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Sort patents by citation number

Your best bet is The Lens. The Lens does patent searching like Google Patents, but is much more feature packed. One of the options in Summary View is to sort by "Cited" which list the most cited ...
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Patent Number suffix A1 / B2 etc.

These are kind codes. They are effectively version numbers for published versions of the patent application. Every country has their own set of kind codes, but typically an A code (such as A1) ...
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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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What program can I use to automatically shift all other numbers when I change/add a number when writing a patent application?

I do not know a program to do that other than sed used with Unix or Unix-like systems. However, you do not need to have monotonically increasing numbers. Most people do what you do and initially ...
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How do I find a patent from its number?

I do not think that number leads to anything, but the company that is mentioned in the article that attributed that number to them does have a published US patent application. It is Methods And ...
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Patents that have been filed through the PCT

• If an US patent has been filed through the PCT, it can be confirmed from the bibliographic details / front page of the US patent which includes the fields like PCT filed, PCT No., 371 Date, 102(e) ...
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multiple figures of the same device - should parts be described again?

You need to use the same number for the same part in all drawings that show and number that part. Furthermore, the parts should be named. All springs, for example, would not have the same number. ...
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