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Legal ramifications of including research algorithms in software products sold to clients

If I am a UK-based software vendor or 'software as a service' company, what are the legal implications of including academic research algorithms in products sold to European and international clients? ...
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Am I allowed to use a published algorithm which is an improvement to a patented algorithm?

In a current project (which might see commercial use in the futere) I need to track people and objects in camera images. A little bit of research brought up the "Discriminative Scale Space Tracker" (...
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In the USA, is it legal to perform an algorithm described in a software patent on pencil and paper?

In general, based on my non-lawyer reading of patents, most software patents cover doing the described algorithm on a computer. Are there any legal issues at all in doing an algorithm by hand, on ...
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In the USA, is it legal to distribute source code that, when run, would violate a patent?

Is it legal in the US to distribute source code that when run, would be in violation of a software patent? This is not unprecedented, for example the LAME MP3 Encoder distributes source code for a ...
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Urgent - My Patent Application received a Non-Final Rejection, Advice?

I have written a computer program which combines two patented ideas, but provides a new and much needed function, and service for that matter. Hence the big money corps stand to make from the use of ...
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Has the Borland 32-bit SEH patent expired? [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US5628016. Is this patent expired? Can other people now implement SEH on 32-bit without opening themselves up to being sued?
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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 www.google.com/patents/...
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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 ...