Questions tagged [patent-applications]

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Application .dot templates for PPA and Non-Provisionals Patents

Ideally, there would be a .dot files (for provisional / non-provisional patent applications) that would take care of formatting details per the USPTO spec. In addition would be helpful if the .dot ...
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Before the American Inventor's Protection Act of 1999, were inventors allowed to request pre-grant publication?

Before the American Inventor's Protection Act of 1999, were inventors allowed to request publication of their patent applications before the grant date? If so, did many choose to do so? The following ...
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patent for an interface of functions presently not in use in any mobilepp

Hi i believe i have developed certain functional usage/interface in an app which are unique. to explain - they arent invention or technological breakthrough. But would fall under the purview of user ...
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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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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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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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Where I can find a translation of a Greek patent application?

I´ve been trying finding the translation into English of the Greek patent GR1004996B, by searching at WIPO patentscope, Espacenet and Google Patents, and didn't find it. There are just the original ...
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How can I improve a PCT?

I have applied for a national patent and then I applied for a PCT claiming priority over the national patent and then I applied for a second national patent with improved content over the PCT just few ...
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When does an inventor first learn who is her patent examiner?

After a patent is filed, the USPTO typically mails back the filing receipt before assigning the patent to an examiner. How long does it typically take to assign an examiner? When/how does the inventor ...
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Citing a Foreign Patent--How do include a copy?

So I'm including a foreign patent in my Information Disclosure Statement (IDS), and my resources tell me I need to include a copy of non-US patents. How do I do that? I plan to file via efs-web. I ...
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WIPO translate-Patentscope download

Is there a simpler way to download machine translated patent text from WIPO Patentscope, beside copy-paste text from WIPO window? Is it possible to download/export bibliographical data + translated ...
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patent renewal /re-application

I have designed a unique instrument , applied for temporary patent in UK and EU , got it granted and thereafter , due to lack of capital , the temporary patent expired after 18 months. I dont ...
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Is this an actual patent? WO2012046284A2

In reference to the patent: WO2012046284A2 There is no technology described in this patent. There are wrong descriptions of scientific theories and many other errors. It even invokes religious ...
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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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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 can the challenge date of an application be extended?

The challenge on Microsoft's patent US 20130063492 states: Availability for Challenge: Open Until at least Sept 14, 2013 How is the "available for challenge" date obtained? What steps must we ...
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Certificate of Correction for correcting the Application Data Sheet

I have a problem where I didn’t list the claims of priority in the ADS, though I did on the first page of the specification. (Everything is US.) The patent was allowed with minimal fuss and no one ...
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Sites tagged to a patent

Is there a way to tag a patent to a specific site or check the sites that are tagged to a particular patent? Thanks!
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If I am not able to find patent then can I consider it expired?

I downloaded a patent from internet and when tried to find its status that if it is active even today or not was not able to find on Intellectual Property of India website even by searching it from ...
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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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Patent overseas

I am filing a patent overseas in China. My U.S. Attorney need me to sign a power of attonery to the attonerys in China. The language in the contract states: pursuant of the relevant provisions of the ...
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Which "Application Part" and "Application Data Sheet" do I use for the provisional patent document?

While trying to submit my (personally-made) patent documents on EFS-Web I ran into an issue. I'm assuming that I should upload the pdf document of the provisional patent application in the "Attach ...
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which documents need to be in a USPTO provisional utility patent for a software system

Presently I have: COVER SHEET ABSTRACT and CLAIMS What's missing?
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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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Way to release technology with license, without necessity to pay money

I've got serious technology, something that can change way we handle stuff today. Problem is, that I don't have the money to fill in international patent. How should I proceed? I want humans to use ...
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what is the application number of this patent

In reference to the patent: US2666001
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