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Difficult examiner

How to deal or replace a difficult examiner. He allowed three patents and now he is fighting against a fourth one, which is a subset of them. Could an examiner take action? Override his decisions?
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Where can I find patent ZL 2011 2 0528654.3?

The patent number is ZL 2011 2 0528654.3, it's a China patent. I think the number is the application number.
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How to respond to Australian subsection 40(3) objection

In Australia, how does one usually deal with an objection that a claim lacks support under subsection 40(3). Say I am claiming a kettle with a specific type of heating filament. The claim has been ...
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How can US20200206098A1 be patent-worthy when FR3037791B1 discusses the same things?

How can US20200206098A1 be patent-worthy when FR3037791B1 discusses the same things?
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High level application kind for a patent document in Google BigQuery

Google BigQuery patents-public-data.patents.publications table has a column named "application_kind". This is different than the kind_code column which is different codes for each country's ...
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If my patent is being infringed could I work for the company vs. requesting royalties or cease and desist?

I found a company who is violating about 4 of my claims. But I like the direction they're going and I kind of wasn't going to sell it. So how would it go if I chose to work for them? do you think they ...
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How use PTAB API

Does anyone have step by step instructions on how to use the PTAB API? Patentsview is easy since you can just download decisions (or the document that each line devoted to each case) into csv or dta ...
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Scientific Term for “Mega Patents”

In a recent literature review, I have come across an ultra comprehensive patent (US9583678B2), which documents the entire production process of high-power light-emitting diodes (and thus captures a ...
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If the IP office receiving my first application do not conduct prior art search, how will I attach prior art search results in foreign application?

If the IP office that received my first application as a rule do not conduct prior art search, how will I be able to attach prior art search results in foreign applications that claim priority to that ...
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Will describing by way of a specific example in detailed description of invention support claims that are not so specific?

I am writing a patent description for a patent application. It's a blockchain protocol. When writing it, I found it easier to describe each of the steps the protocol does using an exemplary scenario. ...
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English translation of Belgian Patent BE629083 needed

I need the English translation of Belgian Patent BE629083. Thank you.
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Why Facebook didn't just copy Instagram which wasn't patented?

Facebook bought Instagram when it wasn't patented. Facebook could have just created a copy of Instagram and launched It with their already existing millions of users. 1- Why did Facebook pay 1 Billion ...
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Can I get a local patent for a design in Nigeria

Can I file for a patent when I only have the CAD rendering and not the real design? This is specific for Nigeria.
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How are worldwide patent application numbers generated?

If in a worldwide patent application I wanted to create a significant number (e.g. a spouse’s birthday/ wedding anniversary) would I be able to request that number or are the numbers randomly ...
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How can I file a PCT patent from Non PCT country?

I want to file a international patent from Non PCT country.But my country is a member of Paris Convention. How can I file an international patent from my country?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Patent Application Development Artifacts

From the inventor perspective that has an patent attorney team developing a patent, I am trying to put together a plan comprising a list of deliverables (to be produce by patent attorneys), each with ...
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is this patent US 9401941 only valid in US? or other countries too?

I have seen a website patent which is granted in US. My question is this patent valid only in US or other countries too? If I make a same website in Germany, then I am infringing their patent?
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Utilizing existing already manufactured products

If two existing products manufactured in USA, with a US brand, that are unrelated and assembled (assembled requiring some machining and hardware) and utilized for a completely different application ...
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What happens if there is not enough support in the specification for a continuation

I have an allowed patent application and am working on a continuation. There is material in the specification that I think supports a further development of the original invention, so I'm drafting ...
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Is the trademark search feature on USPTO.gov (tmsearch.uspto.gov) accurate?

My question refers to a search I performed regarding the ownership of the motto, "WHEN YOU'RE HERE, YOU'RE FAMILY" that was at least at one time the motto of Olive Garden restaurants. The part that ...
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Open source patents? [duplicate]

I would like to be able to patent the design for an apparatus I made, I don't care about royalties I just want to spread the idea in a citable way that can't be patented by someone else for profit. Is ...
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Did this company patent a type of auction?

I built a mobile application reverse auction where for 60 seconds the price of an item falls and multiple users have the chance to enter to buy this item. The first person to enter wins the item. ...

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