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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.

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Should I file a national or an international patent application?

I am a student and I only intend to apply for a certification for my business idea and then, I'll sell it. This business idea has potential to have branches in different countries and I have ...
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Has GROW Software's patent application (publication number: 20170157859) been granted?

I'm a journalist who recently reported on this patent from GROW software - patent number: 20170157859. Could I have confirmation that it has been granted? I originally reported it as such and was sent ...
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Can we get a patent for set of mathematical instructions of similar types

Can we get the patent on set of equation discoveries between the properties of a set of numbers that can be applied for any two numbers of that set.. for e.g. multi relational equations between two ...
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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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What is the current thinking about inclusion of a “Field of the Invention” section?

A "Field of the Invention" or "Technical Field of the Invention" section has been seen in fairly recently-granted patents, but not always. I have read advice that it's better not to include such a ...
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Extracting a detail from specifications of one patent application to create a new patent application

In the course of developing specifications for one patent application, one of the subordinate details envisioned and described among alternate embodiments seems to have potential to be split off into ...
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Patenting Inventions and Commercialisation

This will be my first time asking a question, so forgive me if I duplicate an existing question. I have designed which I believe is a novel method in the form of a product for an existing process (i....
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Can two different people own a patent in different countries?

Lets say two people work on an idea or product. Then they decide to go their separate ways since they are both moving to different countries, but agree to patent the invention in the respective ...
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where will I find some data on how many patents are filed in each country over the last 10-15 years, in lifesciences?

I'm looking for some data, on how many patents, related to life science are filed each year in countries such as USA, EU, Japan, Aus, India, China, Brazil etc. I don't know Where to look for to find ...
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Can I patent my game if it uses characters and a location from another company?

I'm creating a game featuring some characters from the Dragon Ball universe and was wondering if I'm able to patent (or copywrite, not sure which one would be better in this case) my game even though ...
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Can I claim my father's patent?

My father was granted a GB patent on an invention in 1983. The patent ceased through non-payment of renewal fee in 1989. Can I claim this patent and how would I go about it?
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Project weelchair vertic university

In reference to the patent: US20050088024 good afternoon, I am a student of the master course integrated in mechanical engineering at the University of Minho and I am completing my final project, ...
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Regarding selecting a font on the provisional patent

So, I decided to go with the Courier New font offered by Microsoft Word in writing my provisional patent. I am assuming that is the same Courier font suggested by the UPSTO? Anyway, I have written a ...
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Provisional patents formal font size and style

I wonder if anyone can direct me to an article on which font to use for headers and text in a patent. I have searched some articles without luck. I want my provisional patent to be as formal as the ...
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Where can I find a patent with the number ZL 2014 2 0446264.5?

Where can I find the patent for the Joda busbar raising frame automatic screw device? The patent number is ZL 2014 2 0446264.5. china patent
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Do i need to file multiple design patents if the product can use different country plugs

My design uses an integrated plug, for example US, EU, European plugs, do i need to file multiple design patents for the different plug options? Or is one plug ok to show the ornamental design for ...
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Software invention with multiple aspects and method

In a software invention, if you describe two or more aspects of the invention. Are those aspects referred to as methods or they are defined as the method of the invention which cannot be divided. ...
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Two aspects of the same invention and one aspect is not unique

Ok, so suppose I have an iOS patentable application. The app consists of two components let us name them Com1 and Com2. Com1 is simply a normal means of input that takes input from the user of the app ...
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Software invention with two components

So, assume I have an iOS application with two components. Let us call those C1 and C2. C1 takes input from the user and does some calculations then stores it for C2 to do more calculations and display ...
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How to deal with two aspects of invention in claims

So, assume I have a software invention with two aspects. Let me provide an example to simplify things. Assume I invented a client and server. The client and server both communicate with one another. ...
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To patent a technology on a smart device and a yet to be made apparatus

I am reading on some patents and I want to make sure I understand them right. Let us follow my example which is a custom vibrator. I have no plans on making a patent over it, I am just using it as an ...
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What does method, apparatus, computer software embodied mean

what does this sentence mean: "can be implemented as a method, apparatus, and/or computer software embodied in a computer-readable medium" I have learned that method means process. Though, is this ...
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Should I abandon my provisional and start over?

Situation: Filed my provisional 11 months ago. Rewriting to file as regular US and PCT applications. Pro se currently, may have pro bono help in a couple of months, for filing further claims in ...
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The provisional patent and future idea for my mobile app

Ok, so I was examining plenty of patents on Google Patents to determine how I am going to write mine. From reading and watching Youtube provisional patents tutorials, they all say the same thing. Add ...
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Writing my provisional patent application for my app, I have a question

Ok, so I have decided to write my PPA to protect my idea and I am writing all aspects about this new idea. I started using Google Patents to read some of the non-provisional patents to have some idea ...
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Writing a provisional patent draft for a mobile app

I am in the process of writing a draft for my provisional patent. I have spent a great deal of time reading the books and watching videos on youtube plus some patenting courses. One of the tutors said ...
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When is the right time to apply for my provisional patent

I have just finished testing my mobile application and I am ready to release it. The idea is novel and patentable. I have made sure of that. Now I have a question, I want to know the right time to ...
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Keep application secret

Is there a way to keep an invention patent application unpublished in the US? If yes, for how long and can one get a search report while keeping the invention secret? Afaik in Europe the only way ...
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Was this patent ever granted?

In reference to the patent: US20100118147 Was this patent ever granted?
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Is this patent valid? Granted? Which countries does it cover? Are there family members?

Is the patent link to the patent valid? Has it been granted? For which countries does the protection apply? Are there other patents associated wth it? How do I know all this? (This question is ...
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How do I know if the patent is granted

How do I know if the below patent is granted? Application Number: 14055444 Application Date: 16.10.2013 Publication Number: 20140114871 Publication Date: 24.04.2014 Publication Kind : A1 ...
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Should I Seek a Utility or Design for a Software Heavy Invention?

I am monkeying around with a device that its uniqueness is a combination of hardware and software, but the software is the predominant feature. The 'old' device is a hardware item that connects with ...
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Was this patent from 1919 reissued? It looks like nothing new was added

The following patent was issued in 1919. I believe that the original patent was not renewed. I am trying to understand if the the original patent in all of its definitions was reissued to the new ...
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How many new patents were registered, commissioned or administered by NASA in 2016?

The question: "How many newly registered patents were filed by NASA during the fiscal year 2016?" The answer may include any listing or database recently filed with the US Patent Office, its liaison ...
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How much does it cost to buy a patent to protect your invention if you are a civilian, a public member?

I mean by public a person, a civilan acting on his or her private time, a user of the web. I am really not aware if I can enter the building being an homeless in San Jose, Ca, USA. I follow the Law at ...
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Are hand drawn diagrams sufficient for provisional utility patent?

To save time, I want to do a USPTO provisional utility patent that includes hand drawn system diagram, software block diagram, and software flowchart. These will have ALL the same info. as the ...
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is a provisional utility patent the way I need to go?

I want to protect my invention as soon as, and as fast as possible with a provisional utility patent for the software and hardware design, and then have 12 months to complete the claims, etc. for the ...
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Can i patent mobile app algorithm

We developing mobile app and we going to use device location which is generated by GPS or Mobile network in different way.Also we working on other system hardware data which is not currently using by ...
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Only Application number yet valid is granted

During prior art searches or freedom to operate searches one encounters patent application numbers that have a "(A)" after the number. If you research other publications, of the same invention, or ...
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Figures are missing from referenced patent

In reference to the patent: US20160304516 Why are figures missing and PDF unavailable?
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Can WIPO application filed after 12 months from priority date?

I forget to file WIPO application after 12 months from priority date of a US provisional application. While within 12 months I filed US non provisional application, is there any way to file ...
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How Do I Check the Status of My Application or Registration?

How Do I Check the Status of My Application or Registration & get the summary description like this.
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Is there any disadvantage to file a single large long patent?

Lets say John has an invention and he wants to file patent for it. He wants to write everything in a single patent with the obvious motivation of saving money. However, he could potentially break his ...
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How to properly record invention activites

I am doing some online search on inventions and patents. Step 1 seems to be keeping accurate records. They also say to have a couple of individuals sign and date the entries. I am assuming these are ...
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Patent filling in Argentina

Argentina is not part of the PCT and needs filling via national route. Does anyone know what are the basic steps and cost for filling there with a priority document written in English? I imagine that ...
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PCT patents , is it Public Domain or up for grabs in my country?

If a PCT patent was filed in lets say "Ukraine" in 2004, but the owner let it never actually got it published as a patent in a national phase(in any country)legally may I file a similar patent in the ...
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Video game mechanics patentable?

Can you patent your video game mechanics? Like if Flappy Bird mechanics had been patented by the guys who made the helecopter game (original flappy bird), could the creator of Flappy Bird be sued for ...