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If someone owns a patent, does this mean they some sort of rights from places that use their invention?

https://www.google.lk/patents/WO2000073955A9?dq=ininventor:%22Michael+F.+Guheen%22&cl=en I happened on this and started wondering why this guy doesn't own half the Internet because shopping carts ...
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model about Formal format reply after examiner's amendment

I have received a Notice of Allowability for claims contained in an examiner's amendment, but I don't know the formal format to reply. I would be very grateful if someone can provide an example. Thank ...
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PPH: Only requesting subset of claims in OLE

The requirements for PPH request at the USPTO (OLE - office of later examination, in this case) include: at least one claim was allowed in office of earlier examination (OEE) all claims requested for ...
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Supplementary material

In reference to the patent: WO2016149578A1 This patent mentions a file filled with supplementary material (mentioned in section [0002]). Where can I find this file? Thanks in advance. Sincerely, ...
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Amendments in Claims and complete Specification

I filed a patent from India for National phase. But mistakenly i uploaded a wrong document of claims. As a result i got many flows in First Examination Report regarding my claims. I have applied for ...
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Do I mention the involved mathematics in my patent application?

My application is for a hardware based patent, however, there's a significant mathematical relation, which completes my invention. I haven't seen mathematical equations being described in applications,...
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PRIOR ART REQUEST: US7,051,342 - Method and system for remote automation of object oriented applications

This is a prior art request for U.S. Patent No. 7051342 "Method and system for remote automation of object oriented applications", belonging to Microsoft Corporation. The patent expires 2021-10-22, ...
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Patent on a living hinge

I have done some searching and couldn't find a definitive answer. Is there an active patent on a living hinge or is it a common utility without a patent that someone can freely use?
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Patent exhaustion: services utilizing a patented device

Assume a patent is awarded with apparatus and method claims applying to some device with an intended process. For example, consider a potato peeler intended to be swiped across potatoes, in which ...
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If someone file for a full patent after i file for a PPA can they steal my idea?

This information may be wrong but as im researching patents and PPAs. I heard if i get a PPA then after someone file a full patent if i don't get a full patent after my PPA ended they can legally take ...
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Does this patent cover anything that can be construed as “Router Milling Technology?”

Just wondering if there's anything in this patent that covers a technology. Video for Reference
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If i added an improvement to my PPA using only a drawling am i covered?

Lets say i come up with a new improvement to my invention and want to file another PPA and tag it on my old one. If i only include a drawling but no claims, am i protected at all? If Someone try to ...
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Could this be a design patent infringement?

I have a product that I am at the last stages of importing and have stumbled on a another product of similar design that is currently in application (29598689) of a design patent. As the product ...
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Termination of patent right or utility model

I was looking up some prior art that reads, "Termination of patent right or utility model", in the LEGAL EVENT notice on the patent document. what does this mean? why would/could it say this?
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patent Infringment on my product

1]: https://www.google.com/patents/USD763495 I hired a company to design and bring my product to the market. They drug there feet and took so long other similar inventions came into play. What can I ...
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Pros and Cons: Software Patent vs Restrictive Open Source

At times I have considered going down the open source route, while at other times I have felt that perhaps a patent might be more suitable. I have a general understanding of both approaches, but am ...
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Is this an actual patent? WO2012046284A2

In reference to the patent: WO2012046284A2 There is no technology described in this patent. There are wrong descriptions of scientific theories and many other errors. It even invokes religious ...
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Supercap liquid heater

In reference to the patent: WO2016138968A1 Will there or are there any independent claims relative to how the supercapacitors are charged in the cited patent application?
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Common Disclosures for multiple applications?

We are a lean startup and looking out for ways to define our patent strategy. Is it possible to file multiple applications, each application with invention-focussed modifications to the specification ...
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I would like to use this mirror for motorcycle use with different mounting as sold

In reference to the patent: USD247292 I would like to use the mirror with an "L" bracket (manufactured) installed in place of the bar end mount for off-road motorcycle use. "L" bracket would be ...
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Facebook can create apps or features if you use their API to use their features

I have a plan to create an app and using Facebook API's would be good as I can easily use many features from Facebook, but I have seen that one of their policies is this: We can create apps or ...
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A bulge in patent's citations

I was investigating the possible spike in the patent's out-degree. I observed a very strange behavior that patents citing 11 papers is much more than expected. I was wondering if there was some sort ...
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Should I Seek a Utility or Design for a Software Heavy Invention?

I am monkeying around with a device that its uniqueness is a combination of hardware and software, but the software is the predominant feature. The 'old' device is a hardware item that connects with ...
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What is the the structure if combination claim?

I have been trying to understand what is the structure of a combination claim. The only information I found in internet is the following: Combination claim. The preamble of this form of claim is ...
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I battled with USPTO Examiner for 7 years (Utility Patent) do I start fresh?

I had a great invention that would allow the serving of beverages, mixed drinks, etc at places that do not allow GLASS containers, like concerts, football, sporting events. It had several benefits: ...
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Is there any disadvantage to file a single large long patent?

Lets say John has an invention and he wants to file patent for it. He wants to write everything in a single patent with the obvious motivation of saving money. However, he could potentially break his ...
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This is direct copy of a previous work published in ICST conference 2009

In reference to the patent: US20160021679 down vote favorite In reference to the patent: WO2016010682A1 I just came across this patent which claims 1. A method of wireless communications, comprising:...
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What's the point of a patent?

I go to the store and I see many knock offs of name brand items that look and taste just like the original. Sometimes even the box look a like. This also goes for toys, phones, cars etc. Whats the ...
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Isn't this pretty much the same thing?

In reference to the patent: US20110114526 Compartmentalized food and beverage cooler device US 20040262319 A1 Isnt this pretty much the same thing, just different dimensions and design?...no ...
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Reason for continuation when examiner opines no improvement on prior art exist

In reference to the patent: WO2016085610A1 The emaminers opinion, ignoring the technical filing error introduced by the occurrence of two mutual exclusive independent claims for which only one ...
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Will I have freedom to operate considering prior art cited by examiner?

http://www.google.com/patents/US7840300 https://www.behance.net/gallery/4027391/UF-Engineer-Develops-Full-Color-3D-Scanning-Microscope I call this a "Full Spectrum Lapidary 3D Image Scanner and ...
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This patent seems to be prior art to a patent listed in this Indegogo project?

In reference to the patent: US7798499 Jurni ultimate sit on carry on suitcase Which invention infringes the other? In other words is the Jurni developed in CA 2000 unreferenced prior art to ...
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how many times this patent has been cited until now?

In reference to the patent: US2708656
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Provisional Patent Filed Right Before Mine

I have been slowly developing a product for the last couple of years but my major hold up has been the legal side of things since I do not have the start-up funds. I decided to write the provisional ...
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Has anyone patented a way to implement fast tunable optical filters with 1 to 2 nm bandwidth FWHM that are insensitive to angle of incidence?

In reference to the patent: US6901178, Fast Tunable Optical Filter I am interested in whether the combination of a spectrometer and a tunable notch filter based on U.S Patent 6901178 with notch ...
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Re patent on previous work

Are patents based on previous patent allowed ? http://www.google.com.au/patents/US5895642
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filing a new provisional patent from a similar 70 year old provisional patent

Can a new provisinal utility patent app. be made from a similar 75 year old Utility Patent.
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Reviving a product, with a patent, that has not be produced in over 40 years?

How could one revive a product with a patent that has not been created in over 40 years? The company that has the patent does not and has not made the product in over 40 years, and I would like to ...
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HP Ink manufacture process patent or any other ink manufacturing patent

Where can I find ink manufacturing process patent compatible with HP.
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Anybody can use this process?

In reference to the patent: US5356811 If anybody want to do manufacturing of stabilize aloe vera gel , they can do by its own with another method ? and if they want to do with this methods , they can ...
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ESPACENET/OPS patent families

In EPO web site there's a definition of patent families page and, relating to this definitions, in other pages of the site it's stated about ESPACENET equivalents that: Definition of the Espacenet ...
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If I work for a company and present an Idea and they reject it, can I go on my own and patent that idea?

I had an idea for a product a couple years ago and I worked on the product at home then I presented it to my employer. They were not really interested, I have now made some modifications and have a ...
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Patent # US 1152583 A

I am interested in knowing if the Whitesel family still owns this patent on the wire stretcher from 1915?
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Patentability of language improvement

Is it possible to patent an improvement of a Programming language ( new method to write it) in order to sell the improvement to Microsoft or others. Thanks.
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the application in US through the PCT

We are filing the national stage application in US through the PCT. We have prepared the documents /Specification(in English) /Claims /Abstract /Drawings /ApplicationDataSheet /PrimaryAmendment /IDS /...
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Is the following claim 1 from patent (old lapsed patent A) considered prior art for the following patents & application(patents 1-4)?

possible prior art(old lapsed patent A) Active patent #1 Active patent #2 Application patent #3 I am curious as to how the new patents were able to get approval on their claim 1 when it is very ...
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Can anaerobic digestion of syngas be considered as a primary claim?

The Prior Art (e.g. US4289625, 1981) cited by the patent application US20130203144 already discloses the process of feeding a "pyrolysis syngas" to an "anaerobic digester", however the Prior Art ...
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Being the first to provide a service in a Geographical Area

Quite new to patents. Is it possible to file one for a service that is the first to serve a certain geographical area? Say...a software-centric service. To clarify, I want to patent locally something ...
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Website Workflow and Service Patents

I am in the process of creating a website, that provides a service that is more generic than another "similar" website. The website only provides a service for a particular service, where my website ...
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UI Interface on Paper53?

Is the UI interface on Paper53 patented? Specifically, the screen with the open book where you flip between the pages.

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