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Can I search for more than just the top 1000 results using Google's Patent Search Engine?

on Google's support page for patent searches (see here: https://support.google.com/faqs/answer/7049588?hl=en) it says that: "You can download up to the top 1000 results by clicking "Download (CSV)". ...
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How to handle a non-final action with only a provisional non-statutory double patenting rejection

I have two granted patents - parent A and parent B, and each has a continuation: continuation A and continuation B. Parent B has a terminal disclaimer against parent A. Continuation A and and ...
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pdf files for USPTO application

As I understand it, .pdf files are required for EFS USPTO submissions. It seems that the well-heeled lawfirms have Adobe Acrobat to produce .pdf files. That being said, has anyone had success ...
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Continuation in part to overcome concerns of undue experimentation

If I want to add details to a patent submitted to the uspto in order to add detail to overcome fears of the need for undue experimentation, will a flow up with a continuation in part mitigate the risk ...
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How detailed must a description in a non-patent instance of prior art be to invalidate claims?

Brief context I'm in the early stages of product development, pre-prototype. (Subtext: definitely no funds available for a legal opinion. I'll cross that bridge when it becomes feasible; for now, I'...
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How to interpret prior art with broad claims and narrower specification in order to invalidate another patent?

Brief context I'm in the early stages of product development, pre-prototype. (Subtext: definitely no funds available for a legal opinion. I'll cross that bridge when it becomes feasible; for now, I'...
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What is the difference between USPTO Private and Public Pairs System?

The USPTO's Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) is provided in two flavors: public vs. private (for 'registered' customers). What is the difference between the two? Do they provide 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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Common Pitfalls of filing NPA submission at USPTO

I am planning to file a non provisional application that is due this month 18-April. I intend to try e-file the NPA on Friday the 12th so as to have some time incase something does not go favorably. ...
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Patent drawing with decimal label numbers

I'm thinking of using the following scheme for label-numbering the elements of patent drawings. Is there any reason it can't be used? Each element has its "home-drawing" where it is presented with ...
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XML format of USPTO patent

What are the various fields in patent XML file. For example: does 'detailed description' have a separate field?
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Is software developed in UK is patentable in US?

I work for a company in UK. This company is a branch of an american company. We have developed a software that resolves technical problems in an innovative way for the processing payments industry. I ...
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pre-patent liability

If an inventor chooses not to apply for patent, but instead to produce and sell a "fad" product, can the profits thereof be taken away by a subsequent non-inventor who applies for and receives a ...
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is there any 3(i) objection under patents act for the respective claim mentioned in body?

A percutaneous method of treating the heart of a patient in a manner designed to promote normal sinus rhythm, comprising: directing an ablation catheter including a distal end percutaneously into the ...
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Regarding partial overlap with pending patent of combination of (non-novel) methods

I would like to get a better understanding on how infringement is determined in case of combined claims. Specifically I am confronted with a pending patent combining methods A and B in the following ...
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Commercial product using GANs

I am thinking of creating a commercial product using GAN neural networks. How can I find out if the work done so far by others on which I will build upon is not patent protected. I would not want to ...
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How much “mere reversal of parts” can an Examiner validly claim constitutes a 103 rejection

I have a 103 rejection based on one prior patent and In Re Einstein (a mere reversal of the essential working parts of a previously patented device does not constitute invention). However, the "...
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Where I can get a copy of patent no. ZL94105912.X

Could you please help me to get a copy for a copy of patent no. ZL94105912.X regards Essam hamed
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Method Claims vs. Means Plus Function

There seems to be a lot of controversy surrounding means-plus-function claims. From what I can gather a means-plus-function claim gives coverage to any methodology of achieving the prescribed claim ...
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Patent for existing product

We have tried to patent a system few years ago, but we couldn't patent it because we had sold few systems more than 1 year before we tried to obtain the patent. Now we have modified the system in a ...
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When can an examiner dismiss two independent claims if just one is allowable?

If a patent examiner tries to force a restriction on 1 of 2 independent claims, and the applicant elects to tie them together as obviously connected, is it legal for the examiner to dismiss both if he ...
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Open source software was used in an invention. What should one keep in mind while patenting it?

I have developed a fault tolerant control method which I am trying to get patented. I have used scipy and numpy in the simulations which serves as a proof of concept. Would the fact that I've used ...
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USPTO patent search database no longer secure over web SSL https

Does anyone know how to do a safe query of the : - USPTO Patent Application Full-Text and Image Database (AppFT) - When queries to the database essentially go across the web either to your VPN host ...
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Prior art in French from YouTube is accepted?

I want to publicize a new invention so that it is available on YT for collaborators and as proof that it is my work, through a discreet page so that not alot of casual researchers will find it. Is it ...
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Patent Claim Drafting

why in US a preemptive claim is patent ineligible and why the absence of complete preemption also does not demonstrate that a claim is eligible.
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Multi dependent claims (Uses and Advantages)

What is the significance of multi dependent claims in infringement analysis? What are the advantages in claiming multi dependent claims over normal claims?
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Claim Status Identifiers

Does a dependent claim's status identifier change to "Currently amended" if amending only the independent claims from which it depends? The dependent claim is not amended. Examiner is suggesting that ...
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Abandoned Patent

In 2011 my partner and I abandoned a patent application after publishing because of spiraling costs, since then he has made another application with his new business partners in 2015 which is ...
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Current status of US06/078,118

What is the current legal status of US patent application number 06/078,118? on Google patent it is "expired", while on Public Pair it is "patented case".
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How to counter a pending application

Following a question that appeared here before, What are the ways to fight\counter a pending application? I know you can file a third party preissuance, but what if it is past the date of eligible ...
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Prior art time relevance when filling continuing application

I was wondering whats considered a prior art when dealing with a continuing application? From reading online, once a continuing application is approved, it receives the allowance date of the original ...
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Same usecase, different method - is this infringement?

So we are a cash strapped startup with almost zero budget for a proper FTO. We have done a patent landscape analysis in order to get an idea of similar patents. To date, we can't find any similar ...
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WO2011115992A3 status?

I would like to know if the patent WO2011115992A3 can be considered as abandonned, quoting for australia country, as their is no answer from the creator to the international report since 7 years. ...
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Challenging a patent application

A PCT has been published, in its National Phase, in the US on 18 Oct 2018. I have formally challenged this through the proper channels and assume that it will fail to be granted (it is entirely based ...
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EPO Continuation Application

Similar to CON and CIP application in US, is it allowed to file a continuation application with new subject matter in EPO ?
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Third party preissuance for a rejected application

I have come across a patent that was granted 9 months + 10 days ago, the patent is very obvious but it was somewhat restricted in its implementation. I have now seen that the inventor filed another ...
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How do introduction rules of an invention's elements apply when you have several embodiments?

I have several embodiments of similar devices that all do the same thing, but in slightly different ways. Many of them use some of the same elements (pieces). So my question is this: as soon as I ...
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infringing on a patented “tangible” algorithm?

I have 2 questions regarding algorithm "tangibility". Let me give an example. Suppose I had this great algorithm for music processing, and at the heart of the algorithm is this special set of ...
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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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What do the numbers next to each section in a patent mean?

For example, in this patent, what does the 12 next to "United States Patent" mean, or the 10 next to "Patent No."?
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Citing a Foreign Patent--How do include a copy?

So I'm including a foreign patent in my Information Disclosure Statement (IDS), and my resources tell me I need to include a copy of non-US patents. How do I do that? I plan to file via efs-web. I ...
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Language in claims for individual instance of a plurality

An element in an independent claim reads: a plurality of widgets Since everything I've read says you MUST refer to "said plurality of widgets" or "the plurality of widgets"... Also, if you may ...
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Page Numbers on Existing Patents

I'm filing nonprovisional utility patent and trying to fill out the Information Data Sheet with the related art. It requires page numbers. I've looked both on Google Patents and the USPTO's Full ...
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Can I sell this patented product outside the US?

I'm trying to reproduce this product: https://patents.google.com/patent/US20160324283A1/en but I wondered if I could sell it outside the US since it has the WO patent... Thanks!
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Can patent description refer to drawings

Can patent drawings be described in the detailed description of the patent? Can the description refer to a drawing as a whole or only its elements by their reference number? In other words should the ...
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PCT International filing

Filing a patent application with USPTO, and the same day filing the same patent application internationally (PCT); does it entitle to a fast response? I've seen a case receiving the first Office ...
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Patentability of a specific method of web content filtering

My friend is the creator and vendor of a web content filtering software. His clients are ISPs who then offer this service to their customers. Recently his clients received a very threatening "cease ...
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Rules of thumb for sorting content into Specification vs Claim

When faced with the question: Does this content belong in the Specification or the Claim, What is: The line of thinking? Questions one should consider Expectations of the USPTO examiner? that one ...
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[In]Validity of Patents

Does every patent invalidity search is conducted to overcome the threat of infringement suits imposed by their competitors? Can parties invalidate patents of their competitors without showing concerns ...
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How to develop intuition for writing claim?

I've seen many patent claim examples, and I've tried to write some myself, but each time it feels like I cannot adequately describe/articulate the invention to the level that is needed for the patent ...

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