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Why Aren't Patent Expirations Listed for USPTO Gazette Vol. 1454 No. 2?

Reviewing 300+ issues of the Official Gazette Of The United States Patent And Trademark Office, from 2014 to present I noticed that only one issue — Vol. 1454 No. 2, from September 11th, 2018 — ...
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What does “Ep: pct application non-entry in european phase” mean?

What does "Ep: pct application non-entry in european phase" on google patents mean? The PCT patent application in question is from 2012 and the last status update is, that it has been ...
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Where to query and download patent full texts?

For a research project, I need to download full-text (title, abstract, description, claims), date, and citations, for patents published in a given period (say from 2010 on) and in a given class. The ...
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Why do pharmaceutical patents needs to list other drugs the patented drug could be combined with?

I know this is quite a specialist subject but I thought there might be some pharma patent experts here. I am trying to understand why when you apply for a patent for a particular therapeutic compound, ...
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Can you amend a non-provisional patent application to bring in information from referenced provisional patent applications?

As the title states. Can you amend a non-provisional patent application to bring in information from referenced provisional patent applications? For example: I have a figure in the provisional that ...
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US 6967208 patent expiry details

The US6967208 was filed in 17 Sep 2002, published in 22 Nov 2005. With 20 years from date of filing as an expiry date for a patent it would expire on 16 Sep 2022. However needed to know if there was ...
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Is possible to patent a trading algorithm (indicator)

I know some algorithms are patentable, but not sure what are the resctrictions and limitation for this. My question is specific for a trading indicator, something like MACD, or RSI etc, is possible to ...
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What are the rules regarding the applicant being his own lexicographer?

According to the patent law, " applicant may use terms in a manner contrary to or inconsistent with one or more of their ordinary meanings if the written description clearly redefines the terms.&...
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How to find if my idea for a machine that I have created, worths patenting it?

My question is very simple, I have an idea, I constructed the machine, it works. Now, the question is does it worth patenting it? I mean, the amount of money in order to patent is not little for me ...
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Is it a good idea to publish the white paper describing the technology right after filing patent application?

I will publish patent application and I want to share my invention with others right after that. I want to see if there will be any interest from investors. Are there any dangers associated with such ...
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What are the rules for drawing a system diagram in patent drawings?

I've made drawings to my patent application, presenting exemplary embodiment of a distributed network of nodes. I have few questions: Must the system diagrams, illustrating nodes in distributed ...
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When does an inventor first learn who is her patent examiner?

After a patent is filed, the USPTO typically mails back the filing receipt before assigning the patent to an examiner. How long does it typically take to assign an examiner? When/how does the inventor ...
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Finding most important patent of a company

Is there a way to find most important patents for any company for example: Apple or any other company? On google patents, I can search for patents assigned to a particular company, is there a way to ...
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If the IP office receiving my first application do not conduct prior art search, how will I attach prior art search results in foreign application?

If the IP office that received my first application as a rule do not conduct prior art search, how will I be able to attach prior art search results in foreign applications that claim priority to that ...
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What information would you like to extract from patents?

I am a Natural Language Processing / Machine Learning person and I'm starting to explore the patent world. Since there are huge repositories for patents, I was wondering if any other useful ...
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Should a patent claim (all) possible applications?

Do I have to claim future applications of an intervention? Do I need an application at all? In this article it is written: Zwar wird in Patentanmeldungen üblicherweise nur eine Erfindung beschrieben, ...
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Former employer asking for assignment rights

My previous employer (I quit ~3 years ago) had an IP law firm reach out to me to ask me to sign a "COMPLETE ASSIGNMENT OF PATENT RIGHTS DEED". The patent was eventually issued in the US, ...
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If my patent application is rejected in country of original filing will I be able to claim priority to it in foreign filings under Paris convention?

If my patent application is rejected in country of original filing (e.g. this country doesn't recognize software patents or even computer-implemented patents) will I be able to claim priority to it in ...
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Too late to renew my Patent?

My patent was due for renewal Dec 2019, year 8. Is there any way I can resurrect it? Thanks in anticipation. Pat.
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What extent of prior publication prevents patentability?

After winning a competition, the content of my submission was posted publicly. This involved: General descriptions of features of the product (e.g.allows for remote monitoring through an ai-camera). ...
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Is it possible to file for patents in Australia within 1 year of US patent publication?

Like the US, Australia has a 1 year period after public disclosure during which we can still obtain a patent. I have filed in the US, and the patent was published at the 18 month mark. There were no ...
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Without access to patent attorney, Is it better to write all claims myself or to write a single, broad claim and add them later on?

I don't have access to patent attorney or professional patent drafter and I need to file an application. After that I plan to publish the invention and, if there will be some interest from any ...
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Will describing by way of a specific example in detailed description of invention support claims that are not so specific?

I am writing a patent description for a patent application. It's a blockchain protocol. When writing it, I found it easier to describe each of the steps the protocol does using an exemplary scenario. ...
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Does google patents update patent application publications that have been amended?

As the title states, does google patents update the patent information for applications that have been amended? For example: I file a patent initially with X number of claims. It is published at the ...
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Patent infringement: pushing vs pulling

Suppose an accused product implements all but one of the elements in claim 1: The invention claimed is: A storage system comprising: a platform containing a plurality of container stacks...; a ...
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English translation of Belgian Patent BE629083 needed

I need the English translation of Belgian Patent BE629083. Thank you.
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Why Facebook didn't just copy Instagram which wasn't patented?

Facebook bought Instagram when it wasn't patented. Facebook could have just created a copy of Instagram and launched It with their already existing millions of users. 1- Why did Facebook pay 1 Billion ...
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Using an expired patent as part of a new patent

I have an idea for a product which has not been patented and is rather unique. However, my design would include a hook and loop fastener. Since Velcro's patent on this has expired, am I allowed to use ...
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Is it possible to protect an app (somehow)?

I wonder how or where to protect an app which will be released on google playstore and/or on iOS. Afaik any protections relate to single nations, so in principle I would have to hand in claims in each ...
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Prior art for US2020233384A1 which applied reinforcement learning to wind turbines

A patent, US2020233384A1, has been filed which applies reinforcement learning to increase power from a wind turbine. It's ancestor is a Japanese patent JP2019006968A·2019-01-18. This was filed in ...
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Contact the supervisory patent examiner (SPE)

I got a response from USPTO about my application: The application is waiting to be assigned a examiner. The SPE has it right now and the SPE name is **** and the phone number is ()-****. My questions ...
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What is the difference between filing a patent as an individual and filing a patent under a corporation or LLC?

What is the difference between filing a patent as an individual (outside of a corporation or LLC), and filing a patent under your name as part of a corporation or LLC that you create for this sole ...
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Can I get a local patent for a design in Nigeria

Can I file for a patent when I only have the CAD rendering and not the real design? This is specific for Nigeria.
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‘Preferred embodiment’ containing salient details

When a patent talks about a ‘preferred embodiment’ but goes onto to describe other particular details of a product am I right in thinking that none of those additional details are protected? The ...
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When is my next patent maintenance fee due on patent 7833190

When is my next patent maintenance fee due on patent number 7833190
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How can I extend my protection to alternative embodiments?

I missed some alternative embodiments of my invention which can be considered as well known for the skilled person. I filed few national applications claiming priority over the first one. A year after ...
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Would I be infringing on a patent with a accessory for the patented design?

I have created a fooseball table (table soccer) accessory / design improvement depending on the aspect of which I can legally pursue also variation of product installation or the incorporation of the ...
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How are worldwide patent application numbers generated?

If in a worldwide patent application I wanted to create a significant number (e.g. a spouse’s birthday/ wedding anniversary) would I be able to request that number or are the numbers randomly ...
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Would it be considered appropriate for a large corporation to patent a design they had nothing to do with coming up?

We developed a device for improving the results on a piece of equipment we designed and built for another corporation. After delivery of the entire piece of equipment, they went and patented our idea ...
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Can a patent have 2 different CPC classes?

Can a patent have 2 CPC classes to it? Is it strictly 1? Let's say the patent is classified in order for it to be given to a specific unit to study it, does the patent go only to one unit? To clarify, ...
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Can I file a patent in the following scenario?

Suppose that there is a product whoes patent has been approved and some other individual has made a product that works on the same principle(like gravitational force) but has a different product ...
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Granted patent found to be unfeasible

What happens if a granted patent is found to be unfeasible? What happens if the initial owner sold the patent or its rights and later the patent turns out to be unfeasible? I am aware that it may ...
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US design patent how long do I have to file a Utility Patent? OR design patent in the EU? Thanks

I filed a US design patent, how long do I have to file a Utility Patent in the US? How long do I have to file a design patent in the EU? If I am already selling the product can I file a EU patent?
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How are patents to “a second medical use” enforced?

As I understand it, the EPO allows claims to a second medical use of a known substance. These claims are not the same as the formerly used "Swiss-type claims" that were drawn to the use and ...
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When filing the patent about a repurposed compound, how different must the new application context be?

In Pharma, and as far as I know, if someone discovers that an already patented FDA drug (compound A) for context A can be repurposed to context B, then she can file a patent for the compound A in the ...
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My professor did not write my name in the inventor list although I am the lead author on the publication that claim the product

I am current graduate (international) student in a chemistry lab in USA which filed a provisional patent. I just discovered a few days ago that I am not the inventor on the patent although I solely ...
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Should I Assign My Patent for Free?

I'm a little unsure what to make of the situation I'm in and hoping someone here can help a bit. I've been working with a startup for the past 18 months to develop a product that we've now brought to ...
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Under which class of good or services of nice classification should brand name of eCommerce store needs to be registered?

I have planned to start an online eCommerce store in which we will be selling mostly electronic and grocery items. For our eCommerce website we want a trademark so that no one else can use our name. ...
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What legal responsibilities does a listed inventor have?

Short version: Are there or has there ever been a law suit against a patent inventor for a utility patent not fulfilling it's claims? Long version: If a small company or individual were to be granted ...
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Does the USPTO owe me any form of compensation if they failed to follow a requested “suspension of action” option, when now it's too late to fix?

The most recent step of the examination process in question was to submit another response to the examiner, which at this point required an RCE and the associated fee. On the RCE form, under ...

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