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And in addition to the above answer, you can check if a divisional has been filed but is not yet published at the "Event History" tab of the page Maca provided already. It displays a message reading "Change - divisional application(s)" and on the far right the date on which the filing of the divisional will be announced at the EP Bulletin. This is ...


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On the EP register, there is a specific field called "Divisional application(s)". This is only shown where there is actually a divisional application. An example of this can be seen on EP 11749534. This shows EP 16178435 is a divisional. If you want to find more divisionals generally, one approach is to search for an application having an application date ...


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This is opinion, as I'm not aware of any empirical way to measure this. I would suggest that scenario B should always be used. Assuming you have two separable inventions, then it makes sense that you would want to protect them separately, with separate description and claims, in order to maximise the scope of your protection. If they are described together,...


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If you include claim language for each invention in the PCT application, the selected ISA (international Search Agency) will notice that you have claims to multiple inventions and ask you to pay more for them to search the ones beyond the first invention. You can do this, incurring large "divisional" related expenses, early in the process. Alternately you ...


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I think the word "related" is the key here. A divisional application generally cannot get an obviousness-type double patenting rejection over its parent/child/sibling. So you will not need a "terminal disclaimer". This means that you will have an easier time selling each patent to a different buyer. Also, if one patent gets a term adjustment, it will stick. ...


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Everything you are looking for is in Section 2701. Any prior application the grant is based on, whether it was a continuation, divisional, or continuation-in-part is taken into account for the priority date. No term adjustments or extensions are allowed on grants from applications filed prior to June 8, 1995. The only other bit of information you should look ...


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Your question involves to many possible answers in some of them you are bound to sign and in some you can deny signing the declaration. If you have assigned all rights of patent to organization then authorized representative can sign instead of you. In case you have not assigned the IP rights then you can visit the amended new claims and see if they were ...


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It depends on your Jurisdiction where you have filled patent application. in most of the cases Divisional application is done when question on unity of invention is raised during examination. As name suggest it is corresponds to dividing existing patent application and may have restriction requirement for additional matter. If you are asking for US ...


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They are divided into multiple patent, exactly for the reason you mention -- the description contains multiple ideas which cannot be patented as a single invention. There is no requirement for having a single description between each divisional patent, but there is no harm either -- the description is just that "a description" -- which frames the context of ...


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