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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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How to clear all search results from USPTO Patent Public Search?

For the USPTO Patent Public Search tool, in Advanced Search, I would like to clear all prior queries. Though I was able to delete most of them, I can't delete one of them: Unable to Delete Query L10:&...
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What is the reason that the majority of licensed patents of Universities do not produce substantial royalties?

I was reading Stanford's technology transfer statistics. It looks like in the past around one quarter of their patents were licensed whereas now the number is greater than one third. This may at first ...
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I invented formulation. provisional patent application filed. if my ex-employee stolen it and misused, what I can do?

I invented formulation. provisional patent application filed. if my ex-employee stolen it and misused, what I can do to save from infringement.
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How does plagiarism in a patent description affect its validity or patentability?

While browsing patents for insecticide related inventions that use denatonium as an aversive agent, i noticed two patents that use the exact same paragraph in their description. The text can be found ...
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Filing patent application on invention that is beyond the remit of your exploitation

In truth there is no limit to how much work a person could do to ensure that his patent is exploited in market; if he cant make it, someone else might, or he may license the patent for someone else to ...
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Does "smaller clothes hangers for petite women" really pass the novel requirement?

According to this article https://www.upcounsel.com/non-obvious "If your idea is to make clothes hangers in smaller sizes for petite women's clothing, it's possible that your invention is novel, ...
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Patenting a Sandbag?

Sandbag is defined as sand sealed inside a textile bag. The general form of this invention of course has existed since forever. Given the above definition, if a sandbag with certain dimensions or ...
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Positive ISR and subsequent strategy to broaden claims

I receive a positive ISR (i.e., novel and inventive) for what I thought was rather broad claims. What is the best approach to prosecute broader claims in view of the positive ISR (assuming no added ...
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I currently have the patent for the digit bandage and am wanting to sell it

I have the patent of the digit bandage. My grandfather was William casey Jr. I would like to sell the patent
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reference numerals in patent drawings can I use > ~ or ^ with the numeral e.g' 44A~a is surface 44Aa is portion of feature 44A

In drafting patent various features are decribed by refernce numerals. cannot use brackets, inverted commas, circles or outline. But if a feature 101 has a surface bonded to another feature 102 with a ...
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Approx after how many days after getting Notice of Recordation, patent will be visible to public

On the website https://patentcenter.uspto.gov/ search by PCT results with a following error message Sorry, the entered PCT Number 'PCT/US2023/XXXXXX' is not available. The number may have been ...
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Is something of the stackoverflow QnA system patented?

I was wondering whether one could take inspiration in how stackoverflow/stackexchange works, when implementing an online portal, or whether that could be a patent infringement. Some examples of ...
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Why does the USPTO require that you sign a provisional patent application with an 'S-signature' when this signature can easily be forged?

When signing the provisional patent application form it must be signed with a so called s-signature. Such a signature consists of nothing more then your first, middle and last name encompassed by two /...
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Is it safe to let ChatGPT write my provisional patent application? The invention is very simple

According to CNN ChatGPT 3.5 is smart enough to pass prestigious graduate-level exams and has the same level as a C+ law student. According to enjuris.com ChatGPT 4 scored 298-400 on the uniform bar ...
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Could you patent an existing product if you've found a previously unknown usecase for it?

Sometimes a new and entirely different usecase is discovered for an already existing product. A good example of this is the pesticide Metaldehyde. This compound was originally developed as a solid ...
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Do i need a patent attorney for filing a patent when the invention is very simple?

I read everywhere that it is recommended to let a patent attorney create the patent description and file it for you. But patent attorney's are also very expensive. It would set me back about 8000 euro'...
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Looking for Volunteers on July 28 for supporting my Patent-Leveraging Roundtable via YouTube

Hello All: On 28th July 2023 we, a group of Registered Patent Agents from India, propose to hold a two-hour Roundtable for discussing patent information, in the topic of "Leveraging patent ...
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Is it possible/advisable to file a patent while traveling to a foreign country?

Suppose I had an idea for an invention in the U.S. but then travelled abroad before finishing writing the patent text itself and filed it with the USPTO from abroad. Is this an advisable scenario?
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Do the claims in a patent need to be related to each other or cover the same subject?

Do the claims within one patent all need to be about one concept or cover one domain or can they be about entirely different things? For instance, would it be valid to create a patent where one claim ...
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Will a patent for a bug repellent that uses a mix of substances become invalid when it is proven that there is prior art for one of those substances?

Lets imagine that I have invented a new kind of bug repellent that targets one specific bug. This repellent uses a group of active ingredients to repel said bug. Each active ingredient does so in its ...
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Hello. I would like to know the 1972 British patent number for the Terfenadine drug composition assigned to Merrel Dow. Thank you

This British patent was cited in: Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals Inc. and others vs. HN Norton & Co. Limited, United Kingdom House of Lord Decisions [1995] UKHL 14 on 26th of October 1995. Thank you.
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Can two separate dependent claims be used to reject one claim in an obviousness-type double patenting rejection?

Suppose an application is filed in the US with the following claim: A widget comprising X and Y. And the Inventor has another co-pending application claiming the same widget, but with X and Y ...
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Patent on public domain information? I covered this patent in my books

https://patents.google.com/patent/CN106577131A/en?q=(method+for+quickly+growing+arborsculpture+by+grafting+large+branches+togther)&oq=method+for+quickly+growing+arborsculpture+by+grafting+large+...
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Could we view a list of patents filed by an attorney on USPTO website?

Is this possible? I'm looking to hire attorneys who are majoring in certain fields.
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Is it allowed to include substances in a patent that will not be used in the final product but have very similar characteristics to the one that is?

Let's say i've made a new product for repelling lice and wish to patent it. Let's imagine that the active ingredient of this lice repelling product is ethanol. Ethanol is a member of the alcohol ...
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What is a coversheet provisional patent application?

A lawyer mentioned that to me. Also he compared it to strategic provisional.
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Applicant response to Pre-Exam Formalities Notice

I was asked to file several documents that weren't contained in my provisional patent application. To E-File the documents, the letter must include a "Applicant response to Pre-Exam Formalities ...
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If I am a US citizen and I want to patent an idea but I don't have any money, what is the best way to protect it? WIPO? USPTO? Where to start?

If I am a US citizen and I want to patent an idea but I don't have any money, what is the best way to protect it? WIPO? USPTO? Where to start? All the answers I saw on June 17, 2023 were excellent. I'...
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Is it best to provide as many examples in detailed description section?

I've been reading some patents and also watching this video. Is it true that the more embodiments/examples of how the disclosure looks, is used, etc the better it is for the patent to uphold itself? ...
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Follow-up question - Good ways for inventor to stage patent attorney for success

(Motivation) I asked this question: Patent Enablement - how do you balance retention of secrets and teaching make and use (Rough Question) In the comments the question came up: What is the best (or at ...
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Is RWS Article One Partners a scam?

I joined Article one and submitted around 200 patents information and have seen that there are more qualified people submitting information which is better than mine. The chances of me getting any ...
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What if I didn't mention all the use cases for my invention across different sectors?

I wish to file my own provisional patent (I'm jobless without an income so I can't afford an attorney). I have an idea that solves many problems across different industries. Should I mention all the ...
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How was this Bitrex based repellent invention able to be patented while there were already similar bitrex based products invented before?

While browsing patents.google.com I stumbled on this invention that was patented in 2020. Its a repellent that's primarily based on the bitterant Denatonium and can be used to make certain plants ...
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How to add citations and references in patent document?

I'm drafting a provisional patent for my own invention and wish to cite a case study from an online source. First of all, should I even mention a case study and if so, how do I do that?
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How would I go about recreating an invention in an expired patent?

Just a weird question. Example: Let's say there was an expired patent that outlines a computer mouse with capacitive buttons. It has patent drawings of the components inside of it and provides ...
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What's wrong with using "claim language" in the description?

I'm often told to keep "claim language" like "plurality" and "comprising" out of the description. Is this just a style preference or is there any compelling reason to ...
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Patent Enablement - how do you balance retention of secrets and teaching make and use

Disclaimer: I'm a math-nerd, not a lawyer, so I'm going to get everything here wrong, I'm sure. Background: USPTO, in supporting its purpose in encouraging innovation, says patents require "...
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Difference in documentation between provisional patent and non-provisional patent

When I googled, I only find the difference in features/concepts. I'm actually referring to the content in the document when filing provisional vs. non-provisional. How is the literature different?
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Seeking contacts details

I want to know the current contact details of an inventor on cultivated agarwood, US patent no. 7638145. Mr Blanchette R and Heuveling V. H. B, university of Minnesota.
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us11541217 - Tattooing Apparatus

I'm very curious if the technology from the device described in patent us11541217 exists in any commercial device, or has yet been built? I cannot find any contact information for the inventors, nor ...
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How can I use a "for each" clause in a patent claim?

Consider the claim: A method comprising: accessing a line, the line comprising a plurality of points; for each point on the line: generating an X. Do I now have a plurality of X's? Do I need ...
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What are the implications of including human beings in the description and claims?

Consider the claims: 1. A method comprising using a computing device to do X. 2. A system including a computing device, wherein the computing device can perform X. that is enabled by: The system may ...
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Download bulk citation data for pre grant USPTO patents

Where can I download bulk data for citations that come from pre grant patent publications? I tried to find it in the USPTO bulk data page and also on PatentsView but no luck. I am sure I'm missing ...
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When acting as one's own lexicographer, is there any prohibition against functional definition?

Suppose my claims recite a "memory" (in the context of a computer arts invention). The novelty of the invention is not in the memory itself. Next, suppose I define memory in the ...
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Can I apply for a patent if the provisional patent is filed by my university?

My university applied for a provisional patent for my work. The provisional patent will expire in 2 months and the university has shown no interest in filing a formal patent out of it. What are my ...
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Does the examination of utility nonprovisional patent applications last longer for first-time applicants than for other applicants?

I read on https://www.patenttrademarkblog.com/how-long-us-utility-patent-application-process/ The USPTO is notorious for its backlog of examining utility nonprovisional patent applications. First-...
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Companies that Cover Patent Fees in Exchange for Partial Ownership?

Are there companies that offer assistance with patent filing and are willing to cover the associated fees in exchange for partial ownership? Can you recommend some such companies?
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