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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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Where to find US8909560 patent page images?

Google patent page US8909560 shows broken images. Where to find original patent images?
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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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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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Restriction Dynamic Currency Discount (DCC) Singapore and New Zeland

In reference to the patent: CA2383173C Is there any restriction in using this patent in Singapore or New Zeland? Thank you in advance for any reply.
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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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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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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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has there ever been issued a patent for a steel wool polishing wheel [duplicate]

I have an idea for a invention and was checking to see if the idea had already been patented. My invention has just one moving part and has to deal with polishing metals using a steel wool wheel.
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Response to Notice to file corrected application papers

An applicant has been asked to submit a substitute specification in compliance with 37 CFR 1.52, 1.121(b)(3) and 1.125. The amendments are made to brief description of drawings, detailed description ...
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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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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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Benefit of omitting drawing and patent number of prior art in background?

In an original draft of a patent application we have, the background contained a reference to a prior art by its patent number and a description of the prior art, and the first drawing is a drawing of ...
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Can a process which is completely based on thoery, without any experimental data, can it be patented? [duplicate]

for example, i have developed a process based on literature and all thoeritical factors, can this work be patented or is it necessary to provide along with experimental data as well.
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Can a competitor see my unpatented product in the market and patent it before I do?

Suppose I come up with a product with some characteristics that are unique enough that it could be patented. However, I don't have enough money to file for a patent at the launch date. Can a ...
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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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What does this do? [closed]

In reference to the patent: WO2003001383A3 Is this basically a video recorder?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the reason of the structure change of U.S. applied patent during 1963-2011?

I am a college student, I want to know why there is a structure change of US applied patent around 1985? I have been analyzing all the datas of US applied patent from 1963-2011, then I found out ...
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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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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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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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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 ...