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Is this filing in the US, EPO or some other place? Background: Practice varies from place to place, but can be broadly bunched together under USPTO (Restriction) and PCT (Lack of Unity). In a majority of cases, it will end up with the same decision by all the patent office, but in some, it will not. I have seen several cases where the USPTO required the ...


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In the US, the basic fee for a non-provisional patent application allows you to have 3 independent claims, and further independent claims can be included by paying additional fees. You can claim each solution as an independent claim, but the Examiner may force you to restrict the application to one or some of these solutions and move the other one or ones to ...


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These do sound like separate inventions. Patents are given for specific solutions, not to results. Three solutions to the same problem that are technically independent are not a single invention just because they address the same problem. If you have already filed a provisional application that discloses more than one invention it is not a problem. Many ...


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