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Patent D698,996 S [closed]

Sorry to disturb you, I am an Amazon seller and have infringed your appearance patent D698,996 S You are the owner of this patent. Can you license it for my Amazon store? I need a power of attorney ...
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Can I cite Wikipedia as a reference in an IDS?

Can I cite Wikipedia as a reference in an IDS? For example, "Ducks", Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck, Retrieved from Internet 12/18/2019 And attach a print out.
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Can design patent be renewed?

The lifetime of design patent is 14 years (for designs which were filed before May 13, 2015) / 15 years (for designs which were filed on or after May 13, 2015) from the date of grant.
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A question about a patent of Thumbtack

Thumbtack seems to have patented their business model (link to patent is below). Is it possible to patent a general business idea like this? Is it not possible to build a similar business in the US? ...
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Does the priority period of the Paris Convention start with the actual or the effective filing date of a patent application?

I believe the Paris Convention would allow me to file a patent application in country B within a year of filing the same application in country A. But does that year begin with the actual filing date ...
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How to protect the value rather than functionality?

I have a situation where I need to protect the "value" which can be used in multiple steps. The value may be same for all steps, but sometimes it can different. I want to protect the value ...
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References for making patents for pharmaceutical drugs in the U.S

I want to learn how to write pharmaceutical combination drug (API) patents and the format for them. Are there any good references also to learn how to evaluate the quality of a patent? whether it's ...
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Patent listed as expired followed by an expiration date

I have seen several patent applications where the application is listed as expired but below that there is an adjusted expiration date. Can someone please explain what this means? Here is an example: ...
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Can one use inconsistent terms in the claims?

My speciation contains terms like this. The term "Service" means .... The term "Service Administrator" means .... I have already filed my application. At the moment I'm amending my claims. I think I ...
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How to release an existing patent into the public domain?

Suppose I own a patent that has not expired. How do I legally and reliably transfer it to the public domain?
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Is there a way to do full text search in uspto image file wrapper?

At the moment I'm manually entering the application number and reading the contents of image file wrapper in USPTO public pair. Is there a website where all USPTO application's image file wrapper ...
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Can the preamble be same for all independent claims?

Let's say my patent has 5 independent method claims. Can all these claims have the same preamble? e.g. A method for doing X, the method comprising:
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Co-inventorship when claims based on the contributing inventor's concepts are dropped during prosecution

First, an explanation of the overall context is needed: A CIP has been filed by a sole inventor (me). After filing, it was decided that another individual probably should have been credited as a co-...
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In independent claim does “attachable to a Y” establish existence for antecedent

Independent claim: comprising: an X attachable to a Y. Does this establish an antecedent existence of Y to where the dependent claim should now say "the Y" or does the dependent claim need to first ...
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Strategies for OA rejections on CIP when same claims allowed by different examiner for a preceding CON

I have a first OA on a CIP wherein the examiner has rejected claims identical to ones allowed in a related CON (actually granted now), which had a different examiner. (The rejections are not stated to ...
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Drawings & workpiece: What is good practice for showing or not showing an invention in use on a workpiece in a utility patent?

In a utility patent, are there particular good practice rules regarding depicting an invention being used on a workpiece? Should or can the lines of the workpiece be heavier, lighter, solid, broken, ...
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How exactly novelty works?

I understand "novel" means all features of the claim are described in a single document. However, I don't understand the meaning of "feature" here. I have 5 wherein clauses in my claim. Each and ...
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What is meant by MY COMMISSION EXPIRES?

I'm trying to fill out the electronic verification form to get an EFS account. https://www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Patent%20Electronic%20System%20Form.pdf At the very end of the doc, ...
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Legal implications of description vs claims

A theorethical patent situation: Claims include: 1. A machine comprising device type A and device type B arranged to achieve X. 2. A machine according to claim 1 in which device type A is an M. 3. ...
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Repeated rejections with new prior art

I have an application that is now on its fifth rejection. In some cases, I have made amendments in light of the prior art, and in all cases, I have presented rebuttals for arguments raised by the ...
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How long it would take for a USPTO application to get republished?

If I amend my claims after normal publication (18 months), I believe my application will get republished again with amended claims. How long that process would take?
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Is national/regional stage filing requires PCT application as filed?

I have a PCT application that has around 250 claims. It's an omnibus application that covers multiple inventions. Listed all claims just for provisional protection. If I go for national/regional ...
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When an unnecessary inventor is listed in EP & US patent

In the US and EP, if an unnecessary inventor who has not contributed to the invention at all is listed as one of the inventors, can it be invalidated, challenged, or restricted exercise? In this case,...
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Is a singular word spelling a different word than a plural spelling, therefore screwing up antecedent flow?

If in the first independent claim I say "an X comprising at least one guide mark on the first side" can I then say in a following dependent claim "the guide marks are also on the second side"? Does ...
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What is the meaning commas in a claim? Do commas limit the list?

a tool, comprising: an X, having an X 1 edge, an X 2 edge, an X first face, an X-second face, an X distal end, an X proximal end attachable to a handle; and a Z guide marking on the X first face that ...
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Can you patent an idea that has not yet been produced

My team and I (UK based) are working with Graphene-based materials and have recently come up with an idea that we want to patent. However, we have not yet developed this idea into a functioning ...
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How patents are avoided to be reinvented and how we can understand them comprehensively?

I have read tech patents available on Google. I wonder how patents can be avoided to be reinvented or understood so neatly and specifically given a patent file is usually tens of pages written very ...
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Can a really broad claim like 'the top is made of plastic' cause an infringement?

I came up with an idea for which a device has already been patented which has some of these really broad claims. My design would be very different from the design in the patent, but at the end they ...
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System claim with method steps included by reference

The following claim was rejected by the USPTO examiner for mixing system and method: An online computer system comprising a processor configured to perform the steps of the method of claim 16. As ...
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Computer readable medium claim rejected by USPTO examiner

The following claim was rejected by the USPTO examiner for two reasons: For mixing a product and a method. The examiner also stated that the preamble says that this is an independent claim which ...
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Any Update On Defensive Publishing To Avoid Patents?

I run a small business that designs algorithms and systems for dealing with geospatial data and then implements these with open-source software. These activities are not part of the core business. I ...
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can claims of another patent overlap with product?

I'd like to point out I have zero experience with patents. I am a student engineer who is looking to develop a product. A company has already filed a patent for a very similar product. In claim 1 ...
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Stolen Patent and product

I applied for a patent on a product/tool that I created and was actually using in the construction industry. One of my employees decided to quit and take the file and took and disappear. I recently ...
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What is the expiry of South African Patent?

What is the expiry of South African Patent? eg.: ZA 2004/01584 On https://iponline.cipc.co.za/ the expiry is 2024-02-26. However, the international filing date of PCT/US02/26504 is 21/08/2002, ...
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Why are independent claim sometimes repeated with a small wording change in a later claim in newer patents

Why is it many newer patents, such as in US10421637, A cranking mechanism, the independent claim 1 is almost entirely repeated in claim 8, except for a small change? I do not find this in older ...
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If patent filed within a year of publication date of another abandoned patent by same inventor will it be prior art?

We figured the claims aren't well written in the first patent and with experience with the same patent drafter we want to file a patent again of the same invention within the year time frame of the ...
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Options for commercializing a concept already covered by patent?

Over time I have developed a process and system for performing a core task in my field. The system is genuinely revolutionary, reducing the time required to perform the work by a factor of between ...
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Profadol DE1303096 (B) wrong patent supplied

This is the patent for Profadol: https://patents.google.com/patent/DE1303096B However, when i redirect to espace I do not get a matching hit.
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Can patent owner sue if a product is made, but never sold (only rented out)?

If a new product infringes upon a patent, but is never sold (only rented out), can the patent owner sue?
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Provisional patent on a patented product?

Can I file a provisional patent on a patented product that I have changed so it works better but still keeps the same components of orginal idea?
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Is the phrase “none or more” acceptable in a USPTO patent claim?

The Examiner has objected to three of the claims in a patent application I have filed, due to the presence of the phrase "none or more" and requires it to be corrected to "one or more". The claim is ...
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Inconsistency between patent title and claims, US9459044B1

So this patent US9459044B1, the title suggests it is about both method and apparatus, and I see there are much content on the drawings and description of the device. However in the claim section, I ...
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Is it possible for patents to have trade secrets?

Is it possible to omit miscellanous or detailed mechanisms which directly depend on the main mechanism of an invention from a patent. e.g. say A is the main mechanism for an invention, B mechanism ...
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Equating claim elements in dependent claims?

Assume you have a system or method claim like the following: A system/method comprising A, B and C. Is it valid to equate two or more elements in a dependent claim like so?: The system/method of ...
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If a product doesnt meet one claim of a patent, would it get patent infringement notice?

If there is a patent for a product that has 16 claims and I sell a similar product and my product falls under 15 claims of the patented product but not the 16th claim then is it sellable? Or would I ...
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Can fee related expired patent be renewed?

Does this mean patent is expired and I can manufacture the apparatus? can former patent owner renew it and how would it affect my production? 2014-04-08 Anticipated expiration 2019-10-31 ...
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Would the demonstration of an invention be considered public disclosure

Say I am yet to patent the mechanism of my invention and I demonstrate it at a tech summit or conference to likely investors without revealing the mechanism or any internal details of it, would the ...
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Is there a way to filter enormous Patent results?

I was just wondering with what tools would it be possible to filter patent results for a particular topic(Or is there a way I could just search through the claims in each patent to confirm novelty). ...
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What happens if non-disclosed subject matter is granted in the US?

In Europe, a limitation in a granted patent that is later found not to have been disclosed in the original application leads to the revocation of the respective claim(s) (art. 123 (2) and (3) EPC). ...
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What date the examiner will use when interpreting an embodiment for novelty?

It seems like USPTO allows different embodiments for novelty/anticipation rejections. So I wanna know how the embodiment will be interpreted. A provisional patent is filed by "inventor A" in 2010. ...

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