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patent infringement [on hold]

My name is Gordon Hadden the inventor of the syringe sterilization cap that is patented and this cap is the exact product as mine. I met with Becton Dickinson multiple times trying to lisence my ...
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what is the name of this? Is it on the market? [on hold]

In reference to the patent: [USD503451][1] [1 ]:what is the name of this? Is it on the market? https://www.google.com/patents/USD503451
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Effect of Co-channel Interference [on hold]

In reference to the patent: US6810022 This is interesting. I heard that interference range is about four times that for communications. What is its effect on USAP performance? Are there performance ...
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How to Find current Ownership of a patent?

In reference to the patent: USD259587 Ways to figure out the current legal ownership status of patent?
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How can I determine what other patents are on a product?

In reference to the patent: USD563530 I've come across this patent, and I'd like to find out what other patents are on this product. Specifically, I'd like to find any design patents that relate to ...
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Is this specific patent for sale or due for expiration? [on hold]

In reference to the patent: US6325285 Is this patent for a "smart card" due to be expired at a certain date or is it available to buy?
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Prior art request for WO2013115797A1 “Identifcation [sic] of a failed code change”

In reference to the patent: WO2013115797A1 This patent from Hewlett-Packard relates to automatically running a set of tests against a "plurality of code changes" to determine "the failed code change" ...
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Prior art request for WO2014027990 “Performance tests in a continuous deployment pipeline”

I would like help finding prior art for WO2014027990 A1, please. The patent "Performance tests in a continuous deployment pipeline" by some employees of HP (filed Aug 13 2012, published Feb 20, 2014) ...
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What exactly is the patent on?

In reference to the patent: USD433631 Is the patent on the idea of a label that rips in the middle of the jar? Is there any way to find out more information about this patent?
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Betanistine sustained release tablets 48 mg Vertin [on hold]

In reference to the patent: US6183780 i am Manik Das, Age 43 male from Chandigarh, India just two week before i gone through a this problem where when i awake up from bed or just going to sleep on ...
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US20140232408 part copys WO200512494A1 [on hold]

In reference to the patent: US20140232408 My name is Ray Seidel, I am the joint co-author of http://www.google.com/patents/WO2005124394A1?cl=en I have today received a copy of your US2014232408 ...
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claim form info [on hold]

My father Martin Redding retired from Rexford in Milwaukee he had a life insurance policy my mother Alice Redding didn't know about she passed 2011 I received a death benefits claim form but have no ...
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Why hasn't the non invasive cholesterol sensor been commercialized like the glucose sensor/oximeter? [on hold]

Has the invention been tested on a small population and a positive correlation established between the invention's test results and standard cholesterol tests?
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what is the purpose of this bottle and what industry/sector is it aimed at

In reference to the patent: US7036684
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Am I infringing on this exit-intent patent if I build something similar on my own site?

I recently built an exit intent popup that provides users with a coupon if they provide their e-mail address. Then I found out that a company, BounceExchange, already has a granted patent on this type ...
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0answers
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How do I approach my employer to apply for a patent for my algorithm? [migrated]

I work for a software company. I have the beginnings of an idea of, what I believe will be, a patentable algorithm. I don't know yet if it will actually be accepted, but anyway, won't know until I ...
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How do I contact the owner of a WIPO applications?

In reference to the patent: WO2013093909A1 I would like to get in contact with the Company or Hama Energy Ltd. or its owner. I have read How can I contact the owner of a patent?, but it applies only ...
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0answers
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Analog to Digital [closed]

In reference to the patent: US4127810 How can one build an analoge to frequency converter
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When will the EU Unified Patent Court come into existence?

So far I have gathered that one can apply for an Unitary Patents(UP) when the Unified Patent Court (UPC) comes into existences. This will come into existence when: either on the first day of the 4th ...
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Provisional Patent in US for non US citizen

Can a non US citizen file a provisional patent in US? Does he need to hire an attorney or can he do it himself? What does he need to do to convert the provisional patent into a final patent? ...
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Provisional Patent in Europe

I want to see if an idea can work in the European market, but I want to protect it. Can I fill a provisional patent application in Europe, and then if the idea does not work just disregard the patent ...
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Ms Sigrid E Olivier [closed]

In reference to the patent: US20060096543 Where in South Africa can we view this bedding for dogs made from sisal?
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Intersted by this patent [closed]

In reference to the patent: USD622560 Hi, we are very interested by your patent. Do you have a mail though which we can contact you. Thanks a lot. Hope to get news from you.
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wax dipped stuffed toys [closed]

If somebody has a patent on these wax dipped stuffed toys can anybody make and sell these as long as there process in making them is different then the process of the person with the patent??? Would ...
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0answers
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End of patent Self Cleaning condenser [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: WO2006045047A1 When does this patent stop, or comes free?
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0answers
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how can a cutting board shape be patentable? [closed]

Can I assume that my sales of a similarly shaped cutting board are in violation even if they are carved idled wood by my own hand?
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1answer
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Macroscopic vs Microscopic patent

As many I had and idea and I would like to patent it. However I found that a previous patent with design nearly identical to mine already exists. Of course I immediately thought about giving up, if ...
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0answers
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How can I contact the owner of this patent [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US7178185
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1answer
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Why does Google Patents not display the primary inventor's name first?

In reference to the patent: US8897091 I, Zabih Toosky, am the primary inventor of the circuit in this patent. Why does Andy Burstein's name appear first on Google Patents' list of inventors?
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Is this Apple's watch patent? [closed]

In reference to the patent: US8787006
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Can my cousin copyright his world population cartogram? [closed]

My cousin made a cartogram depicting world population in microsoft paint. It became quite popular and he he was contacted by the author of an earlier world population cartogram. The author of ...
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Would I be violating the patent if I produced a similar product with completely different methods and had different intentions for product?

In reference to the patent: US7123424 I would like to make a similar product, but I do not know if I am violating their patent. It is very broad and obviously trying to protect it from being ...
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Was this product ever brought to market? [closed]

In reference to the patent: US5443052 Was this product ever brought to market? If so can a link to where it could be bought or to additional information would be appreciated. Thank you
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1answer
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How do I update the address on a patent I own?

In reference to the patent: US5504946 I own this patent and would like to know how to update my UK address details. I do not have a lawyer. What steps should I take to update my address with the ...
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How could I found prior art

In reference to the patent: US20150012878 How could I found the prior art for this?
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Info on the Inventor [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US584411 Was this patent ever utilized or manufactured? Does anyone have information on the inventor?
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Possible to file for a patent, despite super broad, expired patent already existing?

I was looking to patent an invention I feel to have novelty, but I came across this one pre-existing US patent while doing some research. It was filed over 20 years ago and has since "lapsed". ...
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Patent with claims violating Conservation of Energy

In reference to the patent: US20140183937 There's a thread discussing the claims of this patent on Experts Exchange http://www.experts-exchange.com/Other/Math_Science/Q_28621494.html Since the ...
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How can I determine the status of a patent application?

I would like to know whether this patent application was granted or not. How can I do that? Is there a way to check the status? In reference to the patent: US20100195872
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To use “copywrite” to protect an invention.

Someone suggested that 'copyright' is a means to protect an invention. To do this a description, not unlike a patent write up, can be copyrighted protecting it from someone else to file a patent on ...
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Philips suing Nintendo

Philips is suing Nintendo for infringing patent number 8537231, in relation to the Wii and Wii U. The patent was filed in 2009, 3 or 4 years after the release of the Wii, although the priority date ...
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DISSEMINATING MEDIA CONTENT REPRESENTING EPISODES Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This call for prior art is part of EFF's effort to bust a patent being asserted against podcasting. Read more about the initiative here. Help narrow US patent applications before they become patents ...
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How long are patents valid?

As an independent software programmer it is very tricky and time consuming to understand these patents. I would say it is impossible for me. Do software patents have a lifetime? If they do, it would ...
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What is the window for finding prior art on a patent application?

I know that patents are not part of the public purview until months or years after the patent application is filed. Once these patent applications are made public, for how long can I submit prior art ...
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Microsoft have submitted a patent for a whack to silence a phone ringer. How similar does prior art have to be?

Microsoft has filed for a patent on a new technique that allow users of mobile devices to silence them by delivering a firm whack. From The Register: Patent application 20120231838, aka ...
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Is it practical for a novice to successfully file a patent without hiring a patent lawyer?

I am an undergraduate student in the US, and have come up with a (hopefully) patentable idea independently of my studies. The upside of that is the university cannot claim any rights to my invention; ...
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What can I do about an infringer if I'm a small independent inventor?

I'm a small-scale independent inventor with few resources and have a patent that I believe is being infringed by a large company. I fear that if I approach the company on my own, I will have little ...
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Can a YouTube video be submitted as prior art?

I'm trying to determine whether there is evidence that definitively confirms that a YouTube video can be submitted as prior art. If there is an example of one being used as the grounds for rejecting ...

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