claims - AzureCP does not return results from Central Administration

My environment is SharePoint 2013 authenticating through Azure AD via ADFS. I am using AzureCP v12.Beta as the claims provider.AzureCP does not return results from Central Administration but all other web applications work fine.From the 'Add users to this group' dialog, I see "Sorry, we're having trouble reaching the server." From the Web Applications page -> User Policy -> Add Users -> 'Select People and Groups' dialog, I get the error "No results were found to match your search item. Please enter a new term or less specific term. This is ...Read more

claims - What is the proper way to file both USPTO and PCT application?

I have two USPTO Provisional Applications. I'm about to file a USPTO non-provisional by claiming priority to those two Provisionals.I'm also planning to file a PCT application. The specification, abstract and drawings are the same. But I have more than 100 claims in my PCT application. But only 20 claims in USPTO non-provisional to defer the costs. Do I have to mention my non-provisional while filing PCT application? i.e. Do I have to claim priority to my newly filed USPTO non-provisional too in PCT?Note: I'm not a US national....Read more

How to Access Claims Data?

I've seen lots of examples on mapping claims attributes in SharePoint but I'm not sure how to access that claim data programmatically.If I have mapped the claim "SpecialId" from a custom STS and the claim provides a list of the "special" Id's how do I access that list from code?UPDATE: All of these answers were very helpful, thank you. I gave the answer to C.Marius primarily because he was first and also because it gave me a SharePoint specific code answer....Read more

What are the full claim encodings for the SharePoint and Windows Built-In groups?

When claims authentication is used in SharePoint 2013, groups that were previously easy to identify are now much harder to decipher. For example, "All Authenticated Users" = "c:0(.s|true" "Windows Authenticated Users" = "c:0!.s|windows"If you look at SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010 claims encoding, you can find out how to decode the first part of the encoding, but I am unable to find a link that translates the claim value itself. That is, what "true" or "windows" maps to, or the other way around. So my question is, what are the claim encodi...Read more

claims - Trying to setup a webapp with mutliple authentication from powershell

I want to set up a web application that can be accessed from three kind of authentication on the default zone: anonymousWindowsFBA (over a custom provider)and two other zones without the windows authentication.I have this script :Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ErrorAction 0$defaultZoneUrl = ""$intranetZoneUrl = ""$internetZoneUrl = ""$winAp = new-SPAuthenticationProvider -UseWindowsIntegratedAuthentication -DisableKerberos$anoAp = new-SPAuthenticati...Read more

What is the proper way to cover alternative methods in claims?

I do understand the transitional phrase "comprising" is a broad one.A method comprising Step 1The above method is infringed as long as step 1 is executed.But how do I protect when an equivalent step is executed?For example SSL was popular in the 90s. But today SSL deprecated in favour of TLS. If my claim covers only SSL, then the patent can be infringed in time. So how do I cover future technologies?The method of Claim 1, wherein the encryption mechanism comprises SSLBasically, I want to use words like "e.g. SSL" in claims. Is that acceptable?T...Read more

Why would a corporation file a continuation that consists of one large claim?

I've found an allowed continuation to a parent patent application, in which the continuation contains a single claim that appears to be one long concatenation of the original 20 claims of the parent application.Why would a corporation file such a continuation?Here is a link to the continuation: US Patent Application 20180227119 (continuation)And here is a link to the patent: US Patent Application 20180227119 (patent)...Read more

claims - How exactly patent priority date works when multiple priority dates claimed?

I still can't able to understand how priority date works.Let's say I filed a provisional patent in Jan 2019. That specification contains nearly 95% of the real invention.In Jun 2019, I filed one more provisional patent, it adds another 3% of the invention. We are at 98% now.Finally, I file a non-provisional in Dec 2019 and it contains, all 100% of the invention.Now when claiming priority, I would obviously go for the Jan 2019 date. But what happens to the 3% content disclosed in Jun 2019 and 2% content disclosed in Dec 2019. Just to be clear, t...Read more

claims - When exactly patents fall under double-patenting?

I have an omnibus specification and I want to split it into multiple patents at a later point. I'm little afraid that accidentally I'll double patent my work.So I just need some clarification.I have Patent A, B, C. Patent A is the main patent. It contains step X and Y.Patent B is a derivative patent that relies on Patent A functionality. The steps will look like W, X, Y, ZPatent C also a derivative patent that relies on Patent A functionality. The steps will look like U, X, Y, ZSince B and C claims contains Patent A claims, does this considered...Read more

law - Is amending an independent claim in an amendment fully responsive to dependent claim rejections?

As in the title, if an examiner rejects claims 1 and 2, with claim 2 being dependent on claim 1, would amending only claim 1 be fully responsive to the office action?For example, Claim 1: A Z comprising of Y | Rejected for being anticipated Z comprised of Y.Claim 2: A Z according to claim 1, further comprising X | Rejected for being anticipated Z comprised of Y and X.Would amending claim 1 to read: "A Z comprising of Y and W" be sufficient to respond to the office action?...Read more

Can an independent claim depends on other independent claims?

I have two independent claims and they have multiple dependent claims.I have a third independent claim. Can this third independent claim refer to independent claim 1 and 2?Example:Independent claim 1 Dependent claim 1 of Independent claim 1 Dependent claim 2 of Independent claim 1 Dependent claim n of Independent claim 1Independent claim 2 Dependent claim 1 of Independent claim 2 Dependent claim 2 of Independent claim 2 Dependent claim n of Independent claim 2Independent claim 3 Some functionality of claim 3 Wherein Some...Read more