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Questions relating to searching for or through patents and applications

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Is the trademark search feature on USPTO.gov (http://tmsearch.uspto.gov) accurate?

My question refers to a search I performed regarding the ownership of the motto, "WHEN YOU'RE HERE, YOU'RE FAMILY" that was at least at one time the motto of Olive Garden restaurants. The part that ...
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Unable to get this patent ( number 75086) detail

I am trying to look into the patent mentioned on this Art Deco: Original années 1930 Betel motor car-art deco metal. Ebay has sold many in past bearing the same Patent number. As can be seen the ...
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Patent Pending Thyco vintage plug

My father had this piece in his basement. It works just fine. Connected to an old lamp base. Can someone give me some info on it...I can't find anything like it on the web. Thanks so much.
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How do I get correspondence contacts for any patent? [duplicate]

I was looking at some patent's that may be on conflict or consultation by their holders may be useful. During some of my research, I stumbled onto a loose PDF it has correspondence data listed. How ...
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Is searching by CPC adequate while performing a patent search?

I am searching for patents similar to my product. Is performing a search on google patents using CPC adequate to find prioir art? If i do not find patents similar to my product in the search result, ...
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Search Patents by applicant or assignee city?

The USPTO patent search site provides an unusually large set of searchable fields. For a project to advise a local city, I have searched with AC/"assignee city" and AACI/"applicant city". It also has ...
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What are the best prior art databases and search tools?

There are many ways to find prior art (books, thesis, magazines, patents, etc etc). When doing online prior art search, what tools and databases do you use?
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A patent for a specific wallet

Hi friends I would like to know if there is a patent for this wallet: http://zenlet.co The ZENLET wallet (https://i.stack.imgur.com/pRKNh.jpg)
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How do I find the previous or alternate names of a company?

I would like to search for the previous or alternate names that a US-based company uses or has used in the past. Where would I find the name history of a company? I would like to perform this search ...
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I want to know the place of publicationa and publisher name

In reference to the patent: US4464123
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Images available?

In reference to the patent: US9045201 I would like to know if all this images are available anywhere to better understand the meaning of this document.
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Tool for checking/proving the appearance of a product in the market

I was wondering if there is a tool / a database or something different that can be used to show the date of appearance of certain products in the market. It could perhaps be something similar to the "...
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Who holds patents for “over-size” golf club grips?

Who holds patents for "over-size" golf club grips for putters, drivers, irons etc.,? Showed my design to a patent attorney, could not afford a patent search. Later, I saw my idea being sold! It was ...
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Find patents with classification that have been reexamined

The second answer to this question suggest patents.google.com as the best way to search for reexamined patents. However, if I search for the classification 'F25B' and 'reexamination', the results ...
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any other patents involving baseball caps for pigtails?

Are there any patents out for baseball caps with pigtail/ponytail openings?
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Search issue on patent # US5269144A for Michael J. Holihan

I was the original inventor of patent #US5269144A, however; I was added later due to a major oversight. When I search my name for patents, this patent does not show up? My name is shown if you click ...
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combination patent - do I need to specify type of a component (sensor)?

can I patent a machine that includes a motion sensor that has already patented. their are many types of motion sensors so can I use only "motion sensor" specific word in patent application or whether ...
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Who can use this?

In reference to the patent: US6506148 Who has rights to this patent?
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How can I find this product?

Is there a way to find someone that makes an item with a certain patent number? Specifically, I'm looking for the product described in patent number 4,455,711.
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Macular Microcurrent Therapy update (literature search)

In reference to the patent: WO 2003/105945 A2 (US 7,187,977 B2) This study was reported twelve years ago and appears to have helped three patients by microcurrent therapy. Where can I find follow up ...
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Miscitation between patents due to human error?

In reference to the patents: US8159357 and its citation US7439887 The patents seemingly have nothing to do with one another, yet the patent examiner added the citation US7439887 (GIF decompression) ...
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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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Trademark designer's surname is indexed incorrectly [duplicate]

In reference to patent US D3,003. How did the name of the trademark designer/patent applicant come to be indexed as J. H. Gaknhart, since in the text of the trademark application it is clear his ...
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Drawings and practical implementation

In reference to the patent: WO 2009/018016 A2 In this patent there are no drawings and no any practical implementation is shown. How would I understand the practical concept?
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How to know what is an important patent?

When I search for a patent on a topic, I often find a lot of patents that match my criteria. How can I whittle those results down and know which ones are important or influential for that topic? Is ...
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Who owns the rights to plastic spoons now? (US D234017 S)

In reference to the patent: USD234017 Who owns the rights to plastic spoons now? Their patent was only to last 14 years
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How to find information for a Organization [duplicate]

I have made a replication of this foundation. I have also switched out 1 major ingredient and added another. How can I find their patent information to examine more of this formula?
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Erroneous citatations [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US26919 A number of non-firearm patents cite this patent but they actually refer to the reissue patent R26919 in the text. This is probably a common problem when the ...
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When will this Patent expire 5,669,982 [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US5669982
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How to find all patents of inventor and get automatic update

I was trying to get a list of my patents for updating my CV/resume and because of my common name searching scholar.google.com and/or usto or other websites I get 100+ patents out of which only <10 ...
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Prior Art existing

In reference to the patent: US8230232 How can it be that this patent was granted if there is http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-540-44871-6_29#page-1 and http://www.google.com/patents/...
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Is patent search reserved to agents or attorneys? Is searcher accountable?

Is providing "search services" (like patent search, patent landscape, freedom to operate analysis and so on) reserved to patent agents or patent attorneys or is it a service that any company can ...
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Is it possible to search patents by assignee?

My name is Jesse L Culpepper. I would like to know how many patents are in my name.
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Patent DE4038611 A1 - request [duplicate]

I would like to ask for a contact to patent DE4038611 A1 (Mr.Bojanovsky).
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I think I have original sketch of patent 47789 - Rag doll [duplicate]

Is there any worth to original patent sketches? It is the same as show on your sight. Design/Inventor by JB Gruelle , Doll, Application filled May 28 1915/ Patented Sept. 7, 1915
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Application Status

From the site patentscope.wipo.int I searched for a publication #. The site made a find and when I clicked on the publication # the header had only five tabs on the header. “National Biblo. Data”, “...
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I would like to receive the contact details of the Authors for Patent WO2014067081A [duplicate]

I am interested in contacting the authors. Please help if possible.
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Patent search firms #2

To committ a search to a search firm is it necessary to sign a confidentiality agreement? The results for non-english language patents are confined just to abstracts and title or search firms ...
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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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Do I need to search for patents which are not yet published?

I am doing prior art searching. I want to to know whether I need to search for patents which are not yet published. If so, how do I do this? A related question is: Can I search all patents which are ...
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Is there any way to search classification of USPTO?

Is there any way to to search classification of patent in CPC or USPC by keyword? E.g I want to know what class "computer mouse" is, but it seems the search page assume that I already knew the code ...
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Similar patents

What is the worst situation in which I could find myself in the case my patent is very similar or identical to another, without doing it intentionally? Can I be sued from the other inventor, or can I ...
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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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Multi-story 3d printing

I'm looking to create a software that assembles multiple small objects into multiple layers. The reason for this is that the objects are relatively small (a few cm diameter), and the printing platform ...
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Instance of the product patented?

I am trying to find a good image of the design in this patent application, but the application itself does not contain any good depictions of the actual microwave oven. Does anyone know of a good way ...
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What is missing in todays patents search engines?

The patents search engines market is saturated with big players, there are many engines, each offers more or the same features. How would you describe the best patents search engine? what would you ...
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Online tool / database for finding entities by entering search keywords

I basically am trying to achieve a search for patents and/or entities (that own patents) containing some specific keywords. However, I would like to exclude a few entities from the search by using ...
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Patent Troll: Search Results with Image

There is a patent troll trying to get a number of websites to pay a license for a search that results in an image with text describing that image. The main claim might be roughly paraphrased as: A ...
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search text within a predetermined set of patents

Do you know of any patent search tool that allows you to search text within a predetermined set of patents? preferably free tool. Or alternatively, somewhere I can download the text of the set of ...
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How To Tell If Applicant Was Granted a Patent

So if there is no patent, only a publication number how do I tell if they were ever granted a patent or if they were, where is it? I'm looking at publication # EP2526617.