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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 ...