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Patents and patent applications are published with a two-letter code specifying the office that published it. Patents and patent applications with a EP code have been published by the European Patent Office while patents and patent applications with a national code (e.g. DE) have been published by the corresponding national office. Like any other office, ...


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Another very good source for finding the meaning of (IPC) classification(s) and even searching in the classifications to find classes that relate to your subject is the Espacenet site maintained by the European Patent Office. Here you can search the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) which has replaced the European Patent Classification (ECLA) and is ...


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Would you care to explain in more detail what you are trying to do? What is your problem with the WIPO website? When you click on Browse and Search in the WIPO website, you can enter the subclass or subgroup as "current symbol" on the left hand side and then click "go to". For instance, if you want to know what G06F 3/033 means, you simply enter G06F 3/033 ...


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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 2002/101622 A8 What you are looking for is the 'A1' document (the published patent application itself): WO 2002/101622 A1 Note the 'Also published as ...' lists ...


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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 private pair of USPTO (uspto.gov/pair) and then one can file application with USPTO on line from anywhere. For second part, international application can be filed ...


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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 is, if a state is not designated, no national or regional phase entry application can be filed later from that PCT application. There are four regional patent ...


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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 abandoned application, not expired. Abandoned patents can be revived but it would be very unlikely at this late date. The WIPO PCT application is no longer "active"...


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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 full featured, especially if you register (free). Ultimately, if you want detailed file histories, there is no substitute for individual country databases like ...


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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 the claims of an issued patent, they are infringing. The burden is on the patent owner to prove that infringement occurred. If infringement is proven, the ...


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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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The PCT application is not an application for a 'world patent'. But some basics first. If you file a patent application in any PCT-country, you have 12 months to file other applications in (the same or) other PCT-countries claiming priority to the first application. You can do that in each country without the PCT application. However, this way you need to ...


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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 more in fees and must be separately prosecuted by a patent attorney in each location, under the laws and rules of each location. The U.S. is a huge percent of ...


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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 been published yet (as is implied by the "nearly 18 months" in your question), you could file a PCT application (or applications in other countries) without ...


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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/detail.jsf?docId=WO2005071644&recNum=1&tab=NationalPhase&maxRec=&office=&prevFilter=&sortOption=&queryString= The National Number is ...


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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 terms of the agreement, signed in Munich on 3 July [2014], European patent applicants and proprietors will be able to validate the legal effects of their ...


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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 42 pages and the figures start on page 34.


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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 queries US8478519 Providing results to parameterless search queries US8504286 Activating Applications Based on Accelerometer Data US8065508, US8438373, US8464036, ...


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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 get the full WIPO patent application with figures (or select the "Priority document (electronically transmitted)" to get the original German application).


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If by saying "in the end" you mean eventually as opposed to the suffix at the end of the number then: The EPO publishes applications filed with it and it publishes patents granted by it. At this moment in time, EP patents are not enforceable in any court. An EP patent can be "validated" as a UK patent, DE patent etc. and then be enforceable in the courts of ...


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