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Point of Sale Infringement [on hold]

With the app Dash which allows you to pay your bar tab via mobile device/point of sale system, can someone produce an app that uses pos as well, without infringing on their patent.
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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 ...