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MPEP biotechnological patents

I am looking for specific requirements and examination procedure MPEP for evaluating Patent related to biotechnology specially proteins and the nucleic acid encoding the same.
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Inventor Earl Safford

My grandfather was an inventor but was killed back in the 80's due to a sought after invention he planned to patent, my family should have inherited his patents, but no one ever pursued it, what are ...
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Design Patent of a product that has been sold in the market for years

thanks for reading this post. I listed a product online to sell. But my competitor claimed that I infringed his design patent. I looked at the patent and it looks exactly like the product I am ...
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Filing a continuation to result infringement

Given the following scenario: A patent issued to me is a prior art to patent filed by another company – I have the priority date. I can easily invalidate their patent but it does not mean that uses of ...
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Difference between an independent claim and a dependent claim for same thing

Is there a difference in patentability, scope, or protection from infringement between the two cases of claims below? case 1 I claim: 1 A piece; a hole in said piece. case 2 I claim: 1 A piece. ...
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Patents and Products

I need to know if there is a tool that can tell if a patent returned to a prodcut or a service or software. Thanks Jumana
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Patent abstract: should I aim for generality or concretion?

My company has encouraged me to patent a recent discovery. Is it recommendable to disclose contextual details in the abstract or not? Let's say the discovery found was inspired in the specific ...
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In which countries can you file a provisional patent application?

What countries can you file a provisional patent application in?
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Why are USPTO and Google Patent Search citation numbers so different?

This (random) patent on Google says it was cited by 67 other patents: https://patents.google.com/patent/US8954418B2/en?oq=%228%2c954%2c418%22#citedBy ...Same patent on USPTO says it was cited by ...
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Data Scraping on USPTO

Anyone performed data scraping on USPTO? someone has a tool/code that can be used to extract data from USPTO and have it as SQL DB?
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Docket numbers of CIPs with electronic filing

As a practical matter, is it better to use the same docket number with electronic filings for CIPs of a parent application, or different ones?
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Doctrine of Equivalents in Light of USPTO Pro Se Program

Claims narrowed during examination to avoid prior art and other patent-ability issues are not entitled to the doctrine of equivalents in the United States. However, the USPTO has recently been ...
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Tracking Patent Activity

What are the most thorough but inexpensive ways to track patent activity in an industry or sector. How does one go about identifying the companies and universities buying and selling a lot of patents ...
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Can I patent in the US a handmade toy that is made in Brazil?

I am wondering if I can patent in the US a handmade toy that I saw in Brazil. It is not patented in Brazil I believe. I do however, have a few improvements on the original design, but the rough idea ...
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Is it safe to share our published PCT Application with an Investor before entering the National Phase?

Following our PCT application process, as we enter the National Phase next month, we have been approached by a large potential investor. In reviewing potential investment, the investor has asked to ...
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Alternative forms of non-exclusive options: “by, inclusively, either of …”

Does the wording ...(accomplishing something) by, inclusively, either of [option 1 description]; or [option 2 description] (– and conceivably, extendable to any number of additional elements,...
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How is a US patent linked to the non-us person's identity?

I was wondering, how is a patent linked to the owning people who reside outside US? It cannot be only assigned by name of course. There might be thousands of people by the same name. Is it linked to, ...
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Know the owner of a patent when initial filing company no longer exists

When a patent was filed by a company that no longer exists, what is the best way to find out its current owner? In my case the company that filed the patent at the time first merged with a second ...
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Find the element providing a priority date

A certain patent claims a priority date (just under one year prior to the application date) and I would like to find the element providing this priority. The priority number points towards France (FR ...
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Is it possible to patent a new general method of optimizing some industrial processes?

I have finished a new method (implemented as an algorithm/software) which exploring data inputs obtains a sequence of steps, appliable for different industrial processes, that reduces drastically ...
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What is PG pub issue notifcation means?

My patent transaction history is below. What does PG-Pub issue notification means? Does it mean my patent is approved and it is visible to public?
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How can I learn about the famous patent cases at USPTO?

I need information about the famous cases in 2019 at USPTO about the patent cases.
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How to perform search for protein or nucleotide search in uspto

I had been trying to search for patents on proteins using amino acid sequence or nucleoside sequence for presence of patents but i am unable to find the relevant patents for the same. Please help me ...
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How can Chinese researchers apply for a patent for a drug that Gilead invented?

Chinese researchers have applied for a patent on experimental drug from Gilead Sciences https://www.thestreet.com/investing/gilead-falls-post-earnings-but-china-wants-to-patent-its-coronavirus-drug ...
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What if someone files a fraudulent patent?

A person files patent after they have disclosed info to public, and sold the item. But lie to patent attorneys. Also let previous patent pending on same invention expire. Can they be turned in for ...
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Patent US20200023261A1

This patent US 20200002361 is claiming the exact same thing as the common 4x4 locking hub. Furthermore, it is also a mechanical system widely used in motorized vehicle gearboxes. Why are there no ...
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What would be the best course of action to patent a newly discovered chemical?

Although it may sound unlikely, I believe I discovered a chemical. I am highly inexperienced in chemistry and law and now seeking assistance. If I am correct in my discovery, this chemical has ...
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No link to referenced provisonal in Public Pair database: Does the provisional not exist?

I'm used to being able to look up referenced provisionals in the Public Pair database by clicking on the link over their application number under the "Continuity Data" tab. However, I've come across ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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.?
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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-...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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!
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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?
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...

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