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Word tracker SEO keyword help?

I'm currently learning about SEO for my new website. I have been advised many times to use word tracker to search for keywords and phrases. I'm confused with the live competition data however. When I ...
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Do they regard the whole claims to reject a patent based on Prior Art or only independent claims?

Let's bring an example (note I am naive in writing or understanding claims): Independent claim 1: It is an awesome equipment to detect X, dependent claim 2: the equipment of claim 1 detects X ...
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Do they regard the whole claims to detect others infringements of my patent or only independent claims?

Let's bring an example (note I am naive in writing or understanding claims): Independent claim 1: It is an awesome equipment to detect X, dependent claim 2: the equipment of claim 1 detects X ...
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Can I patent a time machine?

Can I make a request of patent for a time machine that has as principle the use of the gravity?
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Can a government hold a patent?

In reference to the patent: WO1999053917A1 Is it legal for a government/company to own a patent? Compared to a human person? Does any regular US citizen have the rights to any patent held by their ...
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Is this adequate evidence to overturn legislation that keeps Cannabis a schedule 1 drug, or not?

In reference to the patent: CA2329626A1 If this patent is valid, and was validated by the proper agency, why isn't this used to overturn the legislation that maintains that cannabis is a schedule 1 ...
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Can I broaden a patent while it is tested to work with specific conditions and environment?

Suppose that I am going to file a patent about defect detection of a specific equipment based on machine vision (even its technology belongs to X company) I implemented the system and it works for ...
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Examiner's liberal use of anticipation and obviousness

Is there a case were a patent was denied by an examiner, then later an almost identical patent was granted to another person through a different examiner?
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What is the role of dependent claims?

I am very new to filing patents, What is the role of dependent claims? Couldn't I just have one claim with any details required? What is the difference if I have one, two, or ten claims? When I ...
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Miscitation between patents due to human error?

In reference to the patents: US8159357 and its citation US7439887 The patents seemingly have nothing to do with one another, yet the patent examiner added the citation US7439887 (GIF decompression) ...
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How this patent may be used? wo2014055372A2 [on hold]

In reference to the patent: WO2014055372A2
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Facebook Developer - legal concerns [on hold]

Has anyone ever read the Facebook Platform Policy, most notably, the Things You Should Know Section? What you agree to seems a bit ridiculous to me. I get that if you want to use their stuff you've ...
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Demanding lawyer fee discount after weak representation [on hold]

Is there a practice of demanding lawyer fee discount? Short intro: our company was sued for alleged patent infringement. We provided all the detailed explanation to our lawyers and plaintiff why ...
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Patenting a New Paradigm for Search Engines

I want to file a US patent for a new paradigm of search engines. But I don't know whether it is considered abstract and thus is it patentable or not? I explain it by an example. Just as an example ...
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This patent is very similar to a Tunisian patent TN2010/0509 deposed the 04/11/2010 in Tunisia

In reference to the patent: WO 2013/160573 A1 Why has the examiner has not indicated the Tunisian patent TN2010/0509 as a reference like the others?
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Patenting an invention yet in production

Suppose that I sell a service and that I haven't disclosed anything about the method/software that I use to produce the service deliverables. It happens that the service has a good commercial success ...
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Does part ownership in a patent mean the owner was a contributor to the invention?

In reference to the patent: US 1,095,168 A My great-grandfather received royalties in the amount of 5/375 interest from this patent, even though his name appears no where in the documentation. Does ...
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Prior art seems to exist

In reference to the patent: US 2010/0080432 A1 A paper has been published that would constitute prior art for this patent: "PIB-PET SEGMENTATION FOR AUTOMATIC SUVR NORMALISATION WITHOUT MR ...
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Patent Share between Stakeholders

I will make a patent application. There will be names of two persons in the patent file. We want to share patent right not equally but 80% - 20%. How can that be possible? How can we specify this in ...
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Exactly what is patented

In reference to the patent: WO2010031854A1 Hi. Can you please tell me exactly what is patented on these shopping bag? I have designed a better style, longer lasting and eco friendly... Is the patent ...
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Status of US 6,151,713

In reference to the patent: US 6,151,713 Is this patent expired? Has anyone else patented it? Can I take over the patent and how much would it cost me?
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US 2013/0206605 A1 too broad, little novelty

To include production of hydrocarbons in title of this application is over-reaching. Where is the disclosure to support its inclusion? Shouldn't there be a way to sanction those who pollute the ...
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Is it true that a USPTO patent not safe from European companies?

All feedback is greatly appreciated. I'm a very young inventor.
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USPTO Patent XML, understanding the us-field-of-classification-search element

I'm working with XML from the USPTO bulk download which provides weekly downloads of XML of published patent grants. I'm using this documentation to understand the files. I'm having trouble ...
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Patent is illegal, open sourced decades ago

In reference to the patent: US 2015/0042260 This patent is illegal. Intellectual properties belong to HECTOR PEREZ TORRES, ARKRESEARCH, PR. It has been open sourced since at least 1999. The ...
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What is this patent (WO 2002/101622 A8) all about?

In reference to the patent: WO 2002/101622 A8 Is there any link for detailed information about this patent? The abstract looks good but it would be great if there is any link to get detailed ...
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Features not disclosed in provisional application priority date

Am I correct that: Should you claim priority from a provisional application and you disclose features in the subsequent non-provisional application (which claims priority from the provisional ...
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new invention air plane protection [closed]

In reference to the patent: [US2228860][1] [1]: https://www.google.com/patents/US2228860 I HAVE AN IVENTION THAT PREVENTS A ...
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“On a computer”?

In reference to the patent: US 6,368,268 Wouldn't the Alice decision render this patent invalid and unenforceable?
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What is considered applicable prior art?

I contacted an invention development company about a general idea for a new product. Shortly afterward through a simple Google search I found a product very similar to my idea being sold on internet. ...
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I only want to discuss the patent, not ask a question, but there's only the question option; why? [migrated]

I wanted to "Discuss This Patent" but all I'm allowed to do is ask a question. How can I discuss the patent just in itself, instead of having to ask a question? I don't understand why Google ...
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Multi-user product (vending maching for food preparation) [closed]

In reference to the patent: WO 2008/144824A1 Can this be used for fresh fish in batter or samosas, after all they are products which can be fried from frozen for food products like spring rolls, fish ...
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How detailed can be independent claims in a PCT utility application?

I am currently writing claims for a PCT utility application. It appears my independent claim is rather lengthy and can be broken down into many dependent claims, but that is not what I am after. My ...
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How can I protect a new form of physical fitness, using conventional workout routines and moves, on an non-conventional surface?

How do I protect two new ideas for getting fit? The work outs themselves are, for the most part, common practice in gyms during floor routines, aerobic classes, and step workouts. Only the surfaces on ...
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Prior Art, an older Provisional Application and a new Patent Application (US 2014/0091685)

In reference to the patent: US 2014/0091685. I have a provisional application with the USPTO from 1994 for this invention which has been to market already. How is it that my initial invention has ...
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How is this different from a regular market mix model?

In reference to the patent: US 2013/0166351 A1 Many organizations have market mix models implemented within a defined processing system. How is this different?
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Grant of patent US 5,095,151? Not OB listed?

In reference to the patent: US 5,095,151 A. Is this patent granted? If yes, then when is the expiry of the patent or the market exclusivity?
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Are such broad claims as in US 2014/0019309 potentially granted?

In reference to the patent: US 2014/0019309. Claim 5. The method of providing individuals a first means to shop and purchase items. Is it possible to patent such a broad claim in 2012?
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Claims with reference to single dependent claims

I understand that one cannot claim with reference to a multiple dependent claims as set forth in MPEP 608.01(n) Dependent Claims[R-11.2013]. However, can one have claims with reference to a single ...
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Patent specification

In reference to the patent: US 2,738,257 Has the patent been granted for the complete method or for the compound mixture?
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Can a design patent be issued based on an existing product?

Does Prior Art apply to Design Patents, and can they be invalidated based on Prior Art? Specifically, if a product has been on the market for twenty years without modification, can an unrelated ...
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Design Patent US D697,706 - human hand umbrella handle

I think there is likely prior art for Design Patent US D697,706, "Handle": Here is an example of a 19th century Chinese human hand umbrella handle: Source: AncientPoint.com
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Do divisional, continuation, and continuation-in-part affect expiration dates for patents filed prior to June 8, 1995?

As noted in an answer regarding the expiration of US 5,618,582, the effective expiration date of the patent was calculated as: The patent application was filed on June 7, 1995 and issued on April ...
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Images were taken off Google Patent search

In reference to the patent: US20140338666 How come the images were taken off Google patents? Is this a bad sign?
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Can I implement Neural Network Dropout (US 2014/0180986) for research purposes?

In reference to the patent: WO 2014/105866 A1 (US 2014/0180986).
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What is the scope of US D680,805 “Wide mouth flask”?

In reference to the design patent: US D680,805 "Wide mouth flask". So any flask or bottles like these can't have this type of cap?
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Where can I find the contact details of the inventors of EP2546383A1?

I would like to receive the contact details of the inventors of EP2546383A1 and I would like to know information related to material used.
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Trademark designer's surname is indexed incorrectly [duplicate]

In reference to patent US D3,003. How did the name of the trademark designer/patent applicant come to be indexed as J. H. Gaknhart, since in the text of the trademark application it is clear his ...
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When will patent US 6,797,357 expire?

In reference to patent US 6,797,357, "Three dimensional structures useful as cleaning sheets", when will it expire?

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