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The best way to look for the actual information on the status of a US patent or patent application is to access the US Patent and Trademark Office's public information portal (PAIR). After searching for the patent document, which can be done in a number of ways, e.g. bu application number, publication number, and the like, information about the status can be ...


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This is covered in the MPEP section 203.08 Inquiries as to the status of applications, by persons entitled to the information, should be answered promptly. Simple letters of inquiry regarding the status of applications will be transmitted from the Office of Patent Application Processing to the TCs for direct action. Such letters will be stamped “Status ...


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According to Patent Buddy, this patent has status ABAN so has been abandoned. Also, this patent is cited in several other patents listed at Google's patent datbase.


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What's the history of your application? Based on your description, here is one possible/likely progression we can piece together: 6/21/2013: filed an US provisional patent application late 2013: filed an "international" PCT application based on the provisional application 5/5/2014: filed a US nonprovisional application based on the international PCT ...


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The link in your question is the granted patent. You can see on the box at the right of the Google Patents page that its Publication Type is "Grant," meaning it's a patent and no longer an application, and that its Publication date was July 15, 2014. Unfortunately, I can't speak to the licensing that its assignee has in place, if any, and I don't know ...


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Speaking of the U.S. patent. The patent was issued, and had its 12th year fees paid in 2009. Using the patent term calculator from the USPTO's site, and ignoring any potential patent term extensions (PTEs), the expiration date is 4/18/2016. This merely means that the patent won't expire prior to that date, but might well expire at a later date due patent ...


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If you look at the "Fee Status", you will see that it is "Lapsed". This means that the patent is no longer enforceable. The reason for this is found at the bottom of the Google Patents page, in the Legal Events section: Jan 22, 2004 FPAY Fee payment Year of fee payment: 4 May 28, 2008 FPAY Fee payment ...


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Yes it is broader but was never granted a patent, applicant failed to reply examiner objections. status on date 10-23-2009-- Abandoned -- Failure to Respond to an Office Action presently no child applications are pending for this application and it seems all doors are closed for this application. you are also requested to refer Ask patents another ...


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According to EPO database, the application issued as national patents in various countries in Europe and Hong Kong, then the patents lapsed due to nonpayment. There are also patent applications in New Zealand and the US for this invention. According to PAIR, the US application is still pending and a non final office action has been sent. I do not know ...


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First off, if you are being threatened with a legal action, you really need to consult with a lawyer. That said, I looked up RE43748 on the US Public Pair site. Select "Patent" and enter RE43748. It claims priority from PCT/JP99/04429 which has a filing date of 08-18-1999. There were no patent term adjustments so the patent should have expired by now. So ...


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No need to change status identifiers if any of the independent or dependent claims is unchanged. Status identifiers are needed to be changed in case of amendments (strikethrough of text, insertion of text, or dependency change) only.


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US application 06/078,118, was granted as US4378187A on 01-26-1983. Since this is before 1995, the term of the patent would be 17 years from the grant date which results in an expiration date of 01-26-2000. As such, the patent has expired. I don't know of any provision that allows a patent to extend beyond its expiration date, especially one which should ...


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i. Yes. Only the assigned application assigned to ineligible entity forfeits eligibility for discount. ii. If pro se inventor's (micro entity) income is affected by the assignment transaction in a manner that gross income crosses three times median house hold income of preceding year than only following applications (also if the application is the sixth ...


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If you look it up in Public PAIR and click on the Image File Wrapper tab, you will see - 03-27-2018 N/AP Notice of Appeal Filed Rather than responding with a RCE/response/amendment to the final rejection, the application has filed for the first steps of an appeal. Along the way it has had other "final" rejections and also went abandoned briefly in ...


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Still valid, 20th year renewal paid on 26 July 2017. Please see https://www.ipo.gov.uk/p-ipsum/Case/PublicationNumber/GB2340070.


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That patent was issued in 1979 and expired 17 years later. The rules changed in 1995 and now patents expire 20 years from their priority date which is usually the filing date.


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I presume you mean "undiscounted". This means that there are no fee discounts for being a small or micro entity.


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