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Order of Patent Inventors on a Patent Application

As far as I know, patent law does not have any concept of first or second inventors. All inventors/owners need to come to an agreement by themselves about handling the patent (application), revenues, ...
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How can the difference between "Priority Date" and "Filing Date" be greater than 1 year?

It is likely you are seeing the effects of a continuation (or divisional, outside of the US). The continuation retains the priority date of its parent, but has a much later filing date. By way of ...
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Order of Patent Inventors on a Patent Application

So far as I know, DonQuiKong's answer is correct. For my patents, generally speaking, the lawyers usually listed the main inventor's name first, but it really doesn't matter. Certainly there is no ...
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Can a same provisional application be filed in two different countries?

A provisional application is filed to secure an early priority date for your invention. Once you have filed a provisional application you may go ahead and file a complete application within 12 months ...
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about filing and making of prototype

If you are looking for a design patent, you should not file a provisional application. A provisional application cannot be used for priority for a design patent. For example, MPEP § 1504.10 provides: ...
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PCT Application

The PCT Applicant's Guide (National Phase) is the resource you are looking for. It contains a detailed guide on the WIPO Rules and Articles from the Applicant's perspective, and covers the time limits ...
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what should be the major sections of a software patent application?

A patent specification is a techno-legal document based on which patent rights are decided. The patent document includes several section, which includes, title, abstract,specification, drawings and ...
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NO PATENT ISSUED AFTER FILING NINE YEARS AGO, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

In most cases, it means no patent will ever issue and the application has gone abandoned. Addressing some misconceptions - Filing a patent application does not "hold" an idea in any official way. ...
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Patent During Software Development - When is the best time?

The patent system is essentially designed to encourage advancement in science and technology. The patent office expects the applicant of a patent to disclose information about the invention for which ...
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Is it practical for a novice to successfully file a patent without hiring a patent lawyer?

An alternative not yet mentioned is to consult with your university's tech transfer office. You should do so under confidentiality agreement or otherwise ensure that they will keep any disclosure ...
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How old do you have to be to file a patent

There does not seem to be any formal age requirement. This is sort of confirmed by 37 CFR § 1.63(c) (which relates to the requirement to provide an inventor's oath), which provides (emphasis added): ...
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Working in a large organization - have idea of my own-some questions

Whether or not you have the rights to the invention depends upon circumstances, such as whether the invention was created during your regular work hours, whether or not you used company resources on ...
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Risks of splitting invention into multiple patents?

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 ...
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can foreign company file patent in USPTO without a lawyer?

USPTO permits filing of patent by individual inventor as applicant without patent attorney (lawyer). Company can be assignee and (I am not sure) need to be represented by registered attorney. Refer ...
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Am I getting a response for Rescission of Previous Nonpublication Request?

Thanks for all the comments. Answering my own question. I first called the number of the Pre-Grant Publication Division at (703)605-4283 according to the SB/36 form, but that number turned out already ...
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Is it reasonable to write patent documents on your own?

80% of a patent you can write yourself. I have written over 50. The process is very straight forward as long as you understand how to organize it. I have probably saved over $100,000 writing my own....
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How best to patent idea while working for company?

This is the Illinois Employee Patent Act: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=2238 The relevant passage for you is here: (1) A provision in an employment agreement which provides ...
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Avoiding issues while changing the attorney?

Any client has the right to change attorneys at will. However, before you fire your present attorney I am wondering why you are continuing with this attorney to file the application? You should ...
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What to pay for an initial patent submission?

You need to pay all three in order for your application to move forward. They are listed separately in the fee schedule but, other than for one very specific case, it is best to think of them as one ...
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This is my Grandfather's patent

For the purpose of this answer, I'm assuming you are in the United States. Patent law varies country to country so this is important, if you aren't in the US, please edit your question. Locating a ...
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Naming New Inventors when Converting a Provisional Patent to a Full Patent

When you say "...and then convert it to a full patent in 1 year..." I assume you mean you would like to file a non-provisional application and claim the benefit of (domestic) priority under 35 U.S.C. ...
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What happens if I don't pay the issue fee?

I can only speak regarding the US patent system. Does the patent become abandoned? Yes, see the rules on Notice of Allowance. The issue fee is due within three months of receiving the notice of ...
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What does (A) in patent number US744484(A) denote?

How curious that you're interested in a corset, patented in 1903! The 'A' is called a 'Kind Code' and is different for different jurisdictions, and also differs over time in some jurisdictions (e.g. ...
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What is the difference between the filing and priority date, since it is the same date for this invention?

The filing date of a patent is the date the documents get filed at the respective patent office. So it's exactly what one would think. The patent term is normally 20 years from the date of filing. ...
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is a provisional utility patent the way I need to go?

Is a provisional utility patent the way I need to go? Possibly, but not for the reasons you suggest. A good provisional does not take less time than a non-provisional, as the drafting process is ...
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Can a patent include a claim that is encompassed by an "abstract" claim rejected in a different pending application?

I'll start with this part as it's easiest to answer: or do I need to wait for the other application to be finally denied -> No. What you can patent has nothing to do with what others have a patent ...
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Protections for selling a business idea

"Business Ideas" cannot be patented, only novel processes that are not deemed wholly abstract. Thus, if you had a design for a new type of engine, you could seek a patent. But if you had an idea ...
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Soffer, Softer, Soifer

This is the result of imperfect optical character recognition of an old patent. Try reviewing the pdf version. Google patents tries to automatically generate a text version of the patent. For old ...
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Filing with PCT first before any national application

If the first application you file is a PCT application its filing date will be the priority date for everything that flows from the PCT filing. You can take advantage of that priority by entering ...
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New data visualisation - Design or Utility patent

This is an answer assuming US patent law. A design patent is for the ornamental appearance of an item of manufacture. An example would be a vase with a specific color, shape, and artistic design. You ...
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