3 votes

Do scientific errors in patent description affect its validity?

Related to this is the concept that the inventor does not need to know, correctly, why something works. If a combination of A and B is great at taking rust off a rusty screw driver and the inventor ...
user avatar
  • 25.3k
3 votes

Does a granted patent mean it is scientifically correct or that the US patent office has validated its scientific accuracy?

NO You are correct to question your understanding of patents if you thought it was a government stamp of approval. The patent office does not do its own research and testing on patents. Unless ...
user avatar
  • 25.3k
2 votes

Isn't this conflict of interest?

I have to admit, I'm extremely unclear on what you're asking here. But there are certainly no issues with someone using a patent that they are granted. In fact, in a majority of cases that's really ...
user avatar
2 votes

Sufficiency of disclosure (enablement, written desc) for genus claims?

In the US case, I would also like to add that reverse doctrine of equivalents (DOE) may apply as implicit claim scope limitation. Reverse DOE essentially says literally infringing structure may not ...
user avatar
2 votes
Accepted

Sufficiency of disclosure (enablement, written desc) for genus claims?

Are such broad claims invalid when an unenabled/non-writtenly-described embodiment is identified? Yes. The written description requirements in the US and EPO require that the invention must be ...
user avatar
  • 6,103
2 votes

Is it necessary to define the expected usage scenario for a patent?

Short version: yes. Long version: I think there is an important lesson here. When you file a patent for an apparatus, you put it "out there". So if you did not describe a particular use well enough ...
user avatar
  • 309
2 votes
Accepted

Is it necessary to define the expected usage scenario for a patent?

A patent must cover something that is "useful" and the patent must disclose how to make and use the invention, usefully. However, if the claims all define the structure of an apparatus, that apparatus ...
user avatar
  • 25.3k
2 votes

Granted patent found to be unfeasible

What happens if a granted patent is found to be unfeasible? I am not a lawyer so I'm not an expert in this. However, what I believe happens is basically nothing. The patent grant continues to exist. ...
user avatar
  • 8,974
1 vote

How to check where a patent is valid and can it be used freely in another country?

Does that mean that the patent is valid only in China, Europe, Korea, US, Japan and Israel? Yes. Is looking at the related patent documents listed and country codes the best way to see where a ...
user avatar
1 vote

How to check where a patent is valid and can it be used freely in another country?

WO2014147361A1 is an application as is US20160161950. I'm not an expert at determining foreign patent status, but a US patent was issued: US9645576B2. You would have to examine the claims of the ...
user avatar
  • 8,974
1 vote

Granted patent found to be unfeasible

I do not think the arrangement would be very much different than any other sale/transfer of personal property under state law. The USPTO can not and does not do any research or experiments to ...
user avatar
  • 25.3k
1 vote

Can I use the same active ingredient as patented product, when rest of the formula is different?

To avoid infringement, you need to implement each and every element in any single claim. Thus if a claim has elements A, B, C and D and your product only implements A, B and C, then you don't infringe ...
user avatar
  • 8,974
1 vote

Transferring images over wireless networks is patentable?

Your quoted sentence is from the "Technical Field" section of the patent. This only describes the general application area of the invention. In no way does it suggest or imply that the patent covers ...
user avatar
  • 8,974
1 vote

is this patent original?

If you follow the link to the google patents page for this application you will see a box on the right that includes a "non-patent citation" link. If you go there you will see that there are seven ...
user avatar
  • 25.3k
1 vote

How is the truth established in court for cases involving truly high-tech patents?

Your question is too broad to be answered sufficiently. Please break down the question to specific issues that can be answered. The first sentence of your question needs to be approached carefully. ...
user avatar
  • 576
1 vote

Are these patents unreasonably broad? US20130158984A1, US20130151240A1, US20130198196A1

I only quickly reviewed the patents. The applications you cited are now issued patents: US9087048B2, US9015037B2, US9176957B2. They seem to be specifically aimed at automatic fact checking of posted ...
user avatar
  • 8,974
1 vote

How to find whether patent is pending or granted and its issue date, if granted

You can use one of several search tools. One that I like is Espacenet run by the European Patent Office. I provided the application number (not the publication number) and this is the URL to get to ...
user avatar
1 vote

I would like to know if patent EP2152282A1 is still a valid patent?

According to European Patent Register Said Patent application is deemed to be withdrawn in 2011.
user avatar
  • 2,075
1 vote

Is this patent valid?

This is a design patent. Unlike utility patents (what you normally think of as a patent) design patents are not related to functionality but just to the esthetic design. As you can see, the examiner ...
user avatar
  • 25.3k
1 vote

Am I eligible for a patent?

This does vary from state-to-state. I believe that in most states the invention "belongs" to the employer if you signed that away when first hired or if you were hired to invent or assigned to come up ...
user avatar
  • 25.3k
1 vote

how to check the priority date of the patent?

In situations where priority is claimed to a document having different text, priority is determined on a claim-by-claim basis. That is, different claims of a CIP patent may have different priority ...
user avatar
  • 111

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible