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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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?

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'?

asked by GILLES MERLIN 2 votes
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