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Finding most important patent of a company

Is there a way to find most important patents for any company for example: Apple or any other company? On google patents, I can search for patents assigned to a particular company, is there a way to ...
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Outcome of referencing earlier patents in your patent application

Most likely, I will reference MS Color Picker patent in my patent application. My software will use this color selection feature. If my patent gets accepted, will MS (or anyone else whose patent I ...
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Get the citations of a given patent programmatically from lens.org

Using a web browser, I can manually get the citations of a given patent using lengs.org as follows: Visit: https://www.lens.org/lens/search?q=US7723099B2&preview=true Click "Cited Works" For each ...
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What is family-to-family citations and how is it different from patent-to-patent citations?

I am working on Patent Ranking project where I need to consider patent citations as one of the metric. I cant find the definition of family-to-family citations. And how is it different from patent-to-...
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Why Cite a Patent when filing for a Design Patent? - Example

Why would one cite another patent, specifically when applying for a design patent (non utility)? I have seen design patents that have been cited by other patents. But also design patents that cite ...
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When did patents start citing each other?

I can't find patent citations on patents from 1836. Was there a specific date or year that citations were added to patents?
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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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Sort patents by citation number

I am looking for a way to find the most cited patents in a field as a method of getting to know the basics and state of the art fast while reading the minimum amount of material (even though I suppose ...
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How is a magazine article cited in a detailed description?

I am describing a modification of an existing optimizing algorithm as part of a method claim, and wish to avoid describing the details of the existing algorithm. What is the correct format for ...
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Miscitation between patents due to human error?

In reference to the patents: US8159357 and its citation US7439887 The patents seemingly have nothing to do with one another, yet the patent examiner added the citation US7439887 (GIF decompression) ...
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Erroneous citatations [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US26919 A number of non-firearm patents cite this patent but they actually refer to the reissue patent R26919 in the text. This is probably a common problem when the ...
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Citation Explainination of Paragraph three under description

In reference to the patent: US20140267936 Applicant mention a citation :- Another approach is disclosed in copending U.S. application Ser. No. ______, (Docket SPC0936PA) filed on even date ...
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Do I have to reference a patent application if the patent is already granted?

Do I have to reference a patent application in my patent if the patent has already been granted? Do I have to reference both the application number and the patent number? Example: A patent ...