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Patent Questions and Advice / Re: patent claims
« Last post by Brad on September 22, 2017, 06:24:43 AM »
If claims 2-20 all reference and refer to claim 1 they would be considered "dependent" claims. 
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Patent Questions and Advice / Re: "wherein" or ",wherein"? What's the difference?
« Last post by Brad on September 22, 2017, 06:23:56 AM »
Either with or without the comma should be fine.  However, I would suggest:

In the present invention, In preferred embodiments, the term “dynamic wiggling motion” of an icon refers to a wiggling motion of an icon, wherein the wiggling motion changes the shape of the icon
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Patent Questions and Advice / patent claims
« Last post by nnf on September 21, 2017, 09:55:43 AM »
My first claim of twenty claims is my independent claim consisting of four main characteristics (A,B,C,D) - elements of the invention. If my next 19 claims go on to break down A,B,C,D individually; would those 19 claims be considered to be independent claims? Considering they each make reference to A,B,C, or D; shouldn't they be?
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Patent Questions and Advice / "wherein" or ",wherein"? What's the difference?
« Last post by DK Chun on September 19, 2017, 04:14:33 AM »
Which would be correct among the two sentences below?

A) In the present invention, the term “dynamic wiggling motion” of an icon refers to a wiggling motion of an icon, wherein the wiggling motion changes the shape of the icon.

B) In the present invention, the term “dynamic wiggling motion” of an icon refers to a wiggling motion of an icon wherein the wiggling motion changes the shape of the icon.

Also, is there any other correction for the sentece you chose?
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Patent Questions and Advice / Re: Should a patent title be unique?
« Last post by Brad on September 13, 2017, 07:48:48 AM »
Sorry I thought I answered this but no, a title does not have to be unique.  In fact when I first started off in the field we had a large client that would file 1,000+ patents per year all with the same exact title. 

There is also good reason to keep your title as short and generic as possible because you don't want to accidentally limit your invention.

For example, if your invention was on a new type of chair and the really unique thing about it was the seat cushion, it would be a mistake to have your title as "Four Legged Chair" when in fact you may make a chair with 6 legs.  Instead, I would just make the title "sitting device" or simply "chair"





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Patent Questions and Advice / Re: Should a patent title be unique?
« Last post by Varner on September 12, 2017, 08:56:08 AM »
Good question Leo. I'd like an answer to this too.
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Patent Questions and Advice / Re: Sell/license patent as Small and micro entities
« Last post by Brad on August 29, 2017, 07:33:06 AM »
Yes.  Once that happens you just have to update your entity status at that time.

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Patent Questions and Advice / Sell/license patent as Small and micro entities
« Last post by Danny on August 28, 2017, 09:25:51 PM »
If I patent my invention as a small or micro entity, can I sell or license my invention to a large corporation in the future?

Thank you.
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Patent Questions and Advice / Should a patent title be unique?
« Last post by Leonardo Borsten on August 28, 2017, 07:43:27 PM »
Hi, I googled for the term that describes my idea and I found a patent with that exact same title. The patent is active but description and claims are fundamentally different from mine. Even though the claimed end results of the patent are similar to my idea, the way to achieve these results are not the same. Therefore I believe that my idea has a good chance of getting a patent. Is it permitted to use the same title?
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Patent Questions and Advice / Re: provisional patent
« Last post by Brad on August 25, 2017, 03:09:20 PM »
Usually its best to file it all together.   I am not sure what you mean by "save them".   If you hold back details in your patent application and don't teach the patent office everything you know about making the invention that may cause problems later.

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