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Obtaining a document cited by the examiner of a US patent

A few years ago publishers of academic journals complained to the USPTO that the whole process of patent prosecution involved much unauthorized copying of their products. In response the USPTO ...
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Outcome of referencing earlier patents in your patent application

The document you linked is only an application. the associated US patent is US9513771B2. This patent is not assigned to Microsoft instead it is owned by WIXCOM Ltd. Whether or not you owe royalties ...
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Sort patents by citation number

Your best bet is The Lens. The Lens does patent searching like Google Patents, but is much more feature packed. One of the options in Summary View is to sort by "Cited" which list the most cited ...
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Why Cite a Patent when filing for a Design Patent? - Example

For the identical reason patents and other references are cited in utility applications. Design patents are searched and examined by patent examiners. What they turn up in the search ends up cited at ...
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Where to find a citation of my patent in another patent?

As part of filing a patent application, you are obligated to cite any prior art you know to be relevant to your invention. Citing a patent doesn't mean you are referencing it specifically in the ...
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How can I see how many citations a patent holder has received on their patents?

The Lens can generate independent numbers of patents cited and cited by patents. Just select the inventor and refine by whatever filters you want. This can be done internationally so not limited to ...
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How can I see how many citations a patent holder has received on their patents?

Turns out the same site also has a page dedicated to each inventor, where they show the total number of forward citations for USPTO patents. Example: https://idiyas.com/inventor/shunpei-yamazaki
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Hello. I would like to know the 1972 British patent number for the Terfenadine drug composition assigned to Merrel Dow. Thank you

This was annoying to search for as the company cited as Merrell Dow didn't have any relevant patents dating back to 1972. No doubt this is because company names often change over time especially after ...
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Finding most important patent of a company

I like The Lens for patent searching. It has a lot more features than Google Patents and if you create an account, which is totally free, you get yet more features. You can search by patent owner and ...
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