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References for making patents for pharmaceutical drugs in the U.S

I want to learn how to write pharmaceutical combination drug (API) patents and the format for them. Are there any good references also to learn how to evaluate the quality of a patent? whether it's ...
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Is it normal in US to patent a device which does not exist yet?

In reference to the patent application 20190295733. I might be wrong, but as far as I know a working Plasma Compression Fusion Device wasn't made yet, although it is possible theoretically. However, ...
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Is value-at-risk methodology patented?

If a software provides calculation of value-at-risk based on some text book methods (say the one described by John C. Hull), does the publisher of the software become liable to any claims for ...
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Cost of filing and maintaining a US patent?

This article states: The estimated cost for a small business entity to file for a patent and maintain the patent with the associated fees for the long term can range from $220,000 to $440,000. ...
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Are patent applications publicly available?

Are patent applications of pending patents publicly available? If so, can they be download somewhere?
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Can separate patents be awarded for different delivery mechanisms for the same drug?

Context is US law. Say a company develops some new drug with some new Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API). They also have two formulations containing said API which allows the drug to be delivered ...
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How would do entrepreneurs know if their idea is not infringing any patents

There's the idea to build a business out of, but how would I know I'm not infringing any of those thousands of applications and grants? It seems to be impossible to read the claims in all of those in ...
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Using a design with pending patent (application) then patent is approved

If you use a technology design that has a non-expired patent application, once that application has been approved, assuming it will, then will the product be considered a patent infringement? Are ...
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Is no one ever allowed to use a simplex grid in procedural generation until the Simplex Noise patent expires?

I'm having a hard time interpreting the claims found in Ken Perlin's patent for simplex noise. It seems that if I do not use the same method of hashing indicies that he used, I'm not violating claim ...
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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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“Designated countries for regional patents”

What does the entry called "Designated countries for regional patents" mean (in Google Patents)? Can you make your U.S. patent international by simply designating some other countries in your filing?
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State law about employers giving inventor chance to take forward an application before abandoning

While working for a major US company headquartered in California (but registered in Delaware), I was the named first inventor of a patent application. I quit the company in 2014 to pursue a full time ...
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Using a US-patented invention in Canada

Are there any limitations or processes for using a patent in Canada that is registered only in the US? Are there any liability issues? Would I be infringing?
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Filing of a PCT without disclosing all previous applications

A competitor of mine has filed a PCT application recently. They operate in Pakistan and Canada. I would like to challenge this PCT application. The timeline is my concern here: 2013-11-04: They ...