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Patent Application and Rejection influencers

• Usually how long does it take to file and obtain patents? • What factors influence the chances of getting a patent successfully or getting the patent application rejected?
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How can I file a PCT patent from Non PCT country?

I want to file a international patent from Non PCT country.But my country is a member of Paris Convention. How can I file an international patent from my country?
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patent enforcement when patent lapses

If a patent lapses for failure to pay maintenance fees, can the owner still sue for infringement for the time period before the patent lapsed. In answering, consider when a patent expires after its ...
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Are patents WO2015191648A1 and US20190365145A1 valid? Another older patent covers claims 1 - 4. What to do in such a case?

I'm not sure if these patents (WO2015191648A1 and US20190365145A1) are valid. Maybe someone can help me regarding following questions: According to WO2015191648A1, under legal events there is stated: ...
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Does an IDS filed after a non-final election requirement require payment of a fee

An IDS can be filed without requiring a fee if done so a) within 3 months of filing the non-provisional application or b) before the first office action on the merits. I have a (first) non-final ...
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Can I sell in Europe a product patented in the United States?

Here I have a product that was patented by my competitor only in the United States. I had the idea of launching it in Europe. Based on some research, I was able to find out that I don't have the right ...
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What Are The Benefits (Advanctage) get Using Joint N-11?

For reasonable assistance from joint pain, you need to take two of these pills. Essentially take one pill in the initial segment of the day and other around evening time after suppers. You will start ...
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My Australian patent is being copied in Australia for sale overseas

My product is covered by my Australian patent but another Australian company has copied it and are manufacturing it in Australia and selling it overseas to a country I have no patent rights, are they ...
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Does the USPTO publish example applications?

The closest I can find is the Nonprovisional (Utility) Patent Application Filing Guide. I'm having a hard time converting that into an application. What I think would be easier is just a template ...
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Does Sonus Complete Relief Medication Provide Long Lasting Advantages?

Yes, Sonus Complete supplement invigorates your mind cells. It operates at the grass-root degrees to eradicate the source of ringing in the ears. Sonus Complete was developed after a cautious study of ...
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Is our own patent application, which is filed in grace period, consider as grace period disclousure?

I filled two application 3 month apart and the first application is published before the second one's application date. My first application is classifed as "X" in the search report of the ...
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Documentation for USPTO Bulk data Applications “Red-book” XMLv4 and XMLv1

Does anyone know where to find or have a pdf copy of the documentation for USPTO application XMLv4 and XMLv1 bulk data? I can only find documentation for USPTO grants XMLv4, XMLv2 and APS. Here is an ...
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Are these patents still active? WO2010105586A1 and KR200297240Y1

If these patents are still active, can they be used outside of country. For example, if I live in the USA, can I use a similar patent (cap pierced)? Or would I still face patent infringement? I tried ...
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How to add more detail to an element in a dependent claim?

I have a method of monitoring computers. In my independent claim I say a network-connected device. However in my dependent claim I specifically want to say that it is an application server. Is there a ...
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In the valuation of an intangible asset, when does the useful life begin?

Consider the research and development cost of a machine. Let's say in 2013, a prototype was manufactured. Then in 2014, a patent application was filed. On that same year, validation continued. ...
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Has WO publication number: 2003023175 lapsed

On the German Patent offece web site it states this patent has lapsed German Patent Office link But are they refering only to the local DE and EP versions or is the WO verison lapsed too ? How do I ...
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A company is using my idea internally!

I discovered that my idea with i plans to develop and profit from, is being used internally in a company. I was wondering since they aren't profiting directly from the idea do i have any legal leg ...
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Can you use having as a gerund in a method claim?

A method of cleaning a swimming pools comprising; Having a pool vacuum with a laser range finder attached; Aiming the laser range finder... Is it okay to use "Having" to introduce an element like ...
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Is a patent I am checking in force or abandoned

Masterfilter Ltd is the company that owns this patent. The patent no is PN 829158 GB I believe payments were suspended. Has the application been abandoned, or is it still pending.
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Can I bring the content from parent provisional application to a continuation?

Let's just say, I filed a Provisional Application in Jan 2019. I filed a non-provisional in Dec 2019 by claiming priority to the Provisional, properly. But I missed some content in non-provisional ...
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How do you reference a method claim from a device claim?

My method claim is what my invention actually does. But my device claim is the thing that I actually want to sell. How do I reference the method claim in my device claim? Something like this? An ...
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Nationals to file for patent in their countries first

This is merely a hypothetical scenario but, I've been reading this article with regards to patents made by Greek nationals, which states that: In cases where they are working in scientific research ...
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If my previous company sells its patents am I obliged to assist the acquirer with new patent filings?

My previous company has sold on its patents and I am being asked, the the acquirer, to sign a document stating that will will support new patent filings, including timely provision of data which I no ...
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Where in your patent application can you make an argument that you're invention is non-obvious?

I'm a guy in a garage inventor. This is my first time trying to get a patent. I've got a provisional patent and I've done a fairly extensive patent search and I've done some research on how to to fill ...
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My patent is pending and it was just published in the UK Ipsum, when it will appear in Google Patents?

My patent is pending and they advised it will be finally granted in October 2020. However, it was published last week. When should I expect the full text to appear in Google Patents and ESPACENET? ...
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Is it true that there's no advantage in filing patents to each major patent office rather than filing it through the PCT system?

Is it true that there's no advantage in filing patents to each major patent office rather than filing it through the PCT system? PCT applications is used as a figure for innovation, but it seems that ...
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Is it possible for me to develop a lawnmowing technology incorporating Object Avoidance

I am currently trying to create a lawn mowing robot which also uses Object Detection. Does the following patent prohibit me from doing this? http://www.freepatentsonline.com/9563204.html
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What counts as patents of “Foreign Origin” in the USPTO statistics?

The U.S. Patent Statistics Chart Calendar Years 1963 - 2019 (mirror) distinguish Applications of "U.S. Origin" from Applications of "Foreign Origin". What counts as patents of "Foreign Origin" in ...
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Search engine to find all prior patents of patent attorney

Do you know a US / EU search engine where you can type in a patent attorney name and then find all patents and customers who he/she released patents with?
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Do 2 patents with single claim have the same legal protection as 1 patent with 2 independent claims?

I am wondering whether legally a single patent with Claim A and Claim B allows the same legal protection for the content presented in Claim A and Claim B as two single patents containing in Patent 1 ...
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How to distinguish “use” claims from “product” claims?

I understand that a claim like: A compound as claimed in claim 1 for use as a medicine. is a "use" claim (compound used as medicine) as further explained here. Now I ask myself, is a claim like: A ...
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Is my preliminary amendment likely to be disapproved?

Good morning - I have a pending non-provisional U.S. patent application. First office action is estimated in 5-6 months. I would like to file a preliminary amendment to add new claims. 37 CFR 1....
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Is it possible to proceed with patent application when prior art is found for 1, but not all, of the indipendent claims?

Suppose we have an EU or US patent with 3 claims. The examiner rejects one of the indipendent claims because of prior art. Ist it still possible to process with the patent application by giving up the ...
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“Flash of Genius” Intermittent Windshield Wipers

In the movie "Flash of Genius," which covered the long 1960-70's law suit involving intermittent automobile windshield wipers, it seemed that the individual parts (wipers, control box, electrical ...
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Reasons behind extraordinarily long waiting times since patent filing date?

This answer claims that the average time to obtain a patent from the USPTO in 2015 was around 32 months. If a patent is pending for significantly longer than this period (say, 5 - 6 years from the ...
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What's the criteria for you to get a patent on an improvement?

I'm very interested in improving upon a patented software method (A) which, in it's turn, is an improvement over a relatively old existing method (B). Originally, my understanding was that the old ...
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Cordless phone systems US Patent 6,970,706 - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Do you remember cordless landline phones? Specifically, do you recall or know of any technology for selectively forwarding phone calls to particular cordless landline handsets, based on the phone ...
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Commercializing a published research paper without the permission of author?

Is is possible for any to commercialize my published research paper once it is published in a renowned journal, I haven't applied for the patent? I know that once you are published, the knowledge ...
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Can independent 3rd party disclosures created during grace period after inventor disclosure be used against inventors after the grace period?

I understand that the AIA considers prior art (among other states of publication/use not relevant here) anything that is greater than 12 months from the date of inventor's disclosure. I understand ...
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Patent overseas

I am filing a patent overseas in China. My U.S. Attorney need me to sign a power of attonery to the attonerys in China. The language in the contract states: pursuant of the relevant provisions of the ...
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US66309967A and US3462767 flush valve

US66309967A and US3462767 flush valve patents. My father Harold F Larson & Robert L Schultz designed a few patents. They sold the rights I would like to know who?
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Corona and Priority Rights

I made an application last year in my country, exact date is 10th April. I missed last date for PCT. In my country, some of time limits are extending because of Coronavirus situation. Has WIPO a ...
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How can this be patented?

"Genetically Modified Cannabis Sativa Plants And Modified Cannabinoid Compounds For Treatment Of Substance Addiction And Other Disorders" This is absurdly general. It would be the same like patenting ...
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Who is the patent practitioner?

I want to file an Non provisional application to USPTO. We are two inventors and we want to name our organisation as applicant. I read the following on USPTO site: Applicant Information – for ...
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Is there a limit to the number of individuals that can be named on a patent application as inventors?

I've seen patent applications with eight or ten co-inventors. Is there an upper limit to the number of inventors you can list, or, theoretically speaking, if a hundred or ten thousand people were ...
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Does 35 u.s.c. 121 (safe harbor) still stand if examiner withdraws restriction requirement before issuing the patent?

Saw this post on intelproplaw.com and was curious if anyone on here had any additional insight. Hypo: applicant prosecutes a claim set to allowance following a restriction requirement. Non-elected ...
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Is it possible for a ridiculously simple invention to infringe an existing patent?

When searching if there was a patent covering this product: https://www.frownies.com/collections/facial-patches/products/facial-patches-forehead-between-eyes ... which is basically a piece of tape to ...
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Can you include anything describing invention disclosures on your resume that have not been filed yet?

The company I work for might fold in the next couple months... So I'm searching for other opportunities in preparation for that possibility. I've submitted multiple invention disclosures to patent ...
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Is it pre-AIA 102(a) or pre-AIA 102(e)(2)

Assume Patent A was filed on Dec. 1, 2002 in the USA, which claims its foreign priority date Jan. 1, 2002. The priority application was filed on Jan. 1, 2002 in Spain. Assume Patent B was filed on ...
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Does this mean that the patent has expired, or has it been “un-expired” and now has an adjusted expiration?

I was searching patents.google, and I encountered this patent: I found this ambiguous, so I just wanted to seek clarification: Does this mean that the patent has indeed expired (fee related), or that ...

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