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One way to check this is on the face of the patent. Just above the application number. It says 139 days.


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Different countries count the life of a patent differently, and sometimes a patent expires in one country one or few days earlier than in other countries. This depends on the national patent law of each country, which may establish that a patent expires at the exact same date as the filing date plus 20 years, or the day before the exact same date as the ...


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You link to an application. The issued patent associated with that application is EP0999355B1. This patent should expire 20 years from the priority date of Nov 6, 1998. Thus I believe the patent will expire on Nov 6, 2018. According to Espacenet, the designated countries are: DE ES FR GB IT NL.


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The answer is: Continuing applications die 20 years after their parents application date: So it is 7th November 2026. See here for more details: Parent patent expired due to non-payment - are issued continuations still valid?


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Yes it is broader but was never granted a patent, applicant failed to reply examiner objections. status on date 10-23-2009-- Abandoned -- Failure to Respond to an Office Action presently no child applications are pending for this application and it seems all doors are closed for this application. you are also requested to refer Ask patents another ...


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