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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New data visualisation - Design or Utility patent

From what I have understood so far, a design patent is a form of legal protection granted to the ornamental design of a functional item. Design patents are a type of industrial design right. and a ...
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Minimum requirement for a patent application to be published

I was wondering, if I applied for a patent (non prov. app) by submitting the description, abstract, claims, drawings and other documents if necessary but did not pay any fee, how would that be treated?...
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IP Patent Biotech

I’m an undergraduate student in Boston, MA and I interned for 6 months at a start-up biotechnology company. I made some gene pathway suggestions that, a year later, they’re still working on some. ...
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If I have a patent in china, can I also apply for a US patent?

My Chinese patent is good for another 5 years. Can i apply for US patent in the meantime if i plan to sell the product in the US?
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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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Everything I need to file my design patent - application examples?

I have been searching for an easy sample application for a design patent. I feel The USPTO is not really that good at providing an example filing application bundle. I will be filing as a Micro Entity ...
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Using a design with pending patent (application) then patent is approved

If you use a technology design that has a non-expired patent application, once that application has been approved, assuming it will, then will the product be considered a patent infringement? Are ...
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Can you claim internal priority with the PCT?

My initial reaction to the above question was yes. However, consider the following - if DE, JP and KR have problems with earlier applications, is the second PCT considered to supersede the first? Does ...
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What effect do the 'wherein' and 'further comprising' clauses have in this Microsoft brain-computer interface patent claim?

Microsoft recently filed a claim relating to brain-computer interfaces. Claim 1 sets out the basic 'invention', and other claims following using 'whereby' and 'further comprising' seem to specify ...
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Can a company apply for a patent after they release the product?

I know that prior art deems that a patent application should be denied. However, what is the specific chain of events for a company that wants to release a product asap. Can they release product at ...
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How can you patent a known process that is used in a unique way?

I was reading about a known retail process that was interesting. However, there are industries I feel it could be uniquely applied to and solve multiple problems. I googled application of other ...
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I Abandoned my Non-Provisional Patent Application - What Now?

I unintentionally abandoned my non-provisional patent application because I ended up in a still-pending legal dispute with the attorney who filed that application on my behalf (I since have filed a ...
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Why invent things for a company? [closed]

This Question has two parts. 1) If you are working for a company, lets say, apple for example. As an engineer, you have a brilliant idea/invention that is specific to the job you are working in, lets ...
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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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Should initial patent applications be a bit broad as a negotiating point?

(For the purposes of this question, assume the application is free of syntactical errors that would obviously lead to an office action.) I have corporate experience preparing patent applications. ...
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what happens if chinese person filed a patent of a machine which is already patented in USA by an other person?

If the machine is already patented 3 years ago in the USA and if Chinese person patent the exact same machine in china, what happens? what will be the limitations to the Chinese person? And ...
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Scorekeeping patent and live results

How is it possible to get a patent on something that is very generic in nature and not an invention like stating a sporting events, storing it in a database and showing it to the public live in some ...
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How are patent processes initiated in big companies (typically)?

This is a part of my effort to help my friend who is thinking about patenting an idea (regarding some concept of security and compression). This is obviously not my idea and I am only helping my ...
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New use of current medication for treatment of gastric ulceration

I am Egyptian pharmacist studying for master degree in pharmacology, I have discovered new use of a current medication for treatment of gastric ulceration through my experiments on rats. What are the ...
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Examiner Cited Disclosed Art 3 Years After the fact in a 102 Rejection

I have an outstanding patent application that has gone through 5 Office Actions, 9 prior art citations, and one improper final office action withdrawn by the TC Director over the past 3 years. On the ...
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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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Can I file new patent, copy of patent I filed couple of years ago, as I missed PCT for few countries

I had filed a patent earlier in India and have got the patent granted from one country through PCT. At that time I had selected only one country and I have missed the PCT deadline. Can I refile a new ...
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Patent image irrelevant to claims

I am looking at a particular patent where they are claiming a GUI (graphical user interface) that contains a draggable interactive controller as a critical element of the invention. But one of the ...
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Asking about a patent drafting advice

If am I going to use licensed technology to come up with a new patent, how should I mention it while drafting the application?
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Can I file a Patent in the US from a different country?

I'm a citizen of another country and currently reside there. Is it possible to file an online patent using USPTO from my country? Or s I can file should I file an international Patent through USPTO?
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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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What are the bracket numbers in a patent?

Example You see how the United States Has a (19) in brackets. What do that mean? I see on othet patents the United States patent is also (19) and inventor is also matched up with (76) or (75) and ...
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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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Impossible to patent to other countries because 12 months have passed

I have a utility patent in China for over 2 years and I recently decided to go ahead and patent my invention in North America. Problem, because there is an existing patent in China for this invention (...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...