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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 belongs to? Or the city indicates the place inventor lives and the country indicates his/her nationality? INID codeInternationally agreed Numbers for the ...


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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 are two ways to qualify as a micro-entity. The first way is under paragraph (a) of the new rule, requiring the following conditions that must be ...


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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 double-patenting. Under a terminal disclaimer common ownership of the covered patents is required. Both must be sold together with the requirement that they stay ...


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Is there a time limit in which the Petition to Accept Late Payment of Issue Fee needs to be filed ? No, there is not, in the sense that, no one has jurisdiction to extend time limit beyond the three months period given in notice of allowance; only 37 CFR 1.137 relief is available. Reference 1, which states "The Director has no authority to extend the ...


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Here's how to get a direct link to a PDF document given a patent number. The patent number is split into three sections: Group A, digits 0-2 (using an 8 digit number, often digit 0 will be a 0 for <10m patent numbers) Group B, digits 3-5 Group C, digits 6-7 So patent 9876543 will be grouped as A(098) B(765) C(43). The URL is the following, with (A), (...


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The most reliable way to determine if a US patent's status is the US Public Pair. In this case go to the US Public Pair site, get past the CAPTCHA, select "Patent Number" and enter "8459282" (without quotes). The current status is "Patented Case" which means the patent is active. You can check on the status of the patents fees which are up to date. The ...


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As patents are granted by national or regional patent offices, the patents are therefore only useful for protecting an invention in the country in which that patent is granted. In other words, patent is territorial in nature it doesn't provide global rights. What is the gripe that the current US administration has with the Chinese patent system? China ...


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Most of the benefit of an application to make special comes from reduced queue time to be initially picked up by the examiner. You are past that point, but there are requirements for quick action at other points in the process as well and, since there is no fee, I would recommend applying for this program.


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Right now, your options are open. But, if you publish the invention they may close, as unlike the USA, the EPO has a very limited grace period for filing a patent application after publication. The Paris convention says that if you file in one treaty country, like the USA, you have 1 year from the earliest such filing to file in another treaty country (like ...


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Have you filed a provisional application?? before, if not file a provisional application, as a provisional application gives you an additional 12 months for you to file a Non provisional application and protects the priority date for your patent. Regarding keeping an options open for EU I would suggest you to file a PCT application as EU and US both are ...


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There is a fee schedule for the USPTO's services. There are fees to file a PPA and more expensive fees for an NPA. Generally, fees are lower for smaller entities. There is a micro-entity fee and a small entity fee for most fee items. There are fees related to appeals, to requesting an IPR, and to a reissue application. Generally fees are due at filing ...


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


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I was looking for a provisional patent The provisional application is not "published" so you couldn't have found one. Provisional patent application is an application that establishes an early filing date, but does not mature into an issued patent unless the applicant files a regular non-provisional patent application within one year. To obtain the ...


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The sooner you have a granted patent (if that is the outcome) the sooner you have the added credibility that it might give for inventors, employees and others. To be clear, the primary effect of track I is to cut out the queue time before an examiner picks it up. If your initial claims are not going to be patentable, you will find that out faster, which can ...


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The Examiner works and is paid for their time. When you get to Final the Examiner is only budgeted to put very little attention into what you have to say. I consider Final to mean "time to put another token in the game machine, but you have a last ditch attempt ". So, Advisory action means you failed and need to put in another token if you want the Examiner ...


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An Advisory Action is to explain to you why your after-final amendment or argument or affidavit did not put your application into a state of allowance. You can appeal, try to get an interview with the examiner, file a continuation application or let it go abandoned.


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PatentsView allows bulk download http://www.patentsview.org/web/ You'll need to write a regular expression to extract the Family ID from the XML file


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What happens when a TD is taken to a patent which itself is a continuation of a patent family that now has been sold? Per 35 USC 154 (c).1: The term of a patent that is in force on or that results from an application filed before the date that is 6 months after the date of the enactment of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act shall be the greater of the 20-...


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The QPIDS is not a "requirement", it is a way of avoiding filing a petition to withdraw from issue and then file an RCE, because the duty of disclosure is still in force, as noted. Such a petition requires that you identify a defect in the application. Who wants to do that? The idea behind the QPIDS is that you have art you want the Examiner to consider (...


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To clarify one point: there is no such thing as "filing a patent." One applies for a patent by filing a patent application. A patent issues from the application if and only if it meets legal requirements including novelty and non-obviousness in view of the prior art (which includes subject matter in the relevant field that was publicly known prior to the ...


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I assume you mean a difference of years, not days or weeks, but some countries now allow you to miss the 1 year priority date. Details in this Q/A, which discusses a two months grace period some countries give.


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