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Why would an inventor license his invention only to one corporation?

Let's suppose that there are many companies that are potential marketers for a new invention. Why would an inventor only license out his invention to one of these companies? Wouldn't he make the most ...
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What is the proper protocol prior to the meeting where an inventor will be negotiating his patent pending invention to a corporation?

An inventor's patent is pending approval. He is now soliciting corporations to either buy or license his patent pending invention. What must he and the corporation sign before the meeting where he ...
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How to prevent your attorney from stealing your invention in other countries?

Supposed that you hired an attorney to draft your patent application in the USA. He does that and everything is set in the USA. What if he turns around and file a patent for this same invention in ...
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Why are USPTO patent applications numbered XX/XXX,XXX?

USPTO patent applications are numbered XX/XXX,XXX. Why the slash? I.e., why not XX,XXX,XXX? Is it to distinguish from USPTO patent numbers, or is there some other reason?
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How would the patent examiner find prior art that is not patented?

Let's suppose that an invention is already being manufactured and sold, but there is never any patent for it. Now someone files a patent for this invention. How would the patent examiner be able to ...
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What happens in the event that a patent is granted due to negligence by patent examiner?

Suppose that an invention already exists and is patented and published. Someone files a patent application for the same invention. It is approved because the examiner was not able to find the previous ...
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If A + B + C is already patented, but A + B is not patented

What if A + B + C is patented but A + B, for some reason, is not? Then someone comes along and patent A + B. In such a case, the prior art A + B + C, would actually be infringement on the new art. How ...
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If your attorney were to receive high number of non-final office actions, does that mean lack experience or that the claims lack evidence?

Does a high number of non-final office actions indicate a attorney is inexperienced or intentionally dragging on the timeline to make more money? What is "high?" :Is there anyway to figure ...
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'Novelty only' prior art

Can someone explain to me the meaning of novelty only prior art, and the difference between this and regular prior art? Thanks.
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(International) Are the non-final office actions publicly searchable or published online or findable using the patent application number?

Are non-final office actions publicly searchable? If an attorney claims they receive an office action, is there anyway the client may find the letter of the non-final action the attorney received by ...
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Why advance google patent search not returning expected results?

Why advance google patent search not returning expected results? I want to get filtered results from Google patents by, document contains in its abstract a keyword1, a keyword2 adjacent to keyword1 ...
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Is it possible to patent a product designed entirely with computer simulations?

I have designed a product called a Metamaterial that absorbs acoustic waves at broadband frequencies. The design is novel and demonstrated entirely through physics-based simulation software (Comsol). ...
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Why would someone not file the same patent in China after filing the USA?

I am asking this because according to my research it is extremely cheap to file a patent in China (with attorney fees included). It is about a 1/10th of the price in the US. That would be less than a $...
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How long after filing a non-provisional patent application will your invention be published?

What is the point of publishing an invention before it is granted? What if it never gets granted?
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How much time do you have to file a patent in China after you have filed it in the USA?

Let's suppose that I filed a non-provisional patent application in the USA today, how much time do I have to file the patent in China before it is no longer patentable? Same for the EU.
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Video Game game modes patent eligible?

I read an article saying among us could have patented their imposter game mode. I also found patent by microsoft that is literally a game of tag but with cars. here is a video link to it https://www....
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PCT application: published vs. granted

I am tracking a PCT patent application on patentscope.wipo.int. Under the 'National Phase' tab, the 'National Status' is published and granted in Country #1, but only published in Country #2. Does ...
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Can I rescind nonpublication request and apply for PCT?

After 4 years prosecution, our USPTO application was allowed. We filed with a nonpublication request.Our patent was not published yet. At the time of filing we had no intentions of applying for ...
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What does silent references mean?

I'm reading patents allowed subject matter and it states: "the references are also silent (claims xyz)" what does a silent reference mean?
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Is there a place to get an appraisal for a patent that is intended to be sold or licensed out?

I am estimating that it'll cost me $5,000-$10,000 to get a patent on my invention. The invention is a piece of manufactured textile wearable fitness garment. If it is sold on Amazon, I'd estimate it ...
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is my family owed money for the patents my father created while working for chase durus while he was alive

My father has patents that he created to help make the industrial doors that are in every grocery store. he is on Chase Doors website. he passed away about 10 years ago. He made Patents while working ...
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If an invention requires an X number of whatever, does a specific X has to be explicitly stated in the patent applicable?

My invention can work in general if it has 2 or more compartments. Can I just make it as general as possible and say "2 or more compartments", or must I claim a specific number?
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Google Patents showing unreasonable decline in patents

I am trying to track growth of technologies by growth of patents over time . But when I compare years, the data shows a dramatic decline in patents. For example, a search for Automotive and ...
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Are patent filing lawyers required to send the office a request to obtain the acknowledgment of payment?

Are patent filing lawyers required to request that the office send them an acknowledgement of payment if they wire payment to the office or does the client have to instruct the lawyer to request from ...
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How can I import all the patents and patent applications on which I am listed as a co-inventor into my ORCID profile at once?

I am listed as a co-inventor on a few patents. The Lens has an option to import a given patent from Lens into my ORCID profile: However one has to do it manually for each patent and patent ...
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How can I see how many patents a Registered Patent Agent has filed as a patent agent to the USPTO?

I wonder how I can see how many patents a Registered Patent Agent has filed as a patent agent to the USPTO. I don't see any option to search for that in https://patents.google.com/:
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Patent citation

I wonder if it legal to use a procedure of a patent as a procedure in my research as it is! or otherwise, should I modify it and cite the patent with mentioning the paper? If it is legal, How can I ...
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Where I can find out online patent trading platform for me to sell my patent to those potential buyers who come from global testing industry

I have national patent granted since June, 2022; I would like to to sell it to the potential buyer who come from instrument manufacturer or global testing industry. Could you share where I can find ...
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(International) How does the client independently obtain substantiated expenses/reciepts/ invoices, non-final office-action letters for patents?

How does the client find the substantiated expenses/receipts for international and general patent filing/annuities without asking the patent lawyer for a copy? Does one ask for serial numbers, or what ...
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How could "mentioning any problems with the prior art that are not already known" limit the claims of my invention?

Reading through the book "Patent it Yourself", I come across this from "Inventor's Commandment 10": Your patent application should not contain any statements that the courts could ...
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About registering low cost green patents in the UK

I have one idea which is about using the uber model in waste management and ... (Question updated !!!) This idea claims it could achieve many new improvements in society, such as accessing the ...
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Is it worth to submit informal comments on the written opinion of the International Searching Authority?

As per the PCT Guide, the purpose of such informal comments is to give the applicant an opportunity to rebut the written opinion of the International Searching Authority in the event that ...
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Are car sharing applications patented

Are there granted patents for car sharing systems? Assuming Uber, as an early entrant has such patents, how could competitors like Lyft and careem have surfaced after Uber?
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Wording of patent titles: "Using the Same"

I have a question about how best to organize (rewrite) the titles of some patents that have been translated from Japanese, probably using machine translation. This is part of the translation of a ...
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Using google's application as part of a patent

I am thinking about constructing a device small part of which uses google's code/application that we all have in our android phones. I believe I should get the "OK" from google or there is ...
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Looking to find inventor certificate

Is there a way to find and get an inventor certificate and verify the inventor's identity online?
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Getting error while access Private PAIR Tools

I'm trying to check my provisional patent status through Private PAIR tool and keep getting following error page after logged in. I uploaded my patent application through https://efs.uspto.gov/...
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Second oral proceedings of a European Patent Application

A European Application has been filed. The Examining Division raised a "lack of sufficient disclosure" and a "lack of clarity" objection against the Application. The Examining ...
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A question regarding Inventorship

Lets think of the following hypothetical situation, Bob works in a company named P-House. He submitted a patentable idea to P-House in a template document (in private official meeting). P-House ...
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A teaching method for ONE certain type of digraph

I have a great two-minute teaching method to pronounce a certain digraph for ESL students. I just posted it on my new FB page and it is taking off like crazy. Someone is going to claim it as their own....
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Is this claim covering all session-based network load balance?

Reading the first independent claim, from here on referred to as the claim, of US10630817B2 my understanding would be that they have patented any type of session-based load balancing, which includes ...
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Potential Conflicts with a Patent Pending that examiner may have missed. Is it possible to notify the examiner?

Is it possible to notify a patent examiner of possible conflict in a pending patent he is working on? That he may not have identified? Is is proper for anyone to notify the examiner if they are ...
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Which datasets are to be provided along-with patent application?

I am trying to patent a catalytic process (and probably the catalyst too), which I may also publish later as a research paper. However, I currently only have the reaction results - which might prove ...
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How to protect public design?

This is question for mechanical/physical design. Not for code since according to my understanding code is protected by copyright. But for mechanical design, there isn't anything that has equal ...
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Tools for finding plant patents faster or tips for using google patent for plant patent searches?

Title says most of it, I'm looking for some plant patents to see if my cultivar is patented, and if not if I can patent and sell it myself. This is my first time trying to search this, so I'm hoping ...
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Independent applications and different outcomes

In short, what happens if 2 inventors file an application for the same invention independently, and the first one filing it gets rejected, while the second one gets accepted, in the period between the ...
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Is it legal to compare a patented technology algorithm with a non-patented algorithm

I am curious is it legal to compare performance of a patented algorithm with a non-patented algorithm? I guess it would be because it is purely non-commercial and educational even if that kind of ...
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How can I get a high-definition version of drawings from USPTO patents?

The version of drawings from USPTO patents that I could find are low-quality, e.g. from US20220138425A1: How can I get a high-definition version of drawings from USPTO patents?
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Employer could not pass a patent examination or requested a withdrawal

I was working for a company in 2019 and I presented an idea that I had been working on since I was a student, and I developed it before my graduation. The company filed a patent application and I was ...
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Certificate of Correction for correcting the Application Data Sheet

I have a problem where I didn’t list the claims of priority in the ADS, though I did on the first page of the specification. (Everything is US.) The patent was allowed with minimal fuss and no one ...
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