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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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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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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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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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I have a SaaS model and I just found a patent with broad claims

I have a SaaS model and I just found a patent with broad claims that is potentially close. I was very surprised to see it was granted as the majority of the claims in the patent are derived from a ...
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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 ...