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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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What does it mean that this patent is dead?

In reference to the patent: US20080178629 The most recent legal event listed on this patent is "dead", what does that mean? Was it abandoned or does it mean that the application was denied for some ...
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When will the patent office change for free the drawing published on an application?

I filed a US patent application in February and requested early publication. The patent application was just published, and the drawing on the cover page is not the one I suggested. In fact, the ...
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The Application Data Sheet 37 CFR 1.76 form (aia0014.pdf) does not allow me to sign

I am trying to sign the PDF form aia0014.pdf. It states that signing is enabled but placing saved content is not. I have downloaded both Adobe Reader 11 and Adobe Reader DC, but the sign tools are ...
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How big a priority is it for me to apply for patent of my software algorithm?

How big a priority is it for me to apply for patent of my software algorithm? It’s used in a prototype for an actual product (A), and a proof-of-concept for product (B). (B) has a very interested ...
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My competitor and I both have patents. And now they are sueing me!

My competitor and I both have Patents on a specific designed product. My Patent goes as far as to "reference cite" their Patent right on the cover of my Patent.. How can they sue me if the Government ...
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Possible patent considerations when posting Source-Code online?

I am currently a Master's student in Engineering. Recently I have begun working on a project that (I believe) to have tremendous value and applicability to industry. Being that I am a master's ...
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Patent Application found - Prior work

a few days ago, my fellow researchers and me fell into a sort of limbo. We were and still are very sad to discover that a company filed a patent in August 2015 that has been published in March 2016. ...
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How to file patent in India

I'm from India, And have some uniq prototype work that I want to patent. Does any one have idea about filing an patent in India!
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Who gets credit on a patent?

I'm a student who I developing hardware/software for a product design that is going to be patented (applied). Am I being used? Or should I only do the work to develop the prototype if I get credit on ...
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What is the status of US20120305616A1?

In reference to the patent: US20120305616 This patent application publication was filed May 2011 and I can't find any more details on this publication. How do I find out the status of this?
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Can I benefit from a patent application when approaching potential clients?

Can I deal with any company with my patent application number without waiting 3-4 years? How much time does it take to get an application number after I file for a patent? I'm specifically curious ...
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How to determine the status of a patent application on Google Patents?

In reference to the patent: USD708869 How Do I check if this patent been approved? Why or why not? When? Is the patent owner still alive? Is the patent for sale? Are there other similar patents?
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Is it better to make a provisional patent or a regular patent first

I am trying to patent something. Should I write a provsional patent first or write a patent first?
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what is the difference among Application number, Publication number and Patent number?

What is the difference among the application number, publication number, and patent number? I just know that application number is a 8-digit number, and the publication number is 11-digit while the ...
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How should I structure my claims and embodiments in regards to a patent for an invention to be implemented by a text editor?

In US patent law, how are claims that are dependent on an earlier claim affec the interpretation of the earlier claim. Is the prior claim's interpretation based on each dependent claim, or is the ...
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How does patenting regarding Bluetooth technology work?

First of all, thanks for your time! Bluetooth technology basically uses a short radio to wireless connect two devices. I was wondering if it is possible to patent the use of Bluetooth technology ...
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Is it possible to file a Freedom of Information Act requests for correspondence filed for a patent never published?

I believe there are some academics who are lying about their conflicts of interest that they were required to disclose, and that they may have applied for patents that did not even make it to the ...
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Which countries does this patent protect US20040035049

I wondered which countries this patent covers other than the US? Regards Brett https://patents.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/us20040035049
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Where to do download patents data?

I've looked at : http://www.patentsview.org/download/ and the "claim" download is 10GB in size. Is there a smaller download size location can download patents over past approx 30 years in xml/csv ...
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Improvement or new invention

I filed a simple provisional application on an idea, weeks later i realized that i can do better with this invention, added new material, new attachment, added a catch, and added an other uses for the ...
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two provisional application on same invention two different dates

filed a provisional on an idea made of aluminum, weeks later realized i could make this in several different ways if made of plastic as well. Do i file another provisional with all the variation, ...
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Private Patent Office

I know next to nothing about the patent system in the US, so forgive me if this is a ridiculous question. What would stop one from starting their own private patent office. The USPTO solely examines ...
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Filing new patent after leaving the company

I left the company one year ago. However, while working there I developed an Idea which seems patentable. I did not submitted that while working in that company. Now I have moved to other company and ...
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Good patent books for startups and inventors?

Does anyone have a suggestion for good books or other resources on patents for startups and inventors? It seems like most things are “do it yourself” guides or texts for attorneys that don’t have the ...
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Does “Reasons for Allowance” in transaction history description of PAIR point to a probable patent grant in the near future?

Following are the recent transaction descriptions of a patent application with US PTO with filing date Dec-27-2013 retrieved using PAIR. 01-02-2016 Document Verification 12-22-2015 **Reasons for ...
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Preparing to file a patent application

This is a multiple part question. Besides patenting what steps should one take to protect an idea? Besides pictures, and documents with dates. If the idea of a product is what makes it new, does one ...
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Patent Application already exists for my idea, but not granted for six years

Basically, I had an idea for a product that I was not intending on patenting, but merely to sell on a small scale and see how it did. However, after a bit of research I found that someone had already ...
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Do I need to sign power of attorney to respond to office action?

We filed a patent. It was approved but then the office action was double patenting. To respond to this office action do I need to sign power of attorney? Is there data base for for patent lawyer ...
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Can I share my patent with my professor?

I'm working on an invention, and currently stuck on a problem, I know the solution to, but don't know how to build it, and I'm asking a professor at my university for help. If he helped me, does he ...
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Filing dates utility provisional application versus follow up design patent application

I filed a utility provisional patent application less than 1 year ago. If within 1 year of the utility prov appl filing date I also file design patent application(s) for the same idea, will the ...
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Requirements of Submitting Art In Computer Method Patents

This question is primarily directed at the required art of a computerized method patent. Say I am not a code writing software engineer but come up with a method or system of operation on computerized ...
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Employee inventions not yet patented by legal assignee; possible to patent?

If inventions or ideas were created while employed at a company that uses the "standard" policy of having all inventions created by an employee assigned to the company, and the company has not ...
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Violation of trademark/Patent?

In my National and PCT International, patent specification I have included an apparatus called Annular finned-tube heat exchanger, which is new in design. This heat exchanger is ring/annular like in ...
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Lost a digital copy of patent specification

I filed the National phase application on 29th Oct 2014 and PCT application on 14th Oct 2015. I lost a flash drive which contained the soft-copy of patent specification (everything related to the ...
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is model is working or demonstrative only? [closed]

In reference to the patent: US20040130227 Is the model working model or for demonstration model only?
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Choosing a patent lawyer

I am wondering how picking a big firm vs. small law office could affect the outcome. On one hand a big firm has more resources but I guess they are more interested in corporate clients with deep ...
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Patent pending/product on shelves? [closed]

In reference to the patent: US8205376 Was this product patented and produced? I'd like to purchase it.
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How to Patent gaming idea in india

I have an Idea of a game on my mind but have no idea how to design it. Here I want to know how to patent my gaming idea in india and protect it.
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Is this an approved patent?

In reference to the patent: WO2008150815A2
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Patent Verification

Do publication of patent means 'Patent claims' are verified by US Government? If a company is sending me the published patent of the technology, can I trust the genuinity of the technology?
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Write a patent without giving too much away

I would like to acquire a patent for a software algorithm, but I don't want to provide too much detail, for fear that anyone could look it up, and copy the steps that I've outlined.
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Get the same patent in multiple countries

Say I am an inventor and want to maximize the protection of my invention, so I want to patent the same thing (invention) in as many countries as possible (or at least in the biggest markets like US, ...
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How to handle uncooperative examiner

As a pro se inventor, my examiner seems to be taking advantage of my supposed ignorance. He understands neither my invention, his own references, nor the law. To my first amendment, he flagged up ...
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How to apply for a patent in the US/EU?

How to apply for a utility patent for an invention in US? What is the procedure of this process? What are any other important details? Can a US base technology patent be extend to EU? Reference: ...
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How to acquire pictures of a particular patent?

I am interested in acquiring the accompanying pictures in reference to the patent: WO2012007964A2
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Patent Share between Stakeholders

I will make a patent application. There will be names of two persons in the patent file. We want to share patent right not equally but 80% - 20%. How can that be possible? How can we specify this in ...
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How detailed can be independent claims in a PCT utility application?

I am currently writing claims for a PCT utility application. It appears my independent claim is rather lengthy and can be broken down into many dependent claims, but that is not what I am after. My ...
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Same goal but different ingredients and different way of using it

In reference to the patent: EP2536392A2 I did not even know this had a patent until I searched for it. Have a Similar product but the way to use the product is different. It is in a cream format with ...