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How to determine Canadian patent life-time?

Is patent CA 2561773 A1 still valid or pending?Event shows: dead in 2008Please inform of risk of patent infringement....

Asked on 12/14/2021 by omar m elmi

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How are patents to "a second medical use" enforced?

As I understand it, the EPO allows claims to a second medical use of a known substance. These claims are not the same as the formerly used...

Asked on 11/28/2021

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Patent document and Patent assignment database dont match

The patent document says that the patent was assigned to some company. But USPTO's patent assignment database shows that there is no such assignment.My theory is that the applicant/owner...

Asked on 11/15/2021

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Can a business idea be patented (in India)?

I have a business idea which will take a year atleast to implement it. Just want to ask if a business idea is patentable or not (In India)?...

Asked on 11/11/2021 by Zeeshan Shaikh

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Election of species for prosecution

I wonder if anyone can answer this. What the US examiner says appears at first sight ambiguous, but there is perhaps a clue in the reference to 35 U.S.C. 121...

Asked on 11/08/2021 by Michael Robinson

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When filing the patent about a repurposed compound, how different must the new application context be?

In Pharma, and as far as I know, if someone discovers that an already patented FDA drug (compound A) for context A can be repurposed to context B, then she...

Asked on 11/08/2021

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Is this patent still valid? Application deemed to be withdrawn

I am looking to add a product to my online business but want to make sure I am not infringing any patents. EP1552050 - SUPPORT DEVICE FOR FABRIC ITEMS...

Asked on 10/03/2021 by Piotr

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Way to Claim a theoretical model of how a device works for under $200

I have recently come up with a very interesting concept in engineering that I would also like to share with peers. However, I am relatively fearful that someone may hear...

Asked on 10/03/2021 by Super Nerds Team

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How to distinguish "use" claims from "product" claims?

I understand that a claim like: A compound as claimed in claim 1 for use as a medicine. is a "use" claim (compound used as medicine) as further explained ...

Asked on 10/03/2021

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If my previous company sells its patents am I obliged to assist the acquirer with new patent filings?

My previous company has sold on its patents and I am being asked, the the acquirer, to sign a document stating that will will support new patent filings, including timely...

Asked on 10/03/2021

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