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who is the of author of CN 101463502 B?

who is the author of the patent number CN 101463502 B## Heading ## entitled Pineapple leaf fiber biochemical degumming technique?
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Modification and improvement of a patented product by the user of the product

Can a user of a patented product make changes to the product for their own use (not reselling product) in their business ? From drilling holes to lighten weight or making their own parts for the ...
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How to get rights to use a patent [duplicate]

I wanted to patent something but found that it already existed on google patents. Now I would like to get in touch with whomever patented it to see if I can use the patent -- but I am not sure how ...
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What purpose does pausing the auctions serve?

What is the purpose of pausing auctions and removing bidding interface to chat? Am I the only one seeing this? But it would be really annoying to be bid on the site because of the constant pausing.
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it is possible to buy this pattent and use it in Colombia south america? [duplicate]

I would like to know more about this patent, likehow much it cost or if it is possible to work with it to produce new projects and products.
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Article of manufacture - multiple unique methods of manufacture?

I've thought of a couple different but nearly equally efficient ways to manufacture a new tool. Should I be covering both in a provisional patent application? Is that even possible? What if the ...
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How can I check whether an idea has been patented by someone already?

For example, I want to patent "square shape wheel". How I can check this idea has been patented?
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Patent #6108955 references cited [duplicate]

When i look up patent #6108955 on the uspto site it says it is expired due to the maintenance fees not being paid. there is also a list of references cited. They seem to be similar to #6108955 but ...
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Is Patent US20090292295A1 valid in the US?

Does the patent US20090292295A1 prevent manufacture or sale of an umbilical cord ligature device in the US? Title: Umbilical cord ligature device Patent: US 20090292295 A1 1st Claim A device for ...
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US 20120260509 A1 (Gilette) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST [closed]

Is patent application US20120260509 A1 obvious given prior art patent US5560106 A? They both seem to be trying to accomplish the same thing and given that the prior art was from the early 90's I would ...
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patent has more drawings than images shown on google

Why does the google patent site show fewer drawings than listed in the patent see this has 9 images of drawings: http://www.google.com/patents/USD678656 while the actual patent has much more - 21: ...
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why do google patents contain s1

Why do the patents on google patents contain 's1' after the patent number e.g., http://www.google.com/patents/USD678656 USPTO doesn't seem to have S1: http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?...
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Can I use these images for a college publication? [duplicate]

I am a photo editor for a campus magazine. I am wondering about the use of publishing some of the images on 2008/0210728. It's about a solar backpack patent. Is this legal for a university to use? Are ...
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acronym for the title of an invention. is it wise?

During patent drafting, do you think it is wise to make an acronym for the invention and use that in the description of the invention? I titled my invention with three words and the word “system” at ...
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What is differences between us8216392 and us7445677? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: is there an infringement between this patent and lufthansa us8216392 patent? us8216392 patent produced "cyclean" you can google for images and us7445677 drawings are very ...
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finding patent ZL 2007 3 0024190.5 portable fan

I purchased a rechargeable clip on fan. This model is available from various re sellers but i want to find the manufacturer. I am hoping the patent number will get me to them. The number on the fan is ...
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Should I file a design patent on a different embodiment of a utility patent?

After filing a utility patent a simpler embodiment of the invention came to mind as a separate product. The simpler embodiment is covered in the first claim only since the dependent claims define the ...
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does the Legal terminology “digital photograph” refer to the Legal terminology “video”?

I have a patent that describes an action that contain a use of digital photograph. There is a company is coping my patent except for the fact she uses live video instead of photos. I can easily prove ...
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Can I make an App that looks like snapchat?

I want to make an app that has transitions between screens like snapchat. (Three buttons at the bottom of the screen that are always there). Is that legal? The app will not be like snapchat in anyway ...
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What needs to be done?

In reference to the patent: WO2007061430A1 This was filed way back in 2006. I am one of the co-inventor of this patent application. The event code seems to be '121' - what does this exactly mean? ...
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Publication #: WO2014118527A1

Is this an active patent that was approved. What company currently holds the rights to this patent for topical dantrolene? Thank you.
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Where can I purchase this item [closed]

In reference to the patent: WO2009048895A2 is this device in production or where can I purchase an item. thanks reason I am asking is that I have a nut allergy
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Using algorithm whether it infringe patents?

I am planning to develop my own algorithm and software solution that will use Least Significant Bit Algorithm (LSB) in digital watermarking. I have seen that there are lot of articles regarding this ...
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Can I apply a patent for logos?

I just designed some logos for my own company. I'm wondering if I can apply a patent for those logos, and put copyrights on them? Appreciate it!
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Patent US5007257 still in force (confused because of assignments after expiration)?

In reference to the patent: US5007257 When did or when does this patent expires? Since it was filed on 9. Okt. 1990 I think it expired 20 Years later on 9. Okt. 2010. But what confuses me is that ...
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How do you patent commonly known technology?

How do you "patent" something that's already being done in industry? We've been building these since the 70's. Our limit is -75 F. But, I don't know that these guys are going there from what I read....
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Not filing a patent, but found what seems to be “prior art” - any risk?

I have spent a few months building a web based service, and am quite excited about the result/idea/potential. I came up with the idea entirely on my own as a result of a personal experience. I ...
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How do you contact google patents [duplicate]

Has anyone every contact google patents. In a recent gazette, I find many images missing. See here: http://www.google.com/patents/USD690487 They have a non-committal feedback page. I have given ...
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Bottle Cap Necklace Patent

Even though Bottle Cap Necklaces have a patent, can individuals still make the item and sell it for profit legally? I have a friend who has started her own jewelry business and I would like to buy ...
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How to properly record invention activites

I am doing some online search on inventions and patents. Step 1 seems to be keeping accurate records. They also say to have a couple of individuals sign and date the entries. I am assuming these are ...
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Where can I find a patent with the number ZL 2014 2 0446264.5?

Where can I find the patent for the Joda busbar raising frame automatic screw device? The patent number is ZL 2014 2 0446264.5. china patent
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MPEP and Case Laws

How patent Examiners either memorize or manage themselves while citing all the relevant case laws and sections of MPEP during issuance of an Office Action?
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How to tell which idea to patent first? [closed]

I have 100s of inventions on paper in short hand. I have improvements on the rubber glove to improvements on the electric generator. I do not know how to pick a winner and go with that one first? ...
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What is status of this patent

In reference to the patent: USD114437
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Patent D698,996 S [closed]

Sorry to disturb you, I am an Amazon seller and have infringed your appearance patent D698,996 S You are the owner of this patent. Can you license it for my Amazon store? I need a power of attorney ...
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Adding onto an existing Patent

So, I came up with an idea, and after some research, I've identified someone doing it already and they own a patent. My idea has some variances, but they are similar. I'd like to avoid disclosing ...
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Patent US640598A

What is the value of this.. I can only find drawings of it and it says it was never produced but I have one
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Status of Patent

In reference to the patent: US20170205785 When is this patent going to be granted?
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What does this patent cover? USD705533

What does this patent actually cover? If there is a key holder with a completely different design etc. but the same theory does that infringe? I mean does the look/design just have to be different or ...
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Who holds patents for “over-size” golf club grips?

Who holds patents for "over-size" golf club grips for putters, drivers, irons etc.,? Showed my design to a patent attorney, could not afford a patent search. Later, I saw my idea being sold! It was ...
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What is the status of patent 8459282

I am trying to determine if the patent US8459282 is still active or if it has been abandoned.
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is the 21+3 blackjack side wager patent still active for Galaxy gaming

Is the 21+3 blackjack side bet patent expired. It is a variation of three card poker using the players first two cards and the dealers up card
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PATENT EXPIRY VERIFICATION FOR APPROVED PATENTS

Please advice if the following patents are still valid 1) US 4104966A and 2) US 3931884A IS IT VALID IN INDIA OR EXPIRED AS ALREADY 20 YEARS PASSED?
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QUESTION ABOUT PATENT US1743543

https://www.google.com/patents/US1743543 IS THIS PATENT EXPIRED OR STILL VALID AS I PLAN TO DO SOMETHING THAT MAY BE A BIT SIMILAR
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Electrical engineering Software developed

I have developed a computer program for power system FACTS And load modelling to analyse the performance of electrical power system. How can i patent it india.
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expired? can this be resubmitted differently and get a new patent?

In reference to the patent: US4244057
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Was a patent granted?

In reference to the patent: US20140190333 Was a patent granted / is a patent currently in force appertaining to this application please? I see that 2 prior patents have been cited. I am not looking ...
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Granting Patents

How can a patent be grant when we never signed our names to the documents? We had an employee take device,had someone do drawings of the device and and apply for a patent after the patent was rejected ...
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Why invent things for a company? [closed]

This Question has two parts. 1) If you are working for a company, lets say, apple for example. As an engineer, you have a brilliant idea/invention that is specific to the job you are working in, lets ...

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