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No, there is absolutely no way to include anything new in any patent application anywhere, no matter what the reason is, once the application has been filed. Your best option is to nationalize the PCT application in the US. You could claim priority to the PCT application, too, but in Europe that would be only valid for the new matter introduced there. I ...


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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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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 national states where provisional protection exists, e.g. many European countries. ) These amended claims will be published together with the international ...


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No, there is no fee for filing a claim amendment. The only fees that might pertain to this are excess claim fees. In your scenario you end up at the 20 maximum claims and below the 3 independent claims. You an amend before publication and/or after publication.


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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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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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Concerning the European patent practice, most probably you would receive an objection on the grounds of lack of clarity because there is an inconsistency between the scope of the independent claim and the scope of the dependent claim. In the scope of the independent claim you have a system/method with three features/steps, whereas in the scope of the ...


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I can imagine a case like this - claim 1. A system with an A and a transmitter module and a receiver module. Claim 2, the system of claim 1 where the transmitter module and the receiver module are comprised in a transceiver module where a common antenna is used. In your example "wherein the antenna is the handle" is fine. I wouldn't think of it as two ...


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Your application will NOT be republished. The amended claims will be added to the applications file history (called the 'Image File Wrapper' in both Public PAIR and Private PAIR), almost always the same day as they are received. The amended claims are view-able as submitted, and are not incorporated into the body of the application in any way. The Patent ...


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It would be best if you could provide the actual patent number. Many people confuse patent applications from actual patents. Applications may or may not get issued, and the claims are almost always narrowed in an issued patent from its application. Also, if we know the patent number, we can help identify equivalent foreign patents. I'll try to answer your ...


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I have trouble understanding your example. What is "list of items" and what is "purpose *"? In a method you usually define a set of steps, and perhaps some additional features that are not steps. Not sure what you mean by partial match either. I will try to answer your question anyway, but I may update my answer if you clarify these parts. If "purpose X" is ...


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From finnegan.com/files/Upload/FCN_Aug10_5.html: The Court noted that “[w]here a claim lists elements separately, ‘the clear implication of the claim language’ is that those elements are ‘distinct component[s]’ of the patented invention.” Id. at 10 (second alteration in original) (quoting Gaus v. Conair Corp., 363 F.3d 1284, 1288 (Fed. Cir. 2004)). ...


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First, there are no "provisional patents", only provisional patent applications. Any application of any kind filed in 2010 or in 2011 that specifically referenced an RFC by number could not be interpreted as disclosing something that was only in a 2015 version of that RFC. If instead of referencing an RFC explicitly, a concept like "domain policy list" ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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