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Flagging / Deletion of dangerous wrong advice answers

I have noticed a flag to an answer of mine beeing declined with the reason flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer While I certainly understand ...
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"Six month post grant review" ?? I assume this has been added to the boiler plate? It is not correct

From the USPTO FAQs on this program: it is in effect only for applications with a filing date after March 15,20013 It is nine months not six months. It is not a "send in documents" program. It is a ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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New Google Patents site, which URL to use?

The typical method of linking to Google Patents has been: https://www.google.com/patents/US20130219479A1 However, since the recent update to Google Patents, there is a new view available: https://...
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Questioner or FAQ type radio to restrict new questions which are already answered

I might be asking a LOT but i think just like flagging system, we can have some radio buttons based screening before a New user asks a question. for example. Are you looking for expiry of patent? if ...
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How can we attract Quora users from Quora topics related to Patents?

I would love to see this SE burgeon! How can we invite or enthrall Quora users from these Quora topics? Patents has 282.4K followers. Patent Law has 262.2K followers. Software Patents 40.8K. Patent ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Invalidity contests such as Patroll from Unified Patents

Is it appropriate to link to third-party invalidity contests on the Ask Patents site? For instance, I propose to link to the active contests on Patroll using the prior-art-request tag and also the ...
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Duplicate tags on invalidity

The tags "invalid" "invalidation" "invalidate" and "patent-invalidation" shoud probably be synonyms.
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The USPTO is exploring crowd-sourcing options as a result of a recent Executive Actions

The White House announced new Executive Actions related to the patent system today. One of the actions is specifically about the mission of Ask Patents. "Crowdsourcing Prior Art. To determine ...
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researchers are in the process of registering a world patent for Gene 0.4

Israelis finds bacteria-killing protein, could replace antibiotics The researchers are in the process of registering a world patent for Gene 0.4. Is this even a meaningful statement, or a ...
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Duplicate tags [application] [patent-applications]

application and patent-applications are duplicates. I prefer the latter.
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Tags without questions

us8320592, ep0465662a1, page-turning, inequitable and conduct have no questions tagged. Should they be removed? The latter two could be turned into synonyms, too.
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Welcome to Ask Patents' newest moderator

We'd like to welcome the newest moderator to Ask Patents: He'll be joining Eric S shortly — please thank him for volunteering, and share your assistance and advice with him as he learns the ropes!
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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2019: a year in moderation

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Step by step directions for obtaining patents

Is there questions and answers here that guide the SE user to obtaining a patent? Can a good list be made here I can follow? Not required bonus question: Is there a way to file online for inventors ...
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Directing Experts to Prior Art Requests

In an effort to further discussion about how to respond to prior art requests, I posted the question to the StackExchange Meta site. It garnered a fair amount of feedback. Here is the link: Directing ...
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Clarification for "continuation" tag

"Continuation" could mean either a family of patent including continuation, divisional, and ᴄɪᴘ, or just "continuation". We need clarification on how questions related to "continuation" should be ...
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What are the best practices for tagging patent families? (with recommendation)

We know that individual patent documents can be tagged and automatically summarized via the sidebar. However, there is an issue that has not been addressed, involving the proper tagging of patent ...
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