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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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Which countries require a claim for using a PPA as priority date?

The book Patent It Yourself states: I recommend that your PPA contain at least one claim (to) prevent any challenge to your PPA by foreign patent offices for failure to claim the invention as of ...
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Definitions in dependent claims

I need to use certain terms repeatedly in my dependent claims, but do not need the same terms in my independent claims. I could define the terms in each dependent claim, but that would be prolix. I ...
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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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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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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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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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Dependent claim from invalid independent claim

I'm following an Inter Partes Review where the petitioner is trying to invalidate every independent claim of a patent based on prior art. If this is successful, some dependent claims will remain. ...
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Is this patent just for the collar of the cane in 5 horizontal lines or for any crystals

In reference to the patent: USD679492 Is this patent just for the collar of the cane in 5 horizontal lines or for any crystals applied to any cane in any design ?
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Has a prototype been built to demonstrate the claims made by WO 2001053721 A1?

The publication number of the patent in question is WO2001053721 A1. Simply put, has a thruster been built and do the claims in the patent represent reality?
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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Query on existing SDP attribute related to this patent

In reference to the patent: US20120195235 How is this different from existing SDP attribute "a=lang" as given in RFC 4566?
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Licensing Strategies and Negotiaitons

Q: What is your seasoned opinion on how to best proceed to negotiate a profitable and fair licensing deal under the following circumstances. I most appreciate opinions from those who have actually ...
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Necessity of math justification/motivation in a patent?

I don't know if its appropriate question here...but I anyway want to try... I have an algorithm in which I have a finite data in which each element is assumed as an element of a metric space with a ...
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Language in claim:definition

I am writing a claim in which I want to define an object, which is similar to (yet ever so slightly different from) many other like objects. I am doing it like this:"...designating one of said ...
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Patent Drafting Method: Pros & cons of drafting claims and converting claims to descriptions

What are the advantages and liabilities, if any, of drafting patent claims for an invention first, and then converting the claims into a provisional patent specification with the same wording and ...
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Applicability of the patent US20080258013

High altitude structure 100 includes but is not limited to any of a variety of materials which may be relatively lightweight, strong, and be capable of standing aloft in a variety of atmospheric, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to get a patent invalidated?

Recently while I was writing up a patent, I discovered that another person has written a patent that is so badly and vaguely worded that it could be used to cover my invention. Whereas I offer clear ...
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How to word either A or B?

If I'm wording a claim for my cool device and I want to express that either option A (squarish flange type 1) or option B (roundish flange type 2) can be attached to my design, or any other type, how ...