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What is the proper way to file both USPTO and PCT application?

I have two USPTO Provisional Applications. I'm about to file a USPTO non-provisional by claiming priority to those two Provisionals. I'm also planning to file a PCT application. The specification, ...
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Which is the best place to search for a filed/issued patent?

Which is the de facto and most recognizable patent DB in the world? Is it WIPO's database (the search engine and the interface seem limited) or Google Patents or maybe anything else? What is the ...
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Can someone patent their product with a solution I designed?

I was presented with a possible invention the way the person presented the product there were many problems. I went away and came up with a design that would work for his requirement. At no time did ...
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Risks in mentioning unpatented inventions in a college application

I'll be applying to the undergraduate programs of several US universities this upcoming fall. A chief component of the college application is the extracurricular activities portfolio, of which ...
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Is multiple figures allowed in the same sheet? [duplicate]

I have plenty of diagrams in my patent. Many of the diagrams are small ones. All figures are named like Fig 1A, Fig 1B, Fig 2A etc. I wanna reduce the sheet count. Can a single sheet show both Fig 1A ...
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Patent Licensing Database?

I am working on a research project where, for a given number of patents (there are many) we would like to find licensing revenue information. Where can I find licensing information on patents? Are ...
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Describing your own prior art in specs for a CIP

In a CIP application that is essentially an improvement on one's own prior art: Should specifications review and summarize what the parent patent (or application) does (maybe state that patent's ...
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Blog post explaining a patented algorithm

Hi Ask Patents community, I recently came across a software product in my industry that I thought was interesting. I decided to look into how their software works and ended up discovering their US ...
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Very Difficult Low Productivity Examiner with Questionable Approach - What Options for Applicant? UPDATE

An institutional entity filed a patent application. It's tangential to their primary subject, and probably is a placeholder until refined. A few months later an individual (me) filed a significantly ...
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provisional patent description similar to another patent

i am in process of writing a PPA by myself. to write the detailed description,online resources suggested to look into similar patents to have an idea how to write it. i did find a patent which is very ...
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Can i import and sell a product in my country, that is patented and also manufactured from china?

I wonder if i can import and sell a product which is patented in another country (China) but sell it in my own land (Netherlands). There are no registrations from it in european lands. I have searched ...
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What is the enforceability of claims if a patent is entered into and under going an Ex-Parté Re-Exam?

Once the USPTO initiates an Ex-parté re-exam on a patent and the claims are being reviewed. What is the enforceability of the claims? Would the patent owner dare sue for infringement damages when ...
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When exactly patents fall under double-patenting?

I have an omnibus specification and I want to split it into multiple patents at a later point. I'm little afraid that accidentally I'll double patent my work. So I just need some clarification. I ...
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Provisional Patent Application Cover Sheet Error

I recently submitted a provisional patent application but I realized that I accidentally checked a box "Application Data Sheet" on the cover sheet even though I did not include it on my submissions. ...
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Filed earlier, published later

US patent claiming Compound A or its salt (X salt included in laundry list) published after another US application filed as compound A's X salt and gets grant. They do not share common priority and ...
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Repeating claims in a CIP that are identical to those in the parent application or granted parent patent

In a Continuation in Part application, and referring only to those claims from the original application where they, and the specifications they refer to, are remaining unchanged – is there any need to ...
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Can a patent drawing have numbers like 6A02, 6A04 etc?

My patent specification has around 20 chapters and each chapter has multiple drawings. My drawings are numbered like this. FIG. 1A, FIG. 1B, FIG. 2A etc. i.e. If Chapter 2 has only 2 drawings, then ...
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What happen to a “at least one of” claim when one of the item found to be invalid due to a prior art?

A system, comprises at least one of: A B C B becomes invalid after patent get granted and someone proves that in court. 1) Does this make the entire claim invalid or only the ...
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Design Patent for existing Utility Patent

Can an existing inventor get a design patent to protect their design if there is already an issued Utility Patent? US Based patent. If so, do you cite the Utility Patent in the Design Patent ...
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What is the minimum number of step required in an independent claim?

Can an independent claim can have only one non-obvious inventive step? e.g. A system comprising: Obvious step Inventive step Obvious step Can it be like this to make it broad? A ...
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Cost of filing and maintaining a US patent?

This article states: The estimated cost for a small business entity to file for a patent and maintain the patent with the associated fees for the long term can range from $220,000 to $440,000. ...
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“The attached PDF file is not a PDF file. Please remove file, create PDF and reattach.”

I am getting the error "The attached PDF file is not a PDF file. Please remove file, create PDF and reattach." for the SB0016 - provisional patent PDF form. I downloaded the file from their own ...
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Is amending an independent claim in an amendment fully responsive to dependent claim rejections?

As in the title, if an examiner rejects claims 1 and 2, with claim 2 being dependent on claim 1, would amending only claim 1 be fully responsive to the office action? For example, Claim 1: A Z ...
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What is the best way to add co-inventor item in your CV

I am a co-inventor in a filed patent. I want to properly mark this in my CV. As far as I can understand the concept correctly, first of all, since I am one of number of inventors I am a "co-inventor". ...
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Can a patent owner add more claims by requesting re-examination?

I found a prior art which contains the base part of my invention. It's a granted patent published 5 years back. My patent claims will be narrow to avoid rejection. Can this patent owner, apply for ...
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changing patent name on non provisional patent [that is claiming date from provisional application]

Can I change the patent name on my non provisional patent that is claiming the date from the associated provisional application if the new name is no longer the same as the name I used on the ...
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Can someone infringe my invention by reordering the steps?

My claims looks like this A system for X comprising: Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Can someone infringing my invention by reordering the steps? A system for X comprising: ...
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How exactly patent priority date works when multiple priority dates claimed?

I still can't able to understand how priority date works. Let's say I filed a provisional patent in Jan 2019. That specification contains nearly 95% of the real invention. In Jun 2019, I filed one ...
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API to find international application number based on national number

I need to automatically fetch patent international application number based on the national application number. WIPO web service doesn't support it. Any suggestions? Thanks
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Can an independent claim depends on other independent claims?

I have two independent claims and they have multiple dependent claims. I have a third independent claim. Can this third independent claim refer to independent claim 1 and 2? Example: Independent ...
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Complete list of patents

Good day, I wish to be able to access an up-to-date list ( place, book, website, document etc. ) of all patents that have not expired.
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Will there be any downside if I show my patent claims to my infringer before publication?

I already published my paper. [After filing provisional application] A big company seems like copied my work from my paper and they are about to release their product in few months. The reason I ...
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How to change the order of inventors? (The patent application is pending now.)

There are 3 inventors in this patent application. And, this application is pending now (i.e., It is not patented.) Our client wishes to rearrange the order of the inventors because one of the ...
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What are the renewal dates and fees for a micro-entity utility patent?

If a US micro-entity Utility patent was granted in 2014, when is the next renewal date and what is the fee?
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Where to find recent claims of CN204293650U

Please let me know where I can find recent claims of patent application CN204293650U.
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Can I reclaim the broken line features in Design application drawings during prosecution?

Received a Obviousness rejection on design application from USPTO. The prior arts are quite close to our design, except a pattern on the bottom view. However, the pattern on the bottom view is in ...
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Valuation of Patents

When it comes to licensing or selling a patent it is important to know its estimated value. My question is how someone can find appropriate method/methods for patent valuation ? I know there is many ...
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How long it would take for PCT to publish the application if I request early publication?

To quote this page The IB will do its best to publish the international application as soon as possible after receipt of the request for early publication, provided that any necessary fees have ...
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Are US patents protected by copyright or can I reproduce them on my website? [duplicate]

Patents are a good source of accurate, or scientific information. They also have information about the inventor. Are the patents in the public domain? Can I reproduce them on my website?
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Can one change claims when applying a national stage application using a PCT application?

My PCT application has more than 100 claims. I wanna have the strongest protection possible in some countries whereas in others I need some limited protection. [I don't want to waste too much money ...
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How can we extract the prosecution history for the reexamination?

The patent US7405443 has been reexamined but the corresponding office action is missing from the file wrapper as well as global dossier.
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Election of species for prosecution

I wonder if anyone can answer this. What the US examiner says appears at first sight ambiguous, but there is perhaps a clue in the reference to 35 U.S.C. 121 (which I looked at). The examiner says: “...
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Patent document and Patent assignment database dont match

The patent document says that the patent was assigned to some company. But USPTO's patent assignment database shows that there is no such assignment. My theory is that the applicant/owner didn't ...
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Patent drawings for software

I intend to file a Provisional Patent Application for the system and methods in my software and would like to then turn it into a non-provisional patent later on. This is my first time ever applying ...
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Does an intermediate step considered as patent infringement?

An existing patent uses step A, B, C in the independent claim. My invention inserts a non-obvious step X before step C. So my invention looks like this. A, B, X, C Can the existing patent owner sue ...
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Why this patent has more than 20 years between priorty and adjusted expiration date?

I am asking for this patent. It should be 2023, right ? Or am I missing something ?
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Restriction Requirement

What is the rationale behind writing the term inventions, species, or groups, while raising a restriction requirement. How these three nomenclatures (invention, group, and species) are different and ...
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Provisional application reapply for an abandoned provisional Application [duplicate]

Can I file another provisional application for the same invention if the first one was abandoned?
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Can you protect yourself from patent infringement if you can show evidence that you come up with the idea first?

Let's say, you file a provisional application in Jan 2018 but you have not filed the non-provisional within one year i.e. Before Jan 2019 Another person filed a non-provisional patent of the same ...
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Can one rearrange a claim when examined by the examiner?

I have plenty of dependent claims. I wanna rearrange claims if the main claim rejected by examiner. For example, Claim 4 and 5 depends on claim 3. Claim 3 and 2 depends on the main claim. Claim 1 ...

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