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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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Area 51 link on Main 404's

I recently learned about Ask Patents through a meta.SE post which discussed the SE sites which did not go through Area 51. That being said, there is still a link to the Ask Patents Area 51 proposal ...
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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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“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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“Follow us on Twitter” image and Twitter brand guidelines

I think this image, seen in the sidebar of the main site, violates Twitter brand guidelines in that the site's logo is superimposed on Twitter's logo. Usage guidelines Do: Use our official, ...
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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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Duplicate tags on invalidity

The tags "invalid" "invalidation" "invalidate" and "patent-invalidation" shoud probably be synonyms.
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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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Google Patent summary only appears if the tag for the US application or grant appears before all other patent number tags

I was surprised to find that the Google Patent sidebar was not rendering for the US application tagged in this question. It occurred to me that it might be due to multiple patent numbers being tagged ...
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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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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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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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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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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

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, ...
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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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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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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?
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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 ...