ShaneParker
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Developed methodology listed in patent claims, yet not listed as an inventor?
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According to the USPTO 37 C.F.R. 1.45 Application for patent by joint inventors, you can apply for joint inventorship provided you have contributed in the development of the patent and each inventors ...

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Multiple patents or a single patent?
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As far as I know, an examiner in the patent office will normally review previous patents to find those patents which are closest to the invention in which a patent is sought. If all the features of ...

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Value of an Original Vintage Patent?
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In this case, UPSTO has their policies and laws in terms of patenting a paper work depending on its date and topic. I suggest you read this: http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/s2128.html

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What's the best approach to document a claim?
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A patent claim document must include a data input device comprising: an input surface adapted to be locally exposed to a pressure or pressure force, a sensor means disposed below the input surface for ...

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How do I find patents citing a certain article?
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Citation databases make it possible to search cited references; that is, they search for references that are listed in the bibliographies of research publications. In here, users can follow a ...

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Did the Soviets do patents?
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I attended a seminar last month about Patent and Intellectual property issues. One of the speaker from Patexia discussed the history of patent and cited some countries. One of the countries mentioned ...

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New invention covered by claim of other invention
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It is possible to obtain a patent on your new invention as long as that new invention of yours is totally different from the previous inventions that you have. Show how it works to show that it is ...

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How to get a patent?
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I recently attended a seminar about copyrighted and infringement laws. One of the topics they discussed were the basics in patenting or how owners should patent their works. Here's how: First, ...

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How to Use Patented Method Without Infringing?
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Most patents granted today are improvement patents. Improvement on patents depends on whether or not the patentable differences provide you with a worthwhile competitive advantage.

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How often is Google Patents updated?
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As far as I know, Google updates their database every other month and the data they input in their database are a couple of months late. It is still best that you search for patents in the USPTO or in ...

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When will patent be approved, if it's going to be?
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Once you file a patent, it will take at least 24 months from the day the application date is issued before you know if your patent application is granted or not. The USPTO will inform if your patent ...

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Re-file a Patent deemed Abandoned?
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You can't file a patent that you think are abandoned or expired. But if you really want to patent an invention similar what's already patented. Probably, you could file an improvement patent ...

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Another person filed a patent on something I came up with. What can I do?
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USPTO has this rule in a patent that whoever filed a patent first(first-to-file basis) with all the requirement met, will have the advantage of getting the patent. And as what others have pointed out, ...

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How big is the US patent market in Virtual Reality patents?
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Check different patent database and make a note on your search. Here is a guide on how you can search for patents according to USPTO website. Brainstorm Terms Describing the Invention Index to the U....

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What does "discretionary inquiry" mean?
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Demands for a "simple discretionary inquiry" happens when a court disagree with the Federal circuit imposition of a “clear and convincing evidence” standard on a party seeking to establish entitlement ...

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Do Patents cover the idea or the specific technology?
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There are many factors for an invention to get a patent. If a similar patent exist, a patent can still be granted to an invention provided it is an improvement of the existing one. Improvement patent ...

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I left the institution. Do I have rights to the invention as a co-author?
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Did you contribute to any claims to the said invention? Have you been included as a joint inventor of the invention? If yes, then being a joint inventor will give the right over an invention. The best ...

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I have functional prototype at hand. Should I wait for patent application be finalized?
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If you filed the patent before the investors did and you comply all the necessary documents regarding your patent. It would be hard for them to get a patent grant for the similar products because of ...

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Is Software Patentable?
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Generally a software is protected under the copyright law. And a copyright protection is much simple rather than filing a patent. A copyright is automatically granted to creator of the software. But a ...

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Does my Proprietary Agreement with a solely owned Inc. Division extend to all divisions
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That's the problem when you disclose your invention to the other party without the written agreement or NDA, you have no rights over an invention and you can't stop if they want to disclose it to the ...

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How long for patent to get finalize?
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The average time in processing a patent usually takes for about 2-3 years from the official date of filing. You will be informed of the official date of filing by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ...

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Patent for more than one product
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Basically, a single patent is granted to one products. But as what Matthew said, you can have multiple claims in one patent. Claims are important in patent application, it is where you put the details ...

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Can a patent filed more than 20 years ago still be valid?
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The patent has already expired since it is more than 20 years. And once a patent term has ended it is not renewable. But just because a patent has expired doesn't mean it is already a public domain. ...

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When a patent infringment litigation is considered frivolous?
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You don't have to worry that much about Patent trolls anymore, now the the court has come up with an action to prevent frivolous patent infringement lawsuits. US supreme court has a new ruling, which ...

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Is this patent still valid? Aircraft trash compactor and box US 4620479 A
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If the patent has expired already, then, it has become a public domain and anyone can use it. But always be cautious in using the patent. Don't assume that when a patent has expired you can freely use ...

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How can you renew an expired patent?
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Unlike trademarks, patents are not renewable. Once the patent has expired or the has ended then that's it. But as what Matthew said, the best thing to do is to think of any improvement on the patent ...

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Finding prior art rejects an independent claim
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As a patent owner, you can leverage in enforcing patent against an infringer and negotiating or maintaining the terms of a license agreement by using the validity or invalidity of a patent claim as ...

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I made an invention at work (maybe). What do I need to know?
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Before you start your patent search, here's some tips for you for an an effective patent searching. Brainstorm on terms that describe the invention. Search for relevant terms related to the subject ...

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Can someone copy my idea If i released and filed a patent first but the patent isn't approved yet?
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Provisional patent means you have superior right in the patent application which means no one else can get a patent on the same idea unless yours is rejected. But this doesn't prevent others from ...

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Want to know if I may apply for the patent or not
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You cannot patent a sentence. Here are the list of ideas or innovations that cannot be patented. Laws of nature Physical phenomena Abstract ideas Literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works (...

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