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What is this patent (WO 2002/101622 A8) all about?

The 'A8' part of this patent document identifier is the Kind Code (the "kind of document"), which in this case indicates that the document is a correction to the title page of the application: WO ...
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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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During patent application submission, which case is correct for approval?

To supplement another answer - You mention a "main mechanism". A critical point before drafting a patent application is to determine what you think that the invention is. If you have ...
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During patent application submission, which case is correct for approval?

I'm not an attorney, but generally you submit drawings that illustrate just the specific mechanism involved in the invention with enough context to explain how it works. Ordinary elements like motors ...
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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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Can I file a Patent in the US from a different country?

For the first part, after filing patent application in the patent office of own country one has to take permission to file patent in foreign country. If permitted, one has to get registered with ...
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A 2010 patent shows a WIPO filing and granted EP patent, but no US mark. Does that mean the patent was not granted or pursued in the US?

The time window for entering into the US national phase is long gone and the applicant did not enter it so no protection for that invention is possible now in the US. As for the European patent, it ...
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US expired but active WIPO application enforceable in US?

The WIPO does not grant patents, it only serves a mechanism for applications to be filed. As a comment says, only a granted, non-expired U.S. patent is enforceable in the U.S. The U.S. case is an ...
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Which is the best place to search for a filed/issued patent?

Personally, I find problems with Google Patents not finding all the relevant patents when I search. It is, however handy for finding an individual patent quickly. I prefer The Lens which I find more ...
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Can industrial processes described in patents be replicated in Not-for-profit organisations without a license?

Unlike copyright law, U.S. patent law has no concept of "fair use". (Law does not need to be logical or consistent.) If anyone makes, uses, sells, offers to sell or imports something that falls under ...
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WIPO patent filing vs US patent?

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 ...
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Can WIPO application filed after 12 months from priority date?

You are too late to claim priority to your US application. This must be done within 12 months of the original filing (Paris Convention art 4(C)(2)). However, if none of your other applications have ...
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Is this patent issued?

so far, there does not seem to be a granted patent on this application. The application has entered the National phase in India. Please see the details here: https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/...
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This patent is very similar to a Tunisian patent TN2010/0509 deposed the 04/11/2010 in Tunisia

This article from the European Patent Office indicates that Tunisia is not an EPO member state, and only in July 2014 was there an agreement formed (not ratified) between Tunisia and EPO: Under the ...
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Drawings and practical implementation

The WIPO Application can be downloaded from the European Patent Register. Select the "International publication of the A2 Pamphlet" entry and click on "Download Selected Documents". The application is ...
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"Google Now" Patent Application Number

I am not expert in electronics but I feel below is the patent covers the same_ Title:-Providing digital content based on expected user behavior US8271413 Providing results to parameterless search ...
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Missing illustrations in WIPO patent application

You can follow the link from Google to Espacenet, then click on EP Register, click on All Documents and select (and click "Download Documents") the "International publication of the A1 Pamphlet" to ...
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