A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.
For questions relating to the process of filling for or obtaining patents through the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Questions relating to design-patents and their applications.
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.
Questions related to interpretation and source relating to the Patent law and rules. This tag should not be used for MPEP related questions.
“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…
Related to patents filed, licensed or prosecuted by Applicant APPLE INC.
Question related to validity of any proceeding done in patent office.
For questions about the "Google Patents" service.
Questions related to a particular procedure for accomplishing or approaching something, especially a systematic or established one.
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.
For questions involving an individual filing on their own behalf.
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…
relating to mobile phones, handheld computers, and similar technology.
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.
Databases of patents, patent application and prior art. For questions about database software, use the [data-processing-databases] tag.
Related to patents filed, licensed or prosecuted by Applicant MICROSOFT
Related to patents filed, licensed or prosecuted by Applicant GOOGLE