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Is it possible to reference one figure in another figure?

Say I have a drawing of the internal workings of the invention in FIG 2. FIG 2 contains references to various main elements/sub-elements. There is also FIG 1 which is an overview of the whole ...
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Can reference characters refer to both singulars and plurals in the description?

Suppose a drawing contains a (single) thing labeled with a reference character, for example, "Client Device 102." Is it proper to later refer to the client device using a plural? For ...
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Is there a standard for reference characters in a figure with multiple identical instances of some object?

Is there a standard for reference characters in a figure with multiple instances of some object? For example, if I have a drawing with multiple identical client devices, should they all have a unique ...
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How to cover multiple modes of a power supply?

Many possible power supplies exist: As a real example, a non-novel part of a disclosure (e.g. powering the microprocessor or general-purpose computer) may derive power from a battery (all kinds, one ...
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How to represent arbitrary text in a patent drawing

I am doing drawings for my utility patent, which is a computer process that includes some user feedback in text. I don't know and don't want to limit by specifying exactly what the feedback will be, ...
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Minimum number of figures for design patent

Is there a minimum number of figures required to file a design patent? I see some patents filed with just 1 or 2 figures. Realize that it might not be great to defend the patent with fewer views but ...
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What's the difference between figure and drawing in patent grant?

USPTO patent grant bulk-data contains two fields number-of-figures and number-of-drawings. Figures number is always higher or same. So, I guess that drawings is a sub-set of figures. I have looked on ...
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Patent application: can the citation of a figure from another author be considered fair use? [closed]

I would like to include a figure from a scientific paper which illustrates some background for my invention. I can cite the source and I can make it clear that I'm using it for illustration and ...
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multiple figures of the same device - should parts be described again?

When having multiple figures of the same device from different point of view (from left side, front side etc.), should we use the same numbers for the same parts, or number them again? And should we ...
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Where are the images? [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: WO2017013302A1
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Where are the figures related to patent?

i need the images/ figures related to patent WO2017064292 (A1) ― 2017-04-20 as i have found difficulty to understand the procedure without having the figures. There is mentioned that figure 2/3 but i ...
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Images available?

In reference to the patent: US9045201 I would like to know if all this images are available anywhere to better understand the meaning of this document.
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Figures of the patent

In reference to the patent: EP2877714A1 Where can I find the figures the patent referes to?
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Do figures need to be in a sensible order?

Is it strictly necessary to arrange figures in a sensible order? Or can I simply append drawings to the end as I think of them?
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Images were taken off Google Patent search

In reference to the patent: US20140338666 How come the images were taken off Google patents? Is this a bad sign?
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Missing illustrations in WIPO patent application

In reference to the patent: WO 2013/153173 A1 Where can I find illustrations for this patent?
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Where can I view the figures from a patent?

I was just really wondering if there was a picture I could view for the invention in WO2004085005A3?
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where are the drawings for DE 202005010768 U1

I'm sorry for not being clear the first time. I have an invention that I want to patent, but it sounds similar to DE200520010768. I'm hoping that photos of diagrams of DE200520010768 will be helpful ...
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