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Altering a patented web application

I'm working on a rewrite of a patented web application. When the application was patented couple of years ago, the original developer made some rather aged user interface choices (such as the style of ...
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Are other manufacturers allowed to produce an oxylobactor formigenes probiotic?

In reference to the patent: WO2015002588A1 What is the scope of this application? Can it stop other manufacturers from creating anything containing the supplement? I heard in Asia there is a ...
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Patents regarding to web applications

I'm working on my own product which will be an web application (what it is or do doesn't matter for this question). I watch a lot of Shark Tank (and kind a like) and always hear lines like "Do you ...
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What does this do? [closed]

In reference to the patent: WO2003001383A3 Is this basically a video recorder?
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Application number and number of claims on patent US3263485 A

In reference to the patent: US3263485 what is the Application number and number of claims on patent US3263485 A?
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Assigning Patents To Different People For Same Device For Over 100 Years, US 8567565 B2

Chain lubricating apparatus and method US 8567565 B2 This appears to be the same idea repackaged by different individuals for over 100 years. Is this a common practice? Also can BKC renew the ...
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When should I file a Petition to Make Special Based on Age

I am in the process of filing my application online. USPTO guideline says that Petition to Make Special Based on Age (EFS-Web SB130) may be filed at any time during prosecution of the application, ...
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US 2013/0206605 A1 too broad, little novelty

To include production of hydrocarbons in title of this application is over-reaching. Where is the disclosure to support its inclusion? Shouldn't there be a way to sanction those who pollute the ...
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Are such broad claims as in US 2014/0019309 potentially granted?

In reference to the patent: US 2014/0019309. Claim 5. The method of providing individuals a first means to shop and purchase items. Is it possible to patent such a broad claim in 2012?
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How to find the owner of patent US4726817 [duplicate]

How do I find the owner of patent US4726817?
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US 8,903,797 - System and method for loading objects for object-relational mapping

I recently found the patent System and method for loading objects for object-relational mapping US 8,903,797. I develop Ruby on Rails web applications that follow the Active record pattern for Object ...
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“Google Now” Patent Application Number

I've been looking for Google's patent application number for "Google Now", the intelligent assistant but with no success. Can any redirect me to the correct link or post the Patent number? Thank you ...
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How applying for patent affects my business

I am working on software patent application and planning to start the business after submitting the application. What happens if my application is rejected. Now my idea is in the open. Considering if ...
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Can I submit a new application?

If my application was rejected, can I write a new application based on the same idea, or it would be rejected because the old application was considered as a prior art?
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Can I make a product which infringes on a patent for my own use..? [duplicate]

In reference to the patent:email id id US1588898 i need to have detailed information about this patent as i wanted to make a project on aerators.
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Has this patent been approved?

In reference to the patent: US20020043764 Has this patent application been reviewed and registered? I cannot find that information. The assignee is stating it has been, but I have yet to see it.
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Letter received re abandonment of patent

In reference to the patent: US 2013/0033156 My name is Lesley Anne Targett, widow of Kenneth Stanley Targett. I have received a letter from the United States Patent and Trade Mark Office re patent ...
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Fixing a poorly written patent application that has not been published

I have a patent application that was poorly written. There have been no office actions on the merits and the application has not published. I want to basically rewrite the app, or at least change it ...
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Patent filing via international PCT system

After filing US application how much time applicant should wait to file PCT application? What are the benefits of filing early or late?
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What is the difference between Patent agent and Patent lawyer?

I understand that agent doesn't have a law degree, but can she represent the inventor? I am writing my patent application by myself but want a professional to look it over and make corrections, ...
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Citing art in body of application?

What factors should an inventor consider when deciding whether or not to include references to other art in the background section of their patent application? It no longer seems to be a common ...
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Can mobile app concepts get a patent or copyright?

Alright, with more than 1.2 million apps on the app store, it's become increasingly difficult to find new app ideas that don't already exist. My question is; can simple app concepts that aren't ...
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What does the Also Published As field stand for on Google patents?

What does the Also Published As field indicate on Google patents? For example, for a single European patent application, there are multiple US patents listed under this field.
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Dating App Patents

I'm currently developing a dating app. It has some features similar to Grindr/Tindr, but the overall idea is incredibly different. I found that Zoosk, Grindr, and JDate all have patents on certain ...
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Nintendo's recent emulation patent: why?

This particular application is all over the news today: HAND-HELD VIDEO GAME PLATFORM EMULATION I'm approaching this out of sheer curiosity. It is my understanding that emulating other hardware is a ...
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Sufficiency of disclosure for untested invention?

AFAIK, the patent application must disclose enough so that an average person in the art can understand how to make the same thing. The question is, does it apply to the invention or apply to the ...
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I have functional prototype at hand. Should I wait for patent application be finalized?

I have applied for nonprovisional us patent for my product. I want to contact with investors to show them a working product. Is it possible that after my patent application is rejected and investors ...
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Possible to include information in patent application refuting similar patents ahead of time?

The title is mostly self explanatory, but I have never been through the patent process before. I have a specific concept for a piece of software that fits the criteria of someone else being able to ...
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Application refused

Can someone else copy, use and sell or import the subject-matter contained in la refused app? Is a refused app part of prior art?
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Is this patent (US20060098849 A1) still pending? [duplicate]

I do not know how to tell if the patent application was accepted or declined. I looked at the legal events on the Google Patents page but I don't understand what the information is saying.
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Can I file US provisional patent, and publish the invention, then file for PCT after that? For how long can it be legal?

I will file provisional patent, then publish it. Can I file PCT application after that based on US provisional priority date? If yes, what is the maximum time I can have before filing PCT ...
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Continuation to Divisional

An application is being filed as a continuation application. After filing that can it be changed to a Divisional applicaiton at a later stage?
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what should be the major sections of a software patent application?

Anything else other than the list at the bottom? I have to do a lot of software patent applications for a hi-tech startup. Management wants 100 this year. For software patents of our embedded ...
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What is a PCT number?

What does a published PCT number mean exactly? (Of the form PCT/IB2011/nnnnnn). Does it grant any legal/intellectual rights in any way? Does it have any effect in this regard that a WO2013nnnnnnA1 ...
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Generation of patent ideas

Is there any way to find out if a patent application is connected to results from a hackathon? For example, it has been said that DropBox, Inc. filed two patent applications (password strength meter, ...
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NO PATENT ISSUED AFTER FILING NINE YEARS AGO, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

There is no issue date on this patent. The application was filed in April of 2005, so how long can a person hold an idea that has yet to be patent? Can a person manufacture and sell an item that ...
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What to pay for an initial patent submission?

I am submitting a patent application to be filed. The USPTO asks to tick appropriate services Filing | Search | Exam Do I need to select and pay all of them at this stage OR for example Exam is ...
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explaining the theory that undergoes an invention in patent description?

I have a question about explaining the theory that undergoes an invention: should it be exposed in patent application (Description) and if yes how? For what I have seen patent documents are not ...
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When will this patent be availabe for clinical application by healthcare professionals? [closed]

I am a healthcare professional (RMT) in Ontario with many patients who come to me concerned with their cellulite. I also educate the public about cellulite and provide treatments geared ...
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Does this Patent mean that no one else can produce or sell E-Cigs with vitamin in them?

Does this US Patent Application mean that no one else can manufacture or sell electronic cigarettes with vitamins in them? I was thinking vitamins combined with e-cigarettes would be a great idea for ...
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Avoiding “New matter” when leveraging PPA in nonprovisional app

When does editing the disclosure and/or claims for use in nonprovisional app, said disclosure and claims first disclosed in a provisional patent, constitute the addition of "New matter?" Said in ...
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Forgot to check 'Request Not To Publish'

Well I finally filed my utility patent application - about 20 minutes ago, electronically - and now I am wondering if I forgot to check the box for non-publication by the PTO. Is there any way to ...
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How does the public review process work for US patent applications?

I am aware of a patent application that has been filed that I wish to challenge. I know the application number, but the it was recently filed and is not publicly available for review on the USPTO ...
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Is there a legitimate/reliable way to apply for a software patent for < $1000?

I'd like to patent a niche idea for a software product. I'm just an individual developer. I have no access to a legal team or expensive legal services. What is the best option for applying for ...
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Why is there the same boilerplate stuff at the front of every patent?

A large number of patents in the IT area appear to have a very similar diagram embedded int them somewhere, usually some forms of a block diagram detailing system components such as Northbridge, ...
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Article of manufacture - multiple unique methods of manufacture?

I've thought of a couple different but nearly equally efficient ways to manufacture a new tool. Should I be covering both in a provisional patent application? Is that even possible? What if the ...
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How do I make amendments to claims?

I have filed an Utility patent with USPTO. A few days ago, I received a letter from an USPTO examiner stating that all my claims were rejected and that the action is non-final. She has given me 3 ...
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Is a mathematical method an embodiment, or a ramification?

I am applying for a patent on a method to allocate transportation resources (e.g. trucks) among loads. Central to the patent is a (very simple) mathematical formula, into which I plug some variables ...
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Is it enough to send a scanned copy of the oath as a PDF file?

I am under the impression that online filing of patent applications is paper-free, i.e., I am not required to send any physical document to the USPTO, but sending all documents as PDF files is OK. ...
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Prior art of performance monitoring using software to build schedulers?

Relates to Patent Application 20090055833 - "System and Method for performance monitoring." I come with two questions; First, it would seem to me substantial prior art exists to 1994. However, this ...