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Expired Patent can we apply for a new patent with similar idea

If a Patent has expired due to non-payment of fees and is almost 30 years old, can we apply for a similar patent (not a copy) as we have a similar idea.
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Costs for patents in Europe for software or online-service

I'm currently not entirely sure if I can get a patent on my "idea" at all, yet I think I might, but if so I wouldn't know at the moment in what kind of group my patent would be considered in. However,...
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Referencing other studies in background

I am applying for a provisional patent application. Am I allowed to use problems from other studies in my Background/Problems section?
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Patent Authorship [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US20020040938 Hello, I do not know how to deal when I found that this patent is using my original idea and my Computations without I being a co-author of the patent. I ...
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Can I sell my own brand of toilet paper without being sued for infringement?

I would like to sell my own toilet paper rolls, but having done some google searches, there seems to be a lot of patents on it, many of which are held by Kimberly Klark. Is it possibly for me to buy ...
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Explanation if patent is granted or pending

I am not a US citizen and I'm not fit into all these bureaucracy and complex names. How can I know if this patent was granted? Publication number US9117231 B2 Publication type Grant Application ...
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Was this patent granted? [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US20030042366 Was this patent granted??
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Natual Language processing patent by Oracle

Oracle holds a Patent US20130103391 "Natural language processing for software commands". I didn't exactly understand what they actually claim. Anyway, If I publish an ERP program that has a search box ...
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What does it mean when a national patent out of a european patent gets contested

Lets assume that someones owns a national patent. Then he registers a european patent with the priority of his national patent. Later in a different state of the european union the patent gets ...
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Contact info for patent holder [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US20130000482 How do I contact the patent holder, Joseph C. Kopchick? Thank you Chris bud.weiserstein@yahoo.com
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Request for explanation in easy words

In reference to the patent: US8463238 What does this patent claim? Could someone please explain the scope of this patent in plain English?
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making and selling protected patent

I meant to produce a tool in China and that the product is for sale in a European Union. I learned that this tool patented and now I have a problem to realize my idea. A company that can make that ...
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How do I protect my rights to royalties as inventor when collaborating on a patent?

I have an idea for an invention that uses another company's invention. I called the owner and revealed the idea without disclosing how the invention would work. This technology is relatively new and I ...
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Can I manufacture US1434590? [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US1434590 Can I re-invent this somehow? I thought it was an old antique metal ring back in the 1800's. What is the deal with this patent?
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When does patent US5807360 expire? [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US5807360
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Is Microsoft Excel functionality patented? [duplicate]

I have been looking for open source javascript spreadsheet software that implements Excel functionality closely (down to spreadsheet functions, keyboard shortcuts) but what I find is that every other ...
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Is US patent 1816592 still active? Can I repatent it? [duplicate]

Is the patent US1816592 “Means to recuperate the atmospheric moisture” still active? How can I find out whether this patent is still active? Is it possible to repatent this invention?
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Non-technical description for software patency?

What is a good example of a brief description on software patency? Essentially, I'd like a way to communicate what may be patentable and what may not be. I get asked a lot about software patency and ...
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This patent should not be granted; already published [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: CA2815417A1 This method was already described in a public forum on: 06 February 2012 - 05:30 PM prior to the priority date of this patent. See post #10 on this page: ...
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If I paid someone to help simulate my design, does he have a right in the patent?

In the US, if I paid someone to help simulate my new product design using some computer software (but the idea is completely mine), does he have any right in the design / patent? They have already ...
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The principle behind the Patent is not original it was Public domain

In reference to the patent: US4756116 How was this patent issued? It is certainly not original, and appears to be little-more than a trivial re-hash of Dr Horner's "Galvanic Protector" published in "...
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What is the patent specifically protecting on this product?

In reference to the patent: US D675,875 S1 What exactly is the patent on this product?
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Inventor contact [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US20080083719 Dear! Please tell me how can i get inventor contact for this patent.
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What is the legal status of Safe Memory a Reclamation?

In reference to the patent application: US20040107227 I don't see any other legal events than the filing in 2002. Did IBM abandon this? Does that mean SMR is nod in the public domain? Does anyone ...
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How do I find out where MY patents are? [duplicate]

Name is Travis Jay Vincent... I would like to know. I know I have many. Where can I search?...Please and Thank you
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Has the Borland 32-bit SEH patent expired? [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US5628016. Is this patent expired? Can other people now implement SEH on 32-bit without opening themselves up to being sued?
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How to invalidate “A or B” type claim?

I want to find a prior art document based on anticipation. Here is an example claim in two types. Type 1: The system of claim 1, wherein the specific device is "one of A and B." Type 2: The system of ...
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Can I make a product which infringes on a patent for my own use..? [duplicate]

In reference to the patent:email id id US1588898 i need to have detailed information about this patent as i wanted to make a project on aerators.
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Expiration date for patent 5824100 [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US5824100 What is the expiration date for this patent? Thank you.
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Who owns this patent at this point of time? [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US194047 Who Owns this Patent now?
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Question on rights to patent [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US20040108409 I would like to purchase rights to this patent if the inventor is interested. Can you please point me in the right direction? Thank you.
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Author/Inventor contact [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: CA2699138A1 I have fibromyalgia and am very intrigued by this patent and the studies/research it is built upon. What has ever happened to this patent? Is there a way to ...
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What is difference between PCT and EP and can they be disputed?

I need to know what these are exactly and if they are enforceable. Is there a way to know if the PCT has an expire date or how many times it's been filed and published? Or how to know if anyone has ...
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Does anybody have any information about the inventor Manuel Guillen? [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US6074673 I wanted to have Informations about the inventor of the patent and if it is possible to contact him.
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Aren't Recycled bottle candles in the public domain?

In reference to the patent: US20140234791 People have been making candles from recycled bottles for years. Is putting a lid on the candle really different enough to warrant a patent?
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Fitaly patent owner - ongoing development [duplicate]

How may one, such as I, contact the patent's owner? Is the current patent owner developing the patent, or interested in the patent?
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Possible to include information in patent application refuting similar patents ahead of time?

The title is mostly self explanatory, but I have never been through the patent process before. I have a specific concept for a piece of software that fits the criteria of someone else being able to ...
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Know that Patent expired or not [duplicate]

I had designed a similar invention like the Patent US5,934,963 but have found this patent was already in force. It seems to have lapsed and been re-instated several times... Can you determine the ...
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Computerized method and system for recipe presentation

Aren't bunch of claims related to javascript onsubmit/onchange functionality, and normal web communication? It's just ridiculous. Also, prior art cites plain recipe search sites, but not recipes by ...
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Can I patent a specific workflow?

I've come up with a unique way to give tourists their pictures. It's a specific workflow that utilizes properties specific to the Microsoft Surface 3 tablet. I am certain that the steps of my process ...
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How much effort should be put into preparing a provisional patent application?

This is perhaps a highly ambiguous question, so let's use an example. say I have stumbled upon this new billion dollar idea which is stackexchange (assume it is exactly what it is now just that it ...
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Patent No. USD513117 S1--Is this still a valid patent? [duplicate]

I'm trying to find out if this Patent No. USD513117 S1 is still valid. How can I find out for sure?
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Registering a new patent

I want to know how to register a new patent and from where I can register my new patent? What will be the lifetime of a registered patent?
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How to create an Applicant Response to Pre-Exam Formalities Notice

I received a "Notice to File Missing Parts of Nonprovisonal Application". It states: "A mailing address for each inventor has not been submitted. A new application data sheet (ADS) ... is required" ...
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Is there a way to determine if hackathon ideas are ultimately patented?

Is there any way to find out if a patent application is connected to results from a hackathon? For example, it has been said that DropBox, Inc. filed two patent applications (password strength meter, ...
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Does the singular indefinite article “a” mean no more than one?

Suppose there is a patent whose first claim essentially covers "a system comprising a computing device having code usable by said computing device, said code comprising: code configured to do A; code ...
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What if I use my algorithm, which is similar by 80% to the another already patented?

I'm developed an algorithm for constructing heat maps (eg, maps clicks heatmap) , going to implement. Found that there is already a patent for this method of visualization www.google.com/patents/...
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I released a product based on my PPA, should I mention it on my regular PA?

I filed a PPA for a product in June 2013. I publicly disclosed the product in December 2013 by releasing the product online (via a website and Amazon.com). I'm filing the regular patent application ...
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Do I renumber the paragraphs in my PPA spec when I add a Cross-Reference section for the regular PA?

Silly question: I submitted a PPA with my paragraphs numbered in the style [0001], [0002], etc. Now, I'm submitting a regular patent application claiming the benefit of the PPA. This means I'm ...
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What are the terms of a US software patent approval?

What are the terms of a US software patent approval? For example: I want to patent a technology in the form of a JavaScript API. The technology makes it easier, cheaper, and faster for developers to ...

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