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Is US RE43748 still alive?

I have a question concerning US reissue patent RE43748 E1 (based upon US 6787544 B2). The status in PAIR is "Patented Case", it is Continuation-in-part of application No. PCT/JP99/04429, filed on Aug. ...
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Non-novel/non-inventive patent of subcomponent of device that was already previously patented?

I have been following a (U.S.) patent for a particular type of technology. The patent application for this technology specifies that it was published in 2017, with a related patent by the same ...
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What is the best way to file patent

What is the best way to file a US patent Provisional or non-provisional or PCT? We have developed novel materials and examined their utilization in the real application as well as have all evidence.
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Can I share the code for an algorithm I patented?

During my PhD, I designed an algorithm that has been patented. For this patent, I share part of the intellectual property with my old University. After publication of the patent, we have also produced ...
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Guides for a newbie patent researcher [duplicate]

I'm a newbie in patent research. I'm presently given a task to find a prior-art on some documents, to be candid, I don't know. Could experts here help suggest A GET STARTED approach? It could be done ...
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Proper title of Zuse patent submission Z23624

Consider the Zuse computer patent submission Z23624, available from the Konrad Zuse Internet Archive. The title of the ZIA ID 0177 in http://zuse.zib.de/pdfs is Patentanmeldung Z23624 "...
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We didn't patent a possible innovation before the release. What are the risks?

Last year I joined a project started by a friend. He was working for some years on an electrical device and I helped him in many aspects. Recently, the "project" became a "sellable product". ...
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Can I patent a product that another person had a patent on but failed to pay the maintenance fees?

My ex business partner patented a product in 2004 and failed to pay the maintenance fee's. I had an exclusive licensing rights on the product. Since then i have made several changes to it to make it ...
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Changing aspect/step of system/method of patent claim to avoid infringing upon patent

I recently asked some questions relating to the scope of claims in utility (specifically, technology) patents. The user "George White" then answered the following in response to question 2: To ...
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Characterization and scope of claims in technology patents

When viewing technology patents, I notice that they list a number of claims, and the structure of these claims takes various forms. Relating to this, my questions are as follows: Does the scope of ...
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Applying for a patent that is similar to a granted patent

There is a product I want to create, but noticed there is a patent for it. However the first claim is compromised of 5 components. I am wondering if it's possible to be granted a patent that takes ...
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Does patent for an apparatus cover the individual sub-components as well?

My invention is a replacement part for an existing device, that results in novel functionality. My patent will claim: Existing device (A) + my novel component (B) = A novel apparatus (c) Will a ...
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Can a claim be considered prior art if when taken out of context it describes your invention?

I found a patent that has a claim that when read out of context could arguably describe my invention. Their claim requires an external device to provide a notification whereas my device recognizes the ...
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I have a closed patent due to nonpayment of maintenance fees

I would like to reopen my patent that was closed due to nonpayment of maintenance fees. Should I refile?
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Have Windows Media Video 7 (WMV1) patents expired?

the Windows Media Video 7 video coding format is also known as WMV1. WMV 7 "publicly exists" since 1999 [1] in most jurisdictions, patents seems to be valid 20 years software patent where they are ...
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How do others' publications during the grace period hinder patentability?

KU Center for Technology Commercialization writes: Note: the time window between an inventor’s public disclosure and patent application filing date allows others to publish similar work or work ...
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Reuse of a product for a different purpose

Can I reuse a product for a different purpose? Do I need the authorization from the product’s maker for a new and different purpose?
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Can inequitable conduct lead to patent invalidation before litigation?

If an applicant knowingly withholds prior art information from an IDS, are there ways the patent can be invalidated after grant (other than through litigation)?
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Can I file a patent application with two applicant corporations?

I would like to file a patent application that is jointly owned by two companies. Can both companies be applicants? Will both company names appear on patent publications?
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How do I tell whether a paper, published online, is patented

Not sure if this is too simple a question. I have a PDF-format file downloaded from the official site of the paper's authors. This file describes a technique that I want to use in my commercial ...
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Can I use the same active ingredient as patented product, when rest of the formula is different?

I want to manufacture natural / ecological dishwashing detergent. There is a patented dishwashing detergent on the market with the same active ingredient, but the rest of the formula / other ...
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Does a granted patent mean it is scientifically correct or that the US patent office has validated its scientific accuracy?

have an interesting question..Does a granted patent mean it is scientifically correct or that the US patent office has validated its scientific accuracy? I saw a patent GRANTED by USPTO that made no ...
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Prior art on US2020012817 & US2020042837

I'm working on a startup, and I believe I've found two infringing patents about removing text from shareable content using OCR and machine learning. These patents are US2020012817 & US2020042837 ...
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How to Compare 2 Patent data

I have a question How to compare Patent data like if we compare the patent data of the 2000 to 2016 it will show us how much technology has been used in these years. Compare 1 https://worldwide....
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USPTO part re-submission

I decided to file a utility patent application myself without an attorney after watching hours of boring youtube videos about the patent and patent process (I don't know how you guys stay awake). I ...
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Can a co-inventor (not the applicant) correspond with the patent office?

As a co-inventor, can I be involved in correspondence with the patent office (USPTO and others)? For instance, can I file for some claim amendments? If not, can the other co-inventor who is also the ...
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MPEP biotechnological patents

I am looking for specific requirements and examination procedure MPEP for evaluating Patent related to biotechnology specially proteins and the nucleic acid encoding the same.
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Inventor Earl Safford

My grandfather was an inventor but was killed back in the 80's due to a sought after invention he planned to patent, my family should have inherited his patents, but no one ever pursued it, what are ...
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Design Patent of a product that has been sold in the market for years

thanks for reading this post. I listed a product online to sell. But my competitor claimed that I infringed his design patent. I looked at the patent and it looks exactly like the product I am ...
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Filing a continuation to result infringement

Given the following scenario: A patent issued to me is a prior art to patent filed by another company – I have the priority date. I can easily invalidate their patent but it does not mean that uses of ...
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Difference between an independent claim and a dependent claim for same thing

Is there a difference in patentability, scope, or protection from infringement between the two cases of claims below? case 1 I claim: 1 A piece; a hole in said piece. case 2 I claim: 1 A piece. ...
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Patents and Products

I need to know if there is a tool that can tell if a patent returned to a prodcut or a service or software. Thanks Jumana
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Patent abstract: should I aim for generality or concretion?

My company has encouraged me to patent a recent discovery. Is it recommendable to disclose contextual details in the abstract or not? Let's say the discovery found was inspired in the specific ...
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In which countries can you file a provisional patent application?

What countries can you file a provisional patent application in?
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Why are USPTO and Google Patent Search citation numbers so different?

This (random) patent on Google says it was cited by 67 other patents: https://patents.google.com/patent/US8954418B2/en?oq=%228%2c954%2c418%22#citedBy ...Same patent on USPTO says it was cited by ...
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Data Scraping on USPTO

Anyone performed data scraping on USPTO? someone has a tool/code that can be used to extract data from USPTO and have it as SQL DB?
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Docket numbers of CIPs with electronic filing

As a practical matter, is it better to use the same docket number with electronic filings for CIPs of a parent application, or different ones?
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Doctrine of Equivalents in Light of USPTO Pro Se Program

Claims narrowed during examination to avoid prior art and other patent-ability issues are not entitled to the doctrine of equivalents in the United States. However, the USPTO has recently been ...
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Tracking Patent Activity

What are the most thorough but inexpensive ways to track patent activity in an industry or sector. How does one go about identifying the companies and universities buying and selling a lot of patents ...
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Can I patent in the US a handmade toy that is made in Brazil?

I am wondering if I can patent in the US a handmade toy that I saw in Brazil. It is not patented in Brazil I believe. I do however, have a few improvements on the original design, but the rough idea ...
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Is it safe to share our published PCT Application with an Investor before entering the National Phase?

Following our PCT application process, as we enter the National Phase next month, we have been approached by a large potential investor. In reviewing potential investment, the investor has asked to ...
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Alternative forms of non-exclusive options: “by, inclusively, either of …”

Does the wording ...(accomplishing something) by, inclusively, either of [option 1 description]; or [option 2 description] (– and conceivably, extendable to any number of additional elements,...
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How is a US patent linked to the non-us person's identity?

I was wondering, how is a patent linked to the owning people who reside outside US? It cannot be only assigned by name of course. There might be thousands of people by the same name. Is it linked to, ...
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Know the owner of a patent when initial filing company no longer exists

When a patent was filed by a company that no longer exists, what is the best way to find out its current owner? In my case the company that filed the patent at the time first merged with a second ...
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Find the element providing a priority date

A certain patent claims a priority date (just under one year prior to the application date) and I would like to find the element providing this priority. The priority number points towards France (FR ...
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Is it possible to patent a new general method of optimizing some industrial processes?

I have finished a new method (implemented as an algorithm/software) which exploring data inputs obtains a sequence of steps, appliable for different industrial processes, that reduces drastically ...
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What is PG pub issue notifcation means?

My patent transaction history is below. What does PG-Pub issue notification means? Does it mean my patent is approved and it is visible to public?
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How can I learn about the famous patent cases at USPTO?

I need information about the famous cases in 2019 at USPTO about the patent cases.
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How to perform search for protein or nucleotide search in uspto

I had been trying to search for patents on proteins using amino acid sequence or nucleoside sequence for presence of patents but i am unable to find the relevant patents for the same. Please help me ...
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How can Chinese researchers apply for a patent for a drug that Gilead invented?

Chinese researchers have applied for a patent on experimental drug from Gilead Sciences https://www.thestreet.com/investing/gilead-falls-post-earnings-but-china-wants-to-patent-its-coronavirus-drug ...

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