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Top new questions this week:

Scope of a worldwide grant?

Wondering what the scope of a worldwide grant / transfer of all IP, either via an employment contract or explicit transfer is? I ask as a number of countries are not members of the WIPO, others have ...

[patent-infringement] [design-patent] [copyright] [trademark] [scope]  
asked by arober11 1 vote
answered by Pushpak 1 vote

Do i need a patent after publicly releasing my product?

I have been working on a product for many years now by myself. I know that a Patent is to protect someone else stealing your ideas. But if I publicly release my product do I still need a Patent, or is ...

[patentability]  
asked by Jayden Kelly 1 vote
answered by Pushpak 0 votes

What if statement about claims with effective filing date on or after March 16, 2013 is not submitted in time

CFR 1.78(a)(6) says that, if a non-provisional application claims the benefit of a provisional application filed before March 16, 2013 and contains, or contained at any time, a claim that has an ...

[examination] [pre-aia] [aia] [march-16-2013]  
asked by Francisco Corella 1 vote

Can I provide online prior art reference in my application

My invention is a better solution to existing problem. There are a few other patents and publication that tried to solve the same problem, but as far as I know none was implemented. Only known to me ...

[prior-art]  
asked by Pol99 1 vote
answered by Evan 1 vote

How similar is US 8,943,201 to RFC 4033 (DNSSEC)?

Patent US8943201: Method for establishing encrypted channel primarily deals with securely resolving domain names to set up communications. The whole concept of secure domain names is encapsulated in ...

[us8943201]  
asked by J.C. 1 vote

I have a problem about the US Patent Examiner's requirement for the use of "a" rather than "the" in three of my claims

I am in the process of prosecuting a U.S. Patent application and have a concern regarding the way the examiner wants to change the wording of three of my claims. The examiner states that the claims ...

[claims]  
asked by Michael Ridgway 1 vote
answered by Patent Pending Guide 2 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Should I patent my idea before posting it on the internet?

Should I patent my idea before posting it on public internet forums? Could someone who sees my post beat me to it?

[patentability]  
asked by Just Curious 22 votes
answered by bta 16 votes

Interactive Map - Is Apple trying to patent 40-year-old GIS methods? - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Apple recently filed for an "Interactive Map" patent that in every way resembles a collection of technologies and methods known as "Geographic Information Systems" (GIS). 10 minutes of your time can ...

[prior-art-request] [pre-grant] [apple] [maps] [us20130339891]  
asked by Bill Morris 11 votes
answered by Carl Reed 11 votes

Can you answer this?

What constitutes an invention?

In reference to the patent: US20140302201 The use of gum arabic in wine has been allowed for a long time (see the Codex Oeunolgic Statu) How is this invention an 'invention'?

[us20140302201]  
asked by GILLES MERLIN 2 votes
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