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Strategies for minimizing early cost while maximizing future options with PCT application?

The international phase There's no requirement to respond to the ISR or written opinion. While you are provided with the opportunity to file article 19 or 34 amendments and provide arguments, and ...
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Risks of splitting invention into multiple patents?

This is opinion, as I'm not aware of any empirical way to measure this. I would suggest that scenario B should always be used. Assuming you have two separable inventions, then it makes sense that ...
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Strategies for minimizing early cost while maximizing future options with PCT application?

Note that after filing the PCT, you won't really need to do anything until December 1, 2019 (30 months after the PCT app priority date), at which point you will incur costs going into the various ...
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Patent Enablement - how do you balance retention of secrets and teaching make and use

In the US it is not the enablement requirement that addresses the secret sauce issue, it is the “best mode” requirement. Inventors and applicants are required to show the best way of implementing the ...
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Filing patent application on invention that is beyond the remit of your exploitation

The most important question is why you want to pursue a patent if you can't personally sell products based on it. The most obvious reason is to license the technology to companies that can use it. ...
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Patent Enablement - how do you balance retention of secrets and teaching make and use

I am not a lawyer so I'm not sure I can answer your question authoritatively. However you state the following as though it were a fact: Businesses do not EVER want to document their "magic smoke&...
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Are there situations where an infringer purposefully designed their product on claims when designing around them had no cost?

I suppose some company might willfully infringe a patent if they are confident that they can prove the patent to be invalid. There are other mechanisms to challenge a patent's validity including Inter ...
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PCT application: when is the last chance to file divisional applications?

If you include claim language for each invention in the PCT application, the selected ISA (international Search Agency) will notice that you have claims to multiple inventions and ask you to pay more ...
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Strategies for minimizing early cost while maximizing future options with PCT application?

Perhaps you can look at it this way. How many countries do you really plan to enter once the PCT Application enters national phase entry. If its only USA or few handful more (say Canada and Europe), ...
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Strategies for minimizing early cost while maximizing future options with PCT application?

You will not be able to change the specification or drawings in any manner other than to correct a typo (an error in the text that is clearly an error and clearly only has one way to be fixed can be ...
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