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Ideas on how to do patent searching

A patent search is most often the first step in achieving different objectives, some of which are: Determining the probability of having a patent granted to a proposed invention Determining if you ...
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Is there a way to filter enormous Patent results?

You can either use keywords for filtering, or something better, use the patent classifications systems put in place by different patent offices. Based on the technical details of the invention, the ...
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what is the point of performing a patent search on the part of the applicant prior to submitting?

At the point of applying it would a patent examiner or searcher employed by the patent office not a court. If it ever gets to court the court does no searching but the other party certainly does. I ...
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A question regarding Google Patent sites trustworthiness

We all need to deal with it. I have not seen any substantial claim that Google or any others are wholesale stealing patentable ideas. Yours will not be the exception that stands out from the crowd as ...
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How to get a patent or patent application permalink at the JPO website?

How good is your Japanese? This method only works using the Japanese portal for J-PlatPat. The English one omits the key link. Search for the patent using J-PlatPat. The three important fields are ...
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How to find all patents of inventor and get automatic update

There are vast method to cover all patents filed by inventor, It depends on indexing of database, truncation or errors made while filing or indexing, language etc. A person has to design various ...
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Find potential patents related / linked to a Trademark

Starting point for you is to see all the brochures, investor reports, annual reports and website of said company for relevant patent numbers. if you find them its good if not then you switch to patent ...
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Is there a way to filter enormous Patent results?

Google patents offers many ways to narrow a search. You might start with google patents advanced. It also has an "about" section. You can limit a search by country, status, just look in title, etc. ...
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Would I be infringing on a patent with a accessory for the patented design?

I can't give you specific legal advice because I'm not a lawyer and because I do not know the specifics of the situation. Just because someone has a product does not mean it is patented. Foosball ...
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Is it a good idea to publicly release an idea after filling PCT application but before ISR is published?

To put the contents of your application into the prior art for other’s future applications as early as possible, you could publish or publicly disclose the contents the day after you file. That isn’t ...
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what is the point of performing a patent search on the part of the applicant prior to submitting?

I think the rational for doing a prior art search is that it is expensive to hire a lawyer to draft and file patent applications so if there is some killer prior art you are better of knowing about it....
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Why advance google patent search not returning expected results?

I see a few problems with your string. A simple problem is your title search. It starts TI=(keyword1) . . . The closing of that parentheses signifies that your specification of the title is complete. ...
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A U.S. patent is to issue on a future date; is there any way to view the patent prior to the date of issue?

I do not think so. Things can go wrong in the production of the final text which very often involves incorporating amendments. The first you see the final version is the day of issue. The best you can ...
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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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Would I be infringing on a patent with a accessory for the patented design?

Your only need permission from someone else if they hold a patent that your device infringes upon. Merely being an accessory to something does not mean you need the permission of the maker of that ...
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finding patent ZL 2007 3 0024190.5 portable fan

The patent you are referring related to Chinese design patents and are not readily searchable through text you can find the details at http://epub.cnipa.gov.cn/gjcx.jsp
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Which is the best place to search for a filed/issued patent?

Personally, I find problems with Google Patents not finding all the relevant patents when I search. It is, however handy for finding an individual patent quickly. I prefer The Lens which I find more ...
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Page Numbers on Existing Patents

There is not a hard requirement to include page numbers and current paranoid practice says to not include page numbers. It it turns out that something on a page that was not enumerated has something ...
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[In]Validity of Patents

Can parties invalidate patents of their competitors without showing concerns related to infringement or product development for the similar technologies? If you want to invalidate a patent, you ...
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[In]Validity of Patents

Does every patent invalidity search is conducted to overcome the threat of infringement suits imposed by their competitors? The purpose of the invalidity search is to evaluate the validity and ...
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Patent search results - Prior art - Obviousness

If the independent claim/s are obvious, they are the ones that need defending or narrowing before you get to the dependent claims. References cited as prior art can be attacked as not being enabled ...
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Patenting same idea with different methodology

Can I patent the same idea with my own methodology? You can obtain a patent incorporating the same idea as long as your own methodology is a non-obvious improvement over the prior art (including but ...
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How to get a patent or patent application permalink at the USPTO website?

Starting with what Guy shared, I was able to parse the patent application URL down a bit more. Here's an example, where the 11-digit number at the end is the replaceable application number. https://...
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How to get a patent or patent application permalink at the USPTO website?

Here's how to get a direct link to a PDF document given a patent number. The patent number is split into three sections: Group A, digits 0-2 (using an 8 digit number, often digit 0 will be a 0 for <...
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How to get a patent or patent application permalink at the USPTO website?

To create short URLs to the pdf files of a given patent, this construct works for me (for 00000000 enter the patent number, older ones require leading 0): Full Doc - http://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?...
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artwork missing from US9476133

For reasons no one can explain, Google provides two different sites for viewing patents www.google.com/patents and patents.google.com. Only patents.google.com reliably shows patent figures. I would ...
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What is the status of the patent WO2006064519A2?

For the US equivalent patent application US20090010907A1, the current status is: "Abandoned -- Failure to Respond to an Office Action" as of 03-07-2013. I found this information at the US Public Pair ...
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Trying to find a patent for a hay baler

The search tool I always used was www.freepatentsonline.com. I'll go through the searches I tried. Searching for "bale" When I search all documents dated between 1840 and 1895, I only find 5 that ...
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