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Importance of configuration descriptions in a claim

I am looking into a new project for which there are a few similar technologies described in patents, but nothing that includes every novel feature I have in mind. However, one of them is written in an ...
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If a patent application exists can I develop an implementation and post it online?

I was working on a piece of software, and after implementing the entire system I looked up similar devices in the USPTO search for applications. I found a patent application (submitted april 2020) ...
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How to find if US patent is applicable in INDIA? How to find the PCT number?

US20160255970A1 has US patent..how to identify if they have applicability in Indian and European Markets? How to find the PCT number?
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Can I sell a patented product as licensee in a country that the patent is not registered?

I am a licensee of an invention patent. the patents is registered in some countries only.an I manufacture the patent in the country that the patent is registered and sell it to another country that ...
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What do I need to do before I Drop Android App Bundles or upload APKs? [closed]

https://developer.android.com/studio/publish/app-signing Android requires that all APKs be digitally signed with a certificate before they are installed on a device or updated. If you use Android App ...
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Can you obtain intellectual property for board games

I want to obtain intellectual property for the game, and I do not want a patent for a board game similar to chess. Does ownership increase me profit more than a patent or not?
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Prototype developed outside of work, employer wants me to finalize work in house. Do I automatically lose my IP?

I developed a prototype outside of work using my own materials and time. The end product would be very useful in my field of work so I showed it to my boss, who now wants me to finish development in ...
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Am I able to be sued for patent infringement as an sales agent?

If I sell a product in the US as a US resident sales agent on behalf of an EU seller of a product they manufacture in the EU that subsequently breaches a US patent can I be sued?
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Question about joint patent ownership

Suppose company A and company B jointly own the rights of a patent, and that this patent results from the work collaboration between inventor 1 (from company A) and inventors 2, 3 (from company B). ...
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Is hiring a professional attorney/prosecutor after the first evaluation a good idea?

Right now I have no idea whom to hire, possible costs etc. I've been contacting a few firms I found online, also here, and the best I got was a polite reply saying they are no longer in business (...
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Patentability Of Parameter Optimization For Previously Patented Process

I am curious as to patentability of one critical parameter of an existing (and patented) process. For clarity I will posit a hypothetical situation analogous to a real situation. Industrial material A ...
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PTO search opinion: authoritative?

After several searches across several days, i finally stumbled upon one patent, in Chinese, that resembles what i have invented. The (google translated, i suppose) claim is very broad, the purpose of ...
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Filing for a patent for a artificial intelligence program?

I’m working on an AI project that may well be commercially viable. Does anybody know about filing for a patent for an AI program? How much information about the software model would I be required to ...
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Understanding search report

Following the great advice of @George White, i went on and checked patents against the PUBLIC PAIR database, to understand the flow between the applicant and the examiner, as well as the uk equivalent....
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If I am not able to find patent then can I consider it expired?

I downloaded a patent from internet and when tried to find its status that if it is active even today or not was not able to find on Intellectual Property of India website even by searching it from ...
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Which IDS form works on the PTO website?

I can't get the PTO's web system to accept my IDS. The error statement says, The version of the USPTO Fillable Form you are attempting to attach is outdated. Please go the following website to access ...
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How to avoid losing your work on the PTO's web based application system

I'm using the USPTO's EFS-WEB, and after spending an hour adding documents to a new application, I had to take a break. I wasn't active for an hour and my application disappeared completely. Is this ...
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Does a CIP IDS require a copy of the parent US application?

I'm filing 2 CIPs on a US parent application that was published less than a year ago, with the specification cross-referencing the parent and a couple of later provisionals. Should the IDSs list any ...
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Hybrid Card-Dice Game: How do I protect it?

I have a hybrid card-dice game. I know I have to copyright the rules text, the card text, and any graphic artwork on the card face and/or card back; trademark the name and logo of the game, any logos,...
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Provisional application in UK

According to the official documentation, the equivalent of provisional applications in the UK is to file an application without requesting search or examination, and subsequently, within 12 months, ...
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Can you craft something on your youtube channel similar to something which is patented?

Maybe its two questions in one... but: if you have a youtube channel where you are crafting stuff (people come to watch you craft stuff). Would be okay to craft something similar to something ...
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I made a board game, will you get a patent or intellectual property?

I made a board game so will you get a patent or intellectual property? My board game is like chess and some deep, but I don't know whether we will make money or not
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Is it possible to describe functionally materials instead of chemically?

If in my description, I describe functionally materials, will this protect my invention from any known material suitable for this function? E.g. if I describe that my invention has a lubricate, will ...
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A 2010 patent shows a WIPO filing and granted EP patent, but no US mark. Does that mean the patent was not granted or pursued in the US?

I am trying to understand WIPO filings. It appears that they give the right to file patents in multiple countries more easily, but don't constitute an international patent. If a WO numbered patent ...
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Spelling out doses in method claims with “therapeutically effective dose” language

I’m writing method claims for a nutritional supplement like the following— A method of reducing [a health condition] of a subject, comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective ...
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How do divisional patent applications work?

Is it possible to file a divisional patent for an embodiment briefly described in a granted (own) patent which does not have a specific claim for that embodiment? Is there a time limit that you can do ...
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Chinese Patent Law - what are the official fees, especially annual renewal fees?

Are there any official annual fees to maintain the patent right in China? If yes - what are they? How much does it approximately cost to get your patent drafted and submitted for application via the ...
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How is obviousness assessed?

I would like to ask how is obviousness of an invention assessed as it is difficult to appreciate it if you do not have experience of how several inventions have been evaluated. I think we can agree ...
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Is it possible to have the total freedom to operate for a method patent?

If a method is patented and to conduct this method, you need to build a device that has been patented in the past although not in the exact shape and form nor for the same use, will you be having ...
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Why are claims not mandatory in provisional application?

Well, a claim refers to the extent of the protection conferred by a patent. If claims are so important so why they are not mandatory for the provisional application? There has to be a reason for such ...
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Can I patent the same embodiment with one functional difference?

Let's say there is a patent for a gear covered in gasoline where the gasoline is explicitly mentioned to be used for the lubrication of the gear. Can I patent the same gear covered in gasoline ...
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Is it possible to claim priority from two different applications?

I have submitted two applications with different descriptions but which refer to the same concept. E.g. one application describes a substance in an oral pill form and the other application describes ...
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Difficult examiner

How to deal or replace a difficult examiner. He allowed three patents and now he is fighting against a fourth one, which is a subset of them. Could an examiner take action? Override his decisions?
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Will a request for expedited examination of a CIP force an office action on a languishing parent application?

I have one patent application filed and two more coming soon, all on the same general subject matter. Application A was filed in 2018 and has yet to see action, and I will soon be filing applications ...
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US20160095351A1 I want to manufacture this

I a patient is abandoned due to unpaied fees filed 2015? Can I take it over to produde? US20160095351A1 called hydro puff. There is another produce called top puff that looks the same too. How do I ...
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Do you know any IP firms who can provide input in the design of an invention?

I am looking for firms who are willing to develop expertise and take an idea described in a paragraph and transform it into a patent application. This means they will be willing and capable of gaining ...
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Can alternative embodiments well known to skilled persons but not described in my description be protected by my broad claim?

I missed from the description some alternative embodiments, particularly some different structures/versions/variations. The claim is broad and it is not limited to the embodiments of the description ...
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Is it possible to remove a restrictive term in the main claim of a PCT?

The drafter of my PCT did very poor work and he put a restrictive term in the main claim of my PCT. What are my options to remove that term and expand my claim at the national phase or by amending my ...
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Withdrawal of Notice of Allowance

After receiving an NOA and paying the fee, I was anticipating an issue notification within days. Two days after paying the fee, I instead received a Notice of Withdrawal of Allowance. recorks ...
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Why do patent protections last 20 years?

This is really two questions. What is the historical reason for patent protection to be 20 years? What is the reasoning for it to be 20 years, instead of 15 years, or 25 years?
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Developing a software module to access USPTO Private Pair for my firm

I was told USPTO does not provide API for accessing their Private Pair data. However, I understand that a few docking software available claim that they are access USPTO Private Pair with the right ...
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Is it possible to patent something that was disclosed in a priority application?

I disclosed a feature in a priority application 2 years ago but it was not included in my finally pursued application. Now the priority and the pursued application have been published. Is it possible ...
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Is there a professional cost efficient novelty search?

I had a novelty search by the UK IPO and it was extremely poor compared to the one by EPO. Maybe the difference in the fees justifies that as it is £300 vs £1,500. Is there any particular office who ...
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How can I estimate the level of freedom to operate?

If a medical device has been patented which mentions in the first claim, a particular material for specific reasons and I manage to patent the same medical device which mentions in the first claim, a ...
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Where are “Discussions” from Google Patents?

When I look for patents online using Google Patents, I get the list of ranked candidate patent with several links (eg "Overview", "Correlations", "Talk with others" (note ...
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Is it possible to amend the description of a PCT to include content from a priority application?

Is it possible to amend the description of a PCT to include content from a priority application? My drafter missed important content from my priority documents to include it in my PCT. Is there any ...
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Is the “Brief Summary of the Invention” section actually required?

While writing my first non-provisional patent application, I came across a Medium article that claims that the "Brief Summary of the Invention" is not actually required and that it could be ...
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If a claim is broader than the description, what is protected exactly?

If a description describes one embodiment but the claim is very broad that does not limit to that embodiment, what will be actually protected? Any embodiment under the broad claim or the specific ...
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Is it possible to claim unity of invention in a European patent application, with respect to one or more other previous applications?

If I have two PCT applications that are overlapping, is it possible to merge them into one in the EU? I think in US I can use a continuation patent but what about the EU? I was told according to Rule ...
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Where can I find the patent for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine?

Since the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is patented, one could assume that patent and the used mRNA-string are published somewhere. If that is the case, where can one find it?

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