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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can two different people own a patent in different countries?

Lets say two people work on an idea or product. Then they decide to go their separate ways since they are both moving to different countries, but agree to patent the invention in the respective ...
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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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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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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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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, ...
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Regarding selecting a font on the provisional patent

So, I decided to go with the Courier New font offered by Microsoft Word in writing my provisional patent. I am assuming that is the same Courier font suggested by the UPSTO? Anyway, I have written a ...
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Provisional patents formal font size and style

I wonder if anyone can direct me to an article on which font to use for headers and text in a patent. I have searched some articles without luck. I want my provisional patent to be as formal as the ...
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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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Do i need to file multiple design patents if the product can use different country plugs

My design uses an integrated plug, for example US, EU, European plugs, do i need to file multiple design patents for the different plug options? Or is one plug ok to show the ornamental design for ...
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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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Two aspects of the same invention and one aspect is not unique

Ok, so suppose I have an iOS patentable application. The app consists of two components let us name them Com1 and Com2. Com1 is simply a normal means of input that takes input from the user of the app ...
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Software invention with two components

So, assume I have an iOS application with two components. Let us call those C1 and C2. C1 takes input from the user and does some calculations then stores it for C2 to do more calculations and display ...
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How to deal with two aspects of invention in claims

So, assume I have a software invention with two aspects. Let me provide an example to simplify things. Assume I invented a client and server. The client and server both communicate with one another. ...
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To patent a technology on a smart device and a yet to be made apparatus

I am reading on some patents and I want to make sure I understand them right. Let us follow my example which is a custom vibrator. I have no plans on making a patent over it, I am just using it as an ...
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What does method, apparatus, computer software embodied mean

what does this sentence mean: "can be implemented as a method, apparatus, and/or computer software embodied in a computer-readable medium" I have learned that method means process. Though, is this ...
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Should I abandon my provisional and start over?

Situation: Filed my provisional 11 months ago. Rewriting to file as regular US and PCT applications. Pro se currently, may have pro bono help in a couple of months, for filing further claims in ...
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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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Writing my provisional patent application for my app, I have a question

Ok, so I have decided to write my PPA to protect my idea and I am writing all aspects about this new idea. I started using Google Patents to read some of the non-provisional patents to have some idea ...
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Writing a provisional patent draft for a mobile app

I am in the process of writing a draft for my provisional patent. I have spent a great deal of time reading the books and watching videos on youtube plus some patenting courses. One of the tutors said ...
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When is the right time to apply for my provisional patent

I have just finished testing my mobile application and I am ready to release it. The idea is novel and patentable. I have made sure of that. Now I have a question, I want to know the right time to ...
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Keep application secret

Is there a way to keep an invention patent application unpublished in the US? If yes, for how long and can one get a search report while keeping the invention secret? Afaik in Europe the only way ...
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Was this patent ever granted?

In reference to the patent: US20100118147 Was this patent ever granted?
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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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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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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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Was this patent from 1919 reissued? It looks like nothing new was added

The following patent was issued in 1919. I believe that the original patent was not renewed. I am trying to understand if the the original patent in all of its definitions was reissued to the new ...
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How many new patents were registered, commissioned or administered by NASA in 2016?

The question: "How many newly registered patents were filed by NASA during the fiscal year 2016?" The answer may include any listing or database recently filed with the US Patent Office, its liaison ...