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It seems you are worried about what is called 'antecedent' problem in claim construction. For which, you are inclined to use 'a + 'turbine blades'. When an element is mentioned first time in claim construction - 'said + element (turbine blades)' or 'the + elememt (turbine blades)', should not be used to avoid objection by examiner based on 'lack of ...


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I've got almost 200 issued patents and my experience is that the USPTO automatically calculates the patent term adjustment, but it is worth double checking the calculation, making sure they got it right. For questions like this, you can always google "patent term adjustment MPEP". The MPEP is basically the rulebook for patent examiners. In this case, it ...


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Since this patent was filed prior to June 8th, 1995, the term of the patent was 17 years from the date of ISSUANCE, not filing date. Thus if it went through a long examination period, which was common back then (prosecution periods of five or more years were not uncommon), the patent could still be in effect and enforceable. Also, any continuation patent ...


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Such an extension is not possible. The Time article makes this slightly clearer: (emphasis added) …in 1998, Wi-LAN bought 49% of Lamarr’s claim to the lapsed patent A patent can be assigned after expiry. Such an assignment really only assigns the right to sue other parties for infringement that occurred before the patent lapsed. In this case, I can't ...


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A granted US patent usually lasts 20 years from the application date (assuming all the renewal fees are paid). So, if you applied for the patent on 1 July 2001, and it was granted, it would last until 1 July 2021. If the USPTO takes too long to review the application, you will be granted an extension of this 20 year period (see MPEP § 2730 for details). ...


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As an expired patent it has no value. In 1956 patents had a term of 17 years from the date of grant, and maintenance fees did not exist in the US until 1980 or so. Today patents terminate 20 years after the day of the application filing. If a patent took 3 years before being granted, it would end up being in-force for 17 years.


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A patent is valid for 20 years (17 then) today assuming renewal fees are paid Now this patent may be worth something in a nice frame


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