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Send prior art to the patent owner or third party it to the examiner?

What's wiser - since an applicant has the duty to disclose prior art to a point would it be better to send it anonymously to the owner or jump through all the hoops it takes to get it to an examiner? ...
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Do PCT Third Party Observations count against TPO limits at Receiving Offices?

Patent offices offering third-party observations/submissions generally impose a limit on the number of TPOs than can be filed anonymously. Do PCT TPOs count against this limit? This article seems to ...
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Do Protests make Third Party Submissions redundant?

Basically, are third party submissions (35 U.S.C. 122(e)) a proper subset of protests (37 CFR 1.291) in terms of what evidence and arguments can be presented? I have the opportunity to file a protest ...
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Proving the date of a website being used as prior art

I have several pieces of prior art that were published on a website. The site is public but not in the Internet Archive or anything like that. I have content upload dates in the database that could ...
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Options for submitting prior art on a patent application after the 6 month window passed?

There's a patent application close to issuance for an "invention" we have significant pieces of prior art for, but the time allowed for third party submissions under 35 U.S.C. 122(e) has passed. MPEP ...
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Arguments allowed in “Concise Description of Relevance” in USPTO prior art filing

During the Third-Party Preissuance Submission under 37 CFR 1.290 one can submit prior art documents together with Concise Description of Relevance explaining relevance of said document. To what level ...
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I had invented and published before this patent application - How do I get it invalidated?

In reference to the patent: PCT/GB2014/051152 WO 2014/170646 A1 granted and pending patents: GB1307148.5, GB1500104.3 and GB1500105.0 to What3Words Limited: Here is the screenshot from the video I ...
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What is the best way to bring a relevant 102 prior art reference to an examiner for a published application?

I found non-patent literature in the form of a letter to the editor correcting a review article. The correction is on point as 102 art for a currently pending published application which is being ...
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Submitting 3rd party prior art - any negative consequences to the 3rd party?

I have some 3rd party prior art available for a handful of published patent applications, by a few large tech corporations. I am knowledgeable in that field so I believe they would bring down a few of ...