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Does changing name of invention prevent patent protection?

My family member was recently granted a patent for a unique candy recipe that he developed. He still owns the patent, but is allowing me to commercialize his product for him. If i begin ...
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Design patent USD682735 - is there infringement?

In looking at this patent, it seems the seller at patriotwood.com may be in violation of the claimed design? What say ye?
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Utility patent prohibiting against certain content

Suppose a claim in a patent reads: A method of custom quotation for manufacture of a part, the method comprising: ... using a processing device automatically generating a ...
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Telling about someone's patent on the web

I have a plan to start a web site that contains a tutorial about programing and algorithms related to a technology. I want to do it just for fun. Now I’m worried about what happens if the technology ...
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someone is selling my patented product

I have a product that is licensed and hold a 14 yr design patent and I just saw a small business selling this product. What should I do? What type of notice should o give them?
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If a dependent claim only limits the independent claim, then is it still infringement when a product only differs from that dependent claim?

If a dependent claim only limits the independent claim, then is it still infringement when a product only differs from that dependent claim? For example: ~~~ (Independent claim:) 1. A device for ...
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Violation of trademark/Patent?

In my National and PCT International, patent specification I have included an apparatus called Annular finned-tube heat exchanger, which is new in design. This heat exchanger is ring/annular like in ...
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Insurance covering claims of patent infringement: has anyone here direct experience?

I found a few insurance companies which seem to offer some cover for claims of patent infringement. Here is how they are briefly advertised: "Patent infringement liability insurance is professional ...
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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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Could I be sued by this side project because of Patent US5732138?

There used to be a website, lavarand.com that would generate random numbers via a camera aimed at a lava lamp. This idea was patented with US5732138, but the website has since been shut down. I think ...
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Is this patent still legal [closed]

This product is a type of therapeutic blanket for animals. How can I manufacture myself without patent infringement?
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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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Am I infringing on this exit-intent patent if I build something similar on my own site?

I recently built an exit intent popup that provides users with a coupon if they provide their e-mail address. Then I found out that a company, BounceExchange, already has a granted patent on this type ...
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So Called “infringement” on their patent

If a company is thinking that you infringed on their patented chemical formula with your Trade Secret chemical formula and sends you a "cease and desist" letter what choices do I have? Especially if I ...
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Patent issued in USA only, infringing patent issued in Germany

My patent was filed as an EPO originating in the USA and it took almost five years to prosecute. It has ultimately resulted in award of USA patent only. Two questions... 1) is there any jurisdiction ...
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How to Use Patented Method Without Infringing?

I would like to use the method disclosed (via claims) in this patent for my invention http://www.google.com/patents/US8568309 . That is, I am creating a glucometer, using this inventor's method for ...
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Design has same structure but different inner design to an existing patent. Can I apply for patent for my design?

I came to an design that has same structure to this one(US7717717 B1). That patent claimed the inner thin plastic piece with conductive traces. My design also has same structure with the inner plastic ...
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When comparing a product to a patent's claim what visual aide is used?

What format is used in laying out a patent's claim against a product's features to do a good side-by-side comparison?
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Can I use the idea of a one handed shovel in my non-commercial project?

I want to make a one handed shovel for my college project. I have thought of substantial modifications from what has been described here. The idea has already been described in patent US646472. Will ...
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Do Bluetooth modules indemnify you from infringement?

If we buy and use Bluetooth radios / modules in our products (such as those manufactured by BlueGiga or TI, for example) how - if at all - are we indemnified against infringements allegations by ...
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A patent with both apparatus (i.e. system) and method?

I read a while back that one's goal should be a patent that is a method, a system and a means (I don't quite know what a means is). Is this actually a good goal? I also read that all the steps of a ...
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Is it possible for an Indy developer to self-publish software

Is it possible for an independent developer to self-publish software? Even if you crossed your Is and dotted your Ts, documented prior art for every single idea you were conscious, that at least a ...
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Large System = “miraculous unproven device” + Subsystem1 + SubSystem2 ?= PATENT?

If a patent has been issued for a system of the sort defined in the title of this post (a larger system with one, unproven general device) am I precluded from developing a similar system in which I ...