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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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Which countries require inventors to get a permission (e.g., a foreign filing license) to be allowed to file a patent in another country?

Many countries have some similar requirement. The WIPO lists 34 member states with some foreign filing rules. Some require it if the inventing was done in their country, others have rules for ...
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My grandfathers patented invention

I see in the comments you list EP0460797A1. This application was granted as EP0460797B1 on 06/21/1995 and expired on 04/23/2011. So this patent is no longer in force and the invention described by it ...
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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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