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Patents that have been filed through the PCT

How do I confirm if an United States patent has been filed through the PCT ? Is there a number(cover page) on a granted patent that shows all the countries that the invention are protected in as well ?...
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Is it normal in US to patent a device which does not exist yet?

In reference to the patent application 20190295733. I might be wrong, but as far as I know a working Plasma Compression Fusion Device wasn't made yet, although it is possible theoretically. However, ...
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Is there any fee for amending claims before the publication in USPTO?

My USPTO non-provisional application is not published yet. It contains 1 independent claim and 19 dependant claims. I would like to remove some dependent claims and then add some new claims. The ...
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THE utility patent

I have been thinking of submitting a utility model in USA however i want to know what is the difference between utility model and utility patent and if the USPTO has utility model?
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Does Apple have patents on basic UIKit classes?

When it comes to UIs, many different UI toolkits exist such as Qt, GTK, Motif, and UIKit. So I would be surprised if it turned out that common features of UIKit which appear on many platforms as well ...
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Can I get a patent on a product that is already patented in another country by making an significant improvement to the already patented product?

I live in Canada and came up with a product idea for the archery industry and through my research I came across a United States Patent that is very similar to what I had made (prototype).I was also ...
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patent situation

Almost a year ago I worked at a small tech startup. While there I participated in the development of a way to extract data from OSI headers for networking applications in FPGAs. I have since left ...
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are these patents granted or not?

Were these patents ever granted or not? This one shows three publications after application but no note of being granted: https://patents.google.com/patent/WO2009046346A2 Not sure how there was no ...
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Is value-at-risk methodology patented?

If a software provides calculation of value-at-risk based on some text book methods (say the one described by John C. Hull), does the publisher of the software become liable to any claims for ...
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Question about proper antecedent basis: is it necessary to establish new antecedent basis in every dependent claim?

For example: Claim 1: A system comprising X, Y, Z. Claim 2: The system of claim 1, wherein the X is connected to a W. Claim 3: The system of claim 1, wherein the W is P connected to U. In the ...
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no idea what you want..I asking if patent #1894556 is worth anything [duplicate]

patent #1894556 have been cleaning a favorite aunt's residence after her death. we found this tag off...is it worth anything? Thanks!
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Is a non-disclosed patent application treated as prior art for a subsequent patent

Suppose a non-provisional Patent Application-A has requested on day-0 (filing date) a non-disclosure till grant date. Now during the examination process for Patent-A a different patent ...
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Reciting claims for elements whose function can be achieved by multiple different mechanisms

I need to hear some of your strategies adopted to deal with a common situation as described in the title of this thread. As we know, an invention has multiple elements each providing its own function ...
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Continuation Patent

When a continuation patent is approved, will the parent patent still hold the rights to sue others if a product infringe the parent application and not the continuation patent
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Why does the expiry of a patent and/or SPC varies in european countries?

The patent expiry usually varies by a day or two among the EU countries. For eg. SPC of EP0914118 will expire on different days in France, UK and Germany & Spain? Why is there such a difference ...
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Micro Entity Filing Status and ownership issues when there is more than one inventor

An individual whom I paid for advice in preparation of my latest application, a CIP, has asked if I would include his name as a co-inventor. He says it is a request, not an expectation, and it's not ...
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Retaining inventorship of abandoned provisional patent of India (even if rights are foregone)

I have a provisional patent regarding an electronic device (with outline of software black boxes as software alone cannot be patented in India). It is about to expire in sometime (12 month period). ...
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Claiming various solutions to solving the same problem

if my invention includes various solutions to solving the same problem such that all solutions are independent of each other, how should I claim such an invention?
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What is Notice of Allowance at the European Patent Office (EPO)?

A key questions form a seminar is: What are the necessary steps for obtaining a Notice of Allowance at the European Patent Office (EPO)? What does the notice grant?
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help with filling up form: Petition for Extension of Time 37 CFR 1.136(a)

A simple one, but slightly confused: in the form, the 3rd row titled: "For": I am assuming this is supposed to be the title of the invention, and NOT the purpose of filing the petition. Please correct ...
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Do I have to disclose the infringement in the Information Disclosure Statement form?

Let's say, I filed my Provisional in Jan 2019. I disclosed my work to the public in Mar 2019. An infringer copied my disclosed work and released a product in Jun 2019. I'll file a non-provisional ...
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How to fix a dependent claim that is not of the same genus as the independent claim

When entering into a national phase in the US, how should claim X in the following example be amended? Claim 1: “A system for watering grass wherein (…)” Claim X: “A golf course comprising an ...
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Docketed New Case - Ready for Examination 3 time

I was twice rejected from the patent office. Now after a second amendment, I received: "Docketed New Case - Ready for Examination" What now?
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Is a Markush Group claim less strong than its components written as separate dependent claims?

I am trying to decide if adding a lot of extra claims is worthwhile; in this case it would add about 15 more over just using the Markush group, due to repeating in context of 3 different independents. ...
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can a math formula or math algorithm be patented?

can you patent an algorithm (math ) like it happened with PAGE RANK algorithm ?? isn't supposed that math is free for everyone ?
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Is a claim containing two alternatives valid?

Is this claim valid or is this an example of alternative claiming of one or more species. 2. A method of claim 1 further comprising: enforcing at least one of: application rights, application ...
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Non-Elected, Rejected and Objected claims, and reviving the abandoned patent

I followed my patent application after 3 years and found that it is abandoned. The abandonment report mentioned that patent has been abandoned because "No reply has been received". The final claim ...
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How fees are calculated for new claims that replace cancelled claims?

If during response to an office action I cancel a claim and then introduce a new claim in its place then: Do I have to pay a fee for the new claim or is it covered under a previously paid fees, ...
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Can claim preamble contain terms not present in specification?

I would like to use the term "non pliable" in the claim preamble which does not appear in the specification. However the term "pliable" does appear in the specification but is not specifically defined....
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Is it necessary for a national application to claim priority to the PCT application to get the provisional protection?

A week back, I got a very good answer regarding PCT provisional protection. I have a related question. Is it necessary for a national application to claim priority to the PCT application to get the ...
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Way to Claim a theoretical model of how a device works for under $200

I have recently come up with a very interesting concept in engineering that I would also like to share with peers. However, I am relatively fearful that someone may hear the idea and make it or patent ...
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Any startup service that streamlines the patent process?

My question is not technical and possibly some people here will think it's not an appropriate question. But I thought that this community is possibly the only place where it has a chance of being ...
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How to delimit the last element in a list of means?

The claim 2 has a list of means that apply to "the object" but it may be misconstrued that the last element in the list is not "intercepting" but rather "intercepting the object" in which case the ...
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How to separate method from machine in a claim?

Is the claim 2 mixing method and machine and if it is how would you rewrite it to avoid it? 1. A method for doing things comprising: step 1; step 2. 2. The method of claim 1, wherein at least one ...
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Can a claim “wherein” clause contain past tense?

I have a claim like this. 1. A method for ....., the method comprising: providing X for a user; 2. The method of claim 1, wherein the user was instructed to do X The claim 2 contains the ...
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Revision of an application after submission, when responding to a deadline to maintain family continuity

I have a fast-approaching deadline to make payment on an NOA application (a CON on original granted patent), in order to get it granted. I also want to keep open the chance to extend the family by ...
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Is this a common practice to amend a claim by striking through every word in the original claim?

Is this a common practice to amend a claim by striking through the entire text of the claim and introducing completely new text, instead canceling the claim and introducing a new claim. I mean no word ...
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Is my patent expiring because of no payment?

Is a payment due on this patent? 7878576. If so, how do I pay?
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Nested Claim Construction (US patent practice)

How do you separate the sections of nested method claims to avoid misinterpretation. Claim 1. A method for doing something the method comprising: making square widget comprising: petting the ...
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Can one claim priority from a PCT application after filing non-provisional?

Let's say, I filed a USPTO provisional in Jan 2019. I filed a USPTO non-provisional in Jun 2019 by claiming priority to the provisional. I'll file a PCT application in Dec 2019 by claiming ...
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How to protect my idea/prototype at little or no cost?

I have an idea for a medical device that has been called "phenomenal" , "solid idea" etc...from medical professional friends of mine. Now I don't want companies in China to copy my idea...! Problem ...
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Can an inventive step included in the “wherein” clause?

I have a process that performs the same steps as prior art. However my "wherein" part is completely unique. Will it be considered as a valid independent claim?
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What can we do if a manufacturer in China copy our US patented product and sell them directly to US end user through E commerce

What can we do if a manufacturer in China copied our US patented product and constantly sell their copies to US buyers through international E commerce platform? This Chinese company does not have a ...
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Should I use “and” or “or” for “at least one of” structure when only two items involved?

From my understanding, when we use the phrase like "at least one of A, B, C and D", it means AD, BD, CD, ABD, BCD etc. i.e. D is mandatory "at least one of A, B, C or D" means any single item or any ...
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Should I file a design patent on a different embodiment of a utility patent?

After filing a utility patent a simpler embodiment of the invention came to mind as a separate product. The simpler embodiment is covered in the first claim only since the dependent claims define the ...
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Is there any consequences if I don't amend claims properly before the PCT deadline?

PCT application claims can be amended one time via Article 19 and 34. From my understanding, one can amend claims in the national phase. So what is the point of having limitation in PCT? In US, one ...
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Is this patent US only?

I'm unclear on what does patent US D781711S claim & specifically in which region. I've talked with some mates that have studied patent law & they seem as puzzled as me. Anyone care to help? ✌️
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Asserting prior art to invalidate patent

I have 16 years of prior art that would fully invalidate a patent granted in 2019. The patent has two claims (effectively the same claim repeated twice). It has no preferred embodiment. I have had a ...
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Can an improvised device made of used packaging be patented?

I'm using a so-called cantenna (antenna made of a used can) as an example. Suppose there's no evidence that anyone has tried a cantenna but antennas of similar design, just made of other materials, ...
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What is the proper way to cover alternative methods in claims?

I do understand the transitional phrase "comprising" is a broad one. A method comprising Step 1 The above method is infringed as long as step 1 is executed. But how do I protect when an equivalent ...

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