Questions tagged [feature-request]

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Don't expire single use patent number tags

Related to Fix Patent Number Tagging system or abandon it, Stack Exchange's taging system automatically kills single use tags after so many months (unless they're added to more than one post). That ...
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Syntax for patent number

I propose the introduction of a syntax to indicate a patent number. For example, a lot of posts start with something like [Patent Application #20120225162](http://www.google.com/patents/...
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“Ask Question” button seems to confuse some new, Google Patents users

Background George White pointed out on my related meta post Where is Ask Patents marketed? that Google Patents has a button on every patent page that links to us, and I suspect that this is the cause ...
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Should the “Rejected” banner be green color instead of red?

We currently use this image to indicate that patents are rejected: However, when visitors to the page view the site, it's highly likely that they would think "the challenge had been rejected", ...
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Shouldn't the icon for “rejected” be green thumbs up?

TL;DR Rejection of a patent is considered success for Ask Patents community, so shouldn't the icon for rejected tag be a greenish-thumbs-up instead of current reddish-thumbs-down ()? Rejection of a ...
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No easy way to properly label sub-aspects of claims

A key feature of reading patents is understanding the structure of the claims. Patents usually have between 10 and 30 numbered claims with most of them making reference, by number, to other claims. ...
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Auto-import Claims

This is aimed towards improving the workflow for translating patent claims. I would like to have SE auto-import and format the top-level claims for patents. We could use the European Patent Office ...
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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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Tag asking for translation

I wanted to tag a question to request for a BS-free translation (a more specific example here). There wasn't any obvious tag for this. Again, I think this translation request somewhat breaks the Q/...
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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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Feature Request: Support Reissue Patent tags with patent sidebar

Reissue Patent tags (e.g., usre45370) are not recognized by the patent sidebar. Could the code that recognizes patent tags be revised to support this format (usre\d+)? Please also see the following ...
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Display Google Patent summary for non-US documents

I would like to make a formal request to support Google Patent sidebar summaries for non-US patent number tags, especially WIPO patent tags. This is peripherally related to a question regarding ...
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Adding patent number as Tag verification

I feel that for new question we can have TAG system verification wherein if a question body or title contains any number more than 4 digit a tag auto verification pop-up [currently seen as red square ...
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Should cash bounties be allowed?

StackExchange could make extra money by allowing bounties on prior art questions. If a company like Samsung really wants to foil a competitor, they could throw a fraction of the cost of a lawyer at an ...
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“Discuss” link from google patents

A recent question does not mention the patent to which it is referring. Is it possible that google patents has a link to Ask Patents that does not automatically indicate the patent in question? If so, ...
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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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Can we make a “tips and tricks for patent applications” question?

I feel like this would help many people, but it isn't exactly a question answer thing, more like a wiki thing. Any thoughts?