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Understanding search report

Following the great advice of @George White, i went on and checked patents against the PUBLIC PAIR database, to understand the flow between the applicant and the examiner, as well as the uk equivalent....
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Provisional application in UK

According to the official documentation, the equivalent of provisional applications in the UK is to file an application without requesting search or examination, and subsequently, within 12 months, ...
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What extent of prior publication prevents patentability?

After winning a competition, the content of my submission was posted publicly. This involved: General descriptions of features of the product (e.g.allows for remote monitoring through an ai-camera). ...
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UK patent, early publication risk for PCT?

The UK offers 'accelerated publication', aka early publication. Will a publication of a UK national patent, after for example 9 months, pose any risk for a PCT application based on this patent, ...
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When do provisional rights arise for a PCT application?

A patent holder in the USA has filed for a PCT for their invention. We have found that we we can’t sell a product that would infringe the US IP in the USA. However, are we able to continue selling ...
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What does "as such" mean?

The response of an UK examination of my application starts with: I am of the opinion that the invention as defined in claims 1-15 of your application relates to a method of doing business and a ...
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UK patent coverage

In reference to the patent: USD738618 Does this patent cover the UK?
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Can I patent a genetically modified animal before creating the one?

I have an idea of a genetically modified animal whose artificial features will solve certain practical problem. The combination of features is far from trivial. Can I patent (in UK, EU, US and the ...
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Are Scottish/UK Patent Laws a lot different from US ones?

I am a little confused about the laws of patent in the UK and Scotland. for example; How would using the equipment of others, e.g. a company effect applying for a patent? If I was to tell someone ...
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Is this patent just for US or Worldwide ? and expried?

I would like to know this patent just for US market or Worldwide. I noticed the patent owner has not paid the fee since 2011. Does it mean the patent is now expried(invalid) ?
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Does patent us7514593 apply in the UK?

I can't think of a way of making it clearer than above. Would this patent for cystic fibrosis susceptible transgenic mice apply in th UK i.e. prevent a similar patent from being granted in the UK?
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Can I include a "method and apparatus claim" for a patent filed in the UK?

Can I include a "method and apparatus claim" for a patent filed in the UK? I'm developing a system that uses augmented reality in novel ways. All the patent prior art that I can find involves method ...
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UK software patent

Article 52 (2) determines what is and is not patentable subject matter within the EU: The following in particular shall not be regarded as inventions within the meaning of paragraph 1: (a) ...
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Using multiple dependent claims of multiple dependent claims of multiple dependent claims

I'm filing a patent application in the UK covering 10 or so linked inventions spanning various industries. I plan to use multiple dependent claims to link the various inventions. I believe the number ...
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Are US software patents enforceable in the UK?

The UK Patent Act 1977 clearly states that It is hereby declared that the following (among other things) are not inventions for the purposes of this Act, that is to say, anything which consists of ....
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Is there a specified route to convert UK patents to US patents?

If I have an existing UK patent, is there a way to get it recognised in the US, or to convert it to be a US patent? My guess is that there must be agreements between countries on how they handle ...