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Will describing by way of a specific example in detailed description of invention support claims that are not so specific?

I am writing a patent description for a patent application. It's a blockchain protocol. When writing it, I found it easier to describe each of the steps the protocol does using an exemplary scenario. ...
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Does google patents update patent application publications that have been amended?

As the title states, does google patents update the patent information for applications that have been amended? For example: I file a patent initially with X number of claims. It is published at the ...
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Patent infringement: pushing vs pulling

Suppose an accused product implements all but one of the elements in claim 1: The invention claimed is: A storage system comprising: a platform containing a plurality of container stacks...; a ...
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English translation of Belgian Patent BE629083 needed

I need the English translation of Belgian Patent BE629083. Thank you.
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Why Facebook didn't just copy Instagram which wasn't patented?

Facebook bought Instagram when it wasn't patented. Facebook could have just created a copy of Instagram and launched It with their already existing millions of users. 1- Why did Facebook pay 1 Billion ...
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Using an expired patent as part of a new patent

I have an idea for a product which has not been patented and is rather unique. However, my design would include a hook and loop fastener. Since Velcro's patent on this has expired, am I allowed to use ...
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Is it possible to protect an app (somehow)?

I wonder how or where to protect an app which will be released on google playstore and/or on iOS. Afaik any protections relate to single nations, so in principle I would have to hand in claims in each ...
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Prior art for US2020233384A1 which applied reinforcement learning to wind turbines

A patent, US2020233384A1, has been filed which applies reinforcement learning to increase power from a wind turbine. It's ancestor is a Japanese patent JP2019006968A·2019-01-18. This was filed in ...
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Contact the supervisory patent examiner (SPE)

I got a response from USPTO about my application: The application is waiting to be assigned a examiner. The SPE has it right now and the SPE name is **** and the phone number is ()-****. My questions ...
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What is the difference between filing a patent as an individual and filing a patent under a corporation or LLC?

What is the difference between filing a patent as an individual (outside of a corporation or LLC), and filing a patent under your name as part of a corporation or LLC that you create for this sole ...
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Can I get a local patent for a design in Nigeria

Can I file for a patent when I only have the CAD rendering and not the real design? This is specific for Nigeria.
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‘Preferred embodiment’ containing salient details

When a patent talks about a ‘preferred embodiment’ but goes onto to describe other particular details of a product am I right in thinking that none of those additional details are protected? The ...
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When is my next patent maintenance fee due?

How can I lookup the next patent maintenance fee due on a patent? For example, I need to know when the fee is due for number 7833190. Where do I look?
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How can I extend my protection to alternative embodiments?

I missed some alternative embodiments of my invention which can be considered as well known for the skilled person. I filed few national applications claiming priority over the first one. A year after ...
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Would I be infringing on a patent with a accessory for the patented design?

I have created a fooseball table (table soccer) accessory / design improvement depending on the aspect of which I can legally pursue also variation of product installation or the incorporation of the ...
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How are worldwide patent application numbers generated?

If in a worldwide patent application I wanted to create a significant number (e.g. a spouse’s birthday/ wedding anniversary) would I be able to request that number or are the numbers randomly ...
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Would it be considered appropriate for a large corporation to patent a design they had nothing to do with coming up?

We developed a device for improving the results on a piece of equipment we designed and built for another corporation. After delivery of the entire piece of equipment, they went and patented our idea ...
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Can a patent have 2 different CPC classes?

Can a patent have 2 CPC classes to it? Is it strictly 1? Let's say the patent is classified in order for it to be given to a specific unit to study it, does the patent go only to one unit? To clarify, ...
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Can I file a patent in the following scenario?

Suppose that there is a product whoes patent has been approved and some other individual has made a product that works on the same principle(like gravitational force) but has a different product ...
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Granted patent found to be unfeasible

What happens if a granted patent is found to be unfeasible? What happens if the initial owner sold the patent or its rights and later the patent turns out to be unfeasible? I am aware that it may ...
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US design patent how long do I have to file a Utility Patent? OR design patent in the EU? Thanks

I filed a US design patent, how long do I have to file a Utility Patent in the US? How long do I have to file a design patent in the EU? If I am already selling the product can I file a EU patent?
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How are patents to “a second medical use” enforced?

As I understand it, the EPO allows claims to a second medical use of a known substance. These claims are not the same as the formerly used "Swiss-type claims" that were drawn to the use and ...
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When filing the patent about a repurposed compound, how different must the new application context be?

In Pharma, and as far as I know, if someone discovers that an already patented FDA drug (compound A) for context A can be repurposed to context B, then she can file a patent for the compound A in the ...
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My professor did not write my name in the inventor list although I am the lead author on the publication that claim the product

I am current graduate (international) student in a chemistry lab in USA which filed a provisional patent. I just discovered a few days ago that I am not the inventor on the patent although I solely ...
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Should I Assign My Patent for Free?

I'm a little unsure what to make of the situation I'm in and hoping someone here can help a bit. I've been working with a startup for the past 18 months to develop a product that we've now brought to ...
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Under which class of good or services of nice classification should brand name of eCommerce store needs to be registered?

I have planned to start an online eCommerce store in which we will be selling mostly electronic and grocery items. For our eCommerce website we want a trademark so that no one else can use our name. ...
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What legal responsibilities does a listed inventor have?

Short version: Are there or has there ever been a law suit against a patent inventor for a utility patent not fulfilling it's claims? Long version: If a small company or individual were to be granted ...
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Does the USPTO owe me any form of compensation if they failed to follow a requested “suspension of action” option, when now it's too late to fix?

The most recent step of the examination process in question was to submit another response to the examiner, which at this point required an RCE and the associated fee. On the RCE form, under ...
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Factors influencing patentability

• How unique or vague can the intellectual property to be patented be? • Is it possible to patent improved versions of pre-existing patents that aren't necessarily owned by the patentee? If yes, are ...
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Patent Application and Rejection influencers

• Usually how long does it take to file and obtain patents? • What factors influence the chances of getting a patent successfully or getting the patent application rejected?
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How can I file a PCT patent from Non PCT country?

I want to file a international patent from Non PCT country.But my country is a member of Paris Convention. How can I file an international patent from my country?
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patent enforcement when patent lapses

If a patent lapses for failure to pay maintenance fees, can the owner still sue for infringement for the time period before the patent lapsed. In answering, consider when a patent expires after its ...
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Are patents WO2015191648A1 and US20190365145A1 valid? Another older patent covers claims 1 - 4. What to do in such a case?

I'm not sure if these patents (WO2015191648A1 and US20190365145A1) are valid. Maybe someone can help me regarding following questions: According to WO2015191648A1, under legal events there is stated: ...
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Does an IDS filed after a non-final election requirement require payment of a fee

An IDS can be filed without requiring a fee if done so a) within 3 months of filing the non-provisional application or b) before the first office action on the merits. I have a (first) non-final ...
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Can I sell in Europe a product patented in the United States?

Here I have a product that was patented by my competitor only in the United States. I had the idea of launching it in Europe. Based on some research, I was able to find out that I don't have the right ...
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My Australian patent is being copied in Australia for sale overseas

My product is covered by my Australian patent but another Australian company has copied it and are manufacturing it in Australia and selling it overseas to a country I have no patent rights, are they ...
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Does the USPTO publish example applications?

The closest I can find is the Nonprovisional (Utility) Patent Application Filing Guide. I'm having a hard time converting that into an application. What I think would be easier is just a template ...
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Is our own patent application, which is filed in grace period, consider as grace period disclousure?

I filled two application 3 month apart and the first application is published before the second one's application date. My first application is classifed as "X" in the search report of the ...
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Documentation for USPTO Bulk data Applications “Red-book” XMLv4 and XMLv1

Does anyone know where to find or have a pdf copy of the documentation for USPTO application XMLv4 and XMLv1 bulk data? I can only find documentation for USPTO grants XMLv4, XMLv2 and APS. Here is an ...
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Are these patents still active? WO2010105586A1 and KR200297240Y1

If these patents are still active, can they be used outside of country. For example, if I live in the USA, can I use a similar patent (cap pierced)? Or would I still face patent infringement? I tried ...
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How to add more detail to an element in a dependent claim?

I have a method of monitoring computers. In my independent claim I say a network-connected device. However in my dependent claim I specifically want to say that it is an application server. Is there a ...
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In the valuation of an intangible asset, when does the useful life begin?

Consider the research and development cost of a machine. Let's say in 2013, a prototype was manufactured. Then in 2014, a patent application was filed. On that same year, validation continued. ...
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Has WO publication number: 2003023175 lapsed

On the German Patent offece web site it states this patent has lapsed German Patent Office link But are they refering only to the local DE and EP versions or is the WO verison lapsed too ? How do I ...
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A company is using my idea internally!

I discovered that my idea with i plans to develop and profit from, is being used internally in a company. I was wondering since they aren't profiting directly from the idea do i have any legal leg ...
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Can you use having as a gerund in a method claim?

A method of cleaning a swimming pools comprising; Having a pool vacuum with a laser range finder attached; Aiming the laser range finder... Is it okay to use "Having" to introduce an element like ...
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Is a patent I am checking in force or abandoned

Masterfilter Ltd is the company that owns this patent. The patent no is PN 829158 GB I believe payments were suspended. Has the application been abandoned, or is it still pending.
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Can I bring the content from parent provisional application to a continuation?

Let's just say, I filed a Provisional Application in Jan 2019. I filed a non-provisional in Dec 2019 by claiming priority to the Provisional, properly. But I missed some content in non-provisional ...
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How do you reference a method claim from a device claim?

My method claim is what my invention actually does. But my device claim is the thing that I actually want to sell. How do I reference the method claim in my device claim? Something like this? An ...
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Nationals to file for patent in their countries first

This is merely a hypothetical scenario but, I've been reading this article with regards to patents made by Greek nationals, which states that: In cases where they are working in scientific research ...
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If my previous company sells its patents am I obliged to assist the acquirer with new patent filings?

My previous company has sold on its patents and I am being asked, the the acquirer, to sign a document stating that will will support new patent filings, including timely provision of data which I no ...

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