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How can I contact the owner of a patent?

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 ...
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Is there any site to download patents in bulk in PDF format?

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 ...
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Is coding knowledge required to file a patent for an app?

"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 ...
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Where to do download patents data?

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 ...
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Private Patent Office

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 ...
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Do I need NDA when talking to a patent professional?

Patent professional can be: Patent Agent Attorney Paralegal In case of Attorney and member of BAR, a person need not to go for confidentiality NDA agreement, as per law they are bound by the law and ...
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EPO Continuation Application

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 ...
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MPEP and Case Laws

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 ...
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Is a patent representative mandatory in Europe?

Not if you reside in an EPC location - Natural or legal persons having either their residence or their principal place of business in a contracting state to the EPC can undertake all procedural ...
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Patent Sponsorship

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 ...
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Want to know if it is applicable for patent

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'...
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How can I contact the owner of a patent?

My searches produced: Carl West - 905 Reynolds Dr, Sheridan, AR 72150 USA (870) 673-8125 Hope this helps
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Is there any site to download patents in bulk in PDF format?

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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Do I need NDA when talking to a patent professional?

It is recommended to have a NDA in place before you discuss your invention with a patent professional. A patent professional can either be an attorney OR a part of search firm. Normally, it is an ...
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Withdraw an Issued Patent

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 ...
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How much does it cost to file and obtain a patent? Who pays the patent costs?

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 ...
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Is Inventhelp wise to use for an inventor with no money to get a utility patent?

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 ...
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Multi dependent claims (Uses and Advantages)

They provide a way to cover many combinations and permutations of elements in a relatively few numbered claims. The semantics are no different than exploding the claims to a huge number of non-...
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Any startup service that streamlines the patent process?

The service you describe, if it existed, would not afford any protection prior to actually filing for a patent. Something like that might be a virtual "inventors notebook" for keep records of your ...
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Data Scraping on USPTO

Here is a python project that scrapes the USPTO raw data files and parses them into CSV files, MySQL, and PostgreSQL databases. https://github.com/rippledj/uspto
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Is a patent representative mandatory in Europe?

For filing an application no representation is required even if you are a non-European: Art. 58 EPC: A European patent application may be filed by any natural or legal person, or any body equivalent ...
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How to get patent family information?

Yes. The Lens is a public good, non-profit and global facility that provides comprehensive family information, including analytics at no cost, and with no advertising, and no compromising of the ...
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Withdraw an Issued Patent

Assuming you have your patent issued AND you make and/use the patented product AND that product infringes another patent, the following is my suggestion. Suppose your patent claims product ...
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Exactly what is patented

The short answer is: that is a patent application, not an actual patent. The long answer is, that is a PCT (international) patent application, that must then be translated to one or more national ...
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What is considered applicable prior art?

1) I think that the company may be looking out for their own interests. I say this because you led their list of reasons to proceed with (1) the invention is only made in the UK, and (2) it's not ...
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Patent office statistics and reports for rejected Patent applications

Most of Patent office releases such reports called annual reports. for USPTO :- Statistics General Patent Statistics Reports For European Patent office:- European patents and patent applications ...
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Why isn't there a requirement for all software / business method patent applications to be "formally specified"?

First, the US Constitution and Title 35 of the United States Code treat patenting inventions as a right, rather than a privilege. Adding additional requirements of the sort you would like would ...
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Is it a red flag for a patent attorney to be a prolific inventor in diverse fields

Primarily Opinion based answer:- Attorney or legal firm can be applicant for number of inventions in diversified filed. as it only right transfer i.e. rights are purchased and inventor is compensated ...
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Protecting App UI & Features

You need to first find a patent agent to do prior art search and determine if your invention is patent-able. The patent law regarding software patent is an intensely debated issue and therefore a ...
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patent number 3605913 Dust suppressor for rotary drills

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 ...
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