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What happen to a “at least one of” claim when one of the item found to be invalid due to a prior art?

A system, comprises at least one of: A B C B becomes invalid after patent get granted and someone proves that in court. 1) Does this make the entire claim invalid or only the ...
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“The attached PDF file is not a PDF file. Please remove file, create PDF and reattach.”

I am getting the error "The attached PDF file is not a PDF file. Please remove file, create PDF and reattach." for the SB0016 - provisional patent PDF form. I downloaded the file from their own ...
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Potential mutual exclusivity in a list like “at least one of a, b, c or d”

I have a claim similar to: the display of claim 1 wherein the image displayed is modified by at least one of: the image is brightened by increasing the voltage, the image is brightened by ...
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Design Patent for existing Utility Patent

Can an existing inventor get a design patent to protect their design if there is already an issued Utility Patent? US Based patent. If so, do you cite the Utility Patent in the Design Patent ...
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What is the minimum number of step required in an independent claim?

Can an independent claim can have only one non-obvious inventive step? e.g. A system comprising: Obvious step Inventive step Obvious step Can it be like this to make it broad? A ...
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Cost of filing and maintaining a US patent?

This article states: The estimated cost for a small business entity to file for a patent and maintain the patent with the associated fees for the long term can range from $220,000 to $440,000. ...
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How do you correct errors in Google Patents?

In reference to the patent: US163625 The Inventor's name should be "Ariette Baird." How does this happen, and is there any way to correct copy errors in patents?
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Does this patent refer to adding any kind of magnet to eyelashes?

In reference to the patent: US20160206031 I just wanted to know if, given this patent, other companies are allowed to sell magnetic eyelashes? Does the patent cover the addition of any kind of magnet ...
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Can I tell about idea details before posting a patent?

I have a business plan for selling apparel over the Internet, with unique features that distinguish this idea from other sites. Before patenting this idea in the WIPO, can I tell about particularities ...
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What is the best way to add co-inventor item in your CV

I am a co-inventor in a filed patent. I want to properly mark this in my CV. As far as I can understand the concept correctly, first of all, since I am one of number of inventors I am a "co-inventor". ...
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Is amending an independent claim in an amendment fully responsive to dependent claim rejections?

As in the title, if an examiner rejects claims 1 and 2, with claim 2 being dependent on claim 1, would amending only claim 1 be fully responsive to the office action? For example, Claim 1: A Z ...
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Technical sheets [on hold]

Good morning, I am searching for technical sheets (sizes) on this model. Is it possible to find it?
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changing patent name on non provisional patent [that is claiming date from provisional application]

Can I change the patent name on my non provisional patent that is claiming the date from the associated provisional application if the new name is no longer the same as the name I used on the ...
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Can a patent owner add more claims by requesting re-examination?

I found a prior art which contains the base part of my invention. It's a granted patent published 5 years back. My patent claims will be narrow to avoid rejection. Can this patent owner, apply for ...
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How exactly patent priority date works when multiple priority dates claimed?

I still can't able to understand how priority date works. Let's say I filed a provisional patent in Jan 2019. That specification contains nearly 95% of the real invention. In Jun 2019, I filed one ...
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Can someone infringe my invention by reordering the steps?

My claims looks like this A system for X comprising: Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Can someone infringing my invention by reordering the steps? A system for X comprising: ...
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API to find international application number based on national number

I need to automatically fetch patent international application number based on the national application number. WIPO web service doesn't support it. Any suggestions? Thanks
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Mpeg-2 patents in Malaysia and Philippines

Mpeg-2 patents have now expired in most countries at the beginning of 2018. However, at least Malaysia and Philippines still have active mpeg-2 patents. So does anyone know when mpeg-2 patents expire ...
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Complete list of patents

Good day, I wish to be able to access an up-to-date list ( place, book, website, document etc. ) of all patents that have not expired.
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Can an independent claim depends on other independent claims?

I have two independent claims and they have multiple dependent claims. I have a third independent claim. Can this third independent claim refer to independent claim 1 and 2? Example: Independent ...
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Will there be any downside if I show my patent claims to my infringer before publication?

I already published my paper. [After filing provisional application] A big company seems like copied my work from my paper and they are about to release their product in few months. The reason I ...
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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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How to change the order of inventors? (The patent application is pending now.)

There are 3 inventors in this patent application. And, this application is pending now (i.e., It is not patented.) Our client wishes to rearrange the order of the inventors because one of the ...
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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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What are the renewal dates and fees for a micro-entity utility patent?

If a US micro-entity Utility patent was granted in 2014, when is the next renewal date and what is the fee?
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Valuation of Patents

When it comes to licensing or selling a patent it is important to know its estimated value. My question is how someone can find appropriate method/methods for patent valuation ? I know there is many ...
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Are Patents Given to Common Practices?

In reference to the patent: US3228773 This is a common practice so if it is patented does this mean that no one else can use this process? That's absurd.
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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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If a patent claims a method, is a subset of the method's steps also covered?

Assume there is a patent that has a claim for a method, the method comprising 5 steps: Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Two questions: If I drop Step 5 and use a method consisting of Steps 1 ...
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Where to find recent claims of CN204293650U

Please let me know where I can find recent claims of patent application CN204293650U.
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How can we extract the prosecution history for the reexamination?

The patent US7405443 has been reexamined but the corresponding office action is missing from the file wrapper as well as global dossier.
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Can I reclaim the broken line features in Design application drawings during prosecution?

Received a Obviousness rejection on design application from USPTO. The prior arts are quite close to our design, except a pattern on the bottom view. However, the pattern on the bottom view is in ...
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Patent drawings for software

I intend to file a Provisional Patent Application for the system and methods in my software and would like to then turn it into a non-provisional patent later on. This is my first time ever applying ...
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How long it would take for PCT to publish the application if I request early publication?

To quote this page The IB will do its best to publish the international application as soon as possible after receipt of the request for early publication, provided that any necessary fees have ...
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Are US patents protected by copyright or can I reproduce them on my website? [duplicate]

Patents are a good source of accurate, or scientific information. They also have information about the inventor. Are the patents in the public domain? Can I reproduce them on my website?
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Can one change claims when applying a national stage application using a PCT application?

My PCT application has more than 100 claims. I wanna have the strongest protection possible in some countries whereas in others I need some limited protection. [I don't want to waste too much money ...
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How to determine Canadian patent life-time?

Is patent CA 2561773 A1 still valid or pending? Event shows: dead in 2008 Please inform of risk of patent infringement.
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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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How to tell if various non US patents are granted vs applications?

Regarding "World Patent application". I understand that the very basic basic process is: Apply for a world patent application it stands in for an application in all the various countries that the ...
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Co-inventor filed same invention again as sole inventor — Double patenting? Inequitable conduct?

I am a co-inventor together with a fellow engineer. Some time ago, we filed a provisional for our invention and close to 12 month later, in coordination with the co-inventor, I filed a PCT application ...
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Patent document and Patent assignment database dont match

The patent document says that the patent was assigned to some company. But USPTO's patent assignment database shows that there is no such assignment. My theory is that the applicant/owner didn't ...
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Can I make an App that looks like snapchat?

I want to make an app that has transitions between screens like snapchat. (Three buttons at the bottom of the screen that are always there). Is that legal? The app will not be like snapchat in anyway ...
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Why this patent has more than 20 years between priorty and adjusted expiration date?

I am asking for this patent. It should be 2023, right ? Or am I missing something ?
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Is this patent still valid? Application deemed to be withdrawn

I am looking to add a product to my online business but want to make sure I am not infringing any patents. EP1552050 - SUPPORT DEVICE FOR FABRIC ITEMS SUCH AS CURTAINS Status: The application is ...
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Election of species for prosecution

I wonder if anyone can answer this. What the US examiner says appears at first sight ambiguous, but there is perhaps a clue in the reference to 35 U.S.C. 121 (which I looked at). The examiner says: “...
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Restriction Requirement

What is the rationale behind writing the term inventions, species, or groups, while raising a restriction requirement. How these three nomenclatures (invention, group, and species) are different and ...
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Does an intermediate step considered as patent infringement?

An existing patent uses step A, B, C in the independent claim. My invention inserts a non-obvious step X before step C. So my invention looks like this. A, B, X, C Can the existing patent owner sue ...
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Can one rearrange a claim when examined by the examiner?

I have plenty of dependent claims. I wanna rearrange claims if the main claim rejected by examiner. For example, Claim 4 and 5 depends on claim 3. Claim 3 and 2 depends on the main claim. Claim 1 ...
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Provisional application reapply for an abandoned provisional Application [duplicate]

Can I file another provisional application for the same invention if the first one was abandoned?
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Can you protect yourself from patent infringement if you can show evidence that you come up with the idea first?

Let's say, you file a provisional application in Jan 2018 but you have not filed the non-provisional within one year i.e. Before Jan 2019 Another person filed a non-provisional patent of the same ...

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