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Can inventor bring a translator to the in-person examiner interview

Inventor intends to bring a translator and the attorney of record to an in-person interview with the USPTO. Are translators allowed at the meeting?
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HELP SAVE Information Retrieval for future generations from a FACEBOOK Patent

HELP SAVE Information Retrieval for future generations. This application from FACEBOOK seeks to patent distributed database query engine for low query latency database analyses. 10 minutes of your ...
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Prior Art US 20130177891 A1

Audio-visual learning system US 20130177891 A1 Filing date: July 2, 2012 I am searching for Prior Art on the application listed above. Below is prior art that I am aware of. The claims in patent ...
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EDA software (IC design)

Looking for prior art on this: http://www.google.com/patents/US20130290834 Best answered by IC design people who use that kind of software. Basically looking for what's in the main figure, two ...
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Software patent implementations license

Given that a software patent can be implemented in different ways, languages and platforms then what are the license requirements of the implemented pieces of software? Is it possible that the patent ...
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Unable to get this patent ( number 75086) detail

I am trying to look into the patent mentioned on this Art Deco: Original années 1930 Betel motor car-art deco metal. Ebay has sold many in past bearing the same Patent number. As can be seen the ...
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Claims of Patent Application WO2017168412A1 are cited from previous research papers

In reference to the patent: WO2017168412A1 The claims of patent application are all void, it is a group of replicated and cited idea from multiple published research papers The idea of using Metal ...
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What are the best post-Alice strategies for drafting claims in software patent applications?

As I understand, the Alice decision set up a two-step rule for determining patent eligibility. Subsequent rulings in the U.S. (like McRO, Inc. v. Activision Publishing, McRO v. Bandai Namco Games ...
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Using a US-patented invention in Canada

Are there any limitations or processes for using a patent in Canada that is registered only in the US? Are there any liability issues? Would I be infringing?
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Prior publication ignored

In reference to the patent: US 6,981,040 B1 The specification of this patent seems to follow: Gio Wiederhold, "Customer Models for Effective Presentation of Information"; Position Paper, Flanagan, ...
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Prior art request US20130195410

In reference to the patent: US20130195410 This was described in a 1989 Paper in Physical Review Letters Volume 62 Number 1 published 2 January 1989 in a paper titled "Transverse Localization of Light"...
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'Technical effects' of software patents for eligibility

For patent eligibility of software patents in many countries including EU there is a requirement of 'technical effects' on the hardware device. These 'technical effects' are technological advances or ...
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Network Protocol Conversion — Prior Art Request for US 2005/0220286 A1 (Verizon)

https://www.google.com/patents/US20050220286 The independent claim is drawn primarily to protocol conversion of the data link layer and the application layer of a communication without conversion of ...
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Does [CORMEN90] demonstrate prior art for this order statistic tree patent?

In reference to the patent: US6735595 This patent appears to describe various implementations of what is usually known in the computer science community as an order statistic tree. In particular, ...
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Prior Art for US20130128968 A1?

Please help find Prior Arts for US20130128968 A1. Publication number US20130128968 A1 Publication type Application Application number US 13/680,740 Publication date May 23, 2013 Filing date ...
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Prior Art - probe to genomic location is a map query

In reference to the patent: US20140256789 Aren't they just performing a query to a location on the map of the genome and describing a feature that exists at a given location? The patent above covers ...
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Prior art for Vacuum Testing of Power Supply

In reference to the patent: US6570389 This patent claims a method of vacuum testing of power supplies, and it was filed in June 2001. I am wondering whether this is a standard procedure in the ...
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Prior art from 35 years ago: context-sensitive data-flow analysis

To me it seems that what this application is, in effect, claiming is the use of 1-context-sensitivity to increase the precision of data-flow analyses for factory methods. This is the most trivial ...
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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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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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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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Recordation of Patent Grant

This question is related to Who gets a "patent grant cover" from the USPTO? Does the "ribboned copy" get sent to overseas inventor/assignee (at recorded overseas address) by USPTO if such ...
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Before the American Inventor's Protection Act of 1999, were inventors allowed to request pre-grant publication?

Before the American Inventor's Protection Act of 1999, were inventors allowed to request publication of their patent applications before the grant date? If so, did many choose to do so? The following ...
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Can an abandoned patent affect an issued one ? There's a twist

Patent A was filed formally, March-13-2010, published Nov-2011 Patent B was filed provisional, March-14-2010, then formal-filed Mar-2011 The patents covered some similar areas, but Patent B spec was ...
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Can you file a continuation immediately after filing an application?

If I have a disclosure that lacks unity of invention, I believe that I can file an application, wait for a restriction requirement, elect one set of claims and then file a divisional with the second ...
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Application .dot templates for PPA and Non-Provisionals Patents

Ideally, there would be a .dot files (for provisional / non-provisional patent applications) that would take care of formatting details per the USPTO spec. In addition would be helpful if the .dot ...
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PCT with US RO — how to file the IDS?

Last month I filed a PCT application with the US as the receiving office, using EFS-web. I uploaded everything (I think) correctly and paid my microentity fees. I want to now file an information ...
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How common and how acceptable is the use of ordered lists and the phrase “and combinations thereof” as the last component of a Markush Group claim?

Admittedly this is squeezing two questions into one, but they're both directly about Markush Group claim construction. From all I've read, the structure of this type always uses "selected from the ...
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patent for an interface of functions presently not in use in any mobilepp

Hi i believe i have developed certain functional usage/interface in an app which are unique. to explain - they arent invention or technological breakthrough. But would fall under the purview of user ...
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Utility patent and method patent

In the course of solving a problem a new methods was developed. To support the method, a novel measurement device was required and developed. Assume that the methods device must work together ...
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What does Golang patent mean

What does the patent grant for Golang mean? Can I use Golan for whatever I want (like the BSD license implies) or does it limit my use of Golang in any way? Here is the text of the patent: https://...
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Patentability due to conflicts between dependent and independent claims

For the patenting of one idea, found an existing granted patent which is slightly similar, though seems to not cover the entire idea. One aspect though is not so clear whether it will be an issue or ...
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Data Processing in urban design

Can we patent integrated business processes combined and rearranged into a single business process flow?
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A feature in Software Product

Can a feature available in a software product patented? For eg, there are various Core Banking Systems and will they be patenting these features? Then how are other products able to give the features?...
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When did patents start citing each other?

I can't find patent citations on patents from 1836. Was there a specific date or year that citations were added to patents?
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Public sales abroad constitute disclosure

One would not be surprised to read from 35 USC 102(a)(1) that novelty is not satisfied when: the claimed invention was patented, described in a printed publication, or in public use, on sale, or ...
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18 mo application publication start from continuation filing date or original filing date?

When a continuation application is filed, does publication of the patent application occur 18 mo. after the original application or the continuation filing date (assuming 18 mo. disclosure is required)...
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If I in my specifications explained enough where someone can recreate my invention but broad in claims could that pass in the uspto?

If my description has enough detail such that someone in the field could recreate it without problems, but my claims ( the part which is the real protect ) are broad to make it hard for infringers. ...
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Patent has multiple prior art, why is the multiple prior art not preventing the grant of it?

In reference to the patent: US8470388 COUNTRY - Patent Number United States - 8470388 Australia - 2013207081 Austria - EP2801242 China - CN104115561B Czech Republic - EP2801242 EPO - EP2801242 France ...
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How should existing software products be described in an IDS, if at all?

In an IDS for a software/computer-implemented method application, how should existing software products be documented, if at all, when the software products in question have a subset of functions of ...
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Does the pure complexity of a computational task make it not to be a mental model?

I partially read this response to a patent application related to assigning seats to airline passengers, such that they are "happy". In this response, the examiner says: the subject matter of the ...
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Selling similar item to one yet to to be patent registered in my country

I have a product I purchase in China. It is similar to a product with a patent being sold by company (A) in a different country to mine. I understand. I can continue to sell my product in any country ...
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How an infringement in a qualification method would affect a product?

Let's have the following hypothetical case: Company develops a product using method 'X' for some testing procedure qualifying it. Company releases product, development is frozen, testing no longer ...
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Patent Drawings missing, presents drawing of a another patent? How to get related drawing?

In reference to the patent: US2002098
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Call for Prior Art US Patent 8,738,435 (Phoenix Licensing)

CALL FOR PRIOR ART. Can you find prior art for this patent that claims novelty based on customizing online content using a user's preferences? Check out Google Patents for full details about this ...
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How to evaluate IT contract for patent and invention content

If I want to work for an organization, and agree to something along the lines of: 10. Inventions. Except as otherwise provided in any prior written agreement(s) between the Employee and ACME, ...
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This patent looks to be a spam/troll attempt

In reference to the patent: US20100313926 I'm an electrical engineering major that just graduated with my masters degree. I was looking at zeolite applications and I stumbled onto this patent. After ...
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Timing on lapsed patent--protected?

I have a lapsed patent which I am attempting to get reinstated via petition (SB-66: unintentional delay in payment of maintenance fees). Once I am reinstated, I will have been lapsed (unprotected) for ...
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Potential mutual exclusivity in a list like “at least one of a, b, c or d”

I have a claim similar to: the display of claim 1 wherein the image displayed is modified by at least one of: the image is brightened by increasing the voltage, the image is brightened by ...
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What is the invention in this patent?

http://www.google.com/patents/US7400295 This is a granted patent for "identification of objects". The authors seem to think that it protects their online and mobile plant classification tool: http://...

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