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Method vs apparatus for electronics hardware, pros and cons?

AFAIK, method claim is weak against manufacturer because only end user may use it. OTOH, invention using all old hardware but only new way to use it, e.g merging different inputs from different ...
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Smartphone Apps: Difference between a device and software?

If a patent makes claims about a "device", but not about "software", does that mean I can make apps without infringing, and would my app potentially be patentable? Example: Say I want to write a ...
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How do I determine if my product changes make it non-infringing?

I am not a lawyer. I am doing some basic research about laser scanner patents (this is my first time). A laser scanner is a 3D scanner that shines a laser onto an object and uses the information ...