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Should the design of this site incorporate some ideas from skeptics.stackexchange.com?

Please have a look at Stack Exchange's site for skeptics , which is: A site for challenging unreferenced notable claims, pseudoscience and biased results Patents SE (our site) serves a similar ...
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Should country tags use abbreviations or full names?

A handful of tags have emerged to identify the country to which the question pertains. We've got uk, usa, and united-states. Should we be using abbreviations (UK, USA) or full names (United-States, ...
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Are questions of the form 'Can anyone find prior art for patent X' on topic?

Are questions that attempt to crowd-source the prior art gathering process going to be on topic/allowed? I'm thinking about questions along the lines of: I'm being sued by company X regarding ...
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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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How can I find the best patent applications to challenge (by requesting prior art)?

What is the best way to find/search/browse questionable patent applications so that I can then search for prior art to be submitted to the USPTO. I'm familiar with Google Patent Search but it's very ...
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typos in the FAQ list

1. The FAQ list has: On September 16th, 2012, the America Invents Act (AIA) became law. And then: The USPTO Prior Art Submission Site, scheduled for launch on September 16, 2012, will deliver ...
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Automagically put patent title in tooltip for links to individual patents on Google Patents

So it seems we will standardize on linking to Google Patents from mentions of patent numbers / codes / IDs (what are these things generally called by the way?) It would be a neat and simple little ...
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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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Why can't I see Patents SE in the Stack Exchange homepage?

Why is Ask Patents not present in the above grid?
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Is this site only and specifically for the USA patent system?

In our new site's "About" page we have this: Ask Patents is a collaboratively edited Q&A site for patent experts and inventors to: Solicit help finding prior art that might apply to a ...
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How to challenge a patent application

How do I challenge a patent application? In other words, I'm supposed to be able to use this site to challenge the community to find prior art. So, for example, here's a patent application that looks ...
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Are questions about software licensing on topic?

I'm sure many of you got invited to this private beta because you had previously supported the Software Licensing SE on Area51, so I feel like this will be a useful question. Software patents and ...
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About page language and wording (omission of moderator?)

On the About page I was checking out the awesome new formatting (very nicely done, including how much of it is straight text) I'm looking at this cute guy here: http://sstatic.net/patents/img/about-...
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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 ...

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