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Is it possible for me to develop a lawnmowing technology incorporating Object Avoidance

I am currently trying to create a lawn mowing robot which also uses Object Detection. Does the following patent prohibit me from doing this? http://www.freepatentsonline.com/9563204.html
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What counts as patents of “Foreign Origin” in the USPTO statistics?

The U.S. Patent Statistics Chart Calendar Years 1963 - 2019 (mirror) distinguish Applications of "U.S. Origin" from Applications of "Foreign Origin". What counts as patents of "Foreign Origin" in ...
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Search engine to find all prior patents of patent attorney

Do you know a US / EU search engine where you can type in a patent attorney name and then find all patents and customers who he/she released patents with?
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Do 2 patents with single claim have the same legal protection as 1 patent with 2 independent claims?

I am wondering whether legally a single patent with Claim A and Claim B allows the same legal protection for the content presented in Claim A and Claim B as two single patents containing in Patent 1 ...
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How to distinguish “use” claims from “product” claims?

I understand that a claim like: A compound as claimed in claim 1 for use as a medicine. is a "use" claim (compound used as medicine) as further explained here. Now I ask myself, is a claim like: A ...
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Is my preliminary amendment likely to be disapproved?

Good morning - I have a pending non-provisional U.S. patent application. First office action is estimated in 5-6 months. I would like to file a preliminary amendment to add new claims. 37 CFR 1....
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Is it possible to proceed with patent application when prior art is found for 1, but not all, of the indipendent claims?

Suppose we have an EU or US patent with 3 claims. The examiner rejects one of the indipendent claims because of prior art. Ist it still possible to process with the patent application by giving up the ...
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“Flash of Genius” Intermittent Windshield Wipers

In the movie "Flash of Genius," which covered the long 1960-70's law suit involving intermittent automobile windshield wipers, it seemed that the individual parts (wipers, control box, electrical ...
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Reasons behind extraordinarily long waiting times since patent filing date?

This answer claims that the average time to obtain a patent from the USPTO in 2015 was around 32 months. If a patent is pending for significantly longer than this period (say, 5 - 6 years from the ...
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What's the criteria for you to get a patent on an improvement?

I'm very interested in improving upon a patented software method (A) which, in it's turn, is an improvement over a relatively old existing method (B). Originally, my understanding was that the old ...
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Cordless phone systems US Patent 6,970,706 - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Do you remember cordless landline phones? Specifically, do you recall or know of any technology for selectively forwarding phone calls to particular cordless landline handsets, based on the phone ...
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Commercializing a published research paper without the permission of author?

Is is possible for any to commercialize my published research paper once it is published in a renowned journal, I haven't applied for the patent? I know that once you are published, the knowledge ...
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Can independent 3rd party disclosures created during grace period after inventor disclosure be used against inventors after the grace period?

I understand that the AIA considers prior art (among other states of publication/use not relevant here) anything that is greater than 12 months from the date of inventor's disclosure. I understand ...
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Patent overseas

I am filing a patent overseas in China. My U.S. Attorney need me to sign a power of attonery to the attonerys in China. The language in the contract states: pursuant of the relevant provisions of the ...
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US66309967A and US3462767 flush valve

US66309967A and US3462767 flush valve patents. My father Harold F Larson & Robert L Schultz designed a few patents. They sold the rights I would like to know who?
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Corona and Priority Rights

I made an application last year in my country, exact date is 10th April. I missed last date for PCT. In my country, some of time limits are extending because of Coronavirus situation. Has WIPO a ...
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How can this be patented?

"Genetically Modified Cannabis Sativa Plants And Modified Cannabinoid Compounds For Treatment Of Substance Addiction And Other Disorders" This is absurdly general. It would be the same like patenting ...
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Who is the patent practitioner?

I want to file an Non provisional application to USPTO. We are two inventors and we want to name our organisation as applicant. I read the following on USPTO site: Applicant Information – for ...
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Is there a limit to the number of individuals that can be named on a patent application as inventors?

I've seen patent applications with eight or ten co-inventors. Is there an upper limit to the number of inventors you can list, or, theoretically speaking, if a hundred or ten thousand people were ...
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Does 35 u.s.c. 121 (safe harbor) still stand if examiner withdraws restriction requirement before issuing the patent?

Saw this post on intelproplaw.com and was curious if anyone on here had any additional insight. Hypo: applicant prosecutes a claim set to allowance following a restriction requirement. Non-elected ...
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Is it possible for a ridiculously simple invention to infringe an existing patent?

When searching if there was a patent covering this product: https://www.frownies.com/collections/facial-patches/products/facial-patches-forehead-between-eyes ... which is basically a piece of tape to ...
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Can you include anything describing invention disclosures on your resume that have not been filed yet?

The company I work for might fold in the next couple months... So I'm searching for other opportunities in preparation for that possibility. I've submitted multiple invention disclosures to patent ...
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Is it pre-AIA 102(a) or pre-AIA 102(e)(2)

Assume Patent A was filed on Dec. 1, 2002 in the USA, which claims its foreign priority date Jan. 1, 2002. The priority application was filed on Jan. 1, 2002 in Spain. Assume Patent B was filed on ...
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Does this mean that the patent has expired, or has it been “un-expired” and now has an adjusted expiration?

I was searching patents.google, and I encountered this patent: I found this ambiguous, so I just wanted to seek clarification: Does this mean that the patent has indeed expired (fee related), or that ...
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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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