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How to Use Patented Method Without Infringing?

I would like to use the method disclosed (via claims) in this patent for my invention http://www.google.com/patents/US8568309 . That is, I am creating a glucometer, using this inventor's method for ...
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What's the best approach to document a claim?

Being new here, I'm wondering what the best way to match prior art to a claim you feel is invalid. I have found examples applicants use with the USPTO, so I would imagine using that same format to ...
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Can PCT application based on US provisional patent without claim?

AFAIK, US provisional patent is valid for later use even without any claim, but I heard that some countries require patent having claims. So does PCT application accepts US provisional patent without ...
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Why is claim 2 required in this example?

In US 7,704,933 B2, claims 1 and 2 are 1. A compound of formula (II): wherein the dotted line represents a single or double bond and one R2 is a hydrogen atom and the other is a ...
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A patent with both apparatus (i.e. system) and method?

I read a while back that one's goal should be a patent that is a method, a system and a means (I don't quite know what a means is). Is this actually a good goal? I also read that all the steps of a ...
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Where to learn how to formulate claims

I'm interested in learning about how to formulate claims. Can people suggest books? Preferably with examples related to questions within the chemical sciences and for the european area.
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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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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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What is the Largest Number of Claims in any Granted Patent?

In my patent searches, I have found some patents with upwards of 300 claims. This has me impressed. I'm wondering what the world record for the greatest number of claims in any patent is. Does anyone ...
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Similar Patents, Sweeping Claims

So I have an Idea/Potential Patent, but someone else has a similar patent out. Our inventions are substantially different in design. One of their claims is very very general and seems to exclude an ...
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Older US Utility Application

... that I am wanting international coverage but cannot as the time to do so has expired. I have designed a new component that works with the old claims as a single unit. Can I resume international ...
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Does computer readable medium claim protect system?

As I know, computer readable medium claim protects software, but does it also protect the hardware system? Because IMO, the the hardware must contain the code or software to run (thus, the hardware ...
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Claims - When is it a good idea to let the Patent Examiner make one for you?

I heard you can request the examiner formulate one claim for you. When is this a good idea? If the goal of a patent is to merely document the existence of some novelty without trying to claim the ...
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How is it different from Patent number US20060249949?

How is it different from Patent number US20060249949 or (https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pdfs/US20060249948.pdf)? Also, has it expired or has it been used with ...
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Patent information regarding renewal

The patent attorney never sent renewal notice our home and when I called him he said he tried and it was returned. What recourse do I have ??
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Where is the esterfication reaction between bromo compound and phenol disclosed?

Kindly let me know where is the given bromo compound and phenol disclosed. I know that it was not covered.
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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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Was this invention ever sold?

Hi my name is Sarah Botticher and my great great grandpa Francis E Walk invented this frying pan. My great grandma told me that his partner Phillip J. Boyle took all the money and left him with ...
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Help with claim construction

Suppose I have a claim A method of user initiated song play, comprising: receiving, using a data processing apparatus, from a user a request to play a song comprising a song title, an artist name ...
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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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patent 7206756 claim 1 understanding

Can someone just explain me this part of the Claim 1 of patent no 7206756 http://www.google.co.in/patents/US7206756. CLAIM 1 ..... prior to responding to said purchase request, determining if an ...
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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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Can I use “possibly” in a claim

I have claim language that looks like this: "...communicating information x,y, and z to a console, said console possibly recording said information x, y and z on a computer-readable medium ..." In ...
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How this patent be applied to find out the interest event? In which way?

This patent is quite interesting. I've briefly review the main parts of the article. However, I'd like to know what problems this patent had sovled and How it did. Would anybody could give me a more ...
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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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Can a patent have methods with optional steps?

I have heard that in order to infringe a method claim, the infringer has to do all of the steps of the method. But what if I have a method A, and it has 5 steps, but in order to do A better someone ...
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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 ...