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Selling similar item to one yet to to be patent registered in my country

I have a product I purchase in China. It is similar to a product with a patent being sold by company (A) in a different country to mine. I understand. I can continue to sell my product in any country ...
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How an infringement in a qualification method would affect a product?

Let's have the following hypothetical case: Company develops a product using method 'X' for some testing procedure qualifying it. Company releases product, development is frozen, testing no longer ...
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Patent Drawings missing, presents drawing of a another patent? How to get related drawing?

In reference to the patent: US2002098
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Call for Prior Art US Patent 8,738,435 (Phoenix Licensing)

CALL FOR PRIOR ART. Can you find prior art for this patent that claims novelty based on customizing online content using a user's preferences? Check out Google Patents for full details about this ...
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How to evaluate IT contract for patent and invention content

If I want to work for an organization, and agree to something along the lines of: 10. Inventions. Except as otherwise provided in any prior written agreement(s) between the Employee and ACME, ...
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This patent looks to be a spam/troll attempt

In reference to the patent: US20100313926 I'm an electrical engineering major that just graduated with my masters degree. I was looking at zeolite applications and I stumbled onto this patent. After ...
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Timing on lapsed patent--protected?

I have a lapsed patent which I am attempting to get reinstated via petition (SB-66: unintentional delay in payment of maintenance fees). Once I am reinstated, I will have been lapsed (unprotected) for ...
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What is the invention in this patent?

http://www.google.com/patents/US7400295 This is a granted patent for "identification of objects". The authors seem to think that it protects their online and mobile plant classification tool: http://...
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Patent Drafting Method: Pros & cons of drafting claims and converting claims to descriptions

What are the advantages and liabilities, if any, of drafting patent claims for an invention first, and then converting the claims into a provisional patent specification with the same wording and ...
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Is this posting on lower temperature nuclear thermal disassociation of n2o4 and nh3 prior art?

In reference to the patent: US20130199155 is this prior art. http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=13055.msg378028#msg378028 toby
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Would this pateent apply to SMS in an Mobile Inbox too?

In reference to the patent: US7475110 Would this apply to SMS in an Mobile Inbox too ? I mean if i want to club 2 messages from 2 different users into 1, then would this patent hold good or should ...
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Artificial Pollination of Adenium

The method of artificial pollination of Adenium has been popular in Taiwan for a long time, and there are other similar artificial pollination methods. How can I bring my concerns to the attention of ...
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Information about appeals againt the patent

In reference to the patent: US7370285 Please refer this article http://www.law360.com/articles/683721?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=articles_search which states that above ...
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Previous work in 2007

In reference to the patent: WO2015172178A1 I would like to introduce one article published in 2007 with the same claims: Surfboard Instrumentation https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/cpa/article/view/...
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Who is obliged / authorised to pay maintenance fee?

In the licensee agreement (exclusive license) there is a clause that licensee shall cover all fees and related patenting costs. Can the indication of a licensee agreement be entered in the USPTO ...
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“Package delivery notification system and method” claims

This is obvious to anyone who has ever waited for a package to be delivered to their house. What does this patent actually claim, and what makes it novel from the systems we all use? In reference to ...
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What constitutes prior art in relation to this application?

In reference to the patent: CA2907779A1 I know for a fact that prototypes of the subject of this patent application were marketed to crop growers in California & Texas (as finished product), as ...
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Can someone explain the term “commonly owned”?

As seen in a patent application, can someone please explain to a layperson what this term means? "All claims of the present invention application are commonly owned." I am having a heck of a time ...
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Prior art request for issued patent U.S.7818924 B2

Title: Foam insulation/shading system for transparent structures. Assignee name: Sunarc Of Canada Inc. HELP SAVE INDUSTRY THREATENED BY OVERLY BROAD US 7818924 B2 patent. Sunrac of Canada patent ...
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Can I reference an existing patent that was made in 1974? If so, how in depth?

I have an idea that includes a 'click' spring retractable system (In reference to 'click' pen invention) that was published in 1974. The mechanism would be vastly similar. How intricately do I have ...
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Patent Status and Sale history

In reference to the patent: US3915038 This patent belonged to my grandfather, who suffered from mental illness and tragically took his own life in 1973. I have heard numerous stories from my ...
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Prior Art Request: Patent is based on 3GPP/ETSI standard

From reading the claims in this patent it seems like Allot implemented a TDF (Traffic Detection Function) according to the the 3GPP/ETSI specifications. Following specifications, describing the Sd ...
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What are the penalties patent attorneys can be held accountable for false claims in a patent

I had another patent attorney view my issued patent and said my patent was invalid. I first filed my non provisional 2008 then my attorney filed a continuation in part because he did not add a very ...
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Can this patent on fecal transplant be granted?

In reference to the patent: WO 2014/121298 A2 This is a treatment method in human medicine and thus a patent could not be granted - at least here in Sweden. Correct? The effects of bacterial ...
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question about time periods for pre-exam processing

I have an invention that I'd like to pursue but there's a patent application for the exact same thing already in existence. However, it's been undergoing pre-exam processing since 2008. Is there any ...
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I have filed for the same exact patten

While waiting on for actual patent title. We have gone further and have full working App. Bug free and API friendly cross platform. Here what I find challanig!' You have the utility pattent. but no ...
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Software claims and infringement

In a software patent, typically three kinds of claims expressing almost the same idea are listed, namely system claim, method claim, and media claim. In my interpretation, the system claim and ...
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Violation of trademark/Patent?

In my National and PCT International, patent specification I have included an apparatus called Annular finned-tube heat exchanger, which is new in design. This heat exchanger is ring/annular like in ...
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Lost a digital copy of patent specification

I filed the National phase application on 29th Oct 2014 and PCT application on 14th Oct 2015. I lost a flash drive which contained the soft-copy of patent specification (everything related to the ...
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This is the same thing as SleekEZ that is already on the market or not?

In reference to the patent: US20150047576 From this application's claims, What is claimed is: A grooming tool comprising: a blade; a solid wooden handle; wherein said blade is contained ...
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When and how to patent a business model?

I have an idea for a business model that's never really been done before. There exists current businesses that accomplish the same goal, but not in the way I envision it. For example, think about Uber ...
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prior art proof

I filed a provisional application in 1994 . Then i sent a full description of my invention to an eminent professor in the field of that invention in USA, soon after filing the provisional application ,...
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Can this patent be rejected?

I have an Indian (utility) patent pending (filed in November 2014) for a process related to improved aircraft engine type/class. I am thinking of filing a PCT International application for the same (...
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How to Patent gaming idea in india

I have an Idea of a game on my mind but have no idea how to design it. Here I want to know how to patent my gaming idea in india and protect it.
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What is unique about this?

In reference to the patent: US9098730 This patent is essentially for an external hard drive with FTK Imager on it. How can a patent be made for that? There is nothing on this drive that was used or ...
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Is there a patent for an ostomy pouch

I'm interested in designing clothes with an ostomy pouch in them. But I need to know if the pouch is a patent.
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Patent conflict for artificial beehive

There is a patent pending application for an artificial beehive (US 2014/0370781 A1). However, there is a very similar patent from 1939 (US 2,223,561 A). Is the newer application patentable?
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Macular Microcurrent Therapy update (literature search)

In reference to the patent: WO 2003/105945 A2 (US 7,187,977 B2) This study was reported twelve years ago and appears to have helped three patients by microcurrent therapy. Where can I find follow up ...
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Cutting up a product to use as part of another product

Would I be able to purchase another company's product that I would then cut up and use as material for another product I am making without infringing or being in violation of anything?
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Is something that a user does, an step of a method

Can I write a claim as: A method for detecting X comprising the steps of: Entering Z by the user, Specifying the dimensions of Y by the user ...
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Can I broaden a patent while it is tested to work with specific conditions and environment?

Suppose that I am going to file a patent about defect detection of a specific equipment based on machine vision (even its technology belongs to X company) I implemented the system and it works for ...
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Examiner's liberal use of anticipation and obviousness

Is there a case were a patent was denied by an examiner, then later an almost identical patent was granted to another person through a different examiner?
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Patenting an invention yet in production

Suppose that I sell a service and that I haven't disclosed anything about the method/software that I use to produce the service deliverables. It happens that the service has a good commercial success ...
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Patent expire limit

In reference to the patent: US7841131 Is this a design patent? Wouldn't it be expired as the 14 year limit is up?
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Is traditional plant material improvement sufficiently descriptive to be considered full disclosure

Patent WO2008110876 A1 discloses a method to enhance the oil production capability of tobacco seeds by means of either mutagenising (chemically inducing mutations) or hybridising existing varieties of ...
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Why does the FTC not require patent numbers to be included in television commercials?

This is only broadly related to patents but maybe someone on here knows. Why is it not required to show a patent number when a product claims to be "patented?" Building off that, if a product claims ...
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prior art for US 20150079942

In reference to the patent: US20150079942 I am looking for prior art for US patent application 20150079942. I believe this invention has overly broad claims. According to me invention has not at ...
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This patent attempts to copy my company software that has been in the public domain since 2005 at www.AxisPointe.com

In reference to the patent: US20120239581 This patent seems to be a copy of my issued patent 20070033108 August 5, 2005 regarding the documentation of products and components in real property. There ...
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Is this patent on the process or on the machinery?

In reference to the patent: US8820666
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The patent claim one benefit of purification and then try to over reach. Nothing new

In reference to the patent: US20140093916 What is new about it? it is just the same as other protein based affinity purification.

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