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US App Developer Patent Troll Avoidance Checklist — To Release In The USA or not?

If a US-based software developer distributes their application worldwide everywhere except the US, is the developer immune from infringement suites from patent trolls in the US? Does this affect ...
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Patent Claim Interpretation

In patent claims why the clause 'based on' is considered to have a broader scope as compared to the other clauses (e.g. using, depending, etc.).
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Patent pending - US and EU procedure and

I am ready to start searching for a grant or investor for developing my technology. It's two days I am looking for information, but really, I understand nothing from the articles online. I was ...
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How precise does a patent have to be when it is describing the usage of a neural network?

While preparing a presentation about metadata, I stumbled upon the following patent: Automatic extraction of metadata using a neural network. I have no experience with patents, but the strategies for ...
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Can the same patent be extended to a new country without one of the original co-author

Back in 2017 I signed a patent contract with the company in which I used to work as one of the co-authors of an invention that was going to be patented in Europe. In this contract I was forced (...
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What do we mean by the status: Application in Amended stage

The status of an Indian patent post-examination is "Application in Amended stage" What do we understand from this status?
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writing check to pay USPTO is good or not?

I need to pay USPTO $100 because my Micro Entity Application was filled incorrectly. I plan to pay by check. From the website, I read the following: Check or Money Order – make payable to "Director ...
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Cross-Reference to Related Applicaitons

(B) Cross-Reference to Related Applications: (See 37 CFR 1.78 and MPEP Section 200.) If this patent is related to other patents, or based on earlier-filed US applications, it will be stated right ...
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What is the purpose / benefits of a track 1 USPTO examinination?

Track one patent examination expedites the examination process to 12 months. The cost is high, even for a micro entity at $1K. What is the advantage of a faster exam process from a business ...
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Claim language and use of “means”

I am writing a patent for a vice grip tool where I have designed a new release lever to open the lock but I want to include the original vice grip style release lever design in the claim. I am ...
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Legality of filing before there is an agreement?

An acquaintance is in the following situation… Bob is a PhD student. His advisor would like him to patent his work in the medical field. Bob writes patent application. Advisor adds another ...
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How should I structure the “Advantages” section of a patent application?

On page 210 of Patent It Yourself (18th edition), it explains that you can list the advantages of your invention in a narrative form. g. Advantages Although it is optional, you may list the ...
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Could i Patent something in the USA, not being USA citizen?

I want to Patent something in the USA,but i'm from Argentina. Could i Patent something in the USA if i'm not from the USA? Could it be done Online sending digital documents?
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No publication number? [duplicate]

What does it mean if both the "Earliest Publication No:" and "Earliest Publication Date:" entries in publicpair are blank ("-")? As a follow-up, how would I go about finding the publication number for ...
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What is the publication number of a patent?

I'm on the publicpair website and I can't find the publication number for a specific patent I'm researching; is there a place where the pub. number is located, or am I supposed to somehow derive it?
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Odometer original patent paperwork and drawings [duplicate]

I am related to the person who invented the first automobile odometer which was on the steering wheel. (No dashboards back then). Does this document have any value? Patent number 1914424 is in my ...
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How to fetch patent images from google BigQuery?

I don't know how I can get the images for patent on Google Patent search. I am using google's BigQuery but I don't see a table with the link to images. Any ideas?
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What is a Formal Patent Search of Classification in Canadian patent law?

I am seeking to start patenting something, and have reached out to an organization that claims to be able to help with the patenting process. They want to do something they call a Formal Patent ...
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Sharing and uploading full-text patents [duplicate]

I am the inventor of a European patent. Am I allowed to share the full-text (PDF) of such patent and to upload it online, for example on ResearchGate.net? Or does the patent have some sort of ...
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Reasons to request an “Expedited Review”

I am seeking to understand the advantage of "Expedited Review" My cursory understanding comprises this excerpt is that somehow that novelty is conferred with 'little' or no rejection from the ...
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Grant patent's front page item (72) inventor

I have a question to the grant patent front page. For item (72), every inventor’s name follows a city name and brackets with a two-letter country code. Does the city and country indicate the place ...
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Waiting for my application to be processed

I have applied for a provisional patent on USPTO website. The USPTO people told me that it will take between 4-6 weeks untill they process my application, and in a meanwhile I cannot disclosure my ...
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How to fix errors in patent application submission

I've put in the wrong priority date (2018 instead of 2017) in the non-provisional patent application, while referring to a provisioning patent application. How can this kind of errors be corrected? ...
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What is the real effect of “a combination there of”?

I wonder what is the real effect of "a combination there of". If I write "a,b,c" vs "a,b,c, a combination thereof". I understand the logical difference. Is there a precedent in which usage in the ...
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Are Google patents preventing new email client products?

We are trying to develop a new software product that requires an integrated email client. We found some old patents from Google regarding email systems. https://patents.google.com/patent/US9819624B2/...
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Can I sell a product online (based out of Canada), if there is a patent on this same product in US?

I was in the process of starting an online business then found a company already selling this same product in US. On their website it says they have a patent pending on it. How would this affect my ...
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Restrictions on PCT filing based on nationality and residence

I am a UK citizen resident in Finland, and I have recently filed a utility patent application with the USPTO (one month ago, in fact). Can I now file a PCT application with the UK Patent Office, ...
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What is a difference between System Claims and Method Claims?

In many countries, system claims are treated differently as compared to method claims. I wish to understand - What is difference between system and method claims? Generally speaking, in what ...
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What is the strength of the patent, if during re-examination all the independent claims get cancelled and only dependent claims are confirmed?

In the patent US7292151B2, many claims including independent claims have been cancelled during reexamination. However, patentability of corresponding dependent claims is still confirmed. In this case, ...
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Timeline for revival of abandoned application

Is there any time line for revival of an abandoned patent application?? I am aware an application is considered abandoned in view of applicant’s failure to submit a proper reply to the Office action ...
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What does “in a further preferred embodiment” refer to in a patent?

I'm reading through a patent and in the section titled "Detailed Description of Preferred Embodiment" there are several paragraphs that begin with: In a further preferred embodiment of the ...
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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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Invention Protection for a Device With Two Different Mechanisms

If there is a device -I know that it have never been existed before- that can be implemented by two different mechanisms, lets say one rotary and the other is a linear movement mechanism. And they are ...
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How long does it take to receive a provisional patent filing receipt?

I electronically filed my provisional patent application on December 26, 2018. When can I expect to receive my provisional patent filing receipt from the USPTO in the mail? At what point can I began ...
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what is the registration no for the Certification of Micro Entity Status form

I am filing the CERTIFICATION OF MICRO ENTITY STATUS form. But I don't know where to get the Registration No., which is at the end of the form. Edit: I am doing it by myself for provisional.
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Can a protocol for detection of acupuncture meridian blockage be patented?

I have developed an easy to use way to detecting blockages in the Chinese acupuncture meridian systems. Can this set of protocols be patented? If so, how do I go about doing it. Your comments and ...
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Patent Application Development Artifacts

From the inventor perspective that has an patenet attorney team developing a patent, I am trying to put together a plan comprising a list of deliverables (to be produce by patent attorneys), each with ...
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US20180247698A1 Patent Application is Crashing on Prior art - Springer Book chapter 5 published in 2010

This US Patent application is from the Korean patent KR101872823, granted to Korean University 2018-06-29. Patent title is 'Method for SRAM Yield Estimiation'. The same idea had been published by IBM ...
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Patent US640598A

What is the value of this.. I can only find drawings of it and it says it was never produced but I have one
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how to judge if anyone infringes my invention?

My invention has A, B, C and D components and they are connected with each other with that order. Somebody claims to have a new invention with an addition component Z with my invention: Case 1: If ...
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Securing EU patents from US perspective

I am in the process of working with a team to author a NonProvisional Patent Application with the USPTO. QUESTION If I want to keep my options open for a EU Patent, what must I do / avoid?
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How to qualify for micro entity status

I'm looking into filing a provisional application for a patent, and I'm trying to determine whether or not I'm classified as a micro entity. This website says that one requirement of qualifying as a ...
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Free Patent research sites vs fee based ones

Google Patents or Patent Lens, among others, offer the possibility of researching patents for free. How can fee-based patent research sites compete against these? What extra benefits do they have ...
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If a patent is abandoned and later revived, does that affect the priority date?

I've filed non-provisional utility patent application with the USPTO. If it becomes considered abandoned by the USPTO for non payment of filing fees, will reviving the application maintain the ...
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can I patent a patented invention in other countries before in The US now

I want to patent a patented invention in Korea dated on 2006 in US with my own name. Is It possible or not?
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I invented and patented a support garment for pregnancy

The patent expired after 15 years and I was not in a position to renew it. I have now found several modifications and materials that were not available to me when I first patented the garment, can I ...
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Where is the line between hardware and software?

Lets say that someone creates an mobile app (Android/IOS) that is identical in function to a TI-85 calculator... in fact it is a perfect representation of it and identical in function and appearance ...
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Can a patent be granted if the idea infringes?

I understand that patents are a "negative right," but... Is it a reasonable assumption that patents aren't granted if they infringe on prior patents? Is there any precedent where a product (that is ...
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Does disclosure of an invention forever bar anyone (except you) from patenting it?

If someone discloses/markets a genuinely new (patentable) idea without patenting it (allows 12-months to go by without filing a provisional), does that mean that noone else will ever be able to patent ...
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Have patent trolls ever gone after an individual?

When publishing mobile apps, both on Android and IOS, one has the choice of registering as an individual, or as a company -- presumably an LLC. Is it legal to assert a patent against an individual ...

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