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Claims to priority based on foreign filings, parent application filings, or provisional application filings.

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Can an abandoned patent affect an issued one ? There's a twist

Patent A was filed formally, March-13-2010, published Nov-2011 Patent B was filed provisional, March-14-2010, then formal-filed Mar-2011 The patents covered some similar areas, but Patent B spec was ...
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Non-provisional application merely incorporating by reference provisional application?

In the US, it is allowed to incorporate by reference (IBR) another document, and the IBRed document is treated as though it literally exists in the citing document. Therefore, in a non-provisional ...
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I have patent applications for the same invention in different countries. Can I choose which application to use as priority for a PCT one?

I have a US non-provisional that claims priority to a provisional one. It is not published yet but its priority period has expired. I also have a pending Australian provisional application for exactly ...
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Can you claim internal priority with the PCT?

My initial reaction to the above question was yes. However, consider the following - if DE, JP and KR have problems with earlier applications, is the second PCT considered to supersede the first? Does ...
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Is claiming priority with a different inventor essentially madness?

I apologize for the click bait title, but that's really my question. 35 USC § 102(a)(2) provides: A person shall be entitled to a patent unless— (2) the claimed invention was described in a ...
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Validity and Standing

In reference to the patent: US6405939 How long is this Patent standing and valid for?
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Is 12-month Paris Convention priority claim deadline extendable?

This question asks if a priority claim under the Paris Convention can be made after the 12-month deadline, and the accepted answer is 'no'. However, I wanted to ask again if this is really the case. ...
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How can the difference between “Priority Date” and “Filing Date” be greater than 1 year?

For most patents (at least the ones I looked at) there is no more than 1 year difference between "Priority Date" and "Filing Date": often exactly 1 year, and if not, just under 1 year. This must be ...
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US patent application based on the contents of Chinese patent applications

I have some patent questions related to several Chinese patent applications, which belong to my company (US company) and a Chinese company. I asked the Chinese company with my company to file a US ...
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Can Patent A be considered as a prior art over Patent B with a priority date before the filing date of Patent B?

We have: Patent A, filed Nov. 29, 2006 in the US, claimed the benefit of a DE application, filed Feb. 02, 2006,(there is a PCT application filed Nov. 29, 2006 with the publication date Aug. 30, 2007, ...
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is the indirectly claimed priority valid?

There are: application A filed Mar.1 2017, claims the priority of application B; application B filed Feb.1 2017, claims the priority of application C; application C, filed Jan.1 2017. However, app A ...
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Can EP or WO application claims the priority of US application ( wherein US application already claiming the priority of US provisional)

Can foreign application claims the benefit from the US application (wherein US application is claiming priority from provisional application). Note: 1) US application does not have any child and ...
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Should I abandon my provisional and start over?

Situation: Filed my provisional 11 months ago. Rewriting to file as regular US and PCT applications. Pro se currently, may have pro bono help in a couple of months, for filing further claims in ...
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Can a U.S. design application claim priority of a foreign invention application?

I was always under the impression that inventions, utility models and designs can all claim priority using each other, with the exception that inventions cannot claim priority using a design ...
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Can WIPO application filed after 12 months from priority date?

I forget to file WIPO application after 12 months from priority date of a US provisional application. While within 12 months I filed US non provisional application, is there any way to file ...
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I am the original inventor. Is it possible to find from USPTO PAIR the expiration of this pending patent?

In reference to the patent: US20160095523 The 2 granted patents associated with this application are : US8613706 and US9332914 have been assigned to : VASCULAR SOLUTIONS, INC by me. Phil Langston. ...
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Will claiming priority from provisional patent reveal it?

I have a single provisional patent application (PPA) in USPTO for some inventions. Now I want to pursue only one of them, because that invention was revealed to public. And I will claim priority from ...
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Does Priority Examination delay other patents?

I am assuming there is research and a conclusion on this, instead of just a discussion. Prioritized Examination allows patents to get examined in a year for a fee. I know of patent attorneys that ...
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Can the claims of an NPA from multiple PPAs retain the priority of their respective PPA filing dates?

If I wanted to file an NPA which included content from 2 different PPA's filed on different days ... then will the entire patent only be able to claim the priority of the most recent PPA? Or will ...
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Lost a digital copy of patent specification

I filed the National phase application on 29th Oct 2014 and PCT application on 14th Oct 2015. I lost a flash drive which contained the soft-copy of patent specification (everything related to the ...
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prior art proof

I filed a provisional application in 1994 . Then i sent a full description of my invention to an eminent professor in the field of that invention in USA, soon after filing the provisional application ,...
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What is the priority date of US 4,851,616 A?

What is the correct priority date of US 4,851,616 A, and what are the legal ramifications if an inventor deliberately misrepresents the priority date based on an error in the patent? Please provide ...
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Features not disclosed in provisional application priority date

Am I correct that: Should you claim priority from a provisional application and you disclose features in the subsequent non-provisional application (which claims priority from the provisional ...
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Can I submit a new application?

If my application was rejected, can I write a new application based on the same idea, or it would be rejected because the old application was considered as a prior art?
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Understanding File History and child parent of a Patent

In reference to the patent: US20030154017 Priority date is 1996 and based on number the patent is in Application status, how come?
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Examiner's search for prior art. Does it include non-published applications and patents younger than the priority date?

I have two questions regarding the functioning of the patent application examination process. Hopefully someone can shed some light. If a patent application has been filed but not yet published, does ...
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Provisional Patent Application validity questions

I am considering filing a Provisional Patent Application (PPA) on my own. If PPAs are never examined, is it correct to assume that I get a "patent pending" on whatever (since it is not published at ...
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Can I file US provisional patent, and publish the invention, then file for PCT after that? For how long can it be legal?

I will file provisional patent, then publish it. Can I file PCT application after that based on US provisional priority date? If yes, what is the maximum time I can have before filing PCT application?...
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Out of USPTO and GCC which one should be filed first?

I want to protect my invention in gulf and US both. Now shall I first file in Gulf (GCC) and then move to USPTO or the V.V ?
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Priority vs. benefit

What is the proper use of the phrases "claim priority from" and "claim the benefit of"? Can they be used interchangeably? When should both be used, if ever? Does this definition make sense: "...
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Production of patented product predates the product's patent

Patent US8144070 protects the IP concerning the portable Yagi-Uda antenna product called SuperAntenna Model YP-3... http://newsuperantenna.com/YP3-SuperBeam-Portable-Yagi-Antenna/ The problem is ...
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Is it possible to apply for a patent, if same invention was applied in other country by other but not applied for this country?

Let's say John applied for a patent in Germany on Jul 7, 2012, but did not apply for a patent of the same invention, that is, a patent which John could claim priority, in the US until Jul 7, 2013. Now,...
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Claiming priority or not

I filed a patent(provisional) a couple of months ago. The disclosure consist of two parts: 50% description of an underlying technology, and 50% a specific application of this technology. I haven't ...
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patent claiming that priority no?

Patent no WO2012164480 (A1) which is claiming priority to patent IN2011DE01539 (IN201101539I1), can these two patents be considered as the same patent or are they different patents?
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How many priority numbers can a patent have?

When I search patents at espacenet.com I see that some patent documents have multiple priority numbers. For example WO2010054132 has 4 priority numbers. (see bibliographic data). What does this mean? ...