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I am not in the US. Do I really have to undergo USPTO Patent Center eFiler verification to view the status of my application?

I submitted to USPTO last month an application for the national stage application of a PCT patent. I created my MyUSPTO account, generated my datasheet with their system, submitted all the necessary ...
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Is there a subscription list for entities to be notified of new patent applications so that they can challenge the new claims?

For example, let's take Match Group Inc, which is a multi billion dollar conglomerate group that owns a suite of dating apps. Is there a list that they sign on to on the USTPO that notifies them of a ...
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Invalidate a Patent

I have to invalidate the EP patent having Mar 2014 as priority date, whether the search should focus on filing date or published date of prior arts? and Can we consider a patent as prior art having ...
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German domicile for Germany Patent Application

Any overseas applicants have some suggestions on how to bypass this regulation? Or I have to pay attorney fee to a German attorney? How will the patent office verify or use this German address? Will ...
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How to get e-office notification from USPTO

It's quite strange that I applied a utility patent but I can't be added to their email notification list. I try to find the instruction but unsuccessfully, they just merge all into [patentcenter][1] [...
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how would a patent examiner search for prior art on a patent application for a dating app?

There are literally 1000s of dating apps either on the market today or have went out of business. If a new patent application comes in with a feature for a dating app, will the patent examiner check ...
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How to submit ADS on the NEW patent center USPTO

anyone has experience to successfully submit your amendment files on the patentcenter I DID submit it when EFS-WEB was available, now they have only patentcenter, I has a screen shot and I think this ...
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Can the applicant add new claims to their application in response to a rejection?

Let's suppose that a patent application has 10 claims, first submitted on 01/01/2024. A year later, the examiner rejected 1 of the 10 claims. In response to this rejection, the applicant modified the ...
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How i can patent an idea and concepts? Can I patent a new idea and new concepts?

So I have many ideas and concepts to take patents so there we can patent an idea and concepts. How much will it cost to take patent an idea. Is it too much costly. I am individual from India
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What additional implementation details would this patent application need in order to pass?

1) User A sends a message to User B. 2) If User B does not open the message, then nothing happens after that. 3) If User B does open the message, then User A pays the app an amount in dollars. As ...
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signature on amendment USPTO

in studying the I found this policy: An amendment must be signed by a person having authority to prosecute the application. but no detailing where should I sign, anyone knows I just sign on the cover ...
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What is needed to make this abstract idea patentable

This is an idea for the payment system of an app: If (A) and (B) occurs, then the user will pay the app. Assume that it is novel and non-obvious. What might be some implementation details needed to ...
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Does a free range rule infringe upon a fixed rule?

Patented invention / process / system: 1) X is a predefined number known to the user. 2) If A and B occurs, then the user wins X balls. Potential infringer 1) X and Y are predefined numbers known to ...
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USPTO Amendment Requirement

Could someone confirm my understanding of USPTO policy is correctly POLICY: The text of any deleted matter must be shown by strike-through except that double brackets placed before and after the ...
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when a patent is filed with an IDS form, what does "Information Disclosure Statement considered" mean?

Is Anyone familiar with this under the "Transaction description" tab? And if so, does this mean the application just started being examined by the examiner? how long after this will the ...
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Is a less restrictive rule different or a subset of a more restrictive rule?

A patent application for a software system, or a set of rules basically, is facing potential prior art challenge. The prior art invention has 5 elements/rules: 1. Rule_A 2. Rule_B 3. If and when A ...
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how rigorous or legible must prior art be?

As I understand it, prior can come from any source and not just prior patents. So for example, a YouTube video can be prior art, correct? If so, what is the standard for a source to become sufficient ...
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complexity of Tinder's swipe matching process patent

https://patents.google.com/patent/US11513666B2/en The above patent is for a feature in a dating app that protects Tinder's swipe matching process. Most law firms assess application complexity and ...
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Can the invention of a sport be patented?

If one was to combine two different variations of sport in a manner that has not been done before, can this new hybrid sport be patented?
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For a foreign language PCT application in US national phase, is it necessary to hire an officially certified translator?

I have a PCT application that recently entered national phase, and I am now seeking its registration in the United States. This application was originally filed in Spanish, therefore I'm going to have ...
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What was the point of having witnesses on patents?

I see that some old USPTO patents list witnesses. Example: What was the point of having witnesses on patents?
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Questions about what the legal status means on Google Patents

This patent has been shown to be in an active status in the US since 2013. However, it appears to have been marked as Abandoned in 2020. In this case, I am curious whether the patent has no legal ...
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App realizes same functionalty as my patented device: can i do anything about it?

I have a patent which describes a system and its functions; I have realized said system by creating a physical device, making an embedded system for it, and it is now commercialized. Due to the very ...
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Is it possible to reference one figure in another figure?

Say I have a drawing of the internal workings of the invention in FIG 2. FIG 2 contains references to various main elements/sub-elements. There is also FIG 1 which is an overview of the whole ...
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Is it possible to patent a mere mixture of two existing and patented drugs?

Let's say you take two existing drugs that they have been patented already (and may or may not have expired). You add them in a mixture of specific ratio without changing their chemical structure. You ...
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Any reliable free resource to check the patent expiration of a particular drug?

Is there any database that is reliable and free preferably (though if academic access is needed, I can check that), to check when a particular drug patent expires?
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Tinder vs Bumble swipe matching process and "Alice decision"

I came across this article: https://minesoft.com/tinder-patented-swipe-right/ Tinder's patents: https://patents.google.com/patent/US9733811B2/en https://patents.google.com/patent/US11513666B2/en https:...
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Could I sue some company if my patent application was pending or rejected?

it takes more time than I expected, and I am confused with my project, a lot of plan was delayed? could I contact potential licensee before my patent granted, how about the company use my patent and ...
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Germany Patent attorney fee

Hi I am in contact with some Germany Attorney for a very simple furniture patent application. I attached a picture, and my patent is not complicated than this one. pls note I am applying for patent, ...
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Embodiment with optional feature vs two separate embodiments?

Suppose I've invented a hoverboard (Claim 1) and furthermore it can optionally have wheels that can be lowered for effect (Claim 2 reciting the machine of Claim 1 further comprising the wheels). One ...
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abandonment patent

I had a patent. But patent with no reason now abandonment patent. Legal department directed patent this way. Now someone else made my idea and it is a 3 billion dollars annual sales. what can I do? ...
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How do I avoid the error during filing for an utility provisional application?

Upon clicking on filing for a utility provisional application I get two options and a warning that I am signing in as a guest user even though I am logged in. If i sign in again it doesn't make any ...
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Micro entity status for provisional patent application

I am part of a small startup and we are in the process of filing our IPs. We fit the micro category as none of the inventors have any patents filed but have submitted 5 provisional applications. Is ...
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Can there be multiple recitations of corresponding structure for a means-plus-function claim? [USA]

Basically, the question is: does one get free disjunction with means-plus-function claim limitations? In other words, if the claim recites "means for fastening", and the specification ...
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Is this patent expired? And if not, does it have a worldwide patent?

I don't understand how to read the patent page. From the snapshot, is this patent granted and still effect? If so, does it only apply to USA or Worldwide? Thanks.
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is "either...or" a term acceptable in claim

suppose I need to write a claim for below image, that panel B can either attached to the surface of panel A or to the edge of panel A, is this acceptable in claim, or I have to use alternative in this ...
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Does use of an invention at one location by members of an organization constitute "public use?"

I just invented something for a non-profit organization I work for that makes it easier for the members to use our equipment. If only members of the organization are using it, does that constitute &...
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I’m looking for the owner of patent BR6702630U

how do I find contact information for the owner of this patent from Brazil: BR6702630U GRAPHIC AND PRINTING PROCESS IN PHOTOGRAPHS by inventor Norbert Egon Goldbergs?
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Why do some patents include verbatim copies of the claims as filed in the description?

Here is a patent chosen at random that contains the complete set of claims in the "SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION" section. Sometimes this is an "Examples" section at the end. I've ...
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Would I violate this patent?

Patent US2016294759 protects A computer-implemented method comprising: synchronizing with an email service and receiving an email message via a data network; parsing content of the received email ...
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To what extent can an applicant argue against MPF interpretation before the USPTO? [USA]

Suppose a patent Examiner applies the 3-prong test outlined in MPEP 2181(I) to a claim limitation and makes the determination that 112(f) applies. The guidance in the MPEP explicitly states that ...
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Is there any difference between "connoting structure" and "sufficient structure to perform" the function? [USA]

There is a line of cases where 112(f) is avoided by specifying a term that "connotes structure" and is modified by operation of that term. Apparently separately, there is the notion that 112(...
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meaning of first application in claiming priority

Claiming priority is overall referred to the Paris Convention (PC). Thus, even if I refer to the EPC, it shall have the same answer for countries which are WTO or PC members. Priority is defined by ...
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Is there such a thing as a valid non-MPF computer-implemented claim limitation?

Certain opinions I've been reading lead me to believe that a claim to anything performed by a "computer" (or equivalent) is always "functional" and runs afoul of rules prohibiting ...
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EPC: Later filed claims with new subject-matter

The following question is EPC-related: I duly filed an application without any claims. Date of filing has been accorded under Art. 80, Rule 40. I will receive an invitation to file claims within 2 ...
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How can one obtain the list of news articles, blog posts and other online content that mention a given patent or patent application?

E.g., I see that this news article mentioned this patent application. How can one obtain the list of news articles, blog posts and other online content that mention a given patent or patent ...
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how to write a claim for this attachment

suppose I have two vertical panels that was attached with each other as image attached, could I write below. one vertical edge of the panel attached to another panel surface by appropriate meanings ...
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Active U.S Patent Expired (U.S. Patent No. 8,475,818)

Has Active U.S Patent Expired (U.S. Patent No. 8,475,818) ? When was issued and when does it expire?
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When/how to change the title of an application at the international stage?

A US provisional was filed, then a non-provisional and PCT were filed within 1-year of the provisional. The non-provisional and the PCT applications include a typographical error in the title. The non-...
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Can one file in the EPO without claiming priority to a corresponding U.S. provisional that is not the first filing?

Suppose an inventor-applicant residing in the U.S. wishes to secure a U.S. filing date as early as possible with provisional A. Subsequently the inventor-applicant would refine the content to make it ...
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