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Would a Google+ public posting be considered an invention disclosure?

If I post my idea, in detail, even with drawings, on a public Google+ post, would that be considered to be an accurately dated disclosure? It seems it would establish the dates of invention, both ...
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Does the button “Like” with thumb up icon protected with author rights

I heart that Facebook has rights to Like buttons with thumb up icon I'm creating a commercial web-app, so I have a function that people can like something. So may I make "Like" button with thumb up ...
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Online Advertising - Assisted Adjustment of an Advertising Campaign (Facebook) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT FOR ONLINE ADVERTISING - This application from Facebook seeks to patent the idea of... suggesting changes to your advertising campaign based on the performance of your current ...
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Prior Art on Multi-User Social Networks. Patent asserted against Yammer, Salesforce, Facebook and others by Real Time Social Inventions LLC

Background: US Patent 7,853,881 Multi-user on-line real-time virtual social networks based upon communities of interest for entertainment, information or e-commerce purposes Earlier this year a ...
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Prior Art on targeted advertising patent asserted against Facebook and Google by B.E. Technologies LLC

Background: Last month a company called "BE Technologies LLC" filed suit in Tennessee against Facebook and Google on US Patent 6,628,314 - Computer interface method and apparatus with targeted ...
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Has Facebook patented location checkins, and how could I get around it?

My app features functionality to see where your friends are, pretty much like Foursquare and Facebook do, but the scope and reason why are quite different. In fact, it would be check in / and check ...