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complexity of Tinder's swipe matching process patent

https://patents.google.com/patent/US11513666B2/en The above patent is for a feature in a dating app that protects Tinder's swipe matching process. Most law firms assess application complexity and ...
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How do I avoid the error during filing for an utility provisional application?

Upon clicking on filing for a utility provisional application I get two options and a warning that I am signing in as a guest user even though I am logged in. If i sign in again it doesn't make any ...
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What is the jurisdiction of this patent KR101682440B1

This is a Korean patent. Does this patent prevent a European company from using this method and selling products made with this method? Can a European person register this patent for Europe?
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Utility vs Design Patent as fast mean to secure IP rights

I want to apply for a regular patent of a simple static mechanical device (no moving parts). It's design is dictated mostly by its functionality. Most changes to the physical appearance of the device ...
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In a utility application, does the applicant put in arguments for usefulness, novel, and non-obvious?

I am currently reading through some utility patents on google. But I do not even see the words useful, novel, or no-obvious being mentioned in the patent. In other words, who initiates the arguments ...
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How often are there multiple patent applications for the same invention filing almost simultaneously?

What percentage of utility patent applications are rejected because the examiner was able to find prior art that the attorney did not find because the application for the prior art was not published ...
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Stealing parts of an invention

I have an invention that combines 2 pieces of what would be useless components if separated. Hence the 2 pieces cannot be patented as separate inventions. Let's suppose that 1 of those 2 pieces needs ...
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Invention that has no useful purpose on its own

I have an idea for an invention that requires 2 pieces. Each one of those 2 pieces has no useful purpose on its own. Is it possible to patent each one of those 2 pieces separately as independent ...
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How to sell or license out your invention before your patent is approved?

I just recently learned that it takes years for a patent to be approved (which is utterly ridiculous). So is there a way to sell and or license out your invention while your application is waiting for ...
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Can an individual applicant assert micro entity status for their 6th patent if they asserted small entity status on their 4th application?

Assume Bob files 3 apps as a micro entity, and rightfully so. Bot misunderstand the rules, and thinks only 4 apps can be claimed as a micro entity. To twist it further, he decides that patent 5 is ...
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If a patent application exists can I develop an implementation and post it online?

I was working on a piece of software, and after implementing the entire system I looked up similar devices in the USPTO search for applications. I found a patent application (submitted april 2020) ...
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Ambiguously worded patent claim

I read a US utility patent for some technology where the first claim was a method claim consisting of multiple parts a), b), c), etc. One of those parts specified the range of radiation in which the ...
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Non-novel/non-inventive patent of subcomponent of device that was already previously patented?

I have been following a (U.S.) patent for a particular type of technology. The patent application for this technology specifies that it was published in 2017, with a related patent by the same ...
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What is the meaning commas in a claim? Do commas limit the list?

a tool, comprising: an X, having an X 1 edge, an X 2 edge, an X first face, an X-second face, an X distal end, an X proximal end attachable to a handle; and a Z guide marking on the X first face that ...
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Should I file a design patent on a different embodiment of a utility patent?

After filing a utility patent a simpler embodiment of the invention came to mind as a separate product. The simpler embodiment is covered in the first claim only since the dependent claims define the ...
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which documents need to be in a USPTO provisional utility patent for a software system

Presently I have: COVER SHEET ABSTRACT and CLAIMS What's missing?
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MPEP and Case Laws

How patent Examiners either memorize or manage themselves while citing all the relevant case laws and sections of MPEP during issuance of an Office Action?
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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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What are the decision points associated with filing a USPTO NPA?

Context A utility provisional has been filed last year. I intend to file a utility patent application: the USPTO indicates that once I have all my pdf files ready for submission to call the USPTO ...
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Claim Interpretation 35 USC 112

Is it possible to use Claim interpretation under 112 sixth paragraph (35 USC 112 (f)) only for patent invalidation without using 112 second paragraph (35 USC 112 (b))?
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Outcome of referencing earlier patents in your patent application

Most likely, I will reference MS Color Picker patent in my patent application. My software will use this color selection feature. If my patent gets accepted, will MS (or anyone else whose patent I ...
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Patent software workflow (yet to have implementation)

I'm unsure if this question is same to my previous question, Idea for Software - Should I file Patent first I have idea for Utility pattern. Already I create the output (2 to 3 hours in MS Word). And ...
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File one patent or many patents?

If my invention has several innovative features, is it best to file separate patents for each feature, or for the device as a whole, or both?
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Idea for Software - Should I file Patent first

I have idea for software, yet I don't know how to write software. This software will be low-cost (large organizations) or free (individuals). Before getting someone to write software for me shall I ...
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New data visualisation - Design or Utility patent

From what I have understood so far, a design patent is a form of legal protection granted to the ornamental design of a functional item. Design patents are a type of industrial design right. and a ...
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Raspberry Cultivar Patent

The cultivar Watson is a variety of red raspberry that is trademarked as Ruby by Cornell University (Cornell Research Foundation). It has larger fruit, is more resistant to disease, and has an early ...
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If I have a patent in china, can I also apply for a US patent?

My Chinese patent is good for another 5 years. Can i apply for US patent in the meantime if i plan to sell the product in the US?
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Am i infringing on this existing patent? i have build something based on existing patent ( improved)

Am I infringing the patent in this case? https://patents.google.com/patent/USD747895S1/en?oq=award+medal+rack [![enter image description here][2]][2] [2]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/XUKEx.jpgstrong ...
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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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Basic Premise Of A Utility Patent

Isn't the basic premise of a utility patent to be unique and at the very least show innovative improvements over prior arts and usefulness in the current arts? To explain from my point of view and ...
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