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How can I perform a global patent search for free?

DEPATISnet is the best option. It is a completely free database and belongs to German Patent Office. I have worked on the database for over three years and found that the result quality is as ...
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Hiring a US patent attorney that is able to help with getting patents in the EU and China

Yes - many US patent law firms will have relationships with agents and lawyers overseas. Most patent offices require a locally accredited person to do anything other than the mechanics of filing, if ...
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What is the effect of a US patent in Brazil?

You have referred to a US patent (and application). This is only effective in the US, and therefore could not apply in other countries. In addition, by searching for the inventor's name at INPI, it ...
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Is this patent limited to the usa or internationally?

Important to add that patents are territorial rights. Patents with No US-N,NNN,NNN are US patents with effect only to the US. JP is for Japan, CA is for Canada, etc etc When you see WO-YYYY-NNNNNN ...
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Can the same patent be extended to a new country without one of the original co-author

Especially in the U.S., correct inventorship is important. Co-inventors are not strictly analogous with co-authors. In the U.S., all true inventors must be listed. An inventor is someone who makes a ...
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Are there people who constantly look up newly granted patents in one country so that they can use it in another country?

Most patents do not lead to successful products. Someone desiring to make money by copying others would likely pursue successful products rather than newly issued patents. It would be legal and ...
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Why would someone not file the same patent in China after filing the USA?

I would not say that it is extremely cheap. The cost of your post depends on the law firm used, whether you directly hire the Chinese law firm or you use an intermediary, etc. Moreover, does the ...
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Most countries require that patent applications be filed before public disclosure of an invention: does it include US provisional patent applications?

Absolutely - that is the main reason provisional applications were created. When the US signed the treaty that changed term from 17 years after grant to 20 years after filing the US saw that a person ...
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How can I perform a global patent search for free?

You can use Google Patent Search to conduct free patent searches. It contains more than 87 million patents from 17 patent offices. Added to that, its sleek UI and some functionalities that help you ...
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Patent enforcement

With small exceptions, infringing a U.S. patent requires infringement within the US. An infringement could include making, selling, offering for sale, using and importing. Anyone can make a US ...
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has Geomagnetism being used for generation of electricity?

I know nothing about the prior art in this field. That is something which really can only be assessed by a patent search. Nevertheless, I would be reasonably confident in assuming that there is no ...
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Is this patent limited to the usa or internationally?

This is a US patent. The hint is the first two letters being "US". US patents only cover products made or sold in the US. Often US patents will have international equivalents. In Google Patents you ...
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Is this patent for the entire unit or just a specific part?

What a patent covers is described by its claims. You should first read the independent claims (claims that don't refer to other claims). Here is the first claim of the cited patent. A method for ...
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The allowability of amendments

Amendment under Article 34 PCT is only possible if you are proceeding to International Preliminary Examination. Is this the case? Furthermore, if you only intend to proceed to EPO, is there any ...
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publish date vs priority date in pct countries for novelty purposes

In every country, prior art must be published (that is, available to the public). An expired provisional patent application which has not been used for priority is not available to the public: that is,...
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Is there a cheaper patent for low income applicants?

Sort of, but only in the US (as far as I know). You can file an application with micro entity status, which means most of the official fees are 75% less than the usual rate. This has some pretty ...
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"Designated countries for regional patents"

Designated countries only applies to PCT applications, not to US applications. Designated countries are those states in which a PCT application may subsequently enter national or regional phase. That ...
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Can i patent a product in usa that was already invented in china?

There is no link between patenting and selling. The answers are therefore different for each head of your question. Can you develop and sell it in the US? Sure. Patents are territorial, so a patent ...
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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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What can we do if a manufacturer in China copy our US patented product and sell them directly to US end user through E commerce

Some international e-commerce platforms have an Intellectual property platform for registering complaints. For example, see Alibaba's Aliprotect (I think now called IPP). One can register infringement ...
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Patents that have been filed through the PCT

How do I confirm if an United States patent has been filed through the PCT A US patent that started as a PCT application and then entered the US system can be detected by looking on the front page ...
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Options for commercializing a concept already covered by patent?

It would be best if you could provide the actual patent number. Many people confuse patent applications from actual patents. Applications may or may not get issued, and the claims are almost always ...
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What counts as patents of "Foreign Origin" in the USPTO statistics?

From Frequently Asked Questions About Patent Statistics: "the PTMT Patent Technology Monitoring Team] and USPTO Annual Fiscal Year Reports use the residence of the first-named inventor to determine ...
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Nationals to file for patent in their countries first

Many countries have a rule about filing locally first, not necessarily with criminal penalties. Greece is free to make up rules for its citizens but that does not constrain the EPO. If a Greek broke ...
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Global ethical implications of a US patent

Patents are territorial. A U.S. patent only gives its owner rights to try to exclude others from making, selling, offering for sale, importing and using the invention in the U.S. If there is no patent ...
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Where can I find all the reference documentation for a PCT?

For the first part of the question, namely the international phase, you have most of the communications available at PatentScope, tab 'Documents' once you are in the file of a particular PCT. ...
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