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Patent Document Anatomy

Postby PatentAgent » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:33 pm

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Every wonder about the parts of a patent application? Have a look at this nice patent anatomy tool with explanatinos of the patent document parts.

Patent Document Anatomy

Re: Patent Document Anatomy

Postby Scrupulous » Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:03 am

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That's a nice & handy visual aid, Joe.

Thanks.
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Re: Patent Document Anatomy

Postby Gizmo » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:52 am

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Nice example PatentAgent,
One thing I noticed missing is ( * Cited By Examiner ). I can tell the examiner Cited 29 out of 30 References . (*Cited By Examiner) is usally listed under the references. Is this something the USPTO made changes on in 2010 to speed up issuing Patents. If so that's to bad because I look for the * symbol on every patent & think the novice inventor wouldnt no to look for it. In some case's it may help me in my searching to go dig into one of the files the examiner cited.

See example below, The red * symbol indicates the examiner cited the patent back to the inventors application


[56] References Cited

U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS

2,234,192 * 7/1955 Greene.............................. 75/507

4,991,048 8/1990 Larkin................................206/207

5,000,186 12/1991 Amis.................................267/340

5,000,993 * 12/1991 Thomas et al....................75/507

FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS

9500000 * 6/1995 Belgium...........................75/507

200000 * 6/1990 Japan .......... 75/507

9400000 9/1994 United Kingdom.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Hill, "Ferrous Precipitation," Journal of the American Defenestration Association, Jan. 1989, Pages 34- 46.* Clymerhill-Irons, "Ferrous Ascension for the Eighties," Proceedings of the International Ferrous Ascension Society, Jan.- Mar. 1979, Pages 1111- 1163.

* cited by examiner

http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mp ... 302_12.htm