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How to counter a pending application

Following a question that appeared here before, What are the ways to fight\counter a pending application? I know you can file a third party preissuance, but what if it is past the date of eligible ...
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Prior art time relevance when filling continuing application

I was wondering whats considered a prior art when dealing with a continuing application? From reading online, once a continuing application is approved, it receives the allowance date of the original ...
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Same usecase, different method - is this infringement?

So we are a cash strapped startup with almost zero budget for a proper FTO. We have done a patent landscape analysis in order to get an idea of similar patents. To date, we can't find any similar ...
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WO2011115992A3 status?

I would like to know if the patent WO2011115992A3 can be considered as abandonned, quoting for australia country, as their is no answer from the creator to the international report since 7 years. ...
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Challenging a patent application

A PCT has been published, in its National Phase, in the US on 18 Oct 2018. I have formally challenged this through the proper channels and assume that it will fail to be granted (it is entirely based ...
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EPO Continuation Application

Similar to CON and CIP application in US, is it allowed to file a continuation application with new subject matter in EPO ?
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Third party preissuance for a rejected application

I have come across a patent that was granted 9 months + 10 days ago, the patent is very obvious but it was somewhat restricted in its implementation. I have now seen that the inventor filed another ...
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How do introduction rules of an invention's elements apply when you have several embodiments?

I have several embodiments of similar devices that all do the same thing, but in slightly different ways. Many of them use some of the same elements (pieces). So my question is this: as soon as I ...
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infringing on a patented “tangible” algorithm?

I have 2 questions regarding algorithm "tangibility". Let me give an example. Suppose I had this great algorithm for music processing, and at the heart of the algorithm is this special set of ...
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Claim Interpretation 35 USC 112

Is it possible to use Claim interpretation under 112 sixth paragraph (35 USC 112 (f)) only for patent invalidation without using 112 second paragraph (35 USC 112 (b))?
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What do the numbers next to each section in a patent mean?

For example, in this patent, what does the 12 next to "United States Patent" mean, or the 10 next to "Patent No."?
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Citing a Foreign Patent--How do include a copy?

So I'm including a foreign patent in my Information Disclosure Statement (IDS), and my resources tell me I need to include a copy of non-US patents. How do I do that? I plan to file via efs-web. I ...
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Language in claims for individual instance of a plurality

An element in an independent claim reads: a plurality of widgets Since everything I've read says you MUST refer to "said plurality of widgets" or "the plurality of widgets"... Also, if you may ...
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Page Numbers on Existing Patents

I'm filing nonprovisional utility patent and trying to fill out the Information Data Sheet with the related art. It requires page numbers. I've looked both on Google Patents and the USPTO's Full ...
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Can I sell this patented product outside the US?

I'm trying to reproduce this product: https://patents.google.com/patent/US20160324283A1/en but I wondered if I could sell it outside the US since it has the WO patent... Thanks!
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Can patent description refer to drawings

Can patent drawings be described in the detailed description of the patent? Can the description refer to a drawing as a whole or only its elements by their reference number? In other words should the ...
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PCT International filing

Filing a patent application with USPTO, and the same day filing the same patent application internationally (PCT); does it entitle to a fast response? I've seen a case receiving the first Office ...
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Patentability of a specific method of web content filtering

My friend is the creator and vendor of a web content filtering software. His clients are ISPs who then offer this service to their customers. Recently his clients received a very threatening "cease ...
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Rules of thumb for sorting content into Specification vs Claim

When faced with the question: Does this content belong in the Specification or the Claim, What is: The line of thinking? Questions one should consider Expectations of the USPTO examiner? that one ...
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[In]Validity of Patents

Does every patent invalidity search is conducted to overcome the threat of infringement suits imposed by their competitors? Can parties invalidate patents of their competitors without showing concerns ...
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How to develop intuition for writing claim?

I've seen many patent claim examples, and I've tried to write some myself, but each time it feels like I cannot adequately describe/articulate the invention to the level that is needed for the patent ...
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where can i fetch the PDF for the reference AU2018900444A0

Since the reference AU2018900444A0 is published and assigned to Resmed, where can i fetch the PDF for the said reference. Your help will be appreciated.
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Adding onto an existing Patent

So, I came up with an idea, and after some research, I've identified someone doing it already and they own a patent. My idea has some variances, but they are similar. I'd like to avoid disclosing ...
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“Importing” into Patent-Issuing Country

I have a patent for a controllable-pitch propeller. I have filed successfully in the US and the patent should issue shortly. For various reasons, I did not file in foreign countries. My question is,...
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Can talks qualify as prior art?

I am a PhD student and recently found that a patent exists with significant overlap to my work. I.e. my situation is roughly similar to that described in https://academia.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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Can a business idea be patented (in India)?

I have a business idea which will take a year atleast to implement it. Just want to ask if a business idea is patentable or not (In India)?
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Sign patent assignment without reading it

My former company has asked me to sign several patent assignments since I left the company but they only ever send me the final signature page. I didn't care about signing the ones I knew about when I ...
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Are patent applications publicly available?

Are patent applications of pending patents publicly available? If so, can they be download somewhere?
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US App Developer Patent Troll Avoidance Checklist — Publishing as individual vs as Company

I am working on a checklist (or list or strategies to consider) for new individual developers residing in the US who are about to release their first app, but are worried about patent trolls. Whether ...
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US App Developer Patent Troll Avoidance Checklist — To Release In The USA or not?

If a US-based software developer distributes their application worldwide everywhere except the US, is the developer immune from infringement suites from patent trolls in the US? Does this affect ...
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Patent Claim Interpretation

In patent claims why the clause 'based on' is considered to have a broader scope as compared to the other clauses (e.g. using, depending, etc.).
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Patent pending - US and EU procedure and

I am ready to start searching for a grant or investor for developing my technology. It's two days I am looking for information, but really, I understand nothing from the articles online. I was ...
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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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Can the same patent be extended to a new country without one of the original co-author

Back in 2017 I signed a patent contract with the company in which I used to work as one of the co-authors of an invention that was going to be patented in Europe. In this contract I was forced (...
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What do we mean by the status: Application in Amended stage

The status of an Indian patent post-examination is "Application in Amended stage" What do we understand from this status?
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writing check to pay USPTO is good or not?

I need to pay USPTO $100 because my Micro Entity Application was filled incorrectly. I plan to pay by check. From the website, I read the following: Check or Money Order – make payable to "Director ...
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Cross-Reference to Related Applicaitons

(B) Cross-Reference to Related Applications: (See 37 CFR 1.78 and MPEP Section 200.) If this patent is related to other patents, or based on earlier-filed US applications, it will be stated right ...
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What is the purpose / benefits of a track 1 USPTO examinination?

Track one patent examination expedites the examination process to 12 months. The cost is high, even for a micro entity at $1K. What is the advantage of a faster exam process from a business ...
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Claim language and use of “means”

I am writing a patent for a vice grip tool where I have designed a new release lever to open the lock but I want to include the original vice grip style release lever design in the claim. I am ...
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Legality of filing before there is an agreement?

An acquaintance is in the following situation… Bob is a PhD student. His advisor would like him to patent his work in the medical field. Bob writes patent application. Advisor adds another ...
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How should I structure the “Advantages” section of a patent application?

On page 210 of Patent It Yourself (18th edition), it explains that you can list the advantages of your invention in a narrative form. g. Advantages Although it is optional, you may list the ...
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Could i Patent something in the USA, not being USA citizen?

I want to Patent something in the USA,but i'm from Argentina. Could i Patent something in the USA if i'm not from the USA? Could it be done Online sending digital documents?
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No publication number? [duplicate]

What does it mean if both the "Earliest Publication No:" and "Earliest Publication Date:" entries in publicpair are blank ("-")? As a follow-up, how would I go about finding the publication number for ...
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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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Odometer original patent paperwork and drawings [duplicate]

I am related to the person who invented the first automobile odometer which was on the steering wheel. (No dashboards back then). Does this document have any value? Patent number 1914424 is in my ...
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How to fetch patent images from google BigQuery?

I don't know how I can get the images for patent on Google Patent search. I am using google's BigQuery but I don't see a table with the link to images. Any ideas?
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What is a Formal Patent Search of Classification in Canadian patent law?

I am seeking to start patenting something, and have reached out to an organization that claims to be able to help with the patenting process. They want to do something they call a Formal Patent ...
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Sharing and uploading full-text patents [duplicate]

I am the inventor of a European patent. Am I allowed to share the full-text (PDF) of such patent and to upload it online, for example on ResearchGate.net? Or does the patent have some sort of ...
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Reasons to request an “Expedited Review”

I am seeking to understand the advantage of "Expedited Review" My cursory understanding comprises this excerpt is that somehow that novelty is conferred with 'little' or no rejection from the ...
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Grant patent's front page item (72) inventor

I have a question to the grant patent front page. For item (72), every inventor’s name follows a city name and brackets with a two-letter country code. Does the city and country indicate the place ...

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