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Why advance google patent search not returning expected results?

Why advance google patent search not returning expected results? I want to get filtered results from Google patents by, document contains in its abstract a keyword1, a keyword2 adjacent to keyword1 ...
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Tools for finding plant patents faster or tips for using google patent for plant patent searches?

Title says most of it, I'm looking for some plant patents to see if my cultivar is patented, and if not if I can patent and sell it myself. This is my first time trying to search this, so I'm hoping ...
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A question regarding Google Patent sites trustworthiness

When an inventor comes up with an idea, s/he usually searches in Google patent or some other 3rd party patent archive sites with specific keywords related to the invention. Now, those keywords are of ...
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what is the point of performing a patent search on the part of the applicant prior to submitting?

It cost time and money. If your invention already exists somewhere, why not let the patent court discover it and reject your application?
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How to find a good patent searcher?

I have searched for my invention and found some related prior art, but nothing which would prevent a good patent from being issued. There certainly are gaps in my search, however, and I'd like to hire ...
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Is it a good idea to publicly release an idea after filling PCT application but before ISR is published?

Is it a good idea to put an idea included in a PCT application in the public domain so that it becames prior art? Is it a good idea to do so before the International search report is done? And after ...
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How do I find a patent from its number?

How can I find the patent with patent number P53958US00?
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Would I be infringing on a patent with a accessory for the patented design?

I have created a fooseball table (table soccer) accessory / design improvement depending on the aspect of which I can legally pursue also variation of product installation or the incorporation of the ...
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finding patent ZL 2007 3 0024190.5 portable fan

I purchased a rechargeable clip on fan. This model is available from various re sellers but i want to find the manufacturer. I am hoping the patent number will get me to them. The number on the fan is ...
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Is there a way to filter enormous Patent results?

I was just wondering with what tools would it be possible to filter patent results for a particular topic(Or is there a way I could just search through the claims in each patent to confirm novelty). ...
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Which is the best place to search for a filed/issued patent?

Which is the de facto and most recognizable patent DB in the world? Is it WIPO's database (the search engine and the interface seem limited) or Google Patents or maybe anything else? What is the ...
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Restriction Requirement

What is the rationale behind writing the term inventions, species, or groups, while raising a restriction requirement. How these three nomenclatures (invention, group, and species) are different and ...
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Page Numbers on Existing Patents

I'm filing nonprovisional utility patent and trying to fill out the Information Data Sheet with the related art. It requires page numbers. I've looked both on Google Patents and the USPTO's Full ...
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[In]Validity of Patents

Is every patent invalidity search conducted to overcome the threat of infringement suits imposed by their competitors? Can parties invalidate patents of their competitors without showing concerns ...
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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 search results - Prior art - Obviousness

Good afternoon all, I have had my search results back from the my patent application. The initial results show four pieces of prior art cited by the examiner. I had not included any citations ...
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How to get a patent or patent application permalink at the JPO website?

This is clearly the Japan version of How to get a patent or patent application permalink at the USPTO website?, so I steal from there: I'd like to link to certain patents or patent applications filed ...
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Patent searching in biotechnology

Is anyone experienced in searching patent applications/patents whose subject is either an enzyme (protein sequence) and/or the gene which encodes a particular enzyme (dna sequence)? There should be a ...
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artwork missing from US9476133

In reference to the patent: US9476133 Hi, I am Brian Gilman you can email me at brian@gilmanindustries.com. I viewed my patent and noticed the artwork was missing. Can your group update the artwork? ...
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How do I find the previous or alternate names of a company?

I would like to search for the previous or alternate names that a US-based company uses or has used in the past. Where would I find the name history of a company? I would like to perform this search ...
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What is the status of the patent WO2006064519A2?

In reference to the patent: WO2006064519A2 What is the status of this patent - whether granted or is under consideration? Thank you
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Trying to find a patent for a hay baler

My great-grandfather said that his father, John Enos French, had obtained a patent for a machine that would make two bales of hay at the same time. I have seen half of the blueprint. No one living ...
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How can I see what exercise/small soft tissue designs are currently patented?

I am a corrective exercise expert, and have some techniques and ideas I would like to see how to protect, and/or what types of things are already protected. Is there a database of specific types of ...
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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 sell my own brand of toilet paper without being sued for infringement?

I would like to sell my own toilet paper rolls, but having done some google searches, there seems to be a lot of patents on it, many of which are held by Kimberly Klark. Is it possibly for me to buy ...
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Patent Search Failure

Is the patent attorney liable when you ask for a patent search and they fail to recognize a patent which is similar to your proposed product in their patent search? Ex. I have an idea for an umbrella....
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How to determine the status of a patent application on Google Patents?

In reference to the patent: USD708869 How Do I check if this patent been approved? Why or why not? When? Is the patent owner still alive? Is the patent for sale? Are there other similar patents?
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How to search by international classification at USPTO

I am trying to get list of granted patents searched by class at http://patft.uspto.gov/netahtml/PTO/search-adv.htm I am trying the following string. Anybody have any Idea how to do this. icl/C07 AND ...
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Anybody interested in an open source EPO OPS client for patent search? [closed]

I developed some Python and Java clients that perform the following tasks: querying the EPO OPS service with a list of several queries in order to get the broadest results set for a given subject ...
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Researching this product: V Blade Mandoline Slicer [closed]

Im researching into these V blade slicers and accordingly the first V-blade slicers, mader by Borner, patents expired back in 1989. Here's a patent they had but expired: https://www.google.co.uk/...
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Find potential patents related / linked to a Trademark

Apologies in advance if this isn't the right place to ask - I'm new to this forum. I'm building a software product that is similar to an existing product online in some ways. I want to make sure I'm ...
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Patenting same idea with different methodology

I had a key idea to StartUp a company. But I found other company already holding a patent(found in Google patent search) on same idea but different approach to accomplish it. Can I patent the same ...
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How to find all patents of inventor and get automatic update

I was trying to get a list of my patents for updating my CV/resume and because of my common name searching scholar.google.com and/or usto or other websites I get 100+ patents out of which only <10 ...
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How often is Google Patents updated?

Or, how long after an application is published by the USPTO is it included in the Google Patent database? For example, as of today, 2014-11-12, the most recent utility application was published 2014-...
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Ideas on how to do patent searching

I'm a newbie and I'm hoping to get some pretty interesting ideas from you guys about patent searching and the different tools and techniques I can use.
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What all can be accessed using Private PAIR?

Suppose I have a private pair account with uspto. Can I see patents filed today by other customers? Or It will show only patents that I have filed ?
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How do I find the patent application for OKCupid's Match algorithm?

OKCupid.com has filed for a patent, which is still pending on their matching algorithm. The "patent pending" claim is found here: https://www.okcupid.com/help/match-percentages The sentence reads, ".....
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What is missing in todays patents search engines?

The patents search engines market is saturated with big players, there are many engines, each offers more or the same features. How would you describe the best patents search engine? what would you ...
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How can I check whether an idea has been patented by someone already?

For example, I want to patent "square shape wheel". How I can check this idea has been patented?
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Online tool / database for finding entities by entering search keywords

I basically am trying to achieve a search for patents and/or entities (that own patents) containing some specific keywords. However, I would like to exclude a few entities from the search by using ...
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How many patents does Oracle Corporation own (including all acquired companies)?

How many patents does Oracle Corporation own (including all subsidiaries, like Sun Microsystems etc)? And is there any recent patenting policy, I was only able to find 1994th patent policy statement.
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How to get a patent or patent application permalink at the USPTO website?

I'd like to link to certain patents or patent applications filed with the USPTO. Google Patents makes this relatively straightforward, hosting patents & applications at this URL scheme: http:/...
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