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Exporting to foreign country and patent infringement

No, that's infringement. See 35 USC 271: (a) Except as otherwise provided in this title, whoever without authority makes, uses, offers to sell, or sells any patented invention, within the United ...
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Could i Patent something in the USA, not being USA citizen?

Yes, by international treaty, all counties need to treat non-residents no different from anyone else in the world. The U.S. has a method to filing electronically via a web site EFS Web. Anyone in the ...
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Does a non-resident need a patent attorney to file a Provisional patent application with the USPTO?

No - any inventor in the world can file an application for their own invention with the USPTO. That includes non-provisionals as well as provisional applications. This does not include PCT ...
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Can I patent in the US a handmade toy that is made in Brazil?

One can only patent things they personally invent. The invention status of the original in Brazil is not relevant. Your modifications need to be novel and not obvious, the same criteria as any ...
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Could i Patent something in the USA, not being USA citizen?

I want to Patent something in the USA,but i'm from Argentina. Could i Patent something in the USA if i'm not from the USA? Yes , You can patent your invention in USA. You have stated that you ...
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Can I file a Patent in the US from a different country?

For the first part, after filing patent application in the patent office of own country one has to take permission to file patent in foreign country. If permitted, one has to get registered with ...
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Will paying for US patent from foreigner be considered importing?

In a case: 286 F. 3d 1326 - In Re John Kollar it was established that licensing the rights to a patent was not the same as selling a patented item. However, the issue was triggering of the "on sale" ...
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If I possess a patent-pending for a method, would I be safe to use crowd funding services?

Yes, you are correct. A provisional can be used for a priority claim in other countries within 1 year of the date of filing the provisional. Any disclosure (or seeking crowd funding) after the date of ...
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US vs Indian Patent System differences

Is the patent term 20 years in India too? Yes, the patent term is 20 years from filing date of non-provisional or PCT application. Any differences in claims language or the breadth of claims ...
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Validity of a patent in another country

Yes. A US patent is only valid in places where US law is applicable. You could freely make a device in another country where there was no patent on the device (assuming there is no other legal ...
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Can I patent something similiar to an existing us patent in a different country?

Yes, it will most likely affect you. Most other countries worth the trouble and cost of obtaining a patent in have laws in place that ban patents that are either directly disclosed or made obvious by ...
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Can I patent something similiar to an existing us patent in a different country?

YES it will affect your application. In what extent is matter of analysis and claims you are filing. NO Patent :- If the subject matter was published in any publicly accessible document anywhere in ...
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Patent issued in USA only, infringing patent issued in Germany

Patents do not infringe patents. To infringe a patent someone needs to actually make, sell, use or import something that falls under the wording of a claim in a patent that was issued by the country ...
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Art from US Patent prevent patent in other countries?

Design patents just cover the ornamental aspects of a product, not the functional aspects. Many locations including the EU do not have an exact equivalent of a U.S. design patent. Instead they have ...
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