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Handling ownership and patent initiation of intellectual property

I've been developing a software and am now bringing in additional people to the project, who want to work on it for a share of future profit. I founded a company (currently an LLC) to host this ...
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can this patent on smartphone app stop me?

I developed a software system that comprises an app for smartphones, one for tablets and a central server that manages the communications between all the instances of them. I did a research and found ...
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(Former) Employer *Patenting* GNU-gpl-ed algorithm

my former employer uses a GNU GPL code-base in their products & ships them, thus blatantly violating GPL. To top it off, they have filed for 2 patents to "protect" this "invention". What can I do ...
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How best to patent idea while working for company?

I have an idea I would like to patent. I have not started working on the idea yet (and I'll swear to that in court). How best to keep my job without losing my intellectual property rights? The idea ...
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Can a new idea for a software project be an intellectual property?

I have to do my final year project and I am going to do some kind of stuff that no one has yet attempted to do, though the completion of the project involves some things that have already been done ...