promote normal sinus rhythm, comprising: directing an ablation catheter including a distal end percutaneously into the ...
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Restrictions on PCT filing based on nationality and residence

I am a UK citizen resident in Finland, and I have recently filed a utility patent application with the USPTO (one month ago, in fact). Can I now file a PCT application with the UK Patent Office, ...
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What MUST be included in US non-provisional and PCT first filing, what can be added in amendments?

Writing the applications on my own, five weeks until the one year on my US provisional runs out. Asking what must absolutely be included in the US non-provisional/regular patent and PCT applications. ...
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Amendments that can be filed at the same time as entering U.S. national stage?

What amendments can be filed at the same time as entering U.S. national stage? I know that the claims can be amended, but is it possible to file amendments for the descriptions/drawings at the same ...
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