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Can a patent make you stop selling your product?

You invented, build, and a product (like a Personal Cooling Unit a devise you wear over your close to keep cool). You have records and receipts of your sales, published pictures, online catalogs, and ...
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Can an improvement be made on a patent and then made in the public domain?

I have design improvement to the rubber glove for restaurants that work with gloves in front of the customer. It will reduce the cost significantly on production and material. Can I make it in the ...
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Is there a cheaper patent for low income applicants?

Is there a government supplement that offsets the cost of obtaining a patent for low income families?
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how do you know if this patent is design or utility, as no marking is mentioned on the patent?

how do you know if patent is design or utility, as no marking is mentioned on the patent?
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Remove Diagram from filing

Can you remove a diagram from a provisional application when filing for a utility patent and not change the priority date?
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Which patent is right?

I am developing a cosmetics line and have come up with a unique packaging design. It's not just the look, the package actually opens in a different way. Would I need a design patent or utility patent.
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Is this a Design Patent or Utility Patent [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US20170153408 Please let me know what kind of Patent this is, Design or Utility & If someone want ed to protect the Look of how a new sunglass's lens looks, would ...
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Design and Utility Patent for Same Invention, Ex Parte Quayle

Dear Patents Exchange! I have filed design patents and utility patent for my invention. The utility patent is still under examiner and I have received an Ex Parte Quayle decision on the design ...
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Can I apply for design patent whilst I have a utility application pending?

I have filed an application for a utility patent. Can I also file for a design patent as a plan B should the application be denied?
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I battled with USPTO Examiner for 7 years (Utility Patent) do I start fresh?

I had a great invention that would allow the serving of beverages, mixed drinks, etc at places that do not allow GLASS containers, like concerts, football, sporting events. It had several benefits: ...
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How should I structure my claims and embodiments in regards to a patent for an invention to be implemented by a text editor?

In US patent law, how are claims that are dependent on an earlier claim affec the interpretation of the earlier claim. Is the prior claim's interpretation based on each dependent claim, or is the ...
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Can aesthetic features be patented as utility invention?

In order to be patented, an invention need to be useful. Can aesthetic features be considered useful (helps selling the product)? For example, you have a door with a whole new mechanism that when you ...
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Do I need to prove a theorem used in my patent?

Lets say, for example, my patent requires computing all elementary cycles in a graph. It happens to be known that all such cycles can be computed from a cycle basis. Keep in mind I am not trying to ...
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Does “Reasons for Allowance” in transaction history description of PAIR point to a probable patent grant in the near future?

Following are the recent transaction descriptions of a patent application with US PTO with filing date Dec-27-2013 retrieved using PAIR. 01-02-2016 Document Verification 12-22-2015 **Reasons for ...
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Filing dates utility provisional application versus follow up design patent application

I filed a utility provisional patent application less than 1 year ago. If within 1 year of the utility prov appl filing date I also file design patent application(s) for the same idea, will the ...
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My design around of a patent is being made obsolete by a reissue, what are my options?

I innovated and filed for a utility patent on an invention that had been patented. Now the owner of the original patent has filed for a reissue of his patent. The new claims are broader and basically ...
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Can I patent a product that has already failed?

I am looking to launch a product which has already existed in Australia but failed to make any money at the time. The product was created around 3 years ago but the company seems to have ceased ...
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How to apply for a patent in the US/EU?

How to apply for a utility patent for an invention in US? What is the procedure of this process? What are any other important details? Can a US base technology patent be extend to EU? Reference: ...
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What is the process for filing a continuation-in-part?

I need someone to provide me with a detailed explanation for the process for filing a continuation in part within one year of originally filing for a patent. I know you pay the same fees as you did ...
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hypothetical situation: utility to design patent - wanted utility patent already gone; can I create a design patent based on existing utility patent

I filed for a utility patent and afterward I found someone's utility patent that won't allow mine to be approved. A close example is: applying for a specific design for a shoe and hoping that it ...
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Older US Utility Application

... that I am wanting international coverage but cannot as the time to do so has expired. I have designed a new component that works with the old claims as a single unit. Can I resume international ...
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how to check the priority date of the patent?

IF I need to invalidate the patent that is CIP.Taking priority from CIP->CIP->DP->CP->Parent.
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Design or utility patent? Do I need to file multiple variations to protect my idea? Do I need create an exact working example of my idea? and more

If I wanted to produce sticky fore-arm straps that wrap around the fore-arms for competitors to use in the worlds-strongest-man competition to get a better grip when they pick up big circular stones (...
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Should I file for a design patent or an utility patent?

I have a new invention that it will help a coffee machine to be more hygienic and more practical. I am confused and I don't know whether this is a design patent or utility patent.
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Internationally recognized patent

I want to file a Utility patent with the USPTO that will be globally recognized. How and where do I get started? Can I file it online?
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Wallet Patent - Public Domain

Are wallets patent-able? How would I know if a patent is in the public domain? I am wondering if this design or similar designs have a patent? http://www.etsy.com/listing/125697284/retromodern-...
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Practicality of faster than light travel

How was a patent granted for a technology that violates basic physics? Hyper-light-speed antenna Patent number: 6025810 Filing date: Oct 2, 1997 Issue date: Feb 15, 2000 From the abstract: "A method ...