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Hello dear community, I am a third party seller on Amazon, and I received an infringement complaint stating my product infringes on a design patent

From the images depicted in a design patent, from what I know about the design patents, I can clearly see that designs are different, as well as the materials. Am I right? Can I defend the claim that ...
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Claims for aggregated system

This is deeper-dive to earlier question Constructing multi-part system claims Let's take another example effectively describing easy imagine weather station system for home where there are multiple (...
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Novelty requirements for dependent claims

I think my question to follow has been in part answered in this post, but I wanted to formulate it in the context of my situation, just to be sure: Suppose that I formulate a patent application with ...
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Can a startup circumvent royalties by creating a new patent?

Assume a startup was spinned-off from a university and took a license of a patent assigned to the university, and the university claimed royalties for the patent licence. Assume, the inventors then ...
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I want to know the status of this patent EP2676544A1

EP2676544A1 Trying to find out what the status is of this patent
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Constructing multi-part system claims

What would be the right way to construct claim multi-component system that has their own construct? Let's say I claim meat production system (or actually ecosystem). I claim: A meat production ...
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How broad can / should a patent application be?

this is my first question here. :-) I hope it's been answered before; and I'm assuming there are many, many people in my same situation that would like to know the same thing(s). To explain myself, I'...
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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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Who gets a “patent grant cover” from the USPTO?

The USPTO has designed a new "patent grant cover" in 2018: The patent grant cover represents the physical document issued to inventors upon the granting of a U.S. patent. The 225-plus year history ...
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Old family patents

My grandfather had 5 patents related to bottle design. They have since expired. What happens to those patents? Is there anyway I can renew them, purchase them, something. I know nothing about patents....
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If I freely described, in words and pictures, to individual companies(not “publicly”) could I patent it, if no prior art?

I have developed a grain drying/storage system, which I started documenting in 2008. I have shown this system, in general, to individual manufacturers and organizations without monetary compensation ...
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Is it possible to get a local patent for an invention that is improved but matches some of the claims of a valid patent existing abroad?

I'm not American, so the US patent law is not relevant to me. The thing I'm stuck with is the patentability of my inventionـwhether my invention can apply for a patent or not. Basically what I did ...
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Can a patent make you stop selling your product?

You invented, build, and a product (like a Personal Cooling Unit a devise you wear over your close to keep cool). You have records and receipts of your sales, published pictures, online catalogs, and ...
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What is a PTOL-2323?

I recently received a final rejection, called the examiner, received guidance for what amendments I should submit to receive an allowance, made them and filed an AFCP request. The response is that ...
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Pros & Cons of assignment to a corporate entity

For an independent inventor with only one patent family, what are the pros and cons of creating a corporate entity, such as an LLC or S-Corp, and assigning issued patents to it?
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Set-theoretic view of dependent vs. independent claims

I know that the role of dependent claims has been thoroughly explained in another post in this forum. However, I wanted to clarify something, to see if I am getting this right: A dependent claim must ...
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How to write claim language for a clasp designed for a variably sized enclosure?

I want to state that the clasping system in my invention can be used in any size of enclosure. Specifically, I have doubts between using the words: "may" or "is" 2 examples: "enclosure may be ...
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Can I develop a product in the UK that has a US only patent?

My idea has recently been granted a patent in the US. I am based in the UK. Can I still develop and market the product in my local territory? I assume the US patent holders could apply and be granted ...
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How Could This Patent Possibly be Granted in the Face of Public Domain Prior Art?

In reference to the patent: US9247339 This patent appears to have been granted without proper due-diligence having been undertaken to review the prior art. For well over 50 years now every ...
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Google Patents search information

I'm trying to do a project that requires the following data points from Google Patents: The number of searches Google Patents has per day for the past ~10 years. A list of searches on Google Patents ...
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How to make patent family graph?

How to find total patent family for a given topic per year? Please provide answer with example.
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Can I sell a product that uses patented components?

I would like to sell a product that uses a device that is currently under patent. If I buy the device from the company and screw it onto my product, (which does something unrelated), can I sell it?
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METHOD FOR THE 3D RECONSTRUCTION OF A SCENE US20180063506 - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

US 20180063506 This application seeks to patent a method which has been previously published in a PhD thesis in: https://www.theses.fr/2014PA066593 [pre-grant][prior-art-request]
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What is the duration and expiry date of the patent?

In reference to the patent: WO2014053910A3
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What constitutes a technical field?

I was recently looking at this answer involving game patents, and it occurred to me that I'm unsure of what constitutes a technical field in regard to patents. In the 20th century, analysis of games ...
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I'm writing a provisional patent application for my app, and I have a couple of questions

I'm writing a provisional patent application for my app, but I'm confused. I've heard companies like Tinder or Facebook filing individual patents for features/technologies that they developed. So, ...
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Is it possible to sell a patent that already has been in production?

I hold a current Utlity Patent on a children’s product with 8 years left before expiring. How do you go about selling? Thanks Lisa
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Approximate Time for USPTO actions

My query is i. Approximate time taken by USPTO to issue patent after payment of issue fee. ii. For payment of first maintenance fee, 3.5 years period is counted from date of grant or from priority ...
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Online Game Patents

So i'm quite new to this and i've been trying to find something about this subject, but most of the questions people are asking are if they can patent their game, and i'd like to know what games i can ...
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Is PCT application content/format should be exactly as the field national application?

I am from Qatar and planning to file a patent application at national level, then a month later to file a PCT application for the same patent. I was told that the national level approval will take ...
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Before the American Inventor's Protection Act of 1999, were inventors allowed to request pre-grant publication?

Before the American Inventor's Protection Act of 1999, were inventors allowed to request publication of their patent applications before the grant date? If so, did many choose to do so? The following ...
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Advice for Prior Art Shared via Social Media

In January of this year I shared an image of an invention via a certain social network. I would now like to file a provisional patent to buy me some time while I see if the invention is economically ...
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Who owns copyright to computer code disclosed in a patent?

I wonder if anyone can enlighten me on something I have never understood. Supposing that I include computer source code in a patent application. Let us suppose that the source code remains unchanged ...
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Meaning of Earth gravity for patents based or related to it

Mostly, patents assume normal gravity condition. Imagine a device which would not work upfront in low or absent gravity. Would a modified device but working for same purpose and all other considered ...
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Emailing Patent Drafts to Attorney

Assuming attorney client privilege has been established, what concerns are there if patent drafting communications are sent via g-mail (discussions, patent drafts, trade secrets, patent claims , ...
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USPTO Non Provisional Application and European Filing

A USPTO Provisional Application (PPA) has been submitted and a NPA is to be drafted. That being said, What needs to be done \ avoided to maintain eligibility to file a European Application? What is ...
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How to protect the intellectual property of a document layout?

I want to protect the intellectual property of a design for a certificate (diploma) that is non-trivial and distinctive. Most of the distinctiveness of the design comes from the position of the ...
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After filing Regular patent applications, can I file a Provisional, which would be the basis of Continuation filings after I go public?

I previously asked this question: I have filed non provisional, regular utility patents applications. I will be also filing continuation applications. Can I add or amend claims after the content is ...
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Google Docs as Collaboration Platform

I have used Google Docs to collaborate with distance partners to develop materials that are not confidential \ sensitive. The ability to quickly modify and discuss changes in real-time is terrific. ...
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Can an abandoned patent affect an issued one ? There's a twist

Patent A was filed formally, March-13-2010, published Nov-2011 Patent B was filed provisional, March-14-2010, then formal-filed Mar-2011 The patents covered some similar areas, but Patent B spec was ...
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Is there any reason not to use Powerpoint for Application Drawings?

An invention has no circuits or mechanical engineering drawings, there are however maps of how to deploy sensors and maps to for sequential data flow & processing. Is there any reason not to use ...
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Claim value and detectability of infringement

In days of yore, mechanical inventions had physical embodiments and patent infringements were visible to the eye. Fast forward to the age of information where methods and devices to solve problems ...
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Why would a corporation file a continuation that consists of one large claim?

I've found an allowed continuation to a parent patent application, in which the continuation contains a single claim that appears to be one long concatenation of the original 20 claims of the parent ...
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Patent for detect relation between html elements

I'm a programmer, and got a warning letter for patent infringement from a competitor's product company. My product is an Internet filter, and the relevant part - probably - is censoring negative ...
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Extracting USPTO Family Id for Patents

Is there any bulk data source where we can extract the "Family ID" for each patent? The "Family ID" data is shown in the search app from USPTO (http://patft.uspto.gov). I looked into USPTO Bulk ...
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Patent term for PCT claiming priority to US non-provisional

I am so confused in a question and need your kind help. If I filed a PCT case on 2018/1/1 claiming priority to an US non-provisional (US1), which was filed on 2017/1/1. Then, if the US national ...
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Mobile application Social network module patents

There are so many social networking apps available in AppStore and PlayStore. Almost all the modules and features are same in all those apps (like feedpage, photos/videos upload, chatting, etc). So If ...
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How to I search for patents related to for videos/images/voice recorder?

I am planning to make one online gallery mobile application. In my mobile application I have to upload videos/Images/Voice Record message into cloud and showing in my User Interface. But is there any ...
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The tense in Examples in a patent application

the invention concerned comprises three components, and one of them is an elastomer which does not contain a functional group (4). I used this term "an elastomer which does not contain a functional ...
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Is “Modeling Users for Fraud Detection” too generic for a patent?

In reference to the patent: US20100094767 This is a generic idea that could be easily considered by anyone with a modicum of BI knowledge and AI acumen. Could this patent possibly be granted?

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