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Is this one invention or two?

I have developed a digital network, similar to a social network, but with a few important differences, and now I am drafting a provisional patent. I'll go to an attorney before submitting, but I want ...
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What if I use my algorithm, which is similar by 80% to the another already patented?

I'm developed an algorithm for constructing heat maps (eg, maps clicks heatmap) , going to implement. Found that there is already a patent for this method of visualization ...
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How could *they* know if I'm infringing a software patent?

Let's say I would like to implement an algorithm. Let's say this algorithms is patented, but its description is fully accessible. Let's say I study and replicate it on a software of mine. Let's say ...
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SURF algorithm in OpenCV library for commercial use (Europe)

According to this article, SURF algorithm is marked as patented in Europe. Therefore, since I'm planning to use it in my company commercially, I would like to know if there is any reliable way to ...
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Idea of Suggesting Application by time

I have this idea in a very vague form which I have not seen implemented yet but maybe someone can tell me if it is out there already or not. It might not be worth a patent as its just an addition but ...
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Is (Google) PageRank invalidated by this econ. paper from 1940s?

Some early versions of PageRank are discussed the PageRank: Standing on the shoulders of giants My question is whether any of the prior art mentioned in the article would be sufficient to invalidate ...