should a divisional application patent's publication date be referred to parent application's publication date?

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ianchen
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should a divisional application patent's publication date be referred to parent application's publication date?

想請教先進們的見解,說感謝先。

有一美國專利US8,092,659的Filed date 是2009.1.21,早期公開日是2009.5.21,這是一個「method」專利;
該申請案是 Division of Application No. 11/107,109 filed on Apr. 14, 2005, now abandoned,其早期公開日是2006.10.19,這是一個產品「System」專利;
查了一下,在母案的審核過程中,申請人將原來的claims照抄一遍,將system改成a method performed on a processing system,附加在原來的Claims後面,但母案的早期公開文件上沒有關於Method的claims;後來不知何緣故,將Method相關的Claims拆出來申請,也取得專利權,但母案放棄了。

請問,若針對此「方法」專利權與侵權人在談早期公開日之後至專利核准日前的賠償金,可主張追溯至母案「system」專利申請案的早期公開日嗎?

Froggy (未確認)
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35 USC 154(d)(2)

35 USC 154(d)(2)
RIGHT BASED ON SUBSTANTIALLY IDENTICAL INVENTIONS.- The right under paragraph (1) to obtain a reasonable royalty shall not be available under this subsection unless the invention as claimed in the patent is substantially identical to the invention as claimed in the published patent application.

追朔到母案的early publication date應該有難度!關鍵在於patented claim 是否"substantially identical" to the early published claim。

Froggy (未確認)
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而且,應該也很難拿到loyalty!

而且,應該也很難拿到loyalty!

因為35 USC 154(d)(1)(B)規定侵權人需要在early publication時,就真的知道(需要有證據)那個Publication!
a reasonable royalty from any person who......(B)had actual notice of the published patent application and, in a case in which the right arising under this paragraph is based upon an international application designating the United States that is published in a language other than English, had a translation of the international application into the English language.

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Royalty. R

Royalty. R

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