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Can you sell products manufactured from a patented process in the country which the process (but not the product) is patent active?

I'm wondering if you can manufacture a product using a patented process in a country where that patent for the process is inactive, and then sell the product of that process in a country where the ...
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can any patent attorney draft a good software patent?

I am trying to determine if a patent attorney truly needs to know anything about computers or software at all to write a good software patent? The way I see it, all software is a method or a system? ...
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My late husband, Thomas Bruce Meagher patent guru has 52 utility patents, as his widow should I get any royalities? It has not been 20 years for some

I am the Widow of Thomas Bruce Meagher patent guru, lost my husband January 1 2010 in horrible accident. Is it possible I could get royalities from his 52 utility Patents? We were married fifteen ...
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Fitting two distinct inventions into one patent?

Let's say that I am building a mobile app. There are two novel features of this app that set it apart from prior art. However, these two features are inherently unrelated. But because they are for the ...
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in a method claim, how to word it such that the order of certain steps can vary?

Method claim: The server receives a request from User A containing the unique id of a professor on the server's database; This request is stored on the database; x) a time slot is determined for this ...
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is it common for attorneys and clients to interact entirely remotely online?

I am currently searching for patent attorneys. But I am only limiting my search to my city. I am wondering if that is unnecessary? Is it common now for the clients and attorneys to interact entirely ...
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what percentage of initial consultations do not lead to the patent attorney accepting the client's business?

In order for an inventor to get an attorney to draft a patent for their invention, there is an initial consultation where the inventor discloses their invention to the attorney. questions: What ...
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can an attorney with mechanical and electrical engineering background write a good software patent application?

I am researching a possible patent attorney who has educational backgrounds in mechanical and electrical engineering. He has obtained more than 800 patents over the course of his 30 year career. In ...
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Can the applicant dictate when to patent application is published?

If an applicant files a patent application with the USPTO with the intention of eventually filing the same application in other countries, how does the publication date of the USPTO application affect ...
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how to exclude patents from a specific country?

There is an inventor with my same name, and I am setting up an external search using USPTO and I would like to exclude the patents based on a specific country or for instance when the author zip code ...
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I have a day-trading investment strategy using ETF QQQ. I am ready to get it coded before installing it on my brokerage account. Can I patent it now?

I have a precise investment strategy using Bollinger Bands, 3 minute charts, and specifically defined QQQ price movement requirements that dictate buy and sell points. The decision steps are ...
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Unexpected fee payment during a provisional patent applicaiton

I've come to the last step of online filing a provisional US patent as a "small" not "micro" entity. The fee payment page lists fees as: 2005 PROVISIONAL APPLICATION FILING FEE $...
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How does the USPTO uniquely assign a patent to an owner

Next to a patent, there is the inventor's name and assignee name. But one's name is not unique. How does the USPTO uniquely identifies an owner of a patent? Does it require the owner's SSN? What about ...
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How was this patent/claim granted with such little implementation detail?

https://patents.google.com/patent/US7739231B2/en?oq=US-11960557-B2 US7739231B2 Let's look at the first claim: A computer-based people matching method comprising: determining the expected level of ...
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Who owns rights to patent GB260015414?

I was told that a biomedical company has ownership or exclusive rights to Patent GB260015414. I don't know if it is a mechanical device or a chemical process? Just that it is valuable. If I can't find ...
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How to determine the attorney, if any, in a published patent application?

I am currently reading a published patent application. I cannot find the attorney name. Is there a way that I can conclude that the patent was drafted without an attorney?
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adding more elements to the independent clause versus adding more elements to the outcome of a logical rule

Patented Method and Process If (A) and (B) happen, then (X) and (Y) always happen. Competitor's Infringer (I) If (A) and (B) happen, then (X), (Y), and (Z) always happen. I know that by first ...
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does a logical rule with more dependencies infringe upon a logical rule with less depencies?

Patented Method and process: If (A) and (B) happen, then (X) and (Y) always happen. Competitor's potential infringer: 1. If (A), (B), and (C) happen, then (X) and (Y) happens. 2. If only (A) and (B) ...
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when and where are newly granted utility patents published?

I am currently trying find a patent that has just been granted. Where do I go to search for it? I am not sure if it is actually granted yet or announced that it would be granted.
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Client error '401 Unauthorized' from USPTO

when I use PublishedApplication.objects.get("US20130228431A1").claims_text get HTTPStatusError: Client error '401 Unauthorized' for url 'https://ppubs.uspto.gov/dirsearch-public/searches/...
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Can a person patent something invented by AI?

I know that AI has been barred from becoming patent holders. Can a person patent an invention conceived by AI?
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what percentage of utility applications are granted on the first try?

Is this statistic tracked somewhere? If so, what is the percentage utility patent applications are granted on the first try? In other words, no further office actions were requested from the examiner, ...
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I am not in the US. Do I really have to undergo USPTO Patent Center eFiler verification to view the status of my PCT priority application?

I submitted to USPTO last month an application for the national stage application of a PCT patent. I created my MyUSPTO account, generated my datasheet with their system, submitted all the necessary ...
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Is there a subscription list for entities to be notified of new patent applications so that they can challenge the new claims?

For example, let's take Match Group Inc, which is a multi billion dollar conglomerate group that owns a suite of dating apps. Is there a list that they sign on to on the USTPO that notifies them of a ...
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Invalidate a Patent

I have to invalidate the EP patent having Mar 2014 as priority date, whether the search should focus on filing date or published date of prior arts? and Can we consider a patent as prior art having ...
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German domicile for Germany Patent Application

Any overseas applicants have some suggestions on how to bypass this regulation? Or I have to pay attorney fee to a German attorney? How will the patent office verify or use this German address? Will ...
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How to get e-office notification from USPTO

It's quite strange that I applied a utility patent but I can't be added to their email notification list. I try to find the instruction but unsuccessfully, they just merge all into [patentcenter][1] [...
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how would a patent examiner search for prior art on a patent application for a dating app?

There are literally 1000s of dating apps either on the market today or have went out of business. If a new patent application comes in with a feature for a dating app, will the patent examiner check ...
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How to submit ADS on the NEW patent center USPTO

anyone has experience to successfully submit your amendment files on the patentcenter I DID submit it when EFS-WEB was available, now they have only patentcenter, I has a screen shot and I think this ...
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Can the applicant add new claims to their application in response to a rejection?

Let's suppose that a patent application has 10 claims, first submitted on 01/01/2024. A year later, the examiner rejected 1 of the 10 claims. In response to this rejection, the applicant modified the ...
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How i can patent an idea and concepts? Can I patent a new idea and new concepts?

So I have many ideas and concepts to take patents so there we can patent an idea and concepts. How much will it cost to take patent an idea. Is it too much costly. I am individual from India
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What additional implementation details would this patent application need in order to pass?

1) User A sends a message to User B. 2) If User B does not open the message, then nothing happens after that. 3) If User B does open the message, then User A pays the app an amount in dollars. As ...
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signature on amendment USPTO

in studying the I found this policy: An amendment must be signed by a person having authority to prosecute the application. but no detailing where should I sign, anyone knows I just sign on the cover ...
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What is needed to make this abstract idea patentable

This is an idea for the payment system of an app: If (A) and (B) occurs, then the user will pay the app. Assume that it is novel and non-obvious. What might be some implementation details needed to ...
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Does a free range rule infringe upon a fixed rule?

Patented invention / process / system: 1) X is a predefined number known to the user. 2) If A and B occurs, then the user wins X balls. Potential infringer 1) X and Y are predefined numbers known to ...
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USPTO Amendment Requirement

Could someone confirm my understanding of USPTO policy is correctly POLICY: The text of any deleted matter must be shown by strike-through except that double brackets placed before and after the ...
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when a patent is filed with an IDS form, what does "Information Disclosure Statement considered" mean?

Is Anyone familiar with this under the "Transaction description" tab? And if so, does this mean the application just started being examined by the examiner? how long after this will the ...
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Is a less restrictive rule different or a subset of a more restrictive rule?

A patent application for a software system, or a set of rules basically, is facing potential prior art challenge. The prior art invention has 5 elements/rules: 1. Rule_A 2. Rule_B 3. If and when A ...
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how rigorous or legible must prior art be?

As I understand it, prior can come from any source and not just prior patents. So for example, a YouTube video can be prior art, correct? If so, what is the standard for a source to become sufficient ...
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complexity of Tinder's swipe matching process patent

https://patents.google.com/patent/US11513666B2/en The above patent is for a feature in a dating app that protects Tinder's swipe matching process. Most law firms assess application complexity and ...
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Can the invention of a sport be patented?

If one was to combine two different variations of sport in a manner that has not been done before, can this new hybrid sport be patented?
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For a foreign language PCT application in US national phase, is it necessary to hire an officially certified translator?

I have a PCT application that recently entered national phase, and I am now seeking its registration in the United States. This application was originally filed in Spanish, therefore I'm going to have ...
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What was the point of having witnesses on patents?

I see that some old USPTO patents list witnesses. Example: What was the point of having witnesses on patents?
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Questions about what the legal status means on Google Patents

This patent has been shown to be in an active status in the US since 2013. However, it appears to have been marked as Abandoned in 2020. In this case, I am curious whether the patent has no legal ...
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App realizes same functionalty as my patented device: can i do anything about it?

I have a patent which describes a system and its functions; I have realized said system by creating a physical device, making an embedded system for it, and it is now commercialized. Due to the very ...
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Is it possible to reference one figure in another figure?

Say I have a drawing of the internal workings of the invention in FIG 2. FIG 2 contains references to various main elements/sub-elements. There is also FIG 1 which is an overview of the whole ...
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Is it possible to patent a mere mixture of two existing and patented drugs?

Let's say you take two existing drugs that they have been patented already (and may or may not have expired). You add them in a mixture of specific ratio without changing their chemical structure. You ...
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Any reliable free resource to check the patent expiration of a particular drug?

Is there any database that is reliable and free preferably (though if academic access is needed, I can check that), to check when a particular drug patent expires?
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Tinder vs Bumble swipe matching process and "Alice decision"

I came across this article: https://minesoft.com/tinder-patented-swipe-right/ Tinder's patents: https://patents.google.com/patent/US9733811B2/en https://patents.google.com/patent/US11513666B2/en https:...
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Could I sue some company if my patent application was pending or rejected?

it takes more time than I expected, and I am confused with my project, a lot of plan was delayed? could I contact potential licensee before my patent granted, how about the company use my patent and ...
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