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Does the classification process of an innovation have to be done by an examiner before he/she select the prior art that'd form an objection on novelty

Good Day to all. I am being challenged by an IP Australia examiner that my innovation lacks subject matter. The examiner however never did classification proceding and presents 4 bits of prior art ...
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Filed earlier, published later

US patent claiming Compound A or its salt (X salt included in laundry list) published after another US application filed as compound A's X salt and gets grant. They do not share common priority and ...
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USPTO patent search database no longer secure over web SSL https

Does anyone know how to do a safe query of the: USPTO Patent Application Full-Text and Image Database (AppFT)? When queries to the database essentially go across the web either to your VPN host or ...
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Abandoned Patent

In 2011 my partner and I abandoned a patent application after publishing because of spiraling costs, since then he has made another application with his new business partners in 2015 which is ...
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Utilizing existing already manufactured products

If two existing products manufactured in USA, with a US brand, that are unrelated and assembled (assembled requiring some machining and hardware) and utilized for a completely different application ...
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Mobile application Social network module patents

There are so many social networking apps available in AppStore and PlayStore. Almost all the modules and features are same in all those apps (like feedpage, photos/videos upload, chatting, etc). So If ...
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EXFAT Patent. Is this prior art?

I have been reading an article describing exFAT which has patents owned by Microsoft. In the article, it also refers briefly to two sections which allegedly are patented, that being a hash of the ...
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How do I identify prior art on US20060272266A1 Modular Structure in the form of a question?

I read this application (US20060272266A1) on a modular structure that attempts to patent a well-known form of tension/compression structure. The application still seems open after all this time. I am ...
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animal footstool storage

I wish to patent an animal footstool featuring a secret storage compartment it would look identical on the outside to an existing one already on the market without any storage within. The existing one ...
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Is this patent abandoned?

In reference to the patent: US6029723
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Different consideration for prior art based on jurisdiction(US and EP)

I'm confused what should be the prior art based on jurisdiction. Some have a grace period, but which are still prior art for others. I am basically confused about the following points. Grace periods ...
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Is this prior art or not? When a CCA-NC license precedes?

In reference to the patent: US20140120196 Isn't is called prior art when a design presented under Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial license is patented? Even the youtube video of ...
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Doesn't the publication of the Pharmaceutical Care Practices in 1998 and 2004 constitute public disclosure?

In reference to the patent: US20060271405
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This patent attempts to copy my company software that has been in the public domain since 2005 at www.AxisPointe.com

In reference to the patent: US20120239581 This patent seems to be a copy of my issued patent 20070033108 August 5, 2005 regarding the documentation of products and components in real property. There ...
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Partial disclosure of EP2709017A1 before the patent filing date of Sep 14, 2012

The summary of EP2709017A1 states: The invention provides a device for controlling the access to a cache structure comprising multiple cache sets during the execution of at least one computer ...
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Patenting existing non-patented concept for use against future use of said concept

A concept or [software] routine/process has been used previously, but has not been patented. If I successfully patent that concept, will I be able to claim infringement when it is used in a future ...
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Prior Art search

What are the best way to search closest prior art and how to identify closest prior arts from prosecution file history for pharmaceutical patents.
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Mobile App Patent

I would like to know, if a basic search of patent database will give me an idea on whether my idea is patent-able? or I need to perform any specific patentiblity search?
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