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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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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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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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Have Windows Media Video 7 (WMV1) patents expired?

the Windows Media Video 7 video coding format is also known as WMV1. WMV 7 "publicly exists" since 1999 [1] in most jurisdictions, patents seems to be valid 20 years software patent where they are ...
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Can inequitable conduct lead to patent invalidation before litigation?

If an applicant knowingly withholds prior art information from an IDS, are there ways the patent can be invalidated after grant (other than through litigation)?
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Is this prior art for two Sonos patents named in Sonos v. Google?

I've been intrigued by the recent Sonos v. Google patent infringement lawsuit (full complaint text). I built a similar system with a few friends for a school project in the beginning of 2002, well ...
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Is there a way to do full text search in uspto image file wrapper?

At the moment I'm manually entering the application number and reading the contents of image file wrapper in USPTO public pair. Is there a website where all USPTO application's image file wrapper ...
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When an unnecessary inventor is listed in EP & US patent

In the US and EP, if an unnecessary inventor who has not contributed to the invention at all is listed as one of the inventors, can it be invalidated, challenged, or restricted exercise? In this case,...
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What happens if non-disclosed subject matter is granted in the US?

In Europe, a limitation in a granted patent that is later found not to have been disclosed in the original application leads to the revocation of the respective claim(s) (art. 123 (2) and (3) EPC). ...
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What is the enforceability of claims if a patent is entered into and under going an Ex-Parté Re-Exam?

Once the USPTO initiates an Ex-parté re-exam on a patent and the claims are being reviewed. What is the enforceability of the claims? Would the patent owner dare sue for infringement damages when ...
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How can we extract the prosecution history for the reexamination?

The patent US7405443 has been reexamined but the corresponding office action is missing from the file wrapper as well as global dossier.
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Election of species for prosecution

I wonder if anyone can answer this. What the US examiner says appears at first sight ambiguous, but there is perhaps a clue in the reference to 35 U.S.C. 121 (which I looked at). The examiner says: “...
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Can an Appendix to an insurance policy be patented as a novel invention?

Can an Appendix to an insurance policy be patented as a novel invention? I have filed a PCT application that came back with the search report indicating that every claim considered Novel, Inventive ...
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Example of a good patent in Software Development

Wondering what an example of a "good" patent is in Software Development. Basically wondering: How long the good ones typically are (a range of sizes). How much scope one patent contains, or if they ...
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Why does the USPTO issue a 'Reference Number' for inbound phone calls?

Why does the USPTO issue a 'Reference Number' for inbound phone calls? How is the numbered used?
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XML format of USPTO patent

What are the various fields in patent XML file. For example: does 'detailed description' have a separate field?
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is there any 3(i) objection under patents act for the respective claim mentioned in body?

A percutaneous method of treating the heart of a patient in a manner designed to promote normal sinus rhythm, comprising: directing an ablation catheter including a distal end percutaneously into the ...
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Commercial product using GANs

I am thinking of creating a commercial product using GAN neural networks. How can I find out if the work done so far by others on which I will build upon is not patent protected. I would not want to ...
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When can an examiner dismiss two independent claims if just one is allowable?

If a patent examiner tries to force a restriction on 1 of 2 independent claims, and the applicant elects to tie them together as obviously connected, is it legal for the examiner to dismiss both if he ...
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Prior art in French from YouTube is accepted?

I want to publicize a new invention so that it is available on YT for collaborators and as proof that it is my work, through a discreet page so that not alot of casual researchers will find it. Is it ...
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Challenging a patent application

A PCT has been published, in its National Phase, in the US on 18 Oct 2018. I have formally challenged this through the proper channels and assume that it will fail to be granted (it is entirely based ...
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Third party preissuance for a rejected application

I have come across a patent that was granted 9 months + 10 days ago, the patent is very obvious but it was somewhat restricted in its implementation. I have now seen that the inventor filed another ...
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Citing a Foreign Patent--How do include a copy?

So I'm including a foreign patent in my Information Disclosure Statement (IDS), and my resources tell me I need to include a copy of non-US patents. How do I do that? I plan to file via efs-web. I ...
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How to fetch patent images from google BigQuery?

I don't know how I can get the images for patent on Google Patent search. I am using google's BigQuery but I don't see a table with the link to images. Any ideas?
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Can a protocol for detection of acupuncture meridian blockage be patented?

I have developed an easy to use way to detecting blockages in the Chinese acupuncture meridian systems. Can this set of protocols be patented? If so, how do I go about doing it. Your comments and ...
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Overcoming obviousness-type double patenting rejection referencing third-party material

I have a provisional OTDP rejection that references an earlier application I made, explicitly references a third-party reference (no inventors in common with the application), and two other references ...
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WIPO translate-Patentscope download

Is there a simpler way to download machine translated patent text from WIPO Patentscope, beside copy-paste text from WIPO window? Is it possible to download/export bibliographical data + translated ...
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Mpeg-2 patents in Malaysia and Philippines

Mpeg-2 patents have now expired in most countries at the beginning of 2018. However, at least Malaysia and Philippines still have active mpeg-2 patents. So does anyone know when mpeg-2 patents expire ...
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USPTO Customer Number

I submitted a customer number request form per this page. How long does it generally take for the USPTO to fulfill the request and email a customer number? And after a customer number has been ...
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Google Patents search information

I'm trying to do a project that requires the following data points from Google Patents: The number of searches Google Patents has per day for the past ~10 years. A list of searches on Google Patents ...
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Is it possible to sell a patent that already has been in production?

I hold a current Utlity Patent on a children’s product with 8 years left before expiring. How do you go about selling? Thanks Lisa
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Get the citations of a given patent programmatically from lens.org

Using a web browser, I can manually get the citations of a given patent using lengs.org as follows: Visit: https://www.lens.org/lens/search?q=US7723099B2&preview=true Click "Cited Works" For each ...
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What is the invention?

In reference to the patent: US20170093910 The patent describes the honeypot which has been used for a decade. There is no invention.
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An idea for mobile phones screen utility option

I have an idea! (Just) in my mind.it is a very useful idea when it will b practicly use in for upcoming mobie phone which will be more convenient to use there phons easily... So shall I patent my ...
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Resubmitting an application

Is there any valid reason to resubmit an application that's had an unfavorable office action and abandoned several years earlier?
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What is innovation here?

In reference to the patent: WO2017209845A1 Scan detection is a well-known very old technique. https://github.com/eldondev/Snort/blob/master/rules/scan.rules are open source rules. Detection is ...
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Patent 2336970 interactive electronically presented map

One of our clients received a complaint regarding the use of a interactive map. In this case Google maps with a markers overlay showing store locations. The patent https://data.epo.org/gpi/EP2336970B1-...
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JP60081025(A), Japanese version of FR2553560, Why was it lapsed in April 1997?

The Japanese version JP60081025(A) of France patent FR2553560 has been lapsed in 1997 April before the lapse of the France version in 1998. I suspect that the France Areva contracted with assignee ...
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independent component analysis (ICA) algorithms: invention or discovery?

1) Under the current patent laws (US/EU/wherever) are new ICA algorithms the discovery of mathematical truths or the invention of new procedures to identify independent components of a mixed signal ...
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Is Time-based One Time Password patented?

This question explains how authenticators like Google Authenticator and Authy are able to generate one-time passwords without connecting to a server. Are there any patents preventing someone from ...
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Prior Art Request: Asynchronous Live Streaming from a mobile phone, US9445150

I came across a pair of granted patents that seem rather frivolous, and I'd appreciate some help digging up prior art around them. Priority date on both is April 19, 2013. https://patents.google.com/...
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patent renewal /re-application

I have designed a unique instrument , applied for temporary patent in UK and EU , got it granted and thereafter , due to lack of capital , the temporary patent expired after 18 months. I dont ...
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Prior art request: crane arms

In reference to the European patent EP1889808B1, available in Lens EP1889808B1 and in Google Patents EP1889808B1. Claim: A crane arm having a fixing device for working implements, wherein the fixing ...
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Prior art request: A system and method for controlling a service station related to a vehicle

In reference to the patent application: US20180018649 Independent claims 1. A system for controlling a service station related to a vehicle, comprising a user interface element (10) ...
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Does the phrase “data stored in the memory or persistent storage of the device” (if used in a claim) adequately cover data storage functions?

More specifically: The claim is not in regard to a new type of memory or storage, or a new usage of storage. It only refers to a computing device's capabilities to store data both temporarily and semi-...
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Patent Application Size

If I am searching for a patent agent to review a patent application, I would expect that the agent would want to understand the size / complexity of the work. How is this typically ballparked? For ...
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Low temperature curing process?

In reference to the patent: CA2216243A1 I am an artist, not a specialist. I recreated the formula of the patent in my studio and applied it onto glass with an airbrush, and it seems to work perfectly ...
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Does this patent cover up the use of a chuck to screw on to a threaded pipe

In reference to the patent: US8567823 Does the patent block the use of chucks on threaded tubes?, my design uses a rotating wheel to screw the chuck on which is locked at the end
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Is US8433843 invalid?

In reference to the patent: US8433843 I'm convinced this patent is invalid. This patent, in summary, is: The idea of combining wear leveling with a secure erase in the write step. Various claims ...

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