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 ...
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.
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. ...
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.
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.
"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 ...
Patent professional can be:
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 ethics to keep information confidential unless you ask them. [US attorney]
In case of inventor, if dealing directly with Agent or Paralegal (non-law firm), he ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Yes, google makes several different downloads available in a zip format. This data is from the USPTO and does not include OCR'd version of older patents.
Google no longer offers this service. Go directly to the USPTO bulk download page
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.
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 ...
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.
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
Patents are only valid in the country that issues the patent. There are no international patents.
So, a US patent is only valid in the US. Likewise, a Japanese patent is only valid in Japan. Same with a German patent or a French patent or whatever.
To see what country issued the patent, check the front page of the patent. Typically the top of the front ...
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 obligation for all patent attorneys to maintain the confidential of anyone’s invention under the law and they have to abide by the rules of law but in case of a ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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-multiply dependent claims. The U.S. thinks they are confusing and strongly discourages them via is fee system. The rest of the world sees them as using fewer words to ...
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 inventive progress but the value of keeping records of your progress in inventing now have very very little value. Before the AIA patent law change, it was ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 already patented - those are not valid reasons to proceed. The last reason, they can improve the invention (i.e., design around the prior art), is the only valid ...
Most of Patent office releases such reports called annual reports.
for USPTO :-
General Patent Statistics Reports
For European Patent office:-
European patents and patent applications - 2014 statistics
Japan patent statistics
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 require the passage of new legislation (i.e., it's not something that can be changed by the United States Patent Office).
Secondly, "software patents" are already ...