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Reinstatement of a patent after a Failure to Pay Maintenance Fees.

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Timing on lapsed patent--protected?

I have a lapsed patent which I am attempting to get reinstated via petition (SB-66: unintentional delay in payment of maintenance fees). Once I am reinstated, I will have been lapsed (unprotected) for ...
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When a patent goes into Lapse status in European countries can it be renewed later?

When a patent goes into Lapse status in European countries can it be renewed later? What are the different status a patent can have that make it enforceable at present or in the future?
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Is there any way to track Patents which are reinstated after non-payment of maintenance fees?

I was tracking US 7,985,418 claiming sevelamer compositions. On 30th August on regular update in Pair I have seen status as "patent expired on 21.04.2014 due to nonpayment of maintenance fees". ...
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Letter received re abandonment of patent

In reference to the patent: US 2013/0033156 My name is Lesley Anne Targett, widow of Kenneth Stanley Targett. I have received a letter from the United States Patent and Trade Mark Office re patent ...
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How do we reinstate our patent US 5,341,526

I am the owner of patent US 5,341,526. Our mother was the original inventor and was going to pay the maintenance fees, but never did. So, we were told that we lost the patent. Could you please tell ...
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Patent issued in 2005 and now is ceased/expired due to failure to pay maintenance fees

If a patent has been claimed expired/ceased due to failure to pay maintenance fees, and I come in and assign the patent to myself (is this possible) I would also pay all the fees up to date. The ...
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Failure to pay maintenance fees

If an inventor submits an idea and it has been accepted, and he makes no tangible device (it remains intellectual rather than carried out). But then the inventor does not pay the maintenance fees, ...
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Can the patent be revived EP 0639878 B1

This patent on the legal events shows it has ceased on the 22 Jan 2009. Can this be revived by paying the fees. Also how long are patent granted for 15 years or 20 years and is this from the date o ...
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How to get rights to lapsed Patent?

Patent US 5,240,307 is for a invention that my father created. And I see that the patent has lapsed due to non-payment of fees. I was wondering how someone can go about obtaining the patent.
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Expired patent - non-payment

hypothetical question. Let's assume someone else's patent has expired due to non-payment, and we release a product that that would potentially have infringed on it. Three months later they see our ...
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What is a “Lapsed Patent” and which concepts (if any) may still be protected by this Patent?

US 6,148,942 "Infant stroller safely propelled by DC electronic motor" According to Google Patents, US 6,148,942 is Lapsed and according to Public PAIR its status is Expired as of 2008. Google ...