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Questions tagged [uspto]

United States Patent and Trademark Office, the body which issues patents in the USA.

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USPTO Patent Utility Submission Assistance Questions

As an engineer, I need to ask the right questions of counsel because they are very busy with other projects. My project is blessed with fine attorneys, however, it is up to me to submit the ...
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Recordation of Patent Grant

This question is related to Who gets a "patent grant cover" from the USPTO? Does the "ribboned copy" get sent to overseas inventor/assignee (at recorded overseas address) by USPTO if such ...
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Does the pure complexity of a computational task make it not to be a mental model?

I partially read this response to a patent application related to assigning seats to airline passengers, such that they are "happy". In this response, the examiner says: the subject matter of the ...
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Patent Drawings missing, presents drawing of a another patent? How to get related drawing?

In reference to the patent: US2002098
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Why does the USPTO issue a 'Reference Number' for inbound phone calls?

Why does the USPTO issue a 'Reference Number' for inbound phone calls? How is the numbered used?
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How to change the order of inventors after a patent is granted?

Is it possible to change the listed order of inventors after a utility patent application is granted by USPTO? And if so, how could I go about doing that?
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US20140235095 - Apple Inc - Reversible usb connector with compliant member to spread stress and increase contact normal force

The following Apple patent application is published and pending examination: Title: Reversible usb connector with compliant member to spread stress and increase contact normal force Publication ...
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USPTO Customer Number

I submitted a customer number request form per this page. How long does it generally take for the USPTO to fulfill the request and email a customer number? And after a customer number has been ...
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Retrieve US patents claims

I am trying to automatically retrieve patents claims from different jurisdictions. Open Patent Services allows to retrieve patents Claims from WO, EU, and several other patent offices whereas no ...
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Are there any limitations and drawbacks of early publication in USPTO

I filed a patent application last month in USPTO through my attorney (I am not a US citizen) . I am now planning to go for early publication. Is this possible now? Also are there any limitations or ...