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Am I allowed to advertise my project related to patent system?

Would the following behavior be allowed: I would like to post a question like "What are alternative solutions to using patents to reward inventors?" and answer it myself with an ...
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Spam Questions Increases

Patents is getting a bunch of Spam lately. Is there anyway we can get the moderator to delete them more rapidly? I and others are flagging as spam and downvoting.
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Is this answer spam?

This answer from March 28, 2020, which appears to be spam was brought to my attention in the Charcoal chat room when a user commented that their spam flag on that post had aged away. I have also ...
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Only migration option offered is to ask patents meta

A recent question clearly belongs in one of the many stack exchange software sites. When I select close and migrate I get the option to migrate to this meta site - period.
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What is the logo on the Prior Art Request tag?

The prior-art-request has a logo, in a similar way to sponsored tags on Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange sites: Is this the logo of an organization which deals with patents? Or does it ...
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Could someone add a hyphen to the legalstatus tag?

I was planning on creating legal-status as a new tag, then moving the four legalstatus questions over to it and letting the original expire. But, the system considers the two to be the same and will ...
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How many question should I split this into?

I've long since quite liked trading card games (and Magic: The Gathering in particular) and I have the dream to one day make my own. However, Wizards of the Coast, the creators of Magic (the first ...
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Are users emailed when their question gets answered?

When a user on Ask Patents posts a question and another responds, is the user who posted the question notified via email that an answer was posted?
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who handles twitter profile of the Ask Patents?

Does moderator maintains twitter profile of ask patents? https://twitter.com/AskPatents It was not updated from last September. I am very interested to maintain the same, if possible.
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What is the ideal way to respond 'Community user' pokes?

I see most of pokes of community user what is the best way:- Answer them a fresh?? Vote up the correct answer? edit and vote up the answer? improve the question quality and voteup question?
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Ways to sort tags wherein no wiki

Currently I am venturing to make our Tags informative. Although i can browse and see tags I wonder is there any ways i can sort tags having no wiki? just like unanswered questions.
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Answering old unanswered questions?

I see about 200 questions remained unanswered in our Ask Patents is it correct if I clear the backlog? How can I be sure if answers are correct? Is it ok if other users will try to review if old ...
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Why can I not comment on Question 47?

I wanted to add my comments to How Do I Write a Prior Art Request for a U.S. Patent Application? but the "add comment" link does not appear on either on the question nor on the first anwser. Why ...
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Break down by claim or patent?

I'm trying to apply Dan Shapiro's How to read a patent in 60 seconds to some Nokia "WebM" patents but it doesn't quite match the normal Q/A format. I would like to break the patent into individual ...
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Make some posts disappear?

We are starting to get quite a few posts that are not spam but are so far off they are cluttering up the site and possibly being hit in searches and attracting more similar posts. Is there a way to ...
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How do I suggest a fix to an error in the FAQs?

My specific note is that an FAQ answer talks about US and EU patents and using a tag like [EU12345]. There are EPO patents, not EU patents. The numbers start with EP not EU.
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Starting numbered lists at 8 (or any number) instead of 1

The way the formatting works, even if I put in a comment like this: "8. The system of claim 1..." it appears like this: The system of claim 1... It would appear that numbered lists ...
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Can you question an already issued patent

First off, great and inspiring site! I've read a lot of topics on submitting prior art for patent applications. Does the same rules apply for already issued patents? I could just save the prior art ...
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Can I withdraw an answer when a better one is posted?

I answered a question in the main section by describing some of the considerations in evaluating copyright issues generally. A later answer directly addressed the actual question, rendering my more ...
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Best practices for linking references to patent numbers?

I've noticed that in posts here we're going to very often reference patents by their code / number, whatever you prefer to call it. It seems like a good idea to link these whenever possible to a site ...
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Error found in question view calculation

I think the total number of views to question is being calculated wrong... this question for example Here no of views is still 1, but it already have more than 8 up votes. That means there is error in ...