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Is it possible to obtain a patent on a technology I am already selling?

As part of software product I needed a software utility (library) that I could not find so I built it from scratch. I think it is unique and has some value and for sure I want to protect it. Since it ...
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Features not disclosed in provisional application priority date

Am I correct that: Should you claim priority from a provisional application and you disclose features in the subsequent non-provisional application (which claims priority from the provisional ...
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Recording a phone conversation about patentable things

On one hand, I want to conversate about useful fresh future ideas with people that have the power to patent those pleasant premises. On the other hand, given the messed-up weirdness of IP law, I want ...
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Examples and guidance for algorithms and procedures

Where can I find examples and guidance on drafting an algorithm? This is not for patenting the algorithm as such, which I believe must be attached to hardware. This has more to do with the procedure ...
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Are “Patent application” valid patents?

Please confirm if I do read this correctly. You can fill a patent for a product design and get this granted or not. When the patent is granted you can find that back on Lens.org with the notification ...
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Objecting granted Patent based on own e-mail correspondence as Prior art?

15 years ago I filed a provisional patent to establish myself as first in line to patent an idea for a novel internet business. I then submitted the idea (my working notes and flowchart) to a ...
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Confidentiality in patents

I'm confused about this: "Confidentiality has been a key strategy for Microsoft" From an article about Microsoft patents and Android. Link: ...
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Do I need NDA when talking to a patent professional?

when talking to a patent professional do I need her to sign NDA or non-disclosure is implied?
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Sufficiency of disclosure for untested invention?

AFAIK, the patent application must disclose enough so that an average person in the art can understand how to make the same thing. The question is, does it apply to the invention or apply to the ...
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Patent application as defensive disclosure

Is filing a patent effective as defensive disclosure if the the patent is not granted? Any application is published after 18 months (except publication delay request) or if the patent doesn't pass a ...
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Is an invention considered “publicly disclosed” merely because it is described on a hosted service?

We are considering using a hosted SaaS collaboration website to discuss and roll out an invention. "We" includes only specific individuals who are all party to an appropriate NDA. So, I already know ...
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Is it better to not to publish untill the patent is granted?

I have noticed that start-up companies that filed patent applications tend to not to publish them before the patent is granted. This can have business strategy motivations and it would be off topic to ...
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“Undue experimentation” - why isn't the patent office more demanding to minimise it (e.g. provide parts list)?

The majority of the patents I've looked at read to me as outlines of research projects rather than detailed descriptions of how to make something. (I am a person of ordinary skill in the art; I have a ...
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Can I discuss my idea with experts?

I have many ideas in the past... and I've failed many of them. But I have a newer idea that believe could hold some value, would rather take an experts opinion on the idea to disprove it or find what ...
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who is the of author of CN 101463502 B?

who is the author of the patent number CN 101463502 B## Heading ## entitled Pineapple leaf fiber biochemical degumming technique?
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Can I file a patent after publishing as part of collaborative public content?

I have been considering a wikipedia style system for code (software), and am trying to figure out what the patent implications are. Aside from the risk of accidentally violating someone else's patent ...
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How can you reveal your product to the masses while still protecting your idea?

There are sites like kickstarter which allow you to demo/display/show off your product with hopes that these viewers will help you and invest/donate capital. How can I raise capital on an idea without ...