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I worked for the patent office for a little while in a TC that does some software and non transitory medium patent applications. I would take a look at the MPEP (Manual of Patent Examining Procedure) on the USPTO website if you haven't already. I doubt they would overturn a granted patent or even review it except for very peculiar circumstances. If you are ...


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No and none. And mailing something to yourself was never worth anything. Under the previous U.S. patent law (anything filed before that portion of the AIA took effect in March 16, 2013), one could win a dispute with someone who filed earlier than you filed by showing you conceived of the invention before the other person and diligently went about reducing ...


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There are a couple of things to understand here: A patent is kind of an exchange between the public and the inventor. The basic legal theory is the inventor agrees to share their very special knowledge with the public (as soon as possible) in exchange for a the public granting a limited 20-year exclusive right to use, market, and sell products and services ...


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Yes, materials published many years before a filing priority date would be considered useable as prior art. The U.S. has a quasi-grace period of a year for things published by the inventor him/herself, but for the time frames you are taking about it wouldn't matter if the publications were by the inventor or by others. Since March 16 2013 the US is now a ...


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(Note: the blog post is not cited in the patent or its examination.) This gives the added advantage as the same has not been examined the page could be a potential Novelty destroyer for the patent. how explicit and detailed does this instance of non-patent prior art need to be in order to invalidate the patent? The actual scenario would differ case by ...


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Bad news: there is an unexpired US patent that covers my concept (most claims are relevant and not easily designed around). There may be more than that one patent I've found a few instances of prior art that support strong arguments that the patent is invalid on grounds of not being novel Via Public PAIR you can look up the entire history of the ...


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