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When do provisional rights arise for a PCT application?

Can retrospective damages can be sought in states designated by a PCT application before a national phase application is granted? It depends on the country, as this is not the subject of any ...
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About registering low cost green patents in the UK

The UK has a “green channel” program to accelerate qualifying patent applications and the USPTO did have a pilot green program that has expired. It also provided no cost accelerated examination. The ...
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UK patent, early publication risk for PCT?

Good answers here are expected to be longer than one word. In this case the answer is the one word no.
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Provisional application in UK

As there is no provisional filing in UK, you have the (nice) option to file a patent and not pay for it. If you do that before 31 March 2021 the cost will be £60, after that date it will be £75 when ...
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Provisional application in UK

I am not familiar with the requirements of UK's IPO when it comes to according a filing date, which is the relevant act for generating a priority right. At the EPO you can follow the same procedure ...
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PATENT PRODUCT IN THE US CAN I SELL THE SAME IDEA IN THE UK?

I won't try to duplicate George White's fine answer. I will review the two patents you cited in comments. The first is US11317726B2. This a utility patent. It was applied for on June 6, 2016. I ...
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PATENT PRODUCT IN THE US CAN I SELL THE SAME IDEA IN THE UK?

Assumption - you are taking about (normal) utility patents that cover the actual functioning of an invention. There are time limits for filing in follow-on countries. In the straightforward way of ...
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What extent of prior publication prevents patentability?

As Eric mentioned in a comment, the issue is degree of disclosure. It can be a subtle issue. A publication that explained a result but did not show how to achieve the result would not be novelty ...
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Find UK patent detail

Patent applications only become public 18 months after the filing date or the earliest priority date. Unlike most countries, the UK publishes the title of patent applications and the company shortly ...
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We have a patent in China (only) and it was registered in jan 2021, we want to register it in the UK do we have priority

There are two questions - can you get a patent in the UK and can you stop them. It generally takes over a year from filing to a patent being granted. If that is true in the case of your patent in ...
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Understanding search report

The document you link to says the status is "Terminated before grant". Ipsum - Online Patent Information and Document Inspection Service New Search View on Espacenet GB2560881 - Renewable ...
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Understanding search report

One thing to remember is that applications get published regardless of whether they get granted or don’t get granted. Your link didn't work for me but I did go to https://www.ipo.gov.uk/p-find-...
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What does "as such" mean?

In the UK, this wording derives the Patents Act 1977 s 1(2), which provides (emphasis added): It is hereby declared that the following (among other things) are not inventions for the purposes of this ...
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