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How to Compare 2 Patent data

I have a question How to compare Patent data like if we compare the patent data of the 2000 to 2016 it will show us how much technology has been used in these years. Compare 1 https://worldwide....
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Patents and Products

I need to know if there is a tool that can tell if a patent returned to a prodcut or a service or software. Thanks Jumana
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Data Scraping on USPTO

Anyone performed data scraping on USPTO? someone has a tool/code that can be used to extract data from USPTO and have it as SQL DB?
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Copy of original monopoly game patent

My grandfather had a company called "Schmid Game Company". He created a game called "Stock Market" which he copyrighted in 1959. During this process he obtained two copies of the original Dec. 31, ...
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How can I protect a product idea before seeking help with research and development?

It’s quite natural that inventors have doubt that if I give idea to someone what will happen to my idea?
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Help In Patent Check

Hope you all are doing well. I want to check patent of my product Contour Gauge. Patent number of some one else is given, US2949674A. Here application status is expired for life time. should i check ...
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Any startup service that streamlines the patent process?

My question is not technical and possibly some people here will think it's not an appropriate question. But I thought that this community is possibly the only place where it has a chance of being ...
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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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MPEP and Case Laws

How patent Examiners either memorize or manage themselves while citing all the relevant case laws and sections of MPEP during issuance of an Office Action?
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USPTO Services: Patent Searches & Patent Examinations

The USPTO has a 'menu' of services that one can purchase. I suspect that a patent search and exam is required when a utility patent: Why and when is each mandatory service performed? What are said ...
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Patent Claim Drafting

why in US a preemptive claim is patent ineligible and why the absence of complete preemption also does not demonstrate that a claim is eligible.
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Multi dependent claims (Uses and Advantages)

What is the significance of multi dependent claims in infringement analysis? What are the advantages in claiming multi dependent claims over normal claims?
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EPO Continuation Application

Similar to CON and CIP application in US, is it allowed to file a continuation application with new subject matter in EPO ?
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where can i fetch the PDF for the reference AU2018900444A0

Since the reference AU2018900444A0 is published and assigned to Resmed, where can i fetch the PDF for the said reference. Your help will be appreciated.
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Patent Claim Interpretation

In patent claims why the clause 'based on' is considered to have a broader scope as compared to the other clauses (e.g. using, depending, etc.).
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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?