Questions tagged [patentability]

For questions relating to the legal requirements necessary for applications to be granted a patent. Please include a tag relating to the relevant type of intellectual property protection you are asking about. There are invention patents, design patents and utility models. For an explanation of the differences, read the full tag description.

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How important are claims in provisional patents

Is it important to mention the claims in a provisional patent and how will the claims affect the non-provisional patent if I decided to convert it within a year? I have read that you cannot mention ...
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What do companies mean when they say your idea has to be patent or potentially patentable?

Does it mean that it simply must be able to become patent, and not have a similar patent already filed?
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What is the the scope of this patent

In reference to the patent: US9383820 Hello, I want to understand the scope of this patent. From what I saw they are patenting custom vibration patterns in relation to creation of alerts. Though, I ...
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Is patent protection limited to ONLY what is described in one of the claims?

If one has a patent in which a formulation procedure (delivery system) for a class of drugs, and specifically for one member of that class of drugs is described can statements made in 3-4 different ...
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Can a patent include a claim that is encompassed by an “abstract” claim rejected in a different pending application?

There is a pending patent that has a number of very abstract claims which are currently being denied for being "abstract ideas" (although the inventor may appeal at some point). I am currently working ...
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A specifc question regarding mobile apps patenting

I have a new idea for a mobile app that I have developed and finished developing. The idea is unique and new. I know about the three conditions to patenting mobile applications and my app meets them. ...
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A question regarding micro entity terms

I know that I meet the first condition where I have 0 patent filings. Also, my revenue is less than 10 thousand dollars a year. Though, I do not understand the third term. Can someone explain to me ...
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Patenting existing product in a package of single unit

Is package of single unit of a known product patentable? assuming that this product does not exists or sold in a single unit. also this product currently sold to organizations and companies and not ...
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method patent: sub-method dependency

Suppose a method patent that consists of: step A, step B, step C, step D We're disclosing how to perform each step. Step C involves performing a sub-method to perform step C. This step C can be ...
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Patent legal validity

In reference to the patent: US1594978 I'd like to know, if the such patent is still covered by the copyright laws and, then, if its replicability is still allowed for the development of similar ...
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Is there a patent for water flow sensing and leak detection in Pipes?

I am working on project which aims at making a device which can calculate the amount of water flowing through the pipe (to calculate water usage by a user). The device will be connected to the main ...
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what if i use other people invention is part of my own invention

i have an idea to create a machine that use electric motor (which is an invention that is created by someone else long time ago). do i have to pay the electric motor inventor some money to be eligible ...
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Redesign of ref#112 knob

In reference to the patent: US20090199918 The adjustment knob 112 pulls up from a locked position to rotate for pressure adjustment and pushed down to return to locked position. This knob is used ...
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Could I allow the public to build proof of concept while protecting my patent rights?

I have filed a provisional patent for my holographic system. This is a field crowded with, sometimes literally, smoke and mirrors, systems that fail to work, or deliver the promised effect. This has ...
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Patent Troll Alert PCT/US2016/031871

In reference to the patent: WO2016186925A1 CLAIMS We claim: 1. A method of performing upscaling, the method comprising: parsing an input video; breaking the input video into individual frames; ...
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Can I get a patent from a device which was made with open source parts?

Can I get a patent for a device which was made with open source parts? I have some concept of a device but it's made with Arduino and other (Arduino-friendly) components. Is it possible to pass all ...
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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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Long arm quilting machines have been on the market for over 40 years

In reference to the patent: WO2015015158A1 Can you get a patent for a product that sells in high volume on the market over the past 40 years?
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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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I authored a new mathematical theorem so: Is it patentable, is scholarly publication an advantage, where should I patent it?

I have created new mathematical theorem. I don't know of its advantage or application. I am confident that it will be advantageous in the future so due to that reason I have 3 questions: Is a theorem ...
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How can I Patent features, functions, and devices without details?

I invented a chair with a mechanism that has functions and features ( using a controller ). The problem is there are a lot of ways or designs to make each detail. I wrote the provisional patent ...
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What is different in this claim from US7160405B2 Marcel Aeschlimann?

In reference to the patent: WO2016054751A1 What, in this claim is different from the following? (same applicant...extending life of the patent?) Integral joining Grant US7160405B2 Marcel Aeschlimann ...
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Can I file patent for my new Automated Teller Machine?

As part of my degree project ,I designed an automated teller machine by adding and removing some of the existing and new features of automated teller machine and the simulated using visual studio.Can ...
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Is this patent valid? Or just granted and never used

In reference to the patent: US8602429 Is this patent Valid? There are a lot of manufactures wordwide who sells exact this product. Can someone check for me if there are any issues going on with this ...
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Does a photography need a patent?

I do not know to much about this domain. Bud if I want to register a photography made by mine, I need a patent for it?
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Applying for a patent after one has lapsed

I am interested in applying for a patent and found a similar one that has lapsed. May I apply for mine as a new one even though it is similar?
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How does Apple file a patent for a paper shopping bag?

Apple's new "iBag" I picked this up reading some blog. Why... is this even allowed? It's a paper bag with a handle.
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This patent appears to fail the “obviousness” test

In reference to the patent: US20150308983 It is questionable whether is patent may be patent-able. Apart from the Cointrust app that does an acoustic test for the authenticity of coins, precious ...
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is this patent still enforceable?

In reference to the patent: US5991151 is this patent still valid and upheld or has it lapsed?
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Costs for patents in Europe for software or online-service

I'm currently not entirely sure if I can get a patent on my "idea" at all, yet I think I might, but if so I wouldn't know at the moment in what kind of group my patent would be considered in. However,...
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Can a patent that cannot work be considered prior art?

I spent four years developing a patent-able idea, but there already is a U.S. patent that claims to produce exactly the same result but has a critical flaw that renders it inoperable. Any person ...
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Can I apply a patent for logos?

I just designed some logos for my own company. I'm wondering if I can apply a patent for those logos, and put copyrights on them? Appreciate it!
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How to evaluate IT contract for patent and invention content

If I want to work for an organization, and agree to something along the lines of: 10. Inventions. Except as otherwise provided in any prior written agreement(s) between the Employee and ACME, ...
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Explanation if patent is granted or pending

I am not a US citizen and I'm not fit into all these bureaucracy and complex names. How can I know if this patent was granted? Publication number US9117231 B2 Publication type Grant Application ...
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this plant and its constituents can not be patented

In reference to the patent: US20110256246 This is a traditional recognised and acknowledged healing plant of the Australian Aboriginals in Tasmania and other parts of Australia, it can NOT therefore ...
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can someone patent a machine which uses signal transfer?

if in my patent application machine includes a signal transfer through data cable can someone other can patent same machine that transfer signal through wifi or Bluetooth.
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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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Video game mechanics patentable?

Can you patent your video game mechanics? Like if Flappy Bird mechanics had been patented by the guys who made the helecopter game (original flappy bird), could the creator of Flappy Bird be sued for ...
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This patent looks to be a spam/troll attempt

In reference to the patent: US20100313926 I'm an electrical engineering major that just graduated with my masters degree. I was looking at zeolite applications and I stumbled onto this patent. After ...
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Is a music electronic circuit patentable?

In the music industry, there are plenty of guitar effects pedals. Most of them are clones of clones and all of them are available on the market. Nobody enforces any patent and everybody lives happy ...
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Electrical Signals vs Electromagnetic Signals

In reference to the patent: US6754472 Does the claim of sending electrical signals from the transmitter also enocmpass electromagnetic signals?
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Where to file first? At home or International?

Here is my question/scenario: If I want to file a patent application in my home country (Canada) in this instance and file it before anyone else, does this prevent anyone else from filing a patent ...
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Invented something 10 years ago, if I change it a little can I patent it

I invented a, lets just call it a simple circuit board, 10 years ago. I sold about 2000 of these so they are in the public. The way I understand it is if you didn't patent it within the first year ...
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How big a priority is it for me to apply for patent of my software algorithm?

How big a priority is it for me to apply for patent of my software algorithm? It’s used in a prototype for an actual product (A), and a proof-of-concept for product (B). (B) has a very interested ...
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Should a ridesharing platform be allowed a patent?

In reference to the patent: US20150058051 Knowing companies like Uber, AirBnb, RelayRides are share economy companies, what makes this company any different? If this man get a patent, does that mean ...
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How to patent a machine or anything that uses a promising material being tested and developed?

Let's say my patent uses the properties of a material that's not yet developed or that has being developed but it is still being tested. How is it patentable ?
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Can a new use for an existing invention be patented in Germany?

Imagine the following scenario: There is an technology which I didn't invent. But I have an idea of how to use this technology, in a special way to improve or extend a different product, which also ...
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Who gets credit on a patent?

I'm a student who I developing hardware/software for a product design that is going to be patented (applied). Am I being used? Or should I only do the work to develop the prototype if I get credit on ...
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What is the difference between 'Dillon 892 F.2d 1554, (Fed. Cir. 1989)' & 'Dillon, 919 F.2d 688 (Fed. Cir 1990)'

In the book "Invention Analysis and Claiming, a patent lawyer's guide" (second edition) by Ronald Slusky he makes the point that "A claim reading on prior art is unpatentable whether or not the prior ...
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Can chess moves be patented?

I've invented a new play in chess that allows me to place my opponent in checkmate after 15 moves. Would I be able to get a patent on this? What are the requirements for patenting something like this?...

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