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What is the cost to challenge a patent? The issued patent is very broad

There is a recently issued patent US8371286 McCown that is so broad it includes grills, smokers, stoves and heaters. It takes the claims from US4169457 Christophel as its own. In fact the product is ...
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How do patents work in the medical research world?

This is a basic, general question. How do medical researchers claim and use patents? a research lab comes up with a therapeutic/experimental invention, and then, I'm assuming the researcher(s) ...
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Cost of patenting in Europe

What is the total cost of patenting a medical device in Europe? Of all the costs, which ones are compulsory? I have also heard that the cost will significantly reduce with a new system. Is that ...
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Patent Sponsorship [closed]

I have an idea/product that I want to patent, but I live outside the US and I don't have the money for all the huge expense that is to patent something. Are there investors that are interested in ...
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Cost for drafting and filing a patent

What is the average cost of drafting and filing a patent incurred when hiring an agent ? This can give an idea to me if I'm over charged for the service