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

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Why Aren't Patent Expirations Listed for USPTO Gazette Vol. 1454 No. 2?

Reviewing 300+ issues of the Official Gazette Of The United States Patent And Trademark Office, from 2014 to present I noticed that only one issue — Vol. 1454 No. 2, from September 11th, 2018 — ...
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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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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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How can I improve a PCT?

I have applied for a national patent and then I applied for a PCT claiming priority over the national patent and then I applied for a second national patent with improved content over the PCT just few ...
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Finding most important patent of a company

Is there a way to find most important patents for any company for example: Apple or any other company? On google patents, I can search for patents assigned to a particular company, is there a way to ...
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Documentation for USPTO Bulk data Applications “Red-book” XMLv4 and XMLv1

Does anyone know where to find or have a pdf copy of the documentation for USPTO application XMLv4 and XMLv1 bulk data? I can only find documentation for USPTO grants XMLv4, XMLv2 and APS. Here is an ...
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Is there a way to do full text search in uspto image file wrapper?

At the moment I'm manually entering the application number and reading the contents of image file wrapper in USPTO public pair. Is there a website where all USPTO application's image file wrapper ...
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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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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 ...
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Do slow or difficult USPTO patent examiners frustrate companies to the extent that they reduce research and development?

The answer likely depends on 1) to what extent the firms rely on patenting, and 2) whether the firm can get around difficult examiners/art units. Please provide anecdotal examples or experiences, if ...
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How to avoid losing your work on the PTO's web based application system

I'm using the USPTO's EFS-WEB, and after spending an hour adding documents to a new application, I had to take a break. I wasn't active for an hour and my application disappeared completely. Is this ...
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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 ...