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Just got an extended European search report with Unity rejection, how can I do to argue with the Examiner?

From the above I come to the conclusion that the unity objection is raised because claim 1 was found non-inventive (non compliance with Art. 56) and therefore the single general inventive concept ...
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Is each step in a claim separately protected?

It is fundamental to patents that in order to infringe a claim all elements must be present and configured as specified or, in the case of a method claim, all steps must be executed. Often the ...
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Is each step in a claim separately protected?

All patents define claims in their entirety. To infringe on a claim, each and every step of the claim must be implemented. If a claim has steps A, B, C and D and someone implements A, B and D, they do ...
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Can an improvised device made of used packaging be patented?

To obtain a patent, an invention needs to be useful, novel and non-obvious to a person skilled in the technical area. To me, your description doesn't meet the non-obviousness requirement since you are ...
Eric S's user avatar
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