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Outcome of referencing earlier patents in your patent application

The document you linked is only an application. the associated US patent is US9513771B2. This patent is not assigned to Microsoft instead it is owned by WIXCOM Ltd. Whether or not you owe royalties ...
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Advantages of Designing Sub-Patents based on an initial wide-ranging Patent owned by the same inventor?

It is often better to include everything in a single specification and then file different claim sets in different patents sharing the common specification. The downside is that if you sell the ...
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Can an applicant cite the prosecution record of a patent reference?

The claims of an application might or might not be patentable. That, itself, has no bearing on the document's value as a reference. Poor claim drafting or overly broad claiming would lead to a ...
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Where can I find the patent for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine?

Regarding patents on the technology behind the vaccines, I found this on PatentlyO The components of the new mRNA vaccines of Pfizer, Moderna, CureVac and others are heavily patented. There are 2 ...
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Should a dependent claim only referrence another dependent claim if it depends on it's new subject matter?

A dependent claim references either an independent claim or a previous dependent claim. Note, in the U.S. multiply dependent claims ""as claimed in any one of the preceding claims" or "as claimed in ...
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Non-provisional application merely incorporating by reference provisional application?

Edited for below comments. MPEP 2163.07(b): Incorporation by Reference [R-11.2013] Instead of repeating some information contained in another document, an application may attempt to ...
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