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Applicant/inventor address change right before PCT national phase entry

I have filed a PCT application with International Bureau of WIPO almost 30 months ago. Now I want to enter the national phase in the US, the UK and Canada. I am the sole inventor/applicant and I'm not ...
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If I am a US citizen and I want to patent an idea but I don't have any money, what is the best way to protect it? WIPO? USPTO? Where to start?

If I am a US citizen and I want to patent an idea but I don't have any money, what is the best way to protect it? WIPO? USPTO? Where to start? All the answers I saw on June 17, 2023 were excellent. I'...
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During patent application submission, which case is correct for approval?

I would like to submit an application for a new mechanism to be patented. Do I have to attach the complete mechanism including screws, nuts, housing and general electric components like DC motors in ...
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A 2010 patent shows a WIPO filing and granted EP patent, but no US mark. Does that mean the patent was not granted or pursued in the US?

I am trying to understand WIPO filings. It appears that they give the right to file patents in multiple countries more easily, but don't constitute an international patent. If a WO numbered patent ...
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US expired but active WIPO application enforceable in US?

I am curious about this patent having an active application with WIPO, but expired with the US. Although I believe this patent is non-novel and infringes upon previous patents, is this patent ...
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Which is the best place to search for a filed/issued patent?

Which is the de facto and most recognizable patent DB in the world? Is it WIPO's database (the search engine and the interface seem limited) or Google Patents or maybe anything else? What is the ...
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WIPO patent filing vs US patent?

After doing a bit of research on the different types of patents that are available, and what it would cost to get patents in multiple countries, it is a mystery to me why anyone would bother with ...
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Can industrial processes described in patents be replicated in Not-for-profit organisations without a license?

I wonder if the processes described in patents can be replicated in not-for-profit organisation, that is, organisations that by statutory contract do not aim to commercialise a "copied" version of ...
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Is this patent issued?

In reference to the patent: WO2005071644A1 How can I find out whether any patents have been granted resultant from this WIPO application?
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Can I file a Patent in the US from a different country?

I'm a citizen of another country and currently reside there. Is it possible to file an online patent using USPTO from my country? Or s I can file should I file an international Patent through USPTO?
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Can WIPO application filed after 12 months from priority date?

I forget to file WIPO application after 12 months from priority date of a US provisional application. While within 12 months I filed US non provisional application, is there any way to file ...
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"Designated countries for regional patents"

What does the entry called "Designated countries for regional patents" mean (in Google Patents)? Can you make your U.S. patent international by simply designating some other countries in your filing?
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Missing illustrations in WIPO patent application

In reference to the patent: WO 2013/153173 A1 Where can I find illustrations for this patent?
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This patent is very similar to a Tunisian patent TN2010/0509 deposed the 04/11/2010 in Tunisia

In reference to the patent: WO 2013/160573 A1 Why has the examiner has not indicated the Tunisian patent TN2010/0509 as a reference like the others?
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What is this patent (WO 2002/101622 A8) all about?

In reference to the patent: WO 2002/101622 A8 Is there any link for detailed information about this patent? The abstract looks good but it would be great if there is any link to get detailed ...
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Drawings and practical implementation

In reference to the patent: WO 2009/018016 A2 In this patent there are no drawings and no any practical implementation is shown. How would I understand the practical concept?
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"Google Now" Patent Application Number

I've been looking for Google's patent application number for "Google Now", the intelligent assistant but with no success. Can any redirect me to the correct link or post the Patent number? Thank you ...
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what is the difference between an EP patent (or publication) and a patent published in Europe?

I'm trying to understand the difference between a patent published in europe (or a publication with any country code) and an EP publication (published in EPO). What is the difference between ...
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IPC Code Translations?

Is there a good resource for translating IPC codes into something meaningful? The WIPO site is generally useless: http://www.wipo.int/classifications/ipc/en/