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Questions relating to design-patents and their applications.
For posts questioning whether any skilled practitioner would find the idea obvious in light of the prior art.
should be applied to questions involving continuation patent applications or patents granted from continuation applications.
For questions relating to utility models
For questions involving expired patents.
Related to patents filed, licensed or prosecuted by Applicant APPLE INC.
Question related to validity of any proceeding done in patent office.
Questions related to interpretation and source relating to the Patent law and rules. This tag should not be used for MPEP related questions.
For questions involving an individual filing on their own behalf.
“Patent pending” is a mark that can be included in the description of a product to indicate that some aspects of that product is covered by a patent application that has been filed, but not yet abando…
used on patent applications and patents which have been successfully narrowed or rejected by the USPTO after having been the subject of a prior-art-request on Ask Patents.
relating to mobile phones, handheld computers, and similar technology.
Questions related to a particular procedure for accomplishing or approaching something, especially a systematic or established one.
for questions asking if performing a certain action (i.e., researching, developing, manufacturing, testing or selling a product) can be done without infringing intellectual property right…
for questions relating to the examination process of intellectual property right applications. For questions regarding patentability please include the patentability tag. Please also inclu…
For questions about the "Google Patents" service.
Databases of patents, patent application and prior art. For questions about database software, use the [data-processing-databases] tag.
For questions concerning the status of a patent. Please check 'Public Pair' first and ask only if you cannot find the desired information there or do not understand it. Explain in depth what your prob…
Related to patents filed, licensed or prosecuted by Applicant MICROSOFT
For questions relating specifically to the description part of a patent. General information: the description is not what the patent protects, only the claims define the scope of protection.
Related to patents filed, licensed or prosecuted by Applicant GOOGLE
The process of pursuing getting a patent. Sometimes used to mean every step in that process but sometimes used to mean all of the steps after the initial filing.