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Prior art for preparation of functionalized zeolitic frameworks
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U.S. Patent Application 12/669,616 is the national phase of International Patent Appplication PCT/US08/70149 filed on July 16, 2008, which claims priority to U.S. Provisional Application 60/950,295 ...

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How can I best aid in keeping the patents system at bay?
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There are a few organizations out there whose goal it is to prevent some of the potential abuses you mention. You could get involved with those organizations by donating time and/or money. For example,...

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Revising a poor English translation of a US national phase application based on a foreign language PCT application
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Since the US application is the national phase of a PCT application, the specification of the PCT application is the specification of the US application. The poor English translation is unfortunate, ...

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What does the term 'commodity' mean in patent 7,222,078?
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The main body of the patent does not appear to actually define the term "commodity." However, the claims of the patent appear to give examples of a "commodity," such that these examples can be used ...

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What does "patent pending" mean?
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As Duckpaddle has said, the mark "patent pending" means that a patent application has been filed but has not yet issued as a patent. The mark generally has no legal effect, except for the provisional ...

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