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U.S. patent for mobile app

We're working on a mobile app and discovered that a competitor has an active U.S. patent on the same idea and workflow. However, we are in the UK. Does the U.S. patent apply to our works? Are we ...
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Is Non-infringement statement legally effective?

We're doing active pharmaceutical ingredients trading from mostly India to Taiwan. We ask suppliers to provide an non infringement statement which focuses on designing around TW patents. We provide ...
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Can anyone open a company if someone already register a trademark for that name [on hold]

I have register a trademark MY_TRADEMARK for Class 42. I would like to confirm can any one open a company i.e. LLC or INC with same name.
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Prior art for US20140314679

In reference to the patent: US20140314679 Would the following applications qualify as prior art for this? US20100240990 CA2692570A1
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how can it be that this patent will be granted? [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: WO2014140543A1 How can it be that this patent will be granted if there are: -US 20100240990 A1 (http://www.google.com/patents/US20100240990?cl=en) -CA 2692570 A1 ...
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Partial disclosure of EP2709017A1 before the patent filing date of Sep 14, 2012

In reference to the patent: EP2709017A1 the summary of the invention states: "the invention provides a device for controlling the access to a cache structure comprising multiple cache sets during the ...
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original patent [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US552096 I have the original patent three of them for Mr. John j. Burnshire back in the 1800's for a vehicle and baling press. Are they of any value to anyone
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Is the patent finalized yet? [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US20140020278 Is this patent finalized
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How applying for patent affects my business

I am working on software patent application and planning to start the business after submitting the application. What happens if my application is rejected. Now my idea is in the open. Considering if ...
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Can I submit a new application?

If my application was rejected, can I write a new application based on the same idea, or it would be rejected because the old application was considered as a prior art?
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Any sort of fair use clause for software using methods years before they get patented?

This question probably was already asked thousands of times, yet I could not find any similar question. One creates a software. An innovative one with lots of fancy new things which were never ...
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Should I file multiple provisional patent applications when my invention can span different sizes?

I am working on a provisional patent application for a household object. The invention is a simple item that comes in a large and small size. Do I need to file separate applications for each size, if ...
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Patent on calculating three checksums instead of one

I stumbled upon the following patent that appears to patent calculating three checksums instead of one: http://www.google.com/patents/US20130272429 Even if the obviousness of the basic idea is not ...
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My old patented invention appears to be patented again

In reference to the patent: US8384613 what one has to do, if this patent is not new and just gives the same idea patented in 1990? I would be greatful on an answer.
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Can I make a product which infringes on a patent for my own use..? [duplicate]

In reference to the patent:email id id US1588898 i need to have detailed information about this patent as i wanted to make a project on aerators.
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Expiration date for patent 5824100 [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US5824100 What is the expiration date for this patent? Thank you.
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Does this patent mean I cannot build a better system?

Is it safe to assume that due to this patent below - NO other system, web-based or other, can be put into place to compete? Can I not build my own MIS system? In reference to the patent: ...
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stealing the provisional patent application

Please, I want to question is it possible exposure to stealing the provisional patent application? If presented to companies through NOLO Company or other, And whether enough contract agreement to ...
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How does the power generated to create the air curtain? [closed]

In the application number 20070113839 How dose the power generated to create the Air curtain ? What is the method used to supply the fan/blower with power which help to create the air curtain
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Is there any way to track Patents which are reinstated after non-payment of maintenance fees

I was actually tracking US7985418 claiming sevelamer compostion. On 30th August on regular updation i n Pair I have seen status as "patent expired on 21.04.2014 due to nonpayment of maintenance ...
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Licence for commercial publication use [closed]

In reference to the patent: US484276 I am writing to you in regards to the use of this image for a commercial publication purpose. What type of license does this patent image carry and how would i ...
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Purpose and Function of part [closed]

In reference to the patent: US4791545 What is the purpose of this diode? Does it have a use as a component of an item listed on the United States Munitions List?
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Eraser with blade? [closed]

In reference to the patent: US715646 I'm confused by this invention - what was the purpose back in 1902 & why is it identified as an eraser? In current times, is this device still around? What is ...
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Prior art for e-ticketing with a barcode image via the web

In reference to the patent: WO2002091307A9 This is an international patent which claims a method for issuing over the internet a ticket, wherein the ticket contains a barcode in an image file format. ...
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Patenting existing non-patented concept for use against future use of said concept

A concept or [software] routine/process has been used previously, but has not been patented. If I successfully patent that concept, will I be able to claim infringement when it is used in a future ...
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How can I find the claims of this patent, which are not listed on Google Patents?

In reference to the patent: US918884 Where can I go to find the claims of this patent? Google Patents appears to have a recursive link for where to find them.
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If a patent refers to the use of a “strap”, can I use a “chain” instead and not be in violation of the patent?

A patent claim states a "strap used to suspend the motor". Can I use a chain to suspend the motor and not be in violation of the patent. I looked up the definition of a strap and from what I can ...
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Use of invention molds without permission

someone may be using our molds in China to produce products they do not have permission to do so. what can we do about it?
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Is it advisable to patent an open source project?

One year ago, I started an open source project, which is most popular in these days. This project is mostly used by my area's developers. I am expecting great future of this project. Is it advisable ...
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how does first to file affect multiple inventors?

How does first to file affect multiple inventors? It used to be that if an author/inventor was not listed on the patent the author could lose the patent rights due to the multiple inventor rule. ...
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Prior art for PCT/US2002/014748 - e-ticketing with a barcode image via the web [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: WO2002091307A9 A client just received a patent notice for the embedding a barcode in an email/web ticket. Can this really be valid and/or not have prior art? ...
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Who owns this patent at this point of time? [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US194047 Who Owns this Patent now?
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If an online entity services its customers with an invention similar to my patent, does it infringe on my patent?

If an online entity services its customers with an invention similar to my patent, does it infringe on my patent? Imagine a smart card that generates temporary account numbers for every transaction, ...
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Can I own and create adhesives trash bags/ trash bags with adhesives for use?

In reference to the patent: US20050129335 Does this patent currently limit such an opportunity as to the making or selling adhesive trash bags, if so how can I bypass it or aquire exlusive ownership ...
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Prior art request for US20120179309 “Data Improvement System and Method”?

In reference to the patent: US20120179309 This patent covers taking some location information, comparing it to some other location information, and figuring out what the differences/corrections are. ...
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PRIOR ART REQUEST: US20150066784 “Automated Clickwrap and Browsewrap System”

I would like some help finding prior art for US20150066784. The patent describes a system focused on the browsewrap vs. clickwrap distinction when it comes to legal agreements, but the entire system ...
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One Patent Design with Two different Numbers

I was doing research for a newly design ornamental articles for steering wheels designs. Came across the designs for Illuminated Steering Wheels. Two designs in particular were noted to be exactly the ...
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I need to find out about keeping my sketch secured

Good day, listen I emailed my sketch to a protype company after signing an agreement, is that binding and can I mail a picture of my sketch to myself and keep it sealed in case someone wants to patent ...
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Does Re-issue of US patent have extended expiry?

The original priority date was in 1994 US5662332 so my assumption was that it had expired, but upon searching Public Pair using the application number (US 08/544,306) it comes up that it's under ...
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Has this patent been approved?

In reference to the patent: US20020043764 Has this patent application been reviewed and registered? I cannot find that information. The assignee is stating it has been, but I have yet to see it.
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Does my past work qualify as prior art for US20140272267?

In reference to the patent: US20140272267 I am writing this in response to a recently filed patent application US 20120272267 A1; titled “Trauma Reduction without Ballistic Performance Reduction.” ...
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Is this the very first Incubator patent?

In reference to the patent: US4978 This appears to be the very first patent U.S. awarded for a poultry incubator for artificially incubating chicken eggs. The manufacturing of incubators & ...
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provisional patent question

My invention is a file folder box and I am inventing the box and the file folders that go into the box. Each could be sold separately, and each can be used by itself without the other and still be ...
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What are the prior arts related to the patent in question?

How is the patent in question more better and novel as compared to the prior arts? In reference to the patent: WO2000034241A1
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If a business plan is implemented does it become prior art?

Does a business-method become prior art once it is implemented?. Is there a grace period of 1 year from implementation to filing the patent?
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I am missing from Patent Inventor

In reference to the patent: US20140319036 This patent is based on my work and I found my name missing from the list of inventors. The patent is issued in the USA, Europe and Korea. I have all the ...
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Patent office statistics and reports for rejected Patent applications

I periodically see announcements / articles that state X hundred thousand applications were filed in 20##, at the: USPTO, EPO, JPO, KIPO.... and company Y filled Z thousand. I'm curious as to the ...
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Can I patent something similiar to an existing us patent in a different country?

Me and my friends came up with an idea, and we're going through with it. Does a US patent similiar to our idea affect us if we're filing it in a different country?

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