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When a patent cites a patent that's a patent-to-patent citation. When a patent from the patent family (e.g. a divisional application or a continuation application) other than the patent itself cites a patent - that's a family citation, because the family cites the other patent. As a side note, those citations normally include every citation made by the ...


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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 has nothing to do with whether you reference a patent in your patent. It only has to do with whether your product actually implements the invention as claimed by ...


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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 patents in the current search in order. In addition, there is a really nifty graphical analysis view which shows lots of other interesting information. The Lens is ...


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You may cite in your patent application any prior art reference as a duty of disclosure to the PTO. If the reference you are citing is a granted patent, you may state, in your patent application, the name of the inventor(s), patent number, and issue date or you may also state the patent application publication number, and publication date. The reference can ...


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Mentioning a patent or publication number in the body of your application is fulfilling you duty of disclosure, but it does not automatically get the examiner to look at and check off that they looked at it. The reference should be put on an IDS form. It is set up to have patent number, inventors name and date of publication. Use the first inventor's name, ...


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This is an obvious error. The US 7,439,877 patent citation is the correct one because it is in the same space and has the same inventor as the patent in question. The two identifiers are only off by a single digit and have the same publication date: US7439877 May 18, 2007 Oct 21, 2008 Philip Onni Jarvinen Total impedance and complex dielectric ...


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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 the beginning of a granted patent. Also, the applicant is required to notify the examiner (on an IDS form) of everything they know of that might be relevant to ...


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If I am understanding your question correctly, you are wanting to put a citation to a publication directly in the language of the claim. In the US, that would likely get a rejection from the US Patent Office for failing to properly and fully describing the invention. If that is what you are truly trying to do, I would suggest defining the algorithm in the ...


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Cited reference is applicant another application which he does not know US application number. all he had a internal reference number. to get cited patent you need to search in patent filed by applicant/ inventor within month, most likely it was filed earlier. Present application internal reference number was SPC0954PA do post a comment if you find ...


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