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Prior art search based on non-paid databases

This is opinion based and I'm an inventor, not a patent attorney. I have done my fair bit of patent searching. In my previous job I've used both Micropatent and Totalpatent both of which are paid ...
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Is it worth to submit informal comments on the written opinion of the International Searching Authority?

My personal experience is that informal comments have never improved our position in any way. In the national/regional phases, the same objections have been raised by the same patent office acting as ...
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Should I abandon a PCT application if the results of the international search report (ISR) are negative?

You have the possibility of getting a more positive opinion by requesting PCT Chapter II, also known as International Preliminary Examination, which is subject to payment to fees. You can choose any ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages (if any) of requesting an early publication?

Requesting early publication is not very common, I'd say it is a strategical move above anything. There are two advantages that I can think of. One is the evident one, making your patent application ...
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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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