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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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 ...
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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] [...
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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 ...
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How are worldwide patent application numbers generated?

If in a worldwide patent application I wanted to create a significant number (e.g. a spouse’s birthday/ wedding anniversary) would I be able to request that number or are the numbers randomly ...
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Wording of patent titles: "Using the Same"

I have a question about how best to organize (rewrite) the titles of some patents that have been translated from Japanese, probably using machine translation. This is part of the translation of a ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Patent Prosecution - SEQ ID NO

When drafting patent applications, can we skip certain numbers from the SEQ ID NOs? (This is just for convenience, so that I don't have to go back and renumber everything.) for US/PCT/worldwide, ...
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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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Are patents required to be put online?

This is a kind of random question but are patents once there granted required to scanned and put online to allow people to check for past art? Or do companies like Google pay to have this done?
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Is there a way to determine if hackathon ideas are ultimately patented?

Is there any way to find out if a patent application is connected to results from a hackathon? For example, it has been said that DropBox, Inc. filed two patent applications (password strength meter, ...
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Why can the image not be viewed?

In reference to the patent: US20150183561
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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 ...
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Restriction Dynamic Currency Discount (DCC) Singapore and New Zeland

In reference to the patent: CA2383173C Is there any restriction in using this patent in Singapore or New Zeland? Thank you in advance for any reply.
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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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Where can I find a historical copy of an application?

In reference to the patent: US20050025364 I used this patent application as a reference in my thesis report but now it is having different content. Where can I find the content that I saw before?
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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 ...
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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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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, ...
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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?
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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)...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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What does "in a further preferred embodiment" refer to in a patent?

I'm reading through a patent and in the section titled "Detailed Description of Preferred Embodiment" there are several paragraphs that begin with: In a further preferred embodiment of the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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)?
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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 ...

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