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I developed a software system that comprises an app for smartphones, one for tablets and a central server that manages the communications between all the instances of them.
I did a research and found out that a company already requested to the PCT an international patent for a system that does exactly the same of what mine is intended to. This patent has claims regarding what this system is used for (the IDEA), describing the architecture (central server connected to apps for smartphones and tablets and printers) and technology used for it (basic IP, XMPP, Push).
Can this patent (I am not sure this is been approved or not) can actually causes me legal problems when I will sell my system?
I ask this since I don't see any technological innovation, only an innovative idea. I intend to sell in the EU first and then worldwide (if it works of course!!!)
Thanks in advance for your help!

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possible duplicate of can this patent on smartphone app stop me? –  Ron J. Nov 25 '13 at 13:01
    
Please don't submit multiple versions of the same question. –  Rory Alsop Nov 25 '13 at 15:35
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