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what is the registration no for the Certification of Micro Entity Status form

I am filing the CERTIFICATION OF MICRO ENTITY STATUS form. But I don't know where to get the Registration No., which is at the end of the form. Edit: I am doing it by myself for provisional.
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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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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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US20180247698A1 Patent Application is Crashing on Prior art - Springer Book chapter 5 published in 2010

This US Patent application is from the Korean patent KR101872823, granted to Korean University 2018-06-29. Patent title is 'Method for SRAM Yield Estimiation'. The same idea had been published by IBM ...
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Patent US640598A

What is the value of this.. I can only find drawings of it and it says it was never produced but I have one
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how to judge if anyone infringes my invention?

My invention has A, B, C and D components and they are connected with each other with that order. Somebody claims to have a new invention with an addition component Z with my invention: Case 1: If ...
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Securing EU patents from US perspective

I am in the process of working with a team to author a NonProvisional Patent Application with the USPTO. QUESTION If I want to keep my options open for a EU Patent, what must I do / avoid?
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How to qualify for micro entity status

I'm looking into filing a provisional application for a patent, and I'm trying to determine whether or not I'm classified as a micro entity. This website says that one requirement of qualifying as a ...
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Free Patent research sites vs fee based ones

Google Patents or Patent Lens, among others, offer the possibility of researching patents for free. How can fee-based patent research sites compete against these? What extra benefits do they have ...
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If a patent is abandoned and later revived, does that affect the priority date?

I've filed non-provisional utility patent application with the USPTO. If it becomes considered abandoned by the USPTO for non payment of filing fees, will reviving the application maintain the ...
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can I patent a patented invention in other countries before in The US now

I want to patent a patented invention in Korea dated on 2006 in US with my own name. Is It possible or not?
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I invented and patented a support garment for pregnancy

The patent expired after 15 years and I was not in a position to renew it. I have now found several modifications and materials that were not available to me when I first patented the garment, can I ...
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Where is the line between hardware and software?

Lets say that someone creates an mobile app (Android/IOS) that is identical in function to a TI-85 calculator... in fact it is a perfect representation of it and identical in function and appearance ...
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Can a patent be granted if the idea infringes?

I understand that patents are a "negative right," but... Is it a reasonable assumption that patents aren't granted if they infringe on prior patents? Is there any precedent where a product (that is ...
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Does disclosure of an invention forever bar anyone (except you) from patenting it?

If someone discloses/markets a genuinely new (patentable) idea without patenting it (allows 12-months to go by without filing a provisional), does that mean that noone else will ever be able to patent ...
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Have patent trolls ever gone after an individual?

When publishing mobile apps, both on Android and IOS, one has the choice of registering as an individual, or as a company -- presumably an LLC. Is it legal to assert a patent against an individual ...
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US App Developer Patent Troll Avoidance Checklist — If a mobile app is free (donation only), does that indemnify against patent trolls? [duplicate]

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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Is it necessary to define the expected usage scenario for a patent?

Let's say PERSON A has a patent idea for a new type of golf club... and in their patent application, they say the reason for the invention is that golfers need a better tool to do x,y, and z to help ...
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Overcoming obviousness-type double patenting rejection referencing third-party material

I have a provisional OTDP rejection that references an earlier application I made, explicitly references a third-party reference (no inventors in common with the application), and two other references ...
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What patent attorney did james dyson use on his bagless vaccum patent?

What patent attorney did James Dyson use on his bagless vacuum patent?
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Checklist for registering patent

I am surely not having experience with patents but I want to know if there is any site or application that can assist me get patent registered in European market (and have all steps/prerequisites ...
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Can a specific idea for art be protected or patented?

Can a specific idea for art be protected or patented? Example: I draw a funny cartoon of an employee falling asleep at a staff meeting. Then I add a phrase making the art even funnier (at least for ...
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After a non-final rejection how can I respond with a traversal?

So far I've always responded to non-final rejections with an amendment and arguments/remarks, so I've filed "Amendment/Req. Reconsideration-After Non-Final Reject" together with "Claims" and "...
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Patenting/protecting the design of a mechanism within an assembly

Let's say I designed a machine that can fold any type of clothing and hypothetically, this mechanical solution does not exist anywhere else. If that same mechanism was also applicable in say the ...
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Github for Patents?

Does anyone know of something like a github for patents? somewhere where you can publish a granted or provisional patent and designate it as open source, enabling others to fork it or use it in their ...
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Can I change a filed utility patent application to change the original filing fee?

I've filed a utility patent application, with a number of claims that increased the original filing fee. Is it possible to change that application, to reduce the number of claims, resulting in the ...
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Outcome of referencing earlier patents in your patent application

Most likely, I will reference MS Color Picker patent in my patent application. My software will use this color selection feature. If my patent gets accepted, will MS (or anyone else whose patent I ...
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Materials for learning about patent litigation and valuation?

I'm an engineer with a fair bit of business and strategy experience. I also read several books about patents, large parts of the Manual of Patent Examination Procedure (MPEP), many patent documents, ...
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Can an AI solution break a patent?

Suppose an original piece of software contains an AI algorithm (that is NOT patented) that tries to optimise the solutions the software produces. Out of the box the software does not infringe any ...
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One Invention with many different applications

I have a single invention that has many different applications. Do i need to file a separate non provisional patent for each different use?
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Patent software workflow (yet to have implementation)

I'm unsure if this question is same to my previous question, Idea for Software - Should I file Patent first I have idea for Utility pattern. Already I create the output (2 to 3 hours in MS Word). And ...
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How to deal with patents that others hold?

I am an aspiring inventor and in the best case scenario I will be developing smartphones but something that is a huge hurdle for me are the patents that other people hold. I mean one company patented ...
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WIPO translate-Patentscope download

Is there a simpler way to download machine translated patent text from WIPO Patentscope, beside copy-paste text from WIPO window? Is it possible to download/export bibliographical data + translated ...
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New use and area of application for old invention

If I invent something that solves a problem in a new area (an improvement to something that was only invented ten years ago), by using a technique and mechanism disclosed in old invention (something ...
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File one patent or many patents?

If my invention has several innovative features, is it best to file separate patents for each feature, or for the device as a whole, or both?
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is this patent US 9401941 only valid in US? or other countries too?

I have seen a website patent which is granted in US. My question is this patent valid only in US or other countries too? If I make a same website in Germany, then I am infringing their patent?
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Cited prior art/patent owner notifies me that my granted patent infringes his patent

My previous statement may not be clear. So I rewrite my question: I was granted my patent. I do have cited many prior art/patent in my patent application, one of the cited prior patent owner notified ...
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Applying for a Job without a Patent

Say I have a photography app with some special features that are patentable. Actually, just say I have an "app", not even specifying that it's photography. I don't want to show this to potential ...
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Is there a way to get public pair final/non-final rejection documents in textual form?

I'm looking for easiest way to get textual information from public pair documents, examiner rejection documents to be specific. All the patent prosecution documents it seams are in pdf-image format. ...
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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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Idea for Software - Should I file Patent first

I have idea for software, yet I don't know how to write software. This software will be low-cost (large organizations) or free (individuals). Before getting someone to write software for me shall I ...
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Trans-ocean shipping and patent jurisdiction

I have developed a technology that will keeps fruits in storage and transport from spoiling prematurely. The problem is global in nature which means that I have to be mindful of where my markets are ...
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Impact of claim scope on potential infringement

It happens often that patent claims have as broad a scope as they can get away with. However, I have heard that, if your invention can be in general described by an independent claim of a third-party ...
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Can separate patents be awarded for different delivery mechanisms for the same drug?

Context is US law. Say a company develops some new drug with some new Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API). They also have two formulations containing said API which allows the drug to be delivered ...
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New or Different Use Patent

I invented a cosmetic tool to be used for the hands and filed a provisional patent. However, I missed the 12-month deadline to convert the patent pending to a non-provisional patent. Can I reapply for ...
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USPTO Customer Number

I submitted a customer number request form per this page. How long does it generally take for the USPTO to fulfill the request and email a customer number? And after a customer number has been ...
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Am I an inventor if I created the prediction model the product relies on?

I was brought on to a developing project to solve a key issue with implementing the idea. The solution was to develop a prediction model that I determined and built from scratch. This model was ...
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Are “patent-claims” and “elements of a claim” defined in the law?

I'm trying to understand "claims" and how they define an invention. Is there a strict unambiguous definition of "claim" and how multiple claims about the same invention together with the "elements" ...
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How to tactfully rebut a 101 rejection

I have an application for an invention, let's call it invention X. The examiner has issued a non-final office action with a 101 rejection, the argument of which is basically, "The claims are directed ...
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Utilizing existing already manufactured products

If two existing products manufactured in USA, with a US brand, that are unrelated and assembled (assembled requiring some machining and hardware) and utilized for a completely different application ...

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