All Questions

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
1answer
24 views

how to frame independent claim for comparing two components of a system

(Its a sample) Input: A play toy. that has different set of balls. each set has same color of balls. color of balls of one set is different from color of ball of another set. Kindly correct and ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Copy of original monopoly game patent

My grandfather had a company called "Schmid Game Company". He created a game called "Stock Market" which he copyrighted in 1959. During this process he obtained two copies of the original Dec. 31, ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

at least one there, some perhaps here within there, this way and that way

Examples I have seen seem to follow the "at least one X" language with a first X, second X type language. However, My X is an indicium delineating an angle, such as 45° or 15°, with a special stated ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

additional X" instead of first X and second?

Why would we say further comprising a second X, as opposed to saying further comprising an additional X? Then what if there can be a second, third, fourth, fifth, etc.?
0
votes
0answers
21 views

X in at least one location?

Would saying "an X in at least one location on Y" mean there can be more than one X, thereby being another way of saying "at least one X exists" or is that not acceptable or clear enough?
1
vote
1answer
40 views

EPO patent application requirements

A utility patent application was written and filed in April 2019 with the USPTO. The inventor seeks additional patent rights in ES, DE, FR, UK & NL. The EPO website indicates: A European patent ...
1
vote
1answer
57 views

Patent application claiming NIST Electronic Authentication Guideline

Correct me if I’m wrong but after reviewing latest claim changes in global dossier of the US20160226868 patent application it seems that applicant submitted patent application claiming NIST ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

In drawings, should a repeated pattern but on two different sides of a device have different numbers?

In drawings for a utility patent application, if you have a measurement index pattern repeated on two sides of a tool. Each side is shown in the drawings. Should each index set have a different number ...
1
vote
1answer
27 views

Can a CIP claim priority to a provisional application filed after the parent non-provisional?

I filed a first provisional and a non-provisional claiming priority to the first provisional less than a year later. Now I've made substantial improvements and would like to protect it before the non-...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

The singular and plural has been a major issue for me as a pro se first-timer

Nothing I have seen sounds right for my little invention, so I wonder what I'm missing. The invention needs at least one X somewhere on at least the first side of Y for the minimum invention to work. ...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

How much time before should a prior art have happened before its patent application for it to be accepted as prior art request material?

There is an application for US and WO and I have prior art for it before the date of its priority date, but I do not know if it will be considered prior art as I suspect there should be time ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

How does thermally sensitive liposomes work?

How does thermally sensitive liposomes work? Who can tell me detailed information? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
0
votes
1answer
39 views

How can I protect a product idea before seeking help with research and development?

It’s quite natural that inventors have doubt that if I give idea to someone what will happen to my idea?
1
vote
2answers
68 views

How to make a prior art request for a granted patent or patent application?

According to Google Patents, someone has filled a patent application for the US an WO and it may be granted in the medium term. I am from Chile and have evidence for prior art that destroys novelty, ...
3
votes
1answer
347 views

How to get an estimate for a application without revealing the idea?

I would like to hire someone for building an android (an maybe later windows/ios) application but in order to get an estimate they need to know what exactly needs to be done - obviously. Now I'm ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

How are patents like US7548054B2 and US9588147B2 granted in light of DE2003120293

I was doing some research concerning implementing an energy meter for in house use when I ran across what seems to me to be fishy patents. First I ran across US9588147B2(February 2015), which ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

If I say “the at least one” in the Claim, do I have to call it that in the Summary also?

In the independent claim I say "at least one X." From then on in the claim I say "the at least one X" as I think I'm supposed to do. Do I have to also call it "the at least one X" in the summary? Or ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Can a patented idea be implemented in a different experimental set up without buying the patent?

This is my first post in 'Ask Patent', so pardon me if the question turned out to be very stupid. I am a PhD student working in nuclear medicine. Recently I had started working on a project. But soon ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

video game patent

Ok, I have a specific question. I have read that you can patent in-game features, all kind of minor stuff, like an arrow on your screen showing you where to go, or the circle-dialogue menu in Mass ...
1
vote
1answer
45 views

Legal effect of Tesla pledge “All Our Patent Are Belong To You”

In 2014 Tesla issued an announcement "All Our Patent Are Belong To You". A question was posted recently on law.stackexchage.com regarding this. My question, that may or may not be on-topic here, is ...
1
vote
2answers
47 views

Once I submit patent forms can I start selling my invention and it be protected?

Basically I want to know if once I submit the micro patent form, is my invention protected if I start selling it to companies?
1
vote
0answers
53 views

Is this prior art for two Sonos patents named in Sonos v. Google?

I've been intrigued by the recent Sonos v. Google patent infringement lawsuit (full complaint text). I built a similar system with a few friends for a school project in the beginning of 2002, well ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

In non-final office action, how to handle previously withdrawn claims?

Assume in a response to examiner's restriction requirement, an applicant elected Claim 1 and withdrew Claim 2 without traverse. Then in the following non-final office action, what should the ...
1
vote
1answer
31 views

Dealing directly with USPTO

I received the First Office Action from my patent attorney but I do not want to use him anymore, how can I deal with USPTO directly and what should I do?
0
votes
1answer
14 views

Addition To Patents

If you have a vending machine that distributes beverages on the left side and cooks and distributes pizza on the other. Could this be patent? even though vending machines have already been patented ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

Can I file a continuation application using the disclosure of a granted grantparent application while the parent is pending?

Jan 2020 - A non-provisional application filed. This is the GRANDPARENT application. It contains around 5 inventive concepts. The patent claimed the inventive concept 1. Jan 2021 - A continuation ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Can I refile my own provisional patent that has lapsed due to delay in responding to USPTO?

There was some issue with my provisional patent filing and the time given by USPTO to respond has lapsed. So, could I refile the patent as a NEW provisional patent filing under the SAME title 3 months ...
0
votes
2answers
21 views

How does “A system comprising” claim works when multiple parties involved?

I just Googled the definition for the word system. Google says, a set of things working together as parts of a mechanism or an interconnecting network; a complex whole. So the phrase "A system ...
0
votes
2answers
53 views

Terminal disclaimer filed after final office action

I managed to mess up and filed a terminal disclaimer shortly after the Examiner had already responded with a final office action. The Examiner made it clear in their response that the claims were ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

Is there such a thing as a 'common law patent'?

I was watching a 2014 episode of 'Shark Tank', Season 6, Episode 3. A woman pitching 'HeartPUP', a pet carrier, said that while in law school, one of her professors said, "Patent laws are changing ...
1
vote
2answers
72 views

Can I remove some part of the specification and drawings when entering the EPO?

I have an omnibus PCT application. It contains multiple inventions. EPO charges 14 EUR for each page in excess of 30 pages. I have used large font and line height in my PCT application for better ...
0
votes
2answers
29 views

If I am submitting two different provisionals for two different claims on the same invention can some sections be the same or similar?

Hi if I am submitting two provisional patent applications for two different claims but for the same invention can sections such as background, summary, drawings, detailed description, terminology, and ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Help In Patent Check

Hope you all are doing well. I want to check patent of my product Contour Gauge. Patent number of some one else is given, US2949674A. Here application status is expired for life time. should i check ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

How patent claims are examined by an examiner?

I would like understand how a patent application get examined. Let's say, I have 1 independent claim and 99 level 1 dependent claims. Does that mean, the examiner search for prior art for all 99 ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

Does “at least one Y” properly introduce an Y if used for for the first time as well as “a” or “an” does?

The invention is a tool that has a least one of feature Y on a first location. Then in preferred embodiments have feature Y in a second location and also different possible configurations and numbers ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

Can you copyright a trade secret? [closed]

1.Trade Secrets Protections for confidential information such as formula, method, device, machine, compilation of facts or any information that is confidential and gives a business an advantage. ...
0
votes
2answers
25 views

I want to know if I can patent such algorithm?

My algorithm uses the modified version of existing algorithm (architectural modification) and I have combined it with existing mathematical law. so can a patent restrict others form using such ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

Can you claim something inherent in drawings, but not described in detail?

Let's say there are two items. Item A and Item B. Item A and Item B are similar, but not identical. One of my claim step is worded like this at the moment. Wherein the copying step uses item A ...
1
vote
1answer
31 views

Can “wherein” be used before “comprising”?

I am translating a PCT application. Claim 1 recites a device. Claim 2 depending from claim 1 recites a first device and a second device by defining the device in claim 1 as a first device. Below is ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Does the phrase “at least in part” cover “exact match” too?

wherein string A at least in part match with string B Is the phrase "at least in part" here valid when both string A and String B has the exact same value? Also is that phrase bi-directional?
0
votes
1answer
18 views

When exactly your own disclosures will be used as prior art against you?

If I understand correctly USPTO is a "relative novelty" office. There is a grace period of 1 year. Whereas EPO is an "absolute novelty" office. Anything disclosed before filing will be used against ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Where to place the “; and” in the limitation?

It seems like patent claims requires the keyword "; and" before the last limitation. I'm not sure what is considered as last limitation here. Claim 1: A method comprising: cutting ... ; copying .....
0
votes
2answers
64 views

finding patent ZL 2007 3 0024190.5 portable fan

I purchased a rechargeable clip on fan. This model is available from various re sellers but i want to find the manufacturer. I am hoping the patent number will get me to them. The number on the fan is ...
0
votes
3answers
55 views

What is the role of preamble in patent claims?

A claim reads like this. An apparatus for feeding humans, the apparatus comprising: item A; item B; item C. Another claim reads like this. An apparatus for feeding aliens, the apparatus comprising:...
0
votes
2answers
15 views

what needs to be patented in a new type of mechanical devise?How many different or only one?

I have a new type of mechanical device that doubles the output of all previous models. Do i post the machine as one all encompassing patent or break it down into a half dozen new ideas that take ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

How long are patent records stored by patent bureau?

Suppose I'm granted a patent a month from now and it lasts for 20 years. This means that the patent bureau (such as USPTO) will have created a record which stores the patent claims and also the ...
2
votes
1answer
36 views

I would like to submit “objective evidence” to the USPTO. Do I have to file any Affidavit?

MPEP says, When any claim of an application or a patent under reexamination is rejected or objected to, any evidence submitted to traverse the rejection or objection on a basis not otherwise ...
3
votes
2answers
97 views

How to file After Final response and what can be included in it

Consider the following case: A nice examiner files final rejection but allows a post rejection interview and during the interview suggests how to amend claims for allowance and also suggests to file ...
3
votes
1answer
36 views

If I buy property where patented fruit is already growing, can I sell the fruit?

I am looking at purchasing a house, that has a grove of trees that are patented, growing on the property. Am I able to sell the fruit since I will own the property on which it is growing? Also, it ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

Which “Application Part” and “Application Data Sheet” do I use for the provisional patent document?

While trying to submit my (personally-made) patent documents on EFS-Web I ran into an issue. I'm assuming that I should upload the pdf document of the provisional patent application in the "Attach ...

15 30 50 per page
1 2
3
4 5
79