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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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Recordation of Patent Grant

This question is related to Who gets a "patent grant cover" from the USPTO? Does the "ribboned copy" get sent to overseas inventor/assignee (at recorded overseas address) by USPTO if such ...
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Is coding knowledge required to file a patent for an app?

I have an idea in my head and I know how it will work. I can write about it in detail along with diagrams. But the problem is I don't know how to code. Can I file a patent for it with this much detail ...
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Is Inventhelp wise to use for an inventor with no money to get a utility patent?

I have an idea that I have been working on for a while, which, I hope I can get a utility patent for. Since, I live hand to mouth, with little savings, could Inventhelp assist me to get this utility ...
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How to defend your work from patent vultures?

Many of us put our ideas in github or articles, hoping they will be just used. However, as I have currently a tough lesson, if your idea turns out successful, you can count on patent vultures trying ...
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Searching contact details patend CN102853400 B

does anyone know how i can find the contact details from chinese patent holder for this patent CN102853400 B would be great thank you in advance
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Can I patent a service that I don't want another business to offer?

I am currently working on getting my organization known, and came up with ideas for services that no one else offers right now (please don't ask for very specific details, I don't really want to give ...
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PCT patents , is it Public Domain or up for grabs in my country?

If a PCT patent was filed in lets say "Ukraine" in 2004, but the owner let it never actually got it published as a patent in a national phase(in any country)legally may I file a similar patent in the ...
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Regarding the usage of this process in my industry

In reference to the patent: WO1998038266A1, is this process patented in all the countries, around the world? Or just in China and USA? I'm planning of using this in India. Do I have right to use this? ...
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How much does it cost to file and obtain a patent? Who pays the patent costs?

How much does it cost to file and obtain a patent? Who pays the patent costs? What is the price range for a professionally written patent.
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How to get patent family information?

Where can I get patent family information? I know there are several paid/subscription tools which can retrieve the information. However, is there a way to get the information using common/free ...
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Where to do download patents data?

I've looked at : http://www.patentsview.org/download/ and the "claim" download is 10GB in size. Is there a smaller download size location can download patents over past approx 30 years in xml/csv ...
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Private Patent Office

I know next to nothing about the patent system in the US, so forgive me if this is a ridiculous question. What would stop one from starting their own private patent office. The USPTO solely examines ...
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Withdraw an Issued Patent

If I have suddenly realized that my issued patent infringed an earlier issued patent, and I have been notified by the original inventor of this infringement, even though my patent was granted, what ...
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How to stop false patent infringement claims [closed]

I've found a product that was implemented poorly and have redesigned it. Completely. It appears the same, as in it looks almost identical from a distance, but it isn't. It's a glove. After reviewing ...
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Exactly what is patented

In reference to the patent: WO2010031854A1 Hi. Can you please tell me exactly what is patented on these shopping bag? I have designed a better style, longer lasting and eco friendly... Is the patent ...
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What is considered applicable prior art?

I contacted an invention development company about a general idea for a new product. Shortly afterward through a simple Google search I found a product very similar to my idea being sold on internet. ...
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Patent office statistics and reports for rejected Patent applications

I periodically see announcements / articles that state X hundred thousand applications were filed in 20##, at the: USPTO, EPO, JPO, KIPO.... and company Y filled Z thousand. I'm curious as to the ...
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Why isn't there a requirement for all software / business method patent applications to be “formally specified”?

Why isn't there a requirement that all software / business method patent applications be formally specified ? Formal methods has been around / best practice in the [Software] Engineering spheres for ...
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Is it a red flag for a patent attorney to be a prolific inventor in diverse fields

A patent attorney has several patents to her name in very diverse fields. Some inventions are routine utilities, while others are highly technical & domain specific. The latter makes me wonder ...
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Protecting App UI & Features

I have an app that introduces an innovative user interface & features and I would like to take steps to protect it. From my understanding it is possible to patent/copyright user interfaces and ...
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Do I need NDA when talking to a patent professional?

when talking to a patent professional do I need her to sign NDA or non-disclosure is implied?
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File Patent Internationally on Behalf of Others

I have been thinking about patenting a product that I have been developing together with a friend, and was wondering if you guys could help me out with some question: Am I able to patent something on ...
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patent number 3605913 Dust suppressor for rotary drills

I think my father is the inventor of patent number 3605913 Dust suppressor for rotary drills.. he passed away in 1985.. Id like to know more .. or how can I find more info ?
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Patent search firms

Is it more common for a patent attorney/agent to commit a patentability search to a search firm or to do it in house? In case of committing to a search firm: which prices are fair? how to choose the ...
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Patent Sponsorship [closed]

I have an idea/product that I want to patent, but I live outside the US and I don't have the money for all the huge expense that is to patent something. Are there investors that are interested in ...
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Want to know if it is applicable for patent

I am designing a website and i think i have designed and defined a new way of making comment on a given post just from the User Interface point of view. I want that no one else should use same way of ...
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Can I buy patent for a specific gesture that I have used for specific purpose in google glass app?

I am new to patents and I was wondering that can I buy patent for a specific gesture used for a specific purpose in Google glass. The thing is that I have implemented something in one of my glass apps ...
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How to find patent Agents/Attorneys?

How I can find patent attorneys or agents who are reliable? After a lot of searching, I find most of the websites of attorneys very 'spammy looking'. Answers from people with previous experience on ...
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Cost for drafting and filing a patent

What is the average cost of drafting and filing a patent incurred when hiring an agent ? This can give an idea to me if I'm over charged for the service
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Curious about what kind of patent to get?

I'm not sure what kind of a patent to get. Let's say the sticker fad in the culture is to buy a quantity of stickers that are sold on a sheet of peel away paper, and that was the only way of buying ...
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Is there any web site to give Patent Classification by entering the Classification code?

I want a web site to search for a patent classification by entering the classification code . For example , if I enter G02 then I have to get optics , G02C5/14 -> Side members like that.. Is any ...
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How to get rights to use a patent [duplicate]

I wanted to patent something but found that it already existed on google patents. Now I would like to get in touch with whomever patented it to see if I can use the patent -- but I am not sure how ...
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Where can I see in which country a patent is valid?

I am looking through Google Patents and reading the paperwork of various patents. In what section can I see under which country the patent is valid?
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Is there any site to download patents in bulk in PDF format?

I want to download thousands of patent documents in PDF format for a patent search system. I want them in zipped files which have thousands of patents. Does Google bulk patent provide this?
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How to find the decision corresponding to a patent on ESPACENET?

I was reading EP 1 207 394 A2 filed in 2001, so I believe there could be a decision available. How can I find it?
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Where do I find the list of patents and designs for a given company?

Is there a way to look up patents and designs in the UK and USA for a given company?
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How can I contact the owner of a patent?

I am looking to contact a person who patented something. I am really interested in the vehicle covering system patent (US8430444) and would like to contact the inventor. Is there any way to get their ...
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3rd party filing a patent based on an idea posted to my blog

Can a third party file a patent based on a idea I have listed on my blog and made public under a creative commons license? Are improvements to the idea patentable if the original idea was published ...
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Which patent attorney filed the swiftkey (TouchType Ltd) or summly patent

Does anyone know who filed the Swiftkey (TouchType Ltd) or Summly (the firm brought by Yahoo for $30 MM)... Both companies are based in London, so I guess it will be a London firm.
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Which is the best way to file a provisional application in the United States?

We are a group of researchers in Europe, interested in filling a provisional application for a patent regarding a device that we developed. What is the cheapest, fastest and more effective way to do ...
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Patent Valuation

What are ways to find the value of a patent. By value, I mean its selling price in the market. Which is the most preferred method and if I need to go about it, how should I proceed/start?
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determine inventive concept OR ideas

Whats the best way to find an inventive concept OR idea from a patent OR patent application disclosure? A patent application is generally too lengthy and its hard to understand. Can somebody please ...
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Are there any companies that assist in pre-patent research?

Are there any companies that assist in pre-patent research? I have Googled this extensively and have only found The Davis Group, whose initial fees for a prototype and market research exceed $20,000....