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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the status of patent 8459282

I am trying to determine if the patent US8459282 is still active or if it has been abandoned.
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Is there a comprehensive business listing with unique identifiers?

I'm doing some patent processing and was wondering if there's a master database somewhere (Bloomberg, D&B?) which uniquely identifies companies that I could map patent owners/assignees into. The ...
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I decided not respond to the office action and abandon application. What to do next?

My patent application was rejected and I decided not to respond to the office action so the case will go abandoned and all potential patent rights will be lost. My patent lawyer who represented me has ...
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Combination of Dependent Claims Infringement

I have a question regarding dependent claim combinations and the infringement of them. Lets say I have these claims: A + B Claim 1 + C Claim 1 + D If someone has an apparatus A + B + C + D, would ...
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which documents need to be in a USPTO provisional utility patent for a software system

Presently I have: COVER SHEET ABSTRACT and CLAIMS What's missing?
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Important things to consider when choosing a patent renewal service provider?

What are the important objectives to consider when choosing a patent renewal service provider?
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Is it permissable to manufacture a replacment part that fits in a patented product?

I wish to produce a replacement control board which is designed to fit directly in to a patented handheld machine control pendant. The new circuit board will replace a membrane switch control board ...
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How was the period for patent protection chosen?

Patents in the US last 20 years. Apparently this is a relatively common period for much of the world as well. How was this period chosen? Did the US pick a period first and the rest of the world ...
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MPEP and Case Laws

How patent Examiners either memorize or manage themselves while citing all the relevant case laws and sections of MPEP during issuance of an Office Action?
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Does complex process patent protect all of its compontent processes?

So there is a process x that is well known and has an expired patent. The original patent does not specify what materials exactly can this process be used on. Basically, (whatever) -> x -> (anything ...
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Patent application: can the citation of a figure from another author be considered fair use? [closed]

I would like to include a figure from a scientific paper which illustrates some background for my invention. I can cite the source and I can make it clear that I'm using it for illustration and ...
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difference between count and claim?

I've been reading a decision from 93' - throughout the decision the court refers to the one claim as "count". is there a difference or are these interchangeable?
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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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Way to release technology with license, without necessity to pay money

I've got serious technology, something that can change way we handle stuff today. Problem is, that I don't have the money to fill in international patent. How should I proceed? I want humans to use ...
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Use of 'substantially similar' or other phrases describing elements to be similar but not identical

Two icons in different parts of an interface are intended to be recognized as representing the same thing at some level, yet are also distinguished by other visual cues (size, location within ...
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Can a patentable but not fully developed method be protected?

Is it possible to protect a method which is otherwise patentable but which has so far been developed only in broad lines? In other words it is novel and applicable, but not fully teach-able yet. As ...

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