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How to download patent sequence listings?

I'd like to download the associated sequence listing for a patent. However, I can't seem to find a convenient way. I am aware that Patentscope hast a sequence listing browser. However, even though I ...
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How to track my patent application

I submitted my patent application, got a uspto customer number, created a digital account and linked my patent number to the customer number, how and where do I now track the patent status online?
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Any hazards to including code derived from permissively licensed software in a patent application?

Suppose person A has some demo code that they would like to include in a patent application for illustrative purposes (please note that this question is not about the wisdom of including code in a ...
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Applicant/inventor address change right before PCT national phase entry

I have filed a PCT application with International Bureau of WIPO almost 30 months ago. Now I want to enter the national phase in the US, the UK and Canada. I am the sole inventor/applicant and I'm not ...
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What is the point of multiple embodiments that are not covered by the claims?

If the protection for a patent is defined by the claims, what is the point of listing multiple embodiments in the specification that are not mentioned in the claims? Is there any advantage of doing ...
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Supplemental Protection Certificates, two different drug indications (Europe)

I've been trying to understand the scope of protection for SPC's. Let's say a drug company gets an MA in Europe for compound X for two different therapeutic uses, use A and use B. Let's say the ...
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What happens if I patent an existing idea which has not been patented?

If I find a novel design in some old, obscure literature, which was never patented and is not commonly used in products, what happens if I patent it? If the patent is granted and then the owner of the ...
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Statutory, regulatory, or other bases for the "all elements test" in obviousness responses

I often see 103 rejections rebutted in essentially the same way a 102 rejection is rebutted: by arguing that one reference (usually the primary reference) does not teach the elements the Examiner ...
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Are provisional patent applications made public when a PCT application that claims priority to the provisional is published?

Let's say I file a US provisional on 6/1/21. On 5/1/22, I file a PCT in the US receiving office that claims priority to the provisional filed on 6/1/21. On 12/1/22, the PCT application is published, ...
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How do you file for a patent, like how do you prepare a draft for the patent, in Canada?

I wanted to file for a patent in Canada. I don't know how to proceed with that like prepare a draft or something.
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claim mapping of standard essential patent

Can a patent claim be mapped with two standard documents? In particular, can a particular feature of claim be mapped with two standard documents?
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How can I see how many citations a patent holder has received on their patents?

I'm mostly interested in USPTO patents, but I am curious about any other patents as well. I don't want to count myself, and Google Scholar mixes up patent citation with paper citations in their total ...
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Can patent technology be accesed by someone with teck knowledge?

I am thinking about applying for a patent, If my accounts are not secure when I purchase a patent, Can the technology be accessed and potentially make security issues worse by using the technology ...
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Prior Art on 2022/0168762

I am familar with CO2 snow cleaning. In section 0006 they state "conversion of liquid CO2 into CO2 snow only takes place in a mixing chamber in which liquid CO2 is expanded into a carrier gas ...
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How can I find patent number 2208003.0?

I am interested in selling a product but an other seller (on their website) claims that this product is patented. I have contacted the seller and he says "Our patent number is 2208003.0. This is ...
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How to know primary CPC in a Lens.org patent export?

I use Lens.org for all my patent reading and sometimes research. I was trying to export a collection and while Lens provides all the important data, I am facing some issues with the CPC column. I am ...
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When evaluating for inventive step, novelty, non-obviousness and so on, does the examiner focus on the claims or the overall invention?

I have an invention in mind, but there is a certain patent with claims that look nearly identical except for one minor part, where the existing patent differs. This minor part is in the very first ...
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Is it possible defend unity objection with amendments

Let's say claim 1 is not novel and claim 2 is novel and unity objection is posteriori and next independent claim (claim 3) defines a system comprises a device according to any of preceding claims. If ...
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USPTO bulkdata download stalls for some files

When downloading bulk data from the USPTO site some downloads work fine, but others (around a dozen so far) stop downloading at the same point every attempt. Example: https://bulkdata.uspto.gov/data/...
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Are there any books or articles on experiences of inventors after their invention?

Background I wonder how inventors experience things after they've invented something. Some might patent it, and either start a business or benefit from the royalties of licensing the patent. Others ...
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the Ownership of Patents between Former and Current employer

If an employee, John, switches from Company A to Company B, and the nature of John's work is similar at both companies, and John applies for a patent at Company B related to the same field he worked ...
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Is settling a civil patent infringement case via mediation considered estoppel in a possible ex parte review"

Two years ago, my small two-person firm was sued in US Civil Court for patent infringement. The cost to fight this case was astronomical- so we agreed to mediation quickly to keep the business going. ...
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Why are so many patents linked to the US Postal Service?

I was analyzing a dataset that maps US Patent Classification (USPC) subclasses to Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes and product fields (description here, data available here, see zip file)...
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A company patented my idea (paper that I presented and publsihed)

During my master's degree, I wrote a paper and my supervisor did not understand my methodology was novel so he did not file a patent, after two years I noticed that a group of people from a company ...
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My grandfathers patented invention

Can I collect royalties from a patent that a company in another country is producing that my grandfather invented? My grandfather J.F. Mcdowell invented & patented the fishing tool used on oil ...
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Can I use wood scraps from a previously patented pipe organ or piano to make a art sculpture

I have a bunch of old wood scraps from a pipe organ or piano.I'm creating a sculpture piece with the scrap wood as well as with other pieces of wood. But I am concerned that the individual pieces of ...
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What is the rationale behind inventor-disclosed prior art disqualification

If an inventor publishes ideas on a process in an academic journal but then market forces shift making the idea commercially viable, why disqualify (that inventor) from patent protection on that ...
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I want to protect a way of illustrating grammar

I have a system of illustrating grammatical concepts with graphical representations. It is interactive, and will be displayed on a web page. I don't know if it counts as a "program" or not, ...
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What are relevant CPC symbols for teaching methods?

I believe I have developed a novel method for teaching people how to think differently that is transformative at a deep and useful level. When I search for prior art, I get overwhelmed with devices ...
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Find products related to patents

Apologies in advance if this is not the right place to ask the question. I am new to the forum. I have a dataset of patent numbers and patent titles. I would like to link the patents to the products ...
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What is the response time from the USPTO when reviving a non-provisional application "after" two years that was unintentionally abandoned?

What is the response time from the USPTO when reviving a non-provisional application "after" two years that was unintentionally abandoned? Do I need to add detailed information on why it was ...
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When filing a new non-provisional that's a CIP of two prior applications, can you use only the latter date in the ADS to extend the patent life?

I am filing a new nonprovisional application that is a CIP that will reference two prior nonprovisional applications - in the ADS if I claim priority the "July 2020" does the 20-year time ...
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Regarding legal options after rejection due to "undue search burden"

As explained here by George, In the U.S. a restriction requirement can be issued by an examiner who feels a claim set covers more than one invention. One criteria they can use is to assert “ undue ...
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Claiming priority in EPO from a US Continuation/CIP Patent Applicaiton?

Scenario: My client filed a US Provisional 3 years ago and followed it up with a non-provisional 2 years ago. The patent has not been allowed (pending grant since issue fee hasn't been paid yet). ...
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Community of volunteers examining software patent filing with a view to having them rejected

I remember reading years ago about a community of volunteers who reviewed pending patent applications with a view to getting frivolous ones rejected. An example was Microsoft trying to patent ...
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Is my invention is safe when pending in court

When patent application rejected by Indian patent office,now in High court against decision of Ipo. In this situation is my invention safe, mean can anyone use it without my consent?
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Office Action Codes

Like for US, CTNF (non-final rejection and CTFR (final rejection) are the office action codes where we can search for 102 and 103 rejection info. I want to check for EP, JP, CN and KR countries office ...
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How does the GPLv3 affect software patents?

Can the author of the program file a software patent? Does this apply to anyone who has contributed? Can users use my program in their patent?
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How long does it take to get the patent application number after submitting a patent application to the USPTO?

I am interested to know for provisional and nonprovisional patent applications submitted to the USPTO.
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Patenting at universities: What is the best strategy?

I'm a postdoc at a university and made an invention I think could be patentable. I may want to use it for a startup in the future (likely in the US), and would like to have patent protection before ...
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Does the time in the day of a public disclosure matter when submitting a patent application to the USPTO?

According to AIA 35 U.S.C. 102(b)(1)(A), public disclosures done one year or less before the effective filing date don't matter: AIA 35 U.S.C. 102(b)(1)(A) provides exceptions to the prior art ...
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Patentability of an algorithm applied to new device

Can relatively know design/graphics algorithm be patented if applied to a new device type? for example, let's say this is year 200x and someone wants to patent interactive maps and navigation on a ...
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Is there a potential estoppel issue here?

Patent A is granted. Patent application B is related to A, but is a new application. Patent A is prior art to Patent application B. To prosecute Patent application B to grant, can an attorney make a ...
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What are the upsides and downsides for a company to list all their patents on their website?

Some company lists their patents on their website, e.g. Peloton's website (mirror). What are the upsides and downsides for a company to list all their patents on their website?
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what is status of EG25011a, when it is going to expire?

What is status of EG25011a, when it is going to expire IN EGYPT.
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A question regarding Google patent search

This blog says: ‘AJD’, ‘AJDx’, ‘ADJ/x’, ‘xw’ – These are also proximity operators which are the same as NEAR, but matches must be in the same order. However, when I searched in Google patent site ...
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Status of "Allowed" Application After Being Revived

I have a few questions on both a granted patent and a pending non-provisional application. Our granted application was abandoned because the Oath was filed "after" the Allowance and Issue ...
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does an app that uses the accelerometer imbedded in smartphone infringe patents?

I built an app that uses the accelerometer embedded in smartphones. I received a letter advising me that I am infringing on patents of the systems in the smartphone that monitor and track movement. ...
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why couldn't twitter patent the hashtag?

What made twitter differentiated was that its tags can be arbitrarily created by the users of the APP. This seems innovatively different from other websites at the time where the tags are pre created ...
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What is the jurisdiction of this patent KR101682440B1

This is a Korean patent. Does this patent prevent a European company from using this method and selling products made with this method? Can a European person register this patent for Europe?
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