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I'm answering this question as a general guide on how to access contact information for patents that have issued, and applications that have published. Following these steps you can find the contact information on record. Go to Public Pair: http://portal.uspto.gov/pair/PublicPair Input the Patent Number, Publication Number, or Application Number. You ...


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While any single granted patent is granted in a specific jurisdiction and only enforceable there, the applicant may very well have filed duplicate applications in any number of other countries. EDIT Not every patent document is an issued patent. If the number has an "A" at the end it is an application. If it ends in a "B" that indicates an issued patent. ...


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Try also USPTO Electronic Bulk Data Products. You might also try to use Googles's tesseract ocr project to perform OCR on PDFs to extract searchable text, for that you would need very good IT specialists.


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The question was about the OWNER of the patent. The answer explained how to contact the INVENTOR of the patent. Owner is not necessarily the Inventor. The first step in determining the current ownership of any issued patent is to search the PTO assignment database, currently available at http://assignment.uspto.gov/ You can search by patent number. This ...


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Cheapest is to write as complete a description as you can, include drawings that the text makes reference to and then fill out a provisional application cover sheet. Either mail it all to the USPTO or file it electronically using EFS-Web I suppose the fastest is to do the above but use whatever description you already have created - maybe a PowerPoint ...


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"Do not know how to make it" is a fatal statement in a patent application. You need to explain how to make and use the invention. However, patents involving software or other methods generally have flowcharts. If you can explain it in words that describe the actions specified by a set of flowcharts, then you can explain it. The flowcharts need to be such ...


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Unfortunately, there is rarely a single sentence that will say "The inventive concept is X". The abstract of a patent document is (in the U.S.) supposed to be a short description of the invention, but is not intended to have a lot of details about the specific invention. Abstracts are typically not very helpful. In U.S. patents, the first section of the ...


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Unfortunately, the way that US patent law has been interpreted by the courts provides no incentive for a patentee to particularly identify the inventive concept associated with a patent. In fact, the law actually provides an incentive for patent attorneys to avoid providing any direct clue as to the particular inventive concepts associated with the invention....


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The question probably is too specific to be of general interest. So this is a "teach you how to fish" answer, not a "hand you a fish" answer. Get the publication number. I did it by reading about the history of Swiftkey to get the founder's names, then used google patent(advanced)assuming that one or both were among the inventors. They were so I got hits ...


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To be meaningful, such an office would have to be established by congress. As it stands now, congress has established the existing Patent and Trademark Office as a part of the US Department of Commerce. If they chose to, I suppose they could delegate that responsibility by specifying processes that had to be followed, and then (for example) licensing private ...


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You can download bulk patent data from USPTO: Bulk Data Storage System. Look for Patent Grant Full Text Data. Google used to collect patent data and provide bulk download, but they discontinued the bulk download project because USPTO provides the bulk data now directly. But you can still download bulk packages of what Google has collected prior to ...


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The epo doesn't use the name continuation and the concepts are somewhat different. What you can do however: You can file a new application claiming priority within one year of the first filing and introduce new subject matter there. The new matter will have the new priority date and the old matter will have the old priority date. You can also file a ...


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Besides copying and pasting, they work in modest sized art units and often further specialize within an art unit. If you see laser printer power supplies all day every day you probably get pretty good at that area of technology. Also, they do not cite case law widely. If it isn't in the MPEP or some written USPTO guidelines, they do not cite it.


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This question might be better asked at avvo.com, where you could get in contact with a local intellectual property attorney. The answer you're likely to get there, is that anyone can file a patent based on anything. Indeed, the third party may even be able to obtain a patent based on your idea, though there are procedures you can undertake in hopes of ...


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As far as I can guess, it's probably very much like pricing any other asset, but with several caveats that are very specific to the patent system. One such significant caveat is the unpredictable effect of case law as it is made. As an extreme example, imagine if you had a "valuable" business method patent, and the Bilski decision had flat out ruled business ...


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I assume by "a decision" you are asking if it has reached a final disposition. It has resulted in a patent. If you go to that document in ESPACENET you will see an "also published as" box. In it is a link to a publication with the same number but followed by B1. That designation is for an issued patent. If you follow that link you get to the issued patent. ...


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Try poxoq for patents (http://poxoq.com/). You can bulk download thousands of patents very quickly in a folder of your choice. I really recommend it.


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It is unlikely that you will find an investor who would pay for the patent -- typically investors are investing in a company and team to build a product and business. With a provisional patent you are able to file for very little money which you have 12 month to build a successful product. Patents are too easy to write (relatively speaking) for the ...


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If you are asking about patenting in the U.S. then it is probably patentable subject matter. However the Supreme Court and the USPTO in response to the Supreme Court are cutting back on what is an isn't patentable subject matter in a potentially confusing and subjective way.


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Not sure if this is what you are looking for, but the USPTO provides a classification structure that you can navigate through here ==> http://www.uspto.gov/web/patents/classification/selectnumwithtitle.htm


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One patent cannot infringe another patent. Suppose a patent claims a widget comprising X, Y and Z. In that case making, using or selling such a widget (comprising X, Y and Z) might infringe the patent. Are you making, using or selling what the other guy claimed in his patent? That may be a tricky question to answer because it requires an analysis of his ...


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This is a pretty broad question, so I fear my answer is going to be reasonably broad and vague in response. How much does it cost to file and obtain a patent? At the USPTO, the basic filing fee is USD 280, with discounts for small and micro entities. This doesn't include attorney costs for filling and drafting, or for the costs that arise from prosecution. ...


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By way of a preface, I have no experience with this firm. Everything below is therefore essentially reasoned opinion. Part of their business seems to be acting as a middle-man between an inventor and a patent attorney. They imply they can charge a lower fee than if you commissioned the services yourself. From their FAQ: Can InventHelp help me patent an ...


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You can look it up at google/patents. I put the patent number in the tag region of your question and that causes a link to come up in the right column here. From there you can download a pdf of the patent. If you want to know more there is a way to order the "file wrapper" from the USPTO or other companies that offer that service. It can get expensive ...


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A novelty search can cost from $299 to $2,000 depending on the technology area and what you are expecting to get back. It could be a list of ten things or it could be a list broken down into "A", "B" and "C" items with explanations as to what aspects got things on the A list. You should get info on the search strategy used. If you go to a patent attorney or ...


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If it is innovative, non-obvious and not already public knowledge then it may be possible to patent. If you have already used it on your web site, then it may already be considered public knowledge depending on whether it is visible to an outside observer.


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Sheraz, patents are geographic in nature. So, a US patent, for example, only provides the owner with exclusionary rights in the US. I recommend you get in contact with a local patent attorney to discuss. Many patents have been issued for gestures in the context of touchscreens, trackpads and the like. See ==> http://io9.com/10-physical-gestures-that-have-...


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The USPTO maintains a list of attorneys and agents with licenses to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office. Currently, there are 10741 active agents and 31669 active attorneys. All searches reflect current information. Information concerning a practitioner's status as an attorney is based on records provided to the Office of Enrollment and ...


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Filing a patent as Small Entity Basic filing fee - Utility (electronic filing): $70 Utility Search Fee: $300 Utility Examination Fee: $360 ( http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/qs/ope/fee010114.htm ) My patent attorney charges $6-8K for drafting a patent application, and $2K for each Office Action response. In my patents, the number of responses has been ...


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Very doubtful unless there was a technical hurdle to overcome to have them exist individually.


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