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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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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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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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How many votes should one use?

I am personally voting on many questions and answers as I think giving away some repuation is important on a page like this with so few active users (of course, only if I think the question/answer has ...
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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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Duplicate tags [provisional] [provisional-application]

provisional provisional-application are duplicates.
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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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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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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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2022: a year in moderation

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Shouldn't conflict of interest disclaimers be required ipso facto as opposed to after the fact?

This question is the basis of my question: Is an electric circuit patentable? A new user shows up (no history for any pattern), presume, there is no pattern of a particular material having been ...
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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

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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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2019: a year in moderation

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Old prior art requests

There are prior art requests here that are not "valid" anymore as the aplication has since become a patent. Example: Prior art request for US20120179309 "Data Improvement System and Method"?...
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Legal Questions

Is there a place where I can ask questions concerning patent law for free? I know that this is an excellent resource for questions related to patents in general, but I have a legal question regarding ...
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Duplicate tags [european] [eu]

"european" (currently 7 questions) and "eu" (currently 10 questions) are duplicate tags. "European" should be made a synonym of "eu".
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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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