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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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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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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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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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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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Guides for a newbie patent researcher [duplicate]

I'm a newbie in patent research. I'm presently given a task to find a prior-art on some documents, to be candid, I don't know. Could experts here help suggest A GET STARTED approach? It could be done ...
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Proper title of Zuse patent submission Z23624

Consider the Zuse computer patent submission Z23624, available from the Konrad Zuse Internet Archive. The title of the ZIA ID 0177 in http://zuse.zib.de/pdfs is Patentanmeldung Z23624 "...
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Can a claim be considered prior art if when taken out of context it describes your invention?

I found a patent that has a claim that when read out of context could arguably describe my invention. Their claim requires an external device to provide a notification whereas my device recognizes the ...
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Reuse of a product for a different purpose

Can I reuse a product for a different purpose? Do I need the authorization from the product’s maker for a new and different purpose?
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Prior art on US2020012817 & US2020042837

I'm working on a startup, and I believe I've found two infringing patents about removing text from shareable content using OCR and machine learning. These patents are US2020012817 & US2020042837 ...
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MPEP biotechnological patents

I am looking for specific requirements and examination procedure MPEP for evaluating Patent related to biotechnology specially proteins and the nucleic acid encoding the same.
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Inventor Earl Safford

My grandfather was an inventor but was killed back in the 80's due to a sought after invention he planned to patent, my family should have inherited his patents, but no one ever pursued it, what are ...
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Design Patent of a product that has been sold in the market for years

thanks for reading this post. I listed a product online to sell. But my competitor claimed that I infringed his design patent. I looked at the patent and it looks exactly like the product I am ...
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Difference between an independent claim and a dependent claim for same thing

Is there a difference in patentability, scope, or protection from infringement between the two cases of claims below? case 1 I claim: 1 A piece; a hole in said piece. case 2 I claim: 1 A piece. ...
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Patents and Products

I need to know if there is a tool that can tell if a patent returned to a prodcut or a service or software. Thanks Jumana
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Tracking Patent Activity

What are the most thorough but inexpensive ways to track patent activity in an industry or sector. How does one go about identifying the companies and universities buying and selling a lot of patents ...
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Alternative forms of non-exclusive options: “by, inclusively, either of …”

Does the wording ...(accomplishing something) by, inclusively, either of [option 1 description]; or [option 2 description] (– and conceivably, extendable to any number of additional elements,...
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How is a US patent linked to the non-us person's identity?

I was wondering, how is a patent linked to the owning people who reside outside US? It cannot be only assigned by name of course. There might be thousands of people by the same name. Is it linked to, ...
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Copy of original monopoly game patent

My grandfather had a company called "Schmid Game Company". He created a game called "Stock Market" which he copyrighted in 1959. During this process he obtained two copies of the original Dec. 31, ...
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at least one there, some perhaps here within there, this way and that way

Examples I have seen seem to follow the "at least one X" language with a first X, second X type language. However, My X is an indicium delineating an angle, such as 45° or 15°, with a special stated ...
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additional X" instead of first X and second?

Why would we say further comprising a second X, as opposed to saying further comprising an additional X? Then what if there can be a second, third, fourth, fifth, etc.?
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X in at least one location?

Would saying "an X in at least one location on Y" mean there can be more than one X, thereby being another way of saying "at least one X exists" or is that not acceptable or clear enough?
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How does thermally sensitive liposomes work?

How does thermally sensitive liposomes work? Who can tell me detailed information? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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How can I protect a product idea before seeking help with research and development?

It’s quite natural that inventors have doubt that if I give idea to someone what will happen to my idea?
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video game patent

Ok, I have a specific question. I have read that you can patent in-game features, all kind of minor stuff, like an arrow on your screen showing you where to go, or the circle-dialogue menu in Mass ...
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Help In Patent Check

Hope you all are doing well. I want to check patent of my product Contour Gauge. Patent number of some one else is given, US2949674A. Here application status is expired for life time. should i check ...
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Can you claim something inherent in drawings, but not described in detail?

Let's say there are two items. Item A and Item B. Item A and Item B are similar, but not identical. One of my claim step is worded like this at the moment. Wherein the copying step uses item A ...
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How long are patent records stored by patent bureau?

Suppose I'm granted a patent a month from now and it lasts for 20 years. This means that the patent bureau (such as USPTO) will have created a record which stores the patent claims and also the ...
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Which “Application Part” and “Application Data Sheet” do I use for the provisional patent document?

While trying to submit my (personally-made) patent documents on EFS-Web I ran into an issue. I'm assuming that I should upload the pdf document of the provisional patent application in the "Attach ...
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In independent claim does “attachable to a Y” establish existence for antecedent

Independent claim: comprising: an X attachable to a Y. Does this establish an antecedent existence of Y to where the dependent claim should now say "the Y" or does the dependent claim need to first ...
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Strategies for OA rejections on CIP when same claims allowed by different examiner for a preceding CON

I have a first OA on a CIP wherein the examiner has rejected claims identical to ones allowed in a related CON (actually granted now), which had a different examiner. (The rejections are not stated to ...
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What is the expiry of South African Patent?

What is the expiry of South African Patent? eg.: ZA 2004/01584 On https://iponline.cipc.co.za/ the expiry is 2024-02-26. However, the international filing date of PCT/US02/26504 is 21/08/2002, ...
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Profadol DE1303096 (B) wrong patent supplied

This is the patent for Profadol: https://patents.google.com/patent/DE1303096B However, when i redirect to espace I do not get a matching hit.
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patent situation

Almost a year ago I worked at a small tech startup. While there I participated in the development of a way to extract data from OSI headers for networking applications in FPGAs. I have since left ...
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no idea what you want..I asking if patent #1894556 is worth anything [duplicate]

patent #1894556 have been cleaning a favorite aunt's residence after her death. we found this tag off...is it worth anything? Thanks!
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Non-Elected, Rejected and Objected claims, and reviving the abandoned patent

I followed my patent application after 3 years and found that it is abandoned. The abandonment report mentioned that patent has been abandoned because "No reply has been received". The final claim ...
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How to delimit the last element in a list of means?

The claim 2 has a list of means that apply to "the object" but it may be misconstrued that the last element in the list is not "intercepting" but rather "intercepting the object" in which case the ...
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Is multiple figures allowed in the same sheet? [duplicate]

I have plenty of diagrams in my patent. Many of the diagrams are small ones. All figures are named like Fig 1A, Fig 1B, Fig 2A etc. I wanna reduce the sheet count. Can a single sheet show both Fig 1A ...
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provisional patent description similar to another patent

i am in process of writing a PPA by myself. to write the detailed description,online resources suggested to look into similar patents to have an idea how to write it. i did find a patent which is very ...
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Are US patents protected by copyright or can I reproduce them on my website? [duplicate]

Patents are a good source of accurate, or scientific information. They also have information about the inventor. Are the patents in the public domain? Can I reproduce them on my website?
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Patent document and Patent assignment database dont match

The patent document says that the patent was assigned to some company. But USPTO's patent assignment database shows that there is no such assignment. My theory is that the applicant/owner didn't ...
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Is there a comprehensive business listing with unique identifiers?

I'm doing some patent processing and was wondering if there's a master database somewhere (Bloomberg, D&B?) which uniquely identifies companies that I could map patent owners/assignees into. The ...
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which documents need to be in a USPTO provisional utility patent for a software system

Presently I have: COVER SHEET ABSTRACT and CLAIMS What's missing?
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Is this patent still valid? Application deemed to be withdrawn

I am looking to add a product to my online business but want to make sure I am not infringing any patents. EP1552050 - SUPPORT DEVICE FOR FABRIC ITEMS SUCH AS CURTAINS Status: The application is ...
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PCT International filing

Filing a patent application with USPTO, and the same day filing the same patent application internationally (PCT); does it entitle to a fast response? I've seen a case receiving the first Office ...
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How precise does a patent have to be when it is describing the usage of a neural network?

While preparing a presentation about metadata, I stumbled upon the following patent: Automatic extraction of metadata using a neural network. I have no experience with patents, but the strategies for ...
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No publication number? [duplicate]

What does it mean if both the "Earliest Publication No:" and "Earliest Publication Date:" entries in publicpair are blank ("-")? As a follow-up, how would I go about finding the publication number for ...
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What is the publication number of a patent?

I'm on the publicpair website and I can't find the publication number for a specific patent I'm researching; is there a place where the pub. number is located, or am I supposed to somehow derive it?

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