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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Why can the image not be viewed?

In reference to the patent: US20150183561
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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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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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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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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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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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