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Patent Application Development Artifacts

From the inventor perspective that has an patent attorney team developing a patent, I am trying to put together a plan comprising a list of deliverables (to be produce by patent attorneys), each with ...
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After NFOA, can you amend your independent claim by subject matter in your description although not claimed first without substantial repercussions?

It is a general practice to pull in dependent claims into the independent claim after the first NFOA to make it pass with a narrower scope especially when a dependent claim has already received Notice ...
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Provisional vs Non-provisional patent dates

Lets say I file a provisional patent at December 2020 with claim A. Some company B decides to file a application for non provisional patent with the same claim A at January 2021, because my ...
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How long until the next office action (after a response has been submitted)?

The first office action was received about four months ago, and we submitted a response to the action just a couple of days ago. What is the maximum time until we hear back from the patent office (...
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Who is the patent practitioner?

I want to file an Non provisional application to USPTO. We are two inventors and we want to name our organisation as applicant. I read the following on USPTO site: Applicant Information – for ...
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Can a CIP claim priority to a provisional application filed after the parent non-provisional?

I filed a first provisional and a non-provisional claiming priority to the first provisional less than a year later. Now I've made substantial improvements and would like to protect it before the non-...
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can EP application takes priority from provisional patent?

I heard a EP file an application based on US provisional if the US provisional file a US application. so i will explain my doubt based on my example. A provisional patent(PP1) file on 1 jan 2016 and ...
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Common Pitfalls of filing NPA submission at USPTO

I am planning to file a non provisional application that is due this month 18-April. I intend to try e-file the NPA on Friday the 12th so as to have some time incase something does not go favorably. ...
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Can one claim priority from a PCT application after filing non-provisional?

Let's say, I filed a USPTO provisional in Jan 2019. I filed a USPTO non-provisional in Jun 2019 by claiming priority to the provisional. I'll file a PCT application in Dec 2019 by claiming ...
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What is the proper way to file both USPTO and PCT application?

I have two USPTO Provisional Applications. I'm about to file a USPTO non-provisional by claiming priority to those two Provisionals. I'm also planning to file a PCT application. The specification, ...
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changing patent name on non provisional patent [that is claiming date from provisional application]

Can I change the patent name on my non provisional patent that is claiming the date from the associated provisional application if the new name is no longer the same as the name I used on the ...
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USPTO Patent Utility Submission Assistance Questions

As an engineer, I need to ask the right questions of counsel because they are very busy with other projects. My project is blessed with fine attorneys, however, it is up to me to submit the ...
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What are the decision points associated with filing a USPTO NPA?

Context A utility provisional has been filed last year. I intend to file a utility patent application: the USPTO indicates that once I have all my pdf files ready for submission to call the USPTO ...
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How to fix errors in patent application submission

I've put in the wrong priority date (2018 instead of 2017) in the non-provisional patent application, while referring to a provisioning patent application. How can this kind of errors be corrected? ...
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Google Docs as Collaboration Platform

I have used Google Docs to collaborate with distance partners to develop materials that are not confidential \ sensitive. The ability to quickly modify and discuss changes in real-time is terrific. ...
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When would an entity decide to convert a provisional application to a non-provisional application

For the sake of simplicity, I will limit the scope to utility patents. In what scenarios would it be advantageous for an entity to convert a provisional utility application to a non-provisional ...
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How much specific details I need to provide in utility non provisional patent application?

How much specific details I need to provide in utility non provisional patent application? I am into IT for around 2 decades now. Provisional - I filed on my own. My provisional application was around ...
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I Abandoned my Non-Provisional Patent Application - What Now?

I unintentionally abandoned my non-provisional patent application because I ended up in a still-pending legal dispute with the attorney who filed that application on my behalf (I since have filed a ...
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If my PPA and patent are written differently will the patent get rejected?

Lets say I file a PPA that's very broad but when I have patent wrtiten it's very detailed. Or if I add features to my patent that weren't in the PPA will my patent get reject since the patent office ...
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If someone file for a full patent after i file for a PPA can they steal my idea?

This information may be wrong but as im researching patents and PPAs. I heard if i get a PPA then after someone file a full patent if i don't get a full patent after my PPA ended they can legally take ...
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How should existing software products be described in an IDS, if at all?

In an IDS for a software/computer-implemented method application, how should existing software products be documented, if at all, when the software products in question have a subset of functions of ...
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Micro, Small, Provisional, Non-Provisional

We have designed a new soft technique (algorithm) and we want to file it. The USPTO website is very complicated for tracing the correct answers, and it needs professionals like you. We have some basic ...
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template for provisional patent - I am filing for a mobile App

Can somebody suggest me a template for provisional patent. I am looking for one in the area of mobile App?
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What happens when a non-provisional patent infringes a provisional patent?

Lets say John files a provisional patent at January 2016 with claim A. Some company B decides to file a non provisional patent with the exact same claim A at March 2016, because John's provisional is ...
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Features not disclosed in provisional application priority date

Am I correct that: Should you claim priority from a provisional application and you disclose features in the subsequent non-provisional application (which claims priority from the provisional ...
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What is the process for filing a continuation-in-part?

I need someone to provide me with a detailed explanation for the process for filing a continuation in part within one year of originally filing for a patent. I know you pay the same fees as you did ...