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Joint Inventor power of attorney when assigned fully to other inventor

Suppose we have a previous application filed by Inventor A, less than a year ago. Now suppose we have a new application filed by Inventors A and B as joint inventors, but B works for A and his IP ...
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How much time does a patent lawyer in the United States spend on writing vs other activities?

I am considering a career change and I want to know what percentage of time is spent on writing vs other activities if you work as a patent prosecution lawyer in the United States? How do these time ...
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How much can you change a PPA when converting into a Non-Provisional such that you will be able to keep the PPA date? [duplicate]

Concerned with PPA “converting” to Non-Provisional I am in the process of drafting up a software Provisional Patent Application. I have an issue in that there are parts of the system that require ...
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How much can you change a PPA when converting into Non-Provisional such that you will be able to keep the PPA date?

Concerned with PPA “converting” to Non-Provisional I am in the process of drafting up a software Provisional Patent Application. I have an issue in that there are parts of the system that require ...
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Broadening an independent claim using depending claims

I have an independent claim like this. 1. An X comprising: ... wherein the animal is at least one of: a cat, a dog, a lion not found in a brazilian zoo, and ...
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Antecedent basis in “at least one of” claim

I'm working on a claim. I have limitation that looks something like this. wherein the animal is at least one of: a cat; a dog; a lion found in a zoo; a tiger found in said zoo; or ...
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Are certain types of device not patentable?

After watching one too many ghost-hunter type shows, I had an idea for a detection device. I've built and tested a prototype and am looking to patent. I do understand an actual device isn't necessary ...
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Delayed PCT Priority Claim to US Application

I filed a PCT application in 2019. I filed a US application without claiming priority from PCT application. My PCT application is not expired yet. In hindsight only I realised, some of the claims ...
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Public Pair: change of applicant - when will the tab “application data” be updated?

I have a question regarding a change of applicant filed with the USPTO. We have filed said assignment document in January 2019(!). This assignment document will be displayed in tab "Assignments&...
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Can I add more claims for the same invention after patent grant?

Let's just say I have an invention and I would like to have 60 patent claims to cover the invention properly. I file the application with 30 claims (3 independent and 27 dependent) and my patent is ...
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I'm looking to patent a new SaaS Education System. Processes and structure are very different from the traditional system

I am aware that I cannot disclose key information about the system/business model but I would only need to know if there is record of previous education systems being patented. It isn't just a ...
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Global ethical implications of a US patent

I would like to understand the ethics of Patents. There is a product that is currently sold worldwide, with a patent in the US only. If I was to sell the same product (diff. logo) in the UK/EU, what ...
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Is there any page limit or fee for “Applicant Arguments/Remarks Made in an Amendment”?

I would like to embed images in the "Applicant Arguments/Remarks" to explain myself clearly. Can I use images (preferably color) in "Applicant Arguments/Remarks"? Is there any ...
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Change the Order of The Inventor's when filing Reissue Application

My client wants to file reissue application. The reason is that he wants to correct the formulas in the specification. Then, he noticed that he wants to change the order of the inventors when we file ...
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Information Disclosure Statement for counterpart foreign application

I filed a PCT application in 2019. I also filed a US patent application WITHOUT claiming priority from the PCT application in 2019. I received "Written Opinion of the International Search ...
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How long until the next office action (after a response has been submitted)?

The first office action was received about four months ago, and we submitted a response to the action just a couple of days ago. What is the maximum time until we hear back from the patent office (...
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I need clarification on how to describe more than one of something

In describing a multiple of an element in a claim, is it better to use "at lease one" or "one or more"
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Can I add additional stages to my base system in a dependent claim?

I have three systems: a system with one stage two stages are used in the core of system 1 three stages are used in the core of system 1 Can I explain my base system with one stage in an independent ...
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How use PTAB API

Does anyone have step by step instructions on how to use the PTAB API? Patentsview is easy since you can just download decisions (or the document that each line devoted to each case) into csv or dta ...
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How can I write the four configuration of a system in the claims of a patent?

I want to patent four configurations with the same operating principles. Should I write four independent claims to describe the four systems, and four independent claims to describe the operation ...
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Patenting an invention already sold as a toy in Japan [duplicate]

Quite awhile back I came up with an invention, or I read about it somewhere even longer ago and didn't come up with it myself. At any rate it's already in production in the form of a toy in Japan. ...
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What's the difference between figure and drawing in patent grant?

USPTO patent grant bulk-data contains two fields number-of-figures and number-of-drawings. Figures number is always higher or same. So, I guess that drawings is a sub-set of figures. I have looked on ...
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Separate or single provisional patent application/s for an algorithm and presentation

I am working on drafting a provisional patent application (PPA) for an algorithm (which is novel, non-obvious and useful) and the presentation of the result of running of the algorithm on some data. ...
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Do you contact a lawyer when writing the description for the patent or you write it by watching other examples?

Is a lawyer needed when writing the description of the script you will give to the patent's office, or you follow other examples, and write it on your own?
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Chess training method

Can I get a patent for a chess game training method that involves a specific approach to the learning process? If possible what will be the cost? Best regards, Grigor
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Scientific Term for “Mega Patents”

In a recent literature review, I have come across an ultra comprehensive patent (US9583678B2), which documents the entire production process of high-power light-emitting diodes (and thus captures a ...
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Are schematics essentially needed in a patent?

Is it essential to include drawings/schematics in my patent? Is there any way to convert color images into blue/white drawing somehow?
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Is JPWO2011145301A1 patent granted?

The status of this patent is "granted" but I think that this patent document is just publication. if it is granted patent, please let me know where I can find the patent document.
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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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