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What is the relationship between a "patent number" and application and publication numbers?

I defer to Eric Shain's excellent answer about how to obtain the numbers from Google Patents. I will therefore limit myself to a comparison of different countries. Broadly, every country follows the ...
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What is the relationship between a "patent number" and application and publication numbers?

A patent application is filed - under an application number. The patent application is published - under a publication number. Both of those statements are true. The patent application is ...
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How to number the parts in the drawings?

If you are submitting a patent application to the U.S. Patent Office, then according to the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure 608(p): (1) Reference characters (numerals are preferred), sheet ...
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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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Why are USPTO patent applications numbered XX/XXX,XXX?

An official version of a patent number does not have any commas. If you looked up an application in Public Pair, before it was shut down, commas would screw up the search. Therefore the slash is ...
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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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