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Is the goal of a patent claim to have as few elements as possible?
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In general you always want the broadest claim coverage possible. So yes, if you can get a claim allowed for elements A and B instead of A, B and C you would do so. However, the invention must be ...

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How to sell or license out your invention before your patent is approved?
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Licensing questions are generally off topic. That said, you can absolutely try to sell or market your invention while the patent is pending. This is done all the time. Patents go to the first to file ...

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Can you sell your invention without having it patented?
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If by "sell the invention" you mean sell products that utilize the invention then the answer is probably yes. You have to determine if your product infringes on any existing active patents, ...

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How to estimate the time you patent application will take to be approved?
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I'm not an expert, but I think that time to approval is more related to the level of patent activity in the field of the invention. If there are a lot of patents it'll take the examiner longer to ...

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Can I patent code that is pushed to Github?
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In general code itself is protected by copyright not patents. However, you may potentially get a patent on an algorithm as applied to specific task or problem. The mathematical algorithm by itself ...

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what is the point of performing a patent search on the part of the applicant prior to submitting?
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I think the rational for doing a prior art search is that it is expensive to hire a lawyer to draft and file patent applications so if there is some killer prior art you are better of knowing about it....

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At what stage is your idea patentable?
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In general, ideas are not patentable. Actual implementations may be. For instance you might have the idea that a flying car would be great, but you couldn't get a patent on that as it isn't "...

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Patentability of HTML machine
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My question is, given Sir Tim Berners-Lee considered HTML too important to patent, if establishing the machine's patentability is sufficient to allow all to freely use it. The "it" in the ...

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How to check where a patent is valid and can it be used freely in another country?
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WO2014147361A1 is an application as is US20160161950. I'm not an expert at determining foreign patent status, but a US patent was issued: US9645576B2. You would have to examine the claims of the ...

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Seemingly Identical Patents with many different iterations
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The first patent cited is expired. Any company can now produce the invention as described in that patent. The second patent is for an apparently improved forward scatter sensor. If you carefully read ...

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Partial infringement of patent
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It all depends on the allowed claims. You won't know that until the patent gets granted (or not) as claims are often amended to achieve patentability. To infringe on a claim, you need to implement all ...

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Are the dependent claims still infriengble if the independent claim is meaningfully different from mine?
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I am not a lawyer, but I believe that if you don't infringe the independent claim, you can't infringe any claims dependent on that claim. If the independent claim includes a mirror and you don't ...

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Is it okay to modify existing patent and file it?
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I would avoid word for word copying of anyone else's work. Patent documents have copyright protections. Instead, I would use the prior patent as a template. Rewrite each section tailoring the content ...

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Prior Art consideration
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I find the question a little confusing but will try to answer. The entire patent which includes Case 1 represents prior art to Case 2. The specification often includes much more and broader ...

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Does anyone know where I can find details about the Roshal archive (RAR archives)?
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Wikipedia has an article on the RAR file format. I did a patent search for patents with Eugene Roshal and just Roshal listed as the inventor and found none. The file format was developed in 1993 so ...

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Protecting easily replicatable idea
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In addition to the fine answer from George White, make sure if you do file a patent you try to conceive of alternative implementations. It is easy to get fixated on the one "best" way of ...

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Question regarding patent inventors identity
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For my patents, my name and town (town, state and country) I live at are listed on the front of the patents. This is true for at least US and European patents. There may not be another person with ...

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Why no sue for using linked list?
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The cited document was a patent application, not yet a patent. Patent claims often narrow between the application stage and the eventual patent. The application was granted as patent US 7028023B2. The ...

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Can it be patentable?
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Can my new idea be patentable? The answer is maybe. You clearly are distinguished from patent PA and as such don't infringe on that patent. What you don't know is whether there is any other prior art ...

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For how long does one have the right to say "patent pending" after submitting a provisional patent application in the United States?
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I don’t know if there is a legal aspect, but for me you have a patent pending if you have an active application in process. From the USPTO site. A provisional application for patent has a pendency ...

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EPO application-Slight constructal changes on dependent claim
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I'm sure you'll get a better answer, but my experience is it is common for examiners to reject claims on some flimsy or even baseless reason. Your lawyer then explains why they are misinterpreting ...

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Why not merging multiple patents to save money?
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Because the patent authorities will only allow one invention per patent. If they believe they is two or more they reject the application.

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On average, how often do university faculty file patents?
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Your title says "university" but your question mentions small college. I'd expect that there is a major difference in the number of patents generated by a research university with graduate ...

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Meeting and novelty
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I am not a lawyer so this might not be right, but it is my best guess. In Case A, I'm assuming the meeting was internal to the two companies and no-one in the meeting then publicly disclosed the ...

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Does re-creating the scientific calculator casio fx-570MS as software application violate copyright law?
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As an adjunct to George White's answer I did a patent search on The Lens for calculator design patents assigned to Casio. The results showed 53 hits, but none after September 27, 2006 so there should ...

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Can ML applied on an existing idea be patented?
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I am not a lawyer but here is my take. If someone has a patent with a claim covering steps A, B and C and you file a patent application for using steps A, B and C plus machine learning (ML), you might ...

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General and specific feature
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If someone gets a claim on using a specific drill design used between 1000 and 20,000 rpm. Then yes this covers the use of the specific drill design at 10,000 rpm since that speed is within the ...

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Scope of a feature "..connected together"
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Based on a cursory review of the patent, I'm figuring a woven fabric would constitute a single layer even if it were a blend of fabric fibers. In a woven fabric each individual fiber is hardly ...

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Which tools works for patents analytics?
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One resource I've found is the WIPO Manual on Open Source Patent Analytics. From its introduction: This book provides a practical guide to free and open source software tools for patent analytics. ...

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Can co-inventor add other co-inventors without my knowledge?
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I'll preface this with stating I am not a lawyer so I'll avoid commenting on what is "legal". You have filed a provisional patent application. There is no such thing as a provisional patent. ...

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