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Is there a professional cost efficient novelty search?

I had a novelty search by the UK IPO and it was extremely poor compared to the one by EPO. Maybe the difference in the fees justifies that as it is £300 vs £1,500. Is there any particular office who ...
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How much of the resin should be used in plants?

I've read, in one of the listed advantages of this patent, that it's good for plants since it gives potassium-based nutrients to them and also increases water absorbing capacity. I'm planning to use ...
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How can I estimate the level of freedom to operate?

If a medical device has been patented which mentions in the first claim, a particular material for specific reasons and I manage to patent the same medical device which mentions in the first claim, a ...
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Where are “Discussions” from Google Patents?

When I look for patents online using Google Patents, I get the list of ranked candidate patent with several links (eg "Overview", "Correlations", "Talk with others" (note ...
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Is it possible to amend the description of a PCT to include content from a priority application?

Is it possible to amend the description of a PCT to include content from a priority application? My drafter missed important content from my priority documents to include it in my PCT. Is there any ...
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Is the “Brief Summary of the Invention” section actually required?

While writing my first non-provisional patent application, I came across a Medium article that claims that the "Brief Summary of the Invention" is not actually required and that it could be ...
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If a claim is broader than the description, what is protected exactly?

If a description describes one embodiment but the claim is very broad that does not limit to that embodiment, what will be actually protected? Any embodiment under the broad claim or the specific ...
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Is it possible to claim unity of invention in a European patent application, with respect to one or more other previous applications?

If I have two PCT applications that are overlapping, is it possible to merge them into one in the EU? I think in US I can use a continuation patent but what about the EU? I was told according to Rule ...
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Where can I find the patent for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine?

Since the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is patented, one could assume that patent and the used mRNA-string are published somewhere. If that is the case, where can one find it?
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Is there a way to completely cancel earlier applications?

I am looking to use my UK-B application below to file a new PCT-B so that I do not have to prove novelty and inventiveness over the PCT1. 1) UK-A filed on 05/19 now withdrawn without being published ...
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What is the prior art date of a cancelled yet published PCT?

If I cancel my now published PCT, I understand it will be prior art since it is revealed to the public domain. However, what will be the date that this cancelled published PCT will be considered as ...
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Priority Claim Deadline: 12 Months or Some Global Variation?

Have applied for patent on 2020-01-26 (priority date) in an EU country; after some back and forth it was accepted a few months ago. Want to extend it to other countries: US UK Germany Russia France ...
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How can I improve a PCT?

I have applied for a national patent and then I applied for a PCT claiming priority over the national patent and then I applied for a second national patent with improved content over the PCT just few ...
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Would it be possible to get patent for SQL-like database querying language?

Would it be possible to get a patent for a data querying language similar to SQL? And, roughly estimate - how much money and time (from application to approval) would it take?
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What is the likelihood I can get permission to use recording process as Udacity has on their videos?

I'm starting a side business for educational software engineering videos and I absolutely love the overlay with transparency Udacity has on their videos. Today I discovered their process has a patent (...
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Basic Shaped Products Design Patents

I am looking into filing for a design patent, and have been consulting with a patent lawyer. The product I would like to patent is somewhat of a combination of a few basic shapes that I fear have a ...
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Another website using my company name

I have a quick question. I own the website Pokevault.com that I have been running for 10 years or so. The "pokevault" name I created and has become very popular. Today I found another ...
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Understanding the claims in this machine learning patent application

I was looking at an American machine learning patent application the other day, and it detailed many specific parts. It goes through how they label the data to solve their problem, and how they train ...
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Where can I find patent ZL 2011 2 0528654.3?

The patent number is ZL 2011 2 0528654.3, it's a China patent. I think the number is the application number.
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Patent classification for file format encoding/decoding algorithm

I am aware that certain algorithms to generate or read digital file formats can be patented. Patents on computer file formats I am attempting to reverse engineer a particular file format that I did ...
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After drafting two independent claims for interrelated apparatus, is it possible to draft 3rd independent which include both?

I have two interrelated apparatus like a socket and a plug. I'd like to draft one independent claim for each one. Is it possible to draft 3rd independent claims included both apparatus? And if it is ...
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Enforcing production process patents

I saw today that Ransom E. Olds patented the stationary assembly line. However, I wonder how you would enforce a patent like this unless an employee of your competitor defected. Straight off the top ...
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Hi there, looking for prior art searchers who would be open to try a new non-commercial prior art search tool and share their feedback!

Before I tell more about the tool, it's developed by my colleagues, my role is to collect feedback from beta users and share it with the development team to improve the tool. Also, the tool is a work ...
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It is ok to have “a turbine blades” in a claim as plural?

I original had "further comprises turbine blades" in the specifications and claims now moving into an independent claim, is it ok to have "a turbine blades" or "a turbine ...
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Decision on final office action amendment in regards to potential infringements

In order do make a final office action allowable, I need to amend independent claim 1 which broadly claims a rotating device specific to the art which would cover most potential infringements. The ...
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How to respond to Australian subsection 40(3) objection

In Australia, how does one usually deal with an objection that a claim lacks support under subsection 40(3). Say I am claiming a kettle with a specific type of heating filament. The claim has been ...
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Non-provisional patent - Examiner error

Base of problem Let's assume timelines as follows. Application examiner just makes error during search. He didn't see that in their database there is provisional patent application for same thing. ...
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Ambiguously worded patent claim

I read a US utility patent for some technology where the first claim was a method claim consisting of multiple parts a), b), c), etc. One of those parts specified the range of radiation in which the ...
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Provisional vs Non-provisional patent dates

Lets say I file a provisional patent at December 2020 with claim A. Some company B decides to file a application for non provisional patent with the same claim A at January 2021, because my ...
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Can priority be claimed under Paris convention from withdrawn or refused patent application?

If an application is made in one of member states of Paris convention, then it is entitled to 12-month priority in member states. But what if applicant didn't pay the filing fee to the receiving ...
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If I made patent application in EPO, does this application benefit from 12-month priority under Paris convention?

Applications made in member states of Paris convention benefit from 12-month priority. If I made my application in EPO (which, importantly, is not a state and not a member of Paris convention) does it ...
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Home Design Patent

I am working on a home design patent with interlocking pieces, searched US patents and nothing came up not even similar; zero results, I was on Alibaba today looking around for an Amazon business and ...
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Is it fraudulent to give inaccurate information about the invention in a patent?

I'm specifically interested in a particular plant patent. The patent describes the leaf size, but the plants sold (under the patented name by the owner of the patent) have a different leaf size. Is it ...
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Co-authors that quit during software development and such software is using later in a patent, should they be added as coauthors/inventors?

We have a situation in which we developed some software, where four previous members of our research group participated some time ago. Then they left the group, and said that from then on, they did ...
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How can US20200206098A1 be patent-worthy when FR3037791B1 discusses the same things?

How can US20200206098A1 be patent-worthy when FR3037791B1 discusses the same things?
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High level application kind for a patent document in Google BigQuery

Google BigQuery patents-public-data.patents.publications table has a column named "application_kind". This is different than the kind_code column which is different codes for each country's ...
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If my patent is being infringed could I work for the company vs. requesting royalties or cease and desist?

I found a company who is violating about 4 of my claims. But I like the direction they're going and I kind of wasn't going to sell it. So how would it go if I chose to work for them? do you think they ...
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Selling customers product

Have been making a product for a customer that owns the patent on the finished good. They have not been paying their bills and may go into bankruptcy. Can I sell the completed product that is in stock ...
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Minimum number of figures for design patent

Is there a minimum number of figures required to file a design patent? I see some patents filed with just 1 or 2 figures. Realize that it might not be great to defend the patent with fewer views but ...
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Can technology manufactured in UK be sold in US if only US patented but earlier manufactured in UK

If a technology was initially invented, manufactured and sold in the UK around 2008, but not patented, and a similar technology was later patented in the US in 2015 by a different company, can the ...
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Someone claimed patent Infringment but didn't have a patent?

I run a startup company. I thought i came up with a great product and everything was great. Then one day i received an email of someone claiming to have a PPA of that same product and to cease selling ...
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If someone has a patent but I invented same thing earlier, can I manufacture it?

If I invent something specific then someone patents a similar thing later (let's assume a recent patent e.g. 2015), do I have the right to manufacture and sell products using the invention? And if so, ...
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Available patent correlation data

The USPTO Cancer Moonshot Patent project includes an interesting data set called the Orange Book, which links FDA drugs to patent numbers. Can anyone share other open source government patent to '...
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Patent holder died, no estate filed. Relatives may commercialize patents. The deceased sold shares and accepted loans?

Since 2010 recently deceased inventor (Pa. resident) received several significant US patents and filed several pending applications for US and international patents. No estate has been filed 8 months ...
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Inventor omitted from the provisional application

I am contesting the list and order of inventors on the patent that my former company is filing. Firstly, they added many more "inventors" even though the idea and whole planning for testing ...
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Can I sell in Canada a product patented United States?

Can I sell in Canada a product patented the United States? Can I sell in Canada a product patented in the United States? How can I know the united States Patent has registered an international ...
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Filing Date of abandoned patent applications:effective filing date?

To determine the earliest effective filing date of a US patent application: Can the filing date of an abandoned US patent application be the effective filing date? Example US 9,220,781 B2 (application ...
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Does a patent belong to you if you do the research?

I am working at a company as a Data Scientist. I am doing research in AI. Basically I am given instructions like: make a benchmark of these technologies. Instructions are not specific. It is me who ...
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Can i use scraps of other products to use as raw material

Can I use scraps and parts of other products to build my own product? Like spools, pre welded metal, or bearings. New to all this, and I searched the threads, but I couldn't really find something like ...
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Does a company have to disclose licensed patents?

I am attempting to compare two technologies, one of which is claimed to be covered by a licensed patent. The company says that it does not disclose it's licensed patents. My understanding is that ...

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