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Location-based marketing - Providing ticketing and access to attractions. (Smart Destinations) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON Enhanced marketing responsive to customer path data between attractions - This application from Smart Destinations, Inc seeks to patent the idea of...Enhanced data collection ...
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USPTO Patent XML, understanding the us-field-of-classification-search element

I'm working with XML from the USPTO bulk download which provides weekly downloads of XML of published patent grants. I'm using this documentation to understand the files. I'm having trouble ...
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API access to USPTO application

I'm trying to programatically access updated application information for USPTO patents including transaction details, continuity information, and dates and codes from the Image File Wrapper (IFW) ...
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Prior art for US20140314679

In reference to the patent: US20140314679 Would the following applications qualify as prior art for this? US20100240990 CA2692570A1
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Is it possible to get a patent for a new Web Browser 'Button'?

Is it possible to get a patent for a new Web Browser 'Button'? I don't have knowledge about patents and I don't know if this new thing really fits to this thread. Basically I was thinking for ...
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patent images and pdf file can not be seen or downloaded, how come?

In reference to the patent: US9010037 patent images and pdf file can not be seen or downloaded, how come?
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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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How much of this profiler patent (US Patent No. 8,516,467) distinguishes over prior art?

A lot of this patent feels like it has prior art in existing tools such as disassemblers and profilers. Patent text Claim 1 A method for detecting a time complexity associated with an ...
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Is there a Patent-to-English dictionary?

On another site, I learned that many words in U.S. patents have very specific meanings, subtly different from their usual meanings in English. For example, "comprising" is different from "consisting ...
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Legal ramifications of including research algorithms in software products sold to clients

If I am a UK-based software vendor or 'software as a service' company, what are the legal implications of including academic research algorithms in products sold to European and international clients? ...
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Does the GS1 MCS industry guideline use US patent 8228198?

In March, 2012, all of the UHF Gen2 RFID chip manufacturers agreed to support Multi-vendor Chip-based Serialization (MCS), a voluntary implementation of a GS1 guideline for encoding 96-bit Serialized ...
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Prior Art Request - US9688399 ("Remotely operated surveillance vehicle management system and method with a fail-safe function")

I'm trying to locate prior art for US9688399 ("Remotely operated surveillance vehicle management system and method with a fail-safe function"). The prior art would have to be dated before ...
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Citing a blog in background information (not prior art)

For a USPTO utility patent, in my background section I would like provide a reference to an interview (the interview included in a blog post available at archive.org). This is not a prior art ...
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Requirement to submit newly found prior art after Notice of Allowance or Issue Fee Payment?

In the US, a duty of disclosure to submit information material to patentability extends until the patent is granted. This means that the duty still applies after notice of allowance (NoA) and after ...
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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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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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Patent filling in Argentina

Argentina is not part of the PCT and needs filling via national route. Does anyone know what are the basic steps and cost for filling there with a priority document written in English? I imagine that ...
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Proving the date of a website being used as prior art

I have several pieces of prior art that were published on a website. The site is public but not in the Internet Archive or anything like that. I have content upload dates in the database that could ...
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What is the new time limit for reviving an abandoned patent application? Any case law?

Here it is stated that due to recent rule changes at the USPTO, patents may now be revived even after a two year period: Is an expired patent in the public domain? George - just for edification, ...
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Free tool for IP management

Is there any reliable free tool or software for managing the IP/patent portfolio - mainly for handling the timelimits, costs and for general overview of the patent porfolio (curently about 100 patents)...
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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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Is it possible to search patents by assignee?

My name is Jesse L Culpepper. I would like to know how many patents are in my name.
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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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Prior art for a GC scheduler with an adaptive free-memory threshold?

Patent: US 8,166,269 Assignee: Oracle Priority Date: 11/5/09 Prior Art: Search Google Prior Art search for 8,166,269 I'm having trouble figuring out whether Oracle is claiming to have invented the ...
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beelinereader patent coverage

I am a fan of beelinereader, I want to use same idea to implement a reader app,in their website it is written that their technology is patented as here https://patents.google.com/patent/...
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Prior knowledge and use

In reference to the patent: US20150107498 This process of adding MgO/Mg(OH)2 and/or Ca(NO3)2 to HFO was widely practiced art. Don't understand prior knowledge can be patented.... As matter of an ...
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Where can I find a historical copy of an application?

In reference to the patent: US20050025364 I used this patent application as a reference in my thesis report but now it is having different content. Where can I find the content that I saw before?
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Prior Art search

What are the best way to search closest prior art and how to identify closest prior arts from prosecution file history for pharmaceutical patents.
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Does my Proprietary Agreement with a solely owned Inc. Division extend to all divisions

Background I worked for a US based defense contractor by the name of Meggitt Defense Systems, Inc. (MDSI). Because the parent firm, Meggitt Plc was British, MDSI had to be incorporated with it's own ...
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What are the implications of patents on deep learning techniques?

What are the implications of patents on deep learning techniques? What are the limitations when using such techniques? For example, dropout or transformers are patented by Google (https://patents....
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Expedite process in India

I am from India have a filed an ordinary patent application in India. I have my co-applicant as lady but now she is not alive. Can I apply for expedite procedure (where applications with women ...
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Does the classification process of an innovation have to be done by an examiner before he/she select the prior art that'd form an objection on novelty

Good Day to all. I am being challenged by an IP Australia examiner that my innovation lacks subject matter. The examiner however never did classification proceding and presents 4 bits of prior art ...
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For what reasons might a patent issuance be delayed after the issue fee is paid?

I filed two applications last year in February. Both have been allowed, by different examiners. I received a notice of allowance on the first one three weeks after payment of the issue fee, and it ...
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How to protect my idea after the 12 month PPA expiry?

how do I continue to protect my idea after my 12 month PPA expires? The USPTO states “A provisional application for patent has a pendency lasting 12 months from the date the provisional application is ...
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Why Aren't Patent Expirations Listed for USPTO Gazette Vol. 1454 No. 2?

Reviewing 300+ issues of the Official Gazette Of The United States Patent And Trademark Office, from 2014 to present I noticed that only one issue — Vol. 1454 No. 2, from September 11th, 2018 — ...
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Does 35 u.s.c. 121 (safe harbor) still stand if examiner withdraws restriction requirement before issuing the patent?

Saw this post on intelproplaw.com and was curious if anyone on here had any additional insight. Hypo: applicant prosecutes a claim set to allowance following a restriction requirement. Non-elected ...
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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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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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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 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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What Exactly Is It That Is Covered By This Resource Mechanic Patent?

In reference to the patent: US7216870 Does this mean that one cannot create a game that allows players to gain a resource when playing a card? Or would making resource accumulation as part of a ...
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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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