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Downloading XML for USPTO patents

You can also try USPTO Bulk Data. Enter your patent number in corresponding refine field. After filtering patents press Request download (XML).
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Why do patent description contains serial numbers like [0001], [0002] etc?

These are paragraph numbers. They are considered good practice to include since they aid referencing portions of the description, but are not mandatory. They are described in a extremely detailed ...
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Is there a custom or policy of obfuscating dangerous details in patents?

Originally, there was a requirement that the inventor teach the best mode (that the inventor knows about) in the specification. In recent years, that requirement has been a bit relaxed, but it still ...
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Any Chance the USPTO will accept 3D Models as Digital Prototypes in the future?

Not an answer. Just comment too long to fit the comment section. Such feature won't be seen as essential or even necessary. When studying patents, I sometimes feel that "Geeze, I need a 3D model to ...
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How can the difference between "Priority Date" and "Filing Date" be greater than 1 year?

It is likely you are seeing the effects of a continuation (or divisional, outside of the US). The continuation retains the priority date of its parent, but has a much later filing date. By way of ...
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How should I patent my behavioral bio-metric identification idea in the US or Europe?

We are confused where to register the patent? US or Europe? Patents are territorial. If you want to prevent competitors from using your invention in the US, then you'll need a US patent. If you want ...
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Can a YouTube video be submitted as prior art?

Yes, it can. I did a quick search and found over 100 patents with a youtube.com prior art citation. The earliest citations I found are in US 7783710, US 7844507, and US 7934725.
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Grant patent's front page item (72) inventor

For item (72), every inventor’s name follows a city name and brackets with a two-letter country code. Does the city and country indicate the place inventor lives and the country which the city ...
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Can a continuation be sold separately from the parent patent?

Yes, absolutely, as long as there is not a terminal disclaimer that ties the applications together. A terminal disclaimer might be required during patent prosecution to avoid a rejection based on ...
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Is there any consequences if I don't amend claims properly before the PCT deadline?

The reason why you may want amend your claims pursuant to Art. 19 PCT is to better define your claimed scope for the purpose of provisional protection conferred by the PCT application (in those ...
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Does the USPTO publish example applications?

Regarding examples - The USPTO lets anyone with an internet connection look at every application filed in the last 30 years or so that was published and/or resulted in a patent. All back and forth ...
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Why do few US patents have reference numbers in the abstract and claims?

In most of the world reference numbers are required in the claims and encouraged in the abstract. Reference numbers in claims are rarely seen in U.S. patents. It is not overly paranoid to think a ...
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Meaning of election and elected/nonelected species

Approximately correct - the species elected and not elected are typically sub-classes of categories of inventions to be claimed. This will encompass some embodiments in each grouping but your ...
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Obtaining a document cited by the examiner of a US patent

A few years ago publishers of academic journals complained to the USPTO that the whole process of patent prosecution involved much unauthorized copying of their products. In response the USPTO ...
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How to get a patent or patent application permalink at the USPTO website?

Here at last is the new link syntax: https://ppubs.uspto.gov/dirsearch-public/print/downloadPdf/{patentnumber} Example: https://ppubs.uspto.gov/dirsearch-public/print/downloadPdf/3541541 More ...
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Can an employee of an European Company (applicant) represent his company before USPTO?

If the applicant is a company (juristic entity), then it may only use a patent practitioner to prosecute the patent application in the US. If the applicant is an individual or group of individuals, ...
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"Designated countries for regional patents"

Designated countries only applies to PCT applications, not to US applications. Designated countries are those states in which a PCT application may subsequently enter national or regional phase. That ...
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Can I link an unregistered eFiling to a new account?

Yes. In a USPTO pdf it states - "Once you have your Customer Number, you must also associate your current patent applications with it. . . . - Download and complete the Customer Number Upload ...
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Retrieve US patents claims

You should take a look at patent_client! It's a python module that searches the live USPTO and EPO databases using a Django-style API. The results from any query can then be cast into pandas ...
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WIPO patent filing vs US patent?

The answer is money. The single WIPO/PCT application (that, itself, costs more than a U.S. application) just starts an application in 140 some countries. To actually proceed in each location costs ...
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Why become a Registered eFiler?

Yes, you can attach it latter as long as you know the application number and filing date. If you lost that information you might have some hoops to go through to show that it was you that filed.
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Do you need to file Information Disclosure Statements for US Provisional Apps?

It's more than not necessary. It's not possible. 37 CFR § 1.51(d) provides: Applicants are encouraged to file an information disclosure statement in nonprovisional applications. See § 1.97 and § 1....
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How long does the US duty of disclosure last?

It lasts until the patent issues, which occurs both after notice of allowance and issue fee payments. See MPEP 2001: The duty to disclose information, however, does not end when an application ...
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How long does the US duty of disclosure last?

The duty does not end at allowance - From the MPEP 2001.04 Information Under 37 CFR 1.56(a) [R-08.2017] 37 CFR 1.56(a) states that the duty to disclose information exists until the application ...
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can foreign company file patent in USPTO without a lawyer?

USPTO permits filing of patent by individual inventor as applicant without patent attorney (lawyer). Company can be assignee and (I am not sure) need to be represented by registered attorney. Refer ...
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Am I getting a response for Rescission of Previous Nonpublication Request?

Thanks for all the comments. Answering my own question. I first called the number of the Pre-Grant Publication Division at (703)605-4283 according to the SB/36 form, but that number turned out already ...
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How to qualify for micro entity status

Let me preface this by saying I am not a lawyer. Looking at this link to the requirements for small and micro-entity status shows two ways to qualify for micro-entity status. Micro entity: There ...
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USPTO patent search database no longer secure over web SSL https

You might try Espacenet, The Lens or PatentScope - all are https
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