Skip to main content

Questions tagged [patent-applications]

For questions relating to the preliminary steps of a patent, wherein an inventor or attorney files a draft of the patent either for review by a patent examiner, or in the case of provisional applications, for use later. Useful for questions relating to the drafting, scope, requirement, rules, and other such aspects of patent applications.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0 votes
2 answers
35 views

can any patent attorney draft a good software patent?

I am trying to determine if a patent attorney truly needs to know anything about computers or software at all to write a good software patent? The way I see it, all software is a method or a system? ...
Bear Bile Farming is Torture's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
17 views

Fitting two distinct inventions into one patent?

Let's say that I am building a mobile app. There are two novel features of this app that set it apart from prior art. However, these two features are inherently unrelated. But because they are for the ...
Bear Bile Farming is Torture's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
12 views

German domicile for Germany Patent Application

Any overseas applicants have some suggestions on how to bypass this regulation? Or I have to pay attorney fee to a German attorney? How will the patent office verify or use this German address? Will ...
cmabill's user avatar
  • 31
0 votes
0 answers
11 views

How to get e-office notification from USPTO

It's quite strange that I applied a utility patent but I can't be added to their email notification list. I try to find the instruction but unsuccessfully, they just merge all into [patentcenter][1] [...
cmabill's user avatar
  • 31
1 vote
0 answers
8 views

How to submit ADS on the NEW patent center USPTO

anyone has experience to successfully submit your amendment files on the patentcenter I DID submit it when EFS-WEB was available, now they have only patentcenter, I has a screen shot and I think this ...
cmabill's user avatar
  • 31
1 vote
1 answer
12 views

signature on amendment USPTO

in studying the I found this policy: An amendment must be signed by a person having authority to prosecute the application. but no detailing where should I sign, anyone knows I just sign on the cover ...
cmabill's user avatar
  • 31
1 vote
1 answer
22 views

USPTO Amendment Requirement

Could someone confirm my understanding of USPTO policy is correctly POLICY: The text of any deleted matter must be shown by strike-through except that double brackets placed before and after the ...
cmabill's user avatar
  • 31
0 votes
2 answers
37 views

how rigorous or legible must prior art be?

As I understand it, prior can come from any source and not just prior patents. So for example, a YouTube video can be prior art, correct? If so, what is the standard for a source to become sufficient ...
Bear Bile Farming is Torture's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
48 views

complexity of Tinder's swipe matching process patent

https://patents.google.com/patent/US11513666B2/en The above patent is for a feature in a dating app that protects Tinder's swipe matching process. Most law firms assess application complexity and ...
Bear Bile Farming is Torture's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
57 views

Could I sue some company if my patent application was pending or rejected?

it takes more time than I expected, and I am confused with my project, a lot of plan was delayed? could I contact potential licensee before my patent granted, how about the company use my patent and ...
cmabill's user avatar
  • 31
0 votes
0 answers
15 views

Germany Patent attorney fee

Hi I am in contact with some Germany Attorney for a very simple furniture patent application. I attached a picture, and my patent is not complicated than this one. pls note I am applying for patent, ...
cmabill's user avatar
  • 31
0 votes
0 answers
37 views

abandonment patent

I had a patent. But patent with no reason now abandonment patent. Legal department directed patent this way. Now someone else made my idea and it is a 3 billion dollars annual sales. what can I do? ...
Dolphin's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
40 views

how to write a claim for this attachment

suppose I have two vertical panels that was attached with each other as image attached, could I write below. one vertical edge of the panel attached to another panel surface by appropriate meanings ...
cmabill's user avatar
  • 31
0 votes
1 answer
46 views

Active U.S Patent Expired (U.S. Patent No. 8,475,818)

Has Active U.S Patent Expired (U.S. Patent No. 8,475,818) ? When was issued and when does it expire?
Danilo Lou's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
60 views

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 ...
RNo's user avatar
  • 11
0 votes
1 answer
25 views

Can patent technology be accesed by someone with teck knowledge?

I am thinking about applying for a patent, If my accounts are not secure when I purchase a patent, Can the technology be accessed and potentially make security issues worse by using the technology ...
Serendipity's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
33 views

Prior Art on 2022/0168762

I am familar with CO2 snow cleaning. In section 0006 they state "conversion of liquid CO2 into CO2 snow only takes place in a mixing chamber in which liquid CO2 is expanded into a carrier gas ...
RobertRobert's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
56 views

How can I find patent number 2208003.0?

I am interested in selling a product but an other seller (on their website) claims that this product is patented. I have contacted the seller and he says "Our patent number is 2208003.0. This is ...
Naeem ullah's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
44 views

Why are so many patents linked to the US Postal Service?

I was analyzing a dataset that maps US Patent Classification (USPC) subclasses to Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes and product fields (description here, data available here, see zip file)...
Tamay's user avatar
  • 111
0 votes
2 answers
65 views

A company patented my idea (paper that I presented and publsihed)

During my master's degree, I wrote a paper and my supervisor did not understand my methodology was novel so he did not file a patent, after two years I noticed that a group of people from a company ...
programmer_smart's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
34 views

Find products related to patents

Apologies in advance if this is not the right place to ask the question. I am new to the forum. I have a dataset of patent numbers and patent titles. I would like to link the patents to the products ...
Lusian's user avatar
  • 103
0 votes
1 answer
38 views

Patenting at universities: What is the best strategy?

I'm a postdoc at a university and made an invention I think could be patentable. I may want to use it for a startup in the future (likely in the US), and would like to have patent protection before ...
user449277's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
38 views

Status of "Allowed" Application After Being Revived

I have a few questions on both a granted patent and a pending non-provisional application. Our granted application was abandoned because the Oath was filed "after" the Allowance and Issue ...
InFlight's user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
31 views

I invented formulation. provisional patent application filed. if my ex-employee stolen it and misused, what I can do?

I invented formulation. provisional patent application filed. if my ex-employee stolen it and misused, what I can do to save from infringement.
Ishwar kundu's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
21 views

Filing patent application on invention that is beyond the remit of your exploitation

In truth there is no limit to how much work a person could do to ensure that his patent is exploited in market; if he cant make it, someone else might, or he may license the patent for someone else to ...
bondonk's user avatar
  • 111
1 vote
1 answer
71 views

Follow-up question - Good ways for inventor to stage patent attorney for success

(Motivation) I asked this question: Patent Enablement - how do you balance retention of secrets and teaching make and use (Rough Question) In the comments the question came up: What is the best (or at ...
EngrStudent's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
39 views

Companies that Cover Patent Fees in Exchange for Partial Ownership?

Are there companies that offer assistance with patent filing and are willing to cover the associated fees in exchange for partial ownership? Can you recommend some such companies?
Pulsar's user avatar
  • 113
0 votes
2 answers
34 views

Guidance for patent application drafting and responding to claims

I am looking for guidance on preparing an effective draft for filing a patent and some examples and case studies that discusses how to effectively respond to claims… Are there any specific resources ...
ilovebreakfast's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
131 views

What does "according to some aspects of the present disclosure" really mean?

Almost all patent applications are peppered with phrases like "according to some aspects of the present disclosure." What does this really mean? In other words, what is the legal distinction ...
jordanpg's user avatar
  • 233
0 votes
1 answer
30 views

Are there annuities to be paid prior to patent grant but to maintain the patent application in the United States?

Are there annuities to be paid prior to patent grant but to maintain the patent application in the United States? CHATGPT says No. But, https://www.quantifyip.com/blog/article6.aspx says yes.
Coo's user avatar
  • 117
1 vote
1 answer
53 views

What type of patent is a process that uses a chemical?

For example say I developed a solution using 2 commonly found chemicals call them X and Y that can for example instantly and safely whiten teeth in a novel way never discovered before. Do I patent the ...
Funky monkey's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
107 views

What figures/drawings to include if patenting a chemical solution?

My patent is for a chemical solution comprised of 2 chemicals that is used for a specific purpose in a specific industry. How am I supposed to include figures if it's not a design but just a ratio of ...
Funky monkey's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
53 views

How can I see whether an international patent application was filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)?

Given a patent application filed internationally, e.g. https://patents.google.com/patent/GB2571811A/, how can I see whether it was filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)?
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
48 views

ICL_Class from patentpy package to CPC class

I downloaded USPTO bulkdata using patentpy package (https://github.com/JYProjs/patentpy). There is an ICL_class (International classification) field here. I need help to map this to CPC_class and ...
PhD Student's user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
125 views

Patents: Can USPTO be sued?

If I file for a patent pertaining to a product I've researched and did a patent search and the product doesn't exist, but when I file, USPTO declines to award patent and then I find that many people ...
Private BACKoFF's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
46 views

Merely offering an idea for sale negates (affects) patentability. Really?

(Assuming I have a very novel invention that has been ready for patenting (for months or more), in the US.) Suppose I write a press release or conduct an auction (online/physical) or tweet or even ...
Pacerier's user avatar
  • 139
0 votes
1 answer
24 views

Creating Patented Invention in Country Separate from Origin Nation

I thought I came up with a new invention but unfortunately found that it was already patented in China. I am in the US and it wasn't patented here. I was told that I could in theory, build and sell ...
Richard's user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
38 views

Will our own product become prior art of our patent application?

We are a software company. We release new features quite fast. We have released a feature in our product in 2021, which have been used by a certain number of customers. Will it still be possible for ...
Thomas's user avatar
  • 105
0 votes
1 answer
26 views

A patent issued as another patent?

In this answer, George wrote It has been issued (Jan. 2022) in the US as Suggested functions for formulas in spreadsheets US 11227106B2 but is still pending in Europe as of October 12 2022. where I ...
Thomas's user avatar
  • 105
0 votes
1 answer
51 views

A patent application with a similar idea to an existing product

We are a software company based in Europe making spreadsheet software including add-ins. In 2019, we added a feature in one of our Excel add-ins published in Microsoft Office add-in store, which has ...
Thomas's user avatar
  • 105
0 votes
1 answer
18 views

In a utility application, does the applicant put in arguments for usefulness, novel, and non-obvious?

I am currently reading through some utility patents on google. But I do not even see the words useful, novel, or no-obvious being mentioned in the patent. In other words, who initiates the arguments ...
Bear Bile Farming is Torture's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
22 views

Can applications be edited before approval?

The book I'm reading ("Patent It Yourself" by Pressman & Blau) says patent applications cannot be edited after submission. In particular, it says: If your patent application is rejected ...
mherzl's user avatar
  • 123
0 votes
0 answers
19 views

How often are there multiple patent applications for the same invention filing almost simultaneously?

What percentage of utility patent applications are rejected because the examiner was able to find prior art that the attorney did not find because the application for the prior art was not published ...
Bear Bile Farming is Torture's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
138 views

What percentage of patents applications are filed without a lawyer?

Is there any statistics on that? This might be an explanation for dumb patents. I am seeing quite a few of those as I am searching through google. The application process isn't expensive unless a ...
Bear Bile Farming is Torture's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
41 views

Filing in multiple countries with the same law firm and attorney

The question is, is there a cost benefit to filing a patent application in multiple countries with the same law firm and attorney? Let's suppose that I file in the USA and Canada. I use the same law ...
Bear Bile Farming is Torture's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
10 views

For a patent application that is classified as simple, typically how many attorneys are assigned for such a case in a law firm?

For a patent application that is classified as simple, typically how many attorneys are assigned for such a case in a law firm? And if there are more than 1, why more than 1?
Bear Bile Farming is Torture's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
86 views

Why are USPTO patent applications numbered XX/XXX,XXX?

USPTO patent applications are numbered XX/XXX,XXX. Why the slash? I.e., why not XX,XXX,XXX? Is it to distinguish from USPTO patent numbers, or is there some other reason?
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
14 views

What happens in the event that a patent is granted due to negligence by patent examiner?

Suppose that an invention already exists and is patented and published. Someone files a patent application for the same invention. It is approved because the examiner was not able to find the previous ...
Bear Bile Farming is Torture's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
51 views

Is it possible to patent a product designed entirely with computer simulations?

I have designed a product called a Metamaterial that absorbs acoustic waves at broadband frequencies. The design is novel and demonstrated entirely through physics-based simulation software (Comsol). ...
Arn's user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
1 answer
45 views

Why would someone not file the same patent in China after filing the USA?

I am asking this because according to my research it is extremely cheap to file a patent in China (with attorney fees included). It is about a 1/10th of the price in the US. That would be less than a $...
Bear Bile Farming is Torture's user avatar

1
2 3 4 5
7