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Next due date Recurring payment express checkout [on hold]

I have created a recurring payment profile with the help of express checkout (codeigniter liberary). The problem is that, one a first payment done it wont show me the next due date. and sometime ...
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Scope issue: “Automated” vs “Software supported”

There's this granted patent in which its Claim 1 specifies "A method of automated control..." whereas the Background section specifies "More specifically, the present invention relates to ...
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Is there a custom or policy of obfuscating dangerous details in patents?

I was reviewing an expired U.S. patent for a clever industrial process that is sufficiently dangerous that it should not be attempted by people not skilled in the art. Throughout the patent, ...
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Utility patent prohibiting against certain content

Suppose a claim in a patent reads: A method of custom quotation for manufacture of a part, the method comprising: ... using a processing device automatically generating a ...
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Avoid infringement by replacing a specific component

Suppose the Claim 1 of a patent is as follows: An assembly comprising: ...; a threaded nut positioned at least partially within the housing such that the nut is fixed against rotation ...
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How should I structure my claims and embodiments in regards to a patent for an invention to be implemented by a text editor?

In US patent law, how are claims that are dependent on an earlier claim affec the interpretation of the earlier claim. Is the prior claim's interpretation based on each dependent claim, or is the ...
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Does this application attempt to patent Fibonacci numbers?

In reference to the patent: US20060235780 This application has the following first claim. What does it mean? Are they attempting to patent a Fibonacci sequence? A methodology of utilizing ...
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Re patent on previous work

Are patents based on previous patent allowed ? http://www.google.com.au/patents/US5895642
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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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US3405407 Collar Holding Device [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US3405407 I received the original patent paperwork at an estate sale. Does it mean anything to hold the original paperwork or is it just a really interesting piece of ...
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US vs Indian Patent System differences

We may be filing for a patent in India, and while our attorneys will be doing the heavy lifting, I was just curious about what major differences there are in the patent system between there and the ...
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Is this idea related to draftings from the collaboration with Livewell Collaborative Singapore?

Does this idea have anything to do with a design initially submitted to Vicki Ann Curtis by a group of students from Singapore Polytechnic? In reference to the patent: US20140250792
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Can I use a swipe pattern for my app?

In reference to the patent: US20110283241 I know that the android phones use the swipe pattern as does my capital one bank app, and I see that google won a patent for it in some incarnation. Does ...
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Patent US 9,200,185 B2 vs. US 8,865,824 B2

In reference to the patent: US 8,865,824 B2 How is this invention different than US 9,200,185 B2?
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Dependent claim arrangement

It is assumed that a device comprises 4 logic circuits with following relationships using arrows representing input and output signals. A first logic circuit --> a second logic circuit --> a third ...
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“Further” usage in chained claims and in non-chained claims

I have a logic block that has 3 logic circuits: a first logic circuit, a second logic circuit and a third logic circuit. When all three circuit claims are chained, I have: (..), as in claim 1, ...
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“Package delivery notification system and method” claims

This is obvious to anyone who has ever waited for a package to be delivered to their house. What does this patent actually claim, and what makes it novel from the systems we all use? In reference to ...
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Can someone explain the term “commonly owned”?

As seen in a patent application, can someone please explain to a layperson what this term means? "All claims of the present invention application are commonly owned." I am having a heck of a time ...
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Claims interpretation for US7174229

In reference to the patent: US7174229 What is a simple-terms explanation of the claims from this patent? The first claim (from Google Patents) is: Apparatus for generating a delayed output ...
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Starting a company using this patent

In reference to the patent: WO2003023674A1 The mobile application that I am working on uses QR codes to store personal credit card information, and I'd like to know whether this would make me unable ...
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If a dependent claim only limits the independent claim, then is it still infringement when a product only differs from that dependent claim?

If a dependent claim only limits the independent claim, then is it still infringement when a product only differs from that dependent claim? For example: ~~~ (Independent claim:) 1. A device for ...
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I don't see any graphics

In reference to the patent: CA2311951C I cannot see an image and cannot follow the claims without an image.
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architecture coverage driven test generation

In reference to the patent: US 2008/0255822 A1 Does this patent mean that no-one can do another architecture coverage driven test generator for ARM cores? This patent is quite generic and I believe ...
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This is the same thing as SleekEZ that is already on the market or not?

In reference to the patent: US20150047576 From this application's claims, What is claimed is: A grooming tool comprising: a blade; a solid wooden handle; wherein said blade is contained ...
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Request for an explanation in easy words ( Speech activated security system)

In reference to the patent: US5668929 Can someone please explain this project in easy words, the wording used is highly complex, it would be so nice if somebody could give an explanation and kindly ...
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prior art proof

I filed a provisional application in 1994 . Then i sent a full description of my invention to an eminent professor in the field of that invention in USA, soon after filing the provisional application ...
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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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Does a product infringe on a patent if it requires the use of the patented product to function?

Background: Let's look at a simplified example. Patent Claim #1: "A system for 'some function X' comprising: a sending device... a receiving device..." Question: If a new product provides the ...
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Understanding divided infringement in method claims

This question might be too detailed for this site, but I will give it a shot... This question relates to divided infringement and when a method claim will have multiple actors. Consider the ...
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Could I be sued by this side project because of Patent US5732138?

There used to be a website, lavarand.com that would generate random numbers via a camera aimed at a lava lamp. This idea was patented with US5732138, but the website has since been shut down. I think ...
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Is something that a user does, an step of a method

Can I write a claim as: A method for detecting X comprising the steps of: Entering Z by the user, Specifying the dimensions of Y by the user ...
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Should I mention the right position for acquisition of images in my patent

For an application of machine vision which should I claim: ... a camera to capture images from the surface of Y... vs. ... a camera to capture images from the surface of Y, located under the ...
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Use of “means plus function” language

This link advice against using "means plus function" Once upon a time, we patent attorneys liked "means plus function" language in claims because it seemed to allow us to claim all possible ...
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Can I refer to a dependent claim, to a word that is in the claim that the dependent claim depends on?

For example: It is a system comprising X, Y, Z The system of claim 1, wherein X is W The system of claim 2, wherein Z is P connected to W In the claim 3, I need to refer to both Z (which is in the ...
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Can a claim be rejected if it lacks a clause that Prior Art includes?

Prior Art: A system which detects X and makes an alarm Claim: A system which detects X
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Do they regard the whole claims to reject a patent based on Prior Art or only independent claims?

Let's bring an example (note I am naive in writing or understanding claims): Independent claim 1: It is an awesome equipment to detect X, dependent claim 2: the equipment of claim 1 detects X ...
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Do they regard the whole claims of my patent for detecting the patentability of others' application or only my independent claims?

Let's bring an example : Independent claim 1: It is an awesome equipment to detect X, dependent claim 2: the equipment of claim 1 detects X using a fork. If it was granted, would it mean ...
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Can I broaden a patent while it is tested to work with specific conditions and environment?

Suppose that I am going to file a patent about defect detection of a specific equipment based on machine vision (even its technology belongs to X company) I implemented the system and it works for ...
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What is the role of dependent claims?

I am very new to filing patents, What is the role of dependent claims? Couldn't I just have one claim with any details required? What is the difference in haveing one, two, or ten claims? When I ...
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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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How detailed can be independent claims in a PCT utility application?

I am currently writing claims for a PCT utility application. It appears my independent claim is rather lengthy and can be broken down into many dependent claims, but that is not what I am after. My ...
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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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Claims with reference to single dependent claims

I understand that one cannot claim with reference to a multiple dependent claims as set forth in MPEP 608.01(n) Dependent Claims[R-11.2013]. However, can one have claims with reference to a single ...
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Patent specification

In reference to the patent: US 2,738,257 Has the patent been granted for the complete method or for the compound mixture?
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Does my product infringe on claim 1 of EP 2342386 A1?

I am producing a rainwater collection system and am not sure if the current system infringes on Nigel O'driscoll's Rainwater harvesting system (EP 2342386 A1), which is listed as follows: A ...
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How strict are patent claims?

If there were a patent US1111111, which read: US1111111: A "thing" for doing something. The invention claimed is: A "thing". A "thing" of claim 1, which uses a "thing ...
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Is traditional plant material improvement sufficiently descriptive to be considered full disclosure

Patent WO2008110876 A1 discloses a method to enhance the oil production capability of tobacco seeds by means of either mutagenising (chemically inducing mutations) or hybridising existing varieties of ...
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Reply to office action scope

If you reply to office action does the same rules apply as in normal amendments? That is: That is you may not amend beyond the scope of the original body of the specification. You may not amend ...
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Mobile Payment patent: Why is the last step of Claim 1 there? It seems to contradict the second to last step of Claim 1

In this mobile payment patent: http://www.google.com/patents/US8639619, the last 2 steps of claim 1 are: providing the token and the payment amount to the payment-processing entity, via the ...
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How to find the owner of patent US4726817 [duplicate]

How do I find the owner of patent US4726817?