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What is the Largest Number of Claims in any Granted Patent?

In my patent searches, I have found some patents with upwards of 300 claims. This has me impressed. I'm wondering what the world record for the greatest number of claims in any patent is. Does anyone ...
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Update on Patent wo2008016230a1

Nam Jong Hyun, Found this during privately funded research. What's the status update of application/commercialization of this patent please?
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1answer
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Defining broadest term for claiming

I'm considering the case in which I have an invention and the subject matter is a (computer) web server. So: the first exemplary embodiment would be based on a “web server”, but since I don't want to ...
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Being the first to provide a service in a Geographical Area

Quite new to patents. Is it possible to file one for a service that is the first to serve a certain geographical area? Say...a software-centric service.
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Prior art for US patent application 20140196008 'IMMUTABLE OBJECT TYPES '

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2014/0196008.html "At least some embodiments described herein relate to a language extension that advances safety in system programming. In accordance with the ...
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At what point can you then start selling the app after applying for the patent

Ok, so i know that once i start selling the app and it is out in the open i can't apply for a patent. I now also see there are various stages in the application process: file, search and examination. ...
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Looking for prior art for patent application US20140196015 “Declaration of Lifetime resource reference”

I'm looking for prior art related to following patent: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2014/0196015.html DECLARATION OF LIFETIME OF RESOURCE REFERENCE A language extension that advances ...
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Is Facebook infringing on this patent? [on hold]

So isn't Facebook, Youtube, etc... infringing on this patent with their images/videos uploaded to a website via a mobile device?
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1answer
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“A method, apparatus and system …”

Often in software patents “A method, apparatus and system ...” is claimed. With reference to USC 35 – section 101 then: is “method” used as synonymous for “process”? are “apparatus and system” ...
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Tracking patent history

Is there a way to track the history of this patent? It was my Great Grandfather's and we never knew he held a patent. I'm interested in learning more, such as whether he ever sold the ...
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0answers
24 views

Software patent boilerplate

Given that software should be shown and claimed in a hardware context software patents typically include a boilerplate, both in figures and text, identifying PC, servers, internet connections, cloud ...
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11 views

Production of patented item [on hold]

I wanted to know if any had been produced, and if so, where can I buy them. All other ID armbands on the market only display one card.
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2answers
71 views

How to Use Patented Method Without Infringing?

I would like to use the method disclosed (via claims) in this patent for my invention http://www.google.com/patents/US8568309 . That is, I am creating a glucometer, using this inventor's method for ...
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patent claims need to be trimmed down

I read the patent application titled "METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AGGREGATE BANDWITH CONTROL". The application number for this application is US20090063698 A1. I have some prior art to report. In text ...
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Similar Patents, Sweeping Claims

So I have an Idea/Potential Patent, but someone else has a similar patent out. Our inventions are substantially different in design. One of their claims is very very general and seems to exclude an ...
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2answers
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Can I patent a specific workflow?

I've come up with a unique way to give tourists their pictures. It's a specific workflow that utilizes properties specific to the Microsoft Surface 3 tablet. I am certain that the steps of my process ...
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0answers
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I want to invalidate a pending patent (not granted yet) because of an intentional omission of an inventor. What is the exact procedure?

If an inventor is intentionally not named in a patent, that is, there is no dispute she is an inventor but for subjective reasons is left out of the inventor's list, how does one go towards ...
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Display Screen Covers Having Personalized Refractive Power Capabilities [on hold]

Where is this product at this point? manufacturing, distribution, creation, etc.
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12 views

Expiration of a patent with improper priority claim

An issued patent I have in mind (patent X, filed in 2003, so subject to 20-year term provisions) says on its face and in its first paragraph that it is a CIP of many patents, but I will just name two ...
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Developed methodology listed in patent claims, yet not listed as an inventor?

Myself and a co-worker developed the methodology for performing a process (software development), and we even helped author the claims for the provisional patent application, yet we have been left off ...
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Is this the way that we can get people off of welfar? [on hold]

By the way if we made these into space suits we could already be on Mars living happily? I don't see why we can't stop working our asses into a hotbox here on Earth and finally go somewhere and ...
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How much does US patent 7071258 worth ? “Multilayer crystal structure graphite sheets…” [on hold]

How much does US patent 7071258 worth ? "Multilayer crystal structure graphite sheets..."
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Shouldn't usage of wikipedia content during R&D be reason enough to void patents and tradesecrets?

Is there a valid ground for 'friends of wikipedia' (volunteers, general public supporters etc) to file a case to make trade secrets and patents open to public, if the R&D team ever used ...
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0answers
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Can we apply regenerative braking system in conventional diesel cars? [on hold]

By using regenerative breaking system efficiency of automobile is increased. then why automobile companies not use this system generally. and which type of difficulty is created for implementation of ...
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Older US Utility Application

... that I am wanting international coverage but cannot as the time to do so has expired. I have designed a new component that works with the old claims as a single unit. Can I resume international ...
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1answer
26 views

Patent Sponsorship [on hold]

I have an idea/product that I want to patent, but I live outside the US and I don't have the money for all the huge expense that is to patent something. Are there investors that are interested in ...
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0answers
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How does this patent compare to work done at Univ of Oklahoma in 2010?

Energy Fuels, 2010, 24 (7), pp 3804–3809 by Trung Q. Hoang , Xinli Zhu , Tanate Danuthai , Lance L. Lobban , Daniel E. Resasco and Richard G. Mallinson
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Similar design of my invention

What percentage of difference needs to take place for a design not to infringe on an existing patent? I have an invention that mirrors the claims of this one but my design might be different, I wish ...
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Demagnitization [closed]

Those magnets will eventually demagnitize as if there is no input magnetic field to start rotation. Althought friction will limit the whole invention to start rotation by itself. There should be an ...
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Website Workflow and Service Patents

I am in the process of creating a website, that provides a service that is more generic than another "similar" website. The website only provides a service for a particular service, where my website ...
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0answers
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how to produce electricity using differential gear? [on hold]

BSTRACT A differential comprises a differential case and electrical generator. The electrical generator comprises a first portion that is supported by the differential case and a second portion that ...
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0answers
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UI Interface on Paper53?

Is the UI interface on Paper53 patented? Specifically, the screen with the open book where you flip between the pages.
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how to perform high temperature high pressure treatment for fibers? [on hold]

good day, we want to adapt the method done in the patent Flax fiber degumming process CN 103276456 A. thus we want to know if the HTHP treatment for fiber is a separate condition for chemical ...
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I had an idea for a patent, told a select few and then saw my idea on the US patent site

I had an idea for a patent and I reached out to a friend and put me in touch with a patent lawyer to discuss with the patentability of the concept. He advised that it would cost a lot of money to file ...
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0answers
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high temperature high pressure treatment [on hold]

Based from what I have read, treatment of flax fiber with high temperature high pressure in the degumming process results to good physical and chemical properties of fiber. I just want to ask what ...
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Software patent implementations license

Given that a software patent can be implemented in different ways, languages and platforms then what are the license requirements of the implemented pieces of software? Is it possible that the patent ...
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1answer
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Laser-Cut Piano Roll patent

The process of using a laser to create piano rolls was being discussed in April of 2003 in Mechanical Music Digest (MMD), when Mr. Gerety appeared for the first time in this discussion and announced ...
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0answers
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OS/Business and copyrights [on hold]

Can I take a distro of Linux, rewrite and pass it of as my own for profit? Example: I want to make a console. Can I take the Linux os, add/remove some feature and use the new distro in my console and ...
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1answer
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Provisional application problems

A provisional application is filed to USPTO and something turns out to be wrong and therefore has to be modified when the following non-provisional application is filed. In this case one problem is ...
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Question concerning Ebola Patent

This is a question concerning patent ca2741523a1. Okay, now that Ebola is breaking out and spreading everywhere I want to know if this patent which publicly lists compositions and methods thereof for ...
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Commercialization [closed]

I was just curious if anyone ever made a true attempt at commercializing this technology. I just thought of a similar tech a few weeks ago and I was wondering if there were any serious road blocks and ...
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1answer
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Has patent # US6926341 expired due to non-payment? [duplicate]

Has patent #US6926341 expired due to nonpayment?
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1answer
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Does US20060073976 really describe how to built the time machine?

The patent for a time machine has been filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office by one Dr. Marvin B. Pohlman of Tulsa, Oklahoma. By creating an artificial wormhole time ...
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0answers
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What has been the patent landscape for confocal microscopy? [on hold]

What has been the patent landscape for confocal microscopy? What is the most recent patent to be commercialized? How recent was it (specific year)? Thank you very much.
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1answer
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US8214361 B1 How can it be considered not obvious?

In the field of IR I was considering US8214361 B1: if I can resume the claims in two words the invention is a search engine interface that not only provides a set of results but also a set of ...
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1answer
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How can I receive “good consideration” as mentioned in this assignment document?

I previously was the lead developer in a software project. They have contacted me and attempted to trick me into signing a patent assignment. It says "in consideration of good and valuable ...
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1answer
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PPA validity questions

I am considering filing a PPA on my own, two questions, 1, if PPAs are never examined, is it correct to assume that I get a "patent pending" on whatever (since it is not published at the time of ...
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2answers
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What is the point of prior art disclosures if they are ignored

Re User authentication based on a wrist vein pattern US 20140196131 A1 I would have thought my published prior art disclosures would invalidate this patent. I only published these disclosures to keep ...
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Will “Commissioned work” apply for my “not related to work” idea?

I made some ideas when I was working as a contract employee. At that time I have sent those ideas to R&D persons. They didn't make reply after that. Now my contract was over and I came out of the ...
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Does the application of a new, patented material into an existing frame (eg window screen) warrant a new use patent?

reference: WO2012149090A2 Specifically, the material is already protected under a patent; but the application of putting a screen-like material into a window frame is old...

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