Phoenix88
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How do you tell what type of patent it is?
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Utility patents have all numeric patent numbers (e.g., 8,561,134), whereas the patent numbers of design patents are prefixed with a 'D' (e.g., D696,021). Both pending and issued patents are available ...

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Canadian and intl patent application-in-process beat me to it
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A pending patent application does not provide the owner with any enforceable exclusionary rights to stop others from making, using, offering for sale, selling or importing the claimed invention. So, ...

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How are algorithm patents enforced?
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I think you've hit on a good point for those considering pursuing patents. Before investing large sums of money on patenting, it is important to figure out how you will identify infringement. Often, ...

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US patent 8,625,805 reinvents encrypted mail
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Francisco, another option to consider is a prior art submission to the USPTO under 37 CFR 1.501 and 35 USC 301. See ==> http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/s2205.html This creates a written ...

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Why don't companies keep their product implementation as trade secrets instead of patenting?
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I certainly cannot speak to why a particular company chooses one form of intellectual property protection over another, but trade secret law has a few limitations. First, a trade secret is protected ...

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USPTO online filing fees
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The current USPTO fee schedule can be found here ==> http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/qs/ope/fee010114.htm You will have to pay a basic filing fee, a search fee and an examination fee, presumably ...

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Expiration date of US 5,618,582?
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The patent application was filed on June 7, 1995 and issued on April 8, 1997. US patents issuing from patent applications filed on or after June 8, 1995 have a term of 20 years from the earliest non-...

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Can I file a continuation / divisional on an issued patent
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You might want to consider pursuing a reissue application (see MPEP Chapter 1400).

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Frank W. Jandl Engineer
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Camila, doing an inventor search on the USPTO website, I found Frank W. Jandl listed as a co-inventor on US Patent No. 4,110,977. You can download a copy of the patent in PDF form here.

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Is there any web site to give Patent Classification by entering the Classification code?
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Not sure if this is what you are looking for, but the USPTO provides a classification structure that you can navigate through here ==> http://www.uspto.gov/web/patents/classification/...

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Is the patent "Methods of storing information using nucleic acids" sufficiently innovative?
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The European Patent Office issued a search report (http://patentscope.wipo.int/search/docservicepdf_pct/id00000023922733.pdf) on February 6, 2014 noting two prior WIPO publications (i.e., WO2004/...

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Is patent US5715629 still in force?
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The Application Data tab for this patent on the Public Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) site (http://portal.uspto.gov/pair/PublicPair) indicates "Patent Expired Due to NonPayment of ...

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Has this patent application (8,559,894) been granted?
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Yes, probably a bit confusing with all the numbers and dates, but the patent application was filed on September 1, 2011, was assigned Application No.13/223,942, was published as US Pub. No. 2013/...

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Prosecuting someone under patent laws
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Patent infringement is defined by 35 USC Section 271 ==> http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/35/271 While the statute does not state any requirement for intent, case law requires proof (...

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Would like to know if US patent 5,714,464 is still a valid Patent?
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It appears the patent owner did not pay the 12th-year maintenance fee that was due by 2/3/10 with a surcharge. The USPTO's PAIR site indicates "Patent Expired Due to NonPayment of Maintenance Fees ...

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What is the best way to bring a relevant 102 prior art reference to an examiner for a published application?
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Unless the Examiner is reading this site, posting prior art here is not going to do much. I would suggest considering either: a third party submission under MPEP 1134 (if applicable). See ==> http:/...

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Can robots be patented?
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One could certainly patent various new and non-obvious features of such a robot (including, software processes, the hardware architecture and/or the ornamental appearance), but not the abstract idea ...

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Can I buy patent for a specific gesture that I have used for specific purpose in google glass app?
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Sheraz, patents are geographic in nature. So, a US patent, for example, only provides the owner with exclusionary rights in the US. I recommend you get in contact with a local patent attorney to ...

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Handling ownership and patent initiation of intellectual property
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Jonathan, I don't suggest divided ownership of the underlying IP as this can get very messy. Instead, I would recommend providing the contributors with ownership in the LLC that owns the IP. ...

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Would this application be invalidated by a youtube video showing the same invention 5 months earlier?
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Note that the filing date of a patent application is not always the date by which prior art is measured. Here, the patent application in question claims the benefit of priority to a European Patent ...

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Submitting to App Store = public disclosure?
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I think it is best to take a conservative approach. To be conservative, any unconstrained use/disclosure should be considered a public use/disclosure. Unless there is an obligation on the part of ...

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licensing and/or Implementations?
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First, you should be aware that a Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) application published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is not an issued patent. It is really only a vehicle for ...

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patent Infringement question
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Your question appears to blur the distinction between a third party patent publication and a product of the third party. A patent might effectively block the implementation of that which is described ...

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Similar patents
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I agree with OutputLogic that a second patent application filing that is "very similar or identical to another" previously filed patent application should not ultimately issue as a patent; however, it ...

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Is this patent still active?
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I can't speak to your first question, but can help with your question regarding whether the patent is still active. The patent application was filed on August 17, 2000, claims priority to a ...

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Priority vs. benefit
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This language looks like it came from a patent license agreement and is pretty typical. I think "claim priority from" could be interpreted as a direct priority claim, whereas "claim the benefit of" ...

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Out of USPTO and GCC which one should be filed first?
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If you reside in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) country, e.g., Saudi Arabia, then you would typically file in your home jurisdiction first (e.g., via The Patent Office of the Cooperation Council for ...

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How can I claim an element after the patent has issued?
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As best as I can understand your question, it seems you may have made an error by claiming either too broadly or too narrowly. You might want to consider pursuing a reissue application. See MPEP ...

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Patent application is in the Public Domain
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One option to consider is a prior art submission to the USPTO under 37 CFR 1.501 and 35 USC 301. See ==> http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/s2205.html This creates a written record of the ...

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Patent filing procedure without a patent attorney
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Be careful, in the interest of protecting national security, your first patent filing might need to be in a patent office within your country of residence or where the invention was made (conceived). ...

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