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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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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 ...