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Question related to validity of any proceeding done in patent office.

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Do scientific errors in patent description affect its validity?

I know that my question has been addressed in a couple of posts on this forum (see for example this question), however I want to delve a little deeper. There are patents which contain clear scientific ...
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Transferring images over wireless networks is patentable?

US9882740B2 appears to patent the transfer of images over wireless networks. The present disclosure relates generally to transferring digital images, and more particularly, to the wireless ...
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Sufficiency of disclosure (enablement, written desc) for genus claims?

It is generally stated in that one must both show ownership of and give the public the invention in order to get the monopoly rights of a claim (e.g. 112 in US, Art. 83 EPO). However, for purposes of ...
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is this patent original?

In reference to the patent: WO2016183695A1 Hi. I am writing a report about pearls sooo the patent in reference claims a surgical procedure to culture abalone pearls in Chile. Yet I found this paper ...
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Validity and Standing

In reference to the patent: US6405939 How long is this Patent standing and valid for?
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priority dates and disclosure [duplicate]

(Apologies if my terminology is inexact, I hope people can get the drift of my question regardless of the detail). Assume there are 2 parties, say A and B, unknown to each other. A files a provisional ...
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Is this still valid? [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: WO2000078123A1 I cant seem to find if this patent is still valid (or been renewed)... Can anyone point me in the direction of the answer? And the source of this ...
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Is patent GB2418423A valid?

Looking at patent GB2418423A it seems to be very similar to GB2327668 e.g. GB2418423A claim 1 is A dispensing device comprising a housing having an upper loading chamber, a dispensing chamber ...
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Validity of patent

In reference to the patent: US5565264 Till which year is the patent valid?
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How can I find out if a US patent is valid in Germany/EU

I have a US patent number. And I need to find out if this patent is valid in Germany and/or EU. Or if there is an equal patent. The number in question is: 8 - 560 - 031 How can I do this?
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How is the truth established in court for cases involving truly high-tech patents?

How are truly high-tech cases requiring specialized knowledge decided in court? Either side, if we are talking about big companies, can hire experts who will testify to whatever is needed. The judges ...
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Are these patents unreasonably broad? US20130158984A1, US20130151240A1, US20130198196A1

There's a patent that's been granted and now owned by LinkedIn, that appears to cover any and all permutations of a computer automatically validating something. Patents US20130158984A1, ...
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How to find whether patent is pending or granted and its issue date, if granted

This particular patent has been applied long ago. How can I find out if the patent has ever been granted or is still pending. If the patent has been granted, I want to know the date of it's issue.
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I would like to know if patent EP2152282A1 is still a valid patent?

In reference to the patent: EP2152282A1
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Prior art for Vacuum Testing of Power Supply

In reference to the patent: US6570389 This patent claims a method of vacuum testing of power supplies, and it was filed in June 2001. I am wondering whether this is a standard procedure in the ...
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Isn't this conflict of interest?

Patent 5714045 has been assigned to the FDOT and they use this product in every pier repair in their territory. It feel like a circular formula when programming in excel.... I "invent" it and patent ...
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Is the following claim 1 from patent (old lapsed patent A) considered prior art for the following patents & application(patents 1-4)?

possible prior art(old lapsed patent A) Active patent #1 Active patent #2 Application patent #3 I am curious as to how the new patents were able to get approval on their claim 1 when it is very ...
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Is this patent valid?

Is the patent Usd471730 valid? This is the polyprop chair but the patent is quite recent, much more so than the chair's invention in 1963. I am puzzled.
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Am I eligible for a patent?

I've been working for a company for a year now. About 2 months ago, I had an idea for creating a manifold. My idea has saved the company thousands of dollars in manpower, resources, and time. I was ...
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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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Patent No. USD513117 S1--Is this still a valid patent? [duplicate]

I'm trying to find out if this Patent No. USD513117 S1 is still valid. How can I find out for sure?
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Where can I see in which country a patent is valid?

I am looking through Google Patents and reading the paperwork of various patents. In what section can I see under which country the patent is valid?
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Challenging a granted patent?

I found a patent which was granted but the product which is claiming the patent is different from the contents of the patent. How does one challenge the validity of the patent?
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Does clarity of a patent affect its value?

There is much talk about how software patents are deliberately written in an obfuscated manner, as a ploy that contravenes the purpose of the system. It seems to me that one could argue the ...
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Is US5090167A a valid patent?

Hi I am wondering if this patent- US5090167A is still valid?
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Is Imported Product Made in Foreign Country Prior art to US Method Patent?

I have a question relating to whether an imported product made in a foreign country by a patented method, before the method was patented, would be prior art to the method patent. That's a mouthful, ...