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Prior art on Microsoft patents asserted against Barnes & Noble and Motorola

I was wondering whether there was sufficient prior art for some of the patents that Microsoft is using in (what I consider) strong-arming Android manufacturers? Most of those seem to have been ...
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How detailed should a provisional patent application be? (Software)

I am considering filing for a provisional patent which deals with mobile and web technologies. Now this is a method to do something. But how detailed do I go? Right now, I have something working in ...
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Can I include multiple specific software functionalities of my broad idea in a single provisional patent application?

I have a limited budget and I am looking form a startup based on my idea. My idea is related to mobile (Android, iOS, etc) apps and a supporting website. It is a broad idea which can be implemented ...
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How to know an Android app has a patent

Recently we published one application in Google Play. This is our first experience. But my manager asked me to check whether our application name has already been taken by someone/whether the name has ...
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can this patent on smartphone app stop me?

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 ...
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Can this patent stop me? [duplicate]

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 ...