Invalidating a patent that has already been granted

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Patent on common sense? [on hold]

How can you patent common sense? Patent issuer is lazy and needs to go get a job instead of trying to scam people for using a process used for decades and considered by many to be "common sense" here ...
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Real Time Implementation to prevent Railway Accidents By Eye Blinking Measurement

I am pursuing my Ph.D. On the above Title. I need suggestion to make it as a patent, but I am not able to trace the new idea. As lots of work has been done in this particular image processing concept. ...
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Is an invention considered “publicly disclosed” merely because it is described on a hosted service?

We are considering using a hosted SaaS collaboration website to discuss and roll out an invention. "We" includes only specific individuals who are all party to an appropriate NDA. So, I already know ...
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how to check the priority date of the patent?

IF I need to invalidate the patent that is CIP.Taking priority from CIP->CIP->DP->CP->Parent.
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How to check the Novality in the Patent?

When I read Patent, I don't get novality of that specially with CIP, CP applications. Is it by checking Backward Citations and compare with present claims?
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How to get a patent invalidated?

Recently while I was writing up a patent, I discovered that another person has written a patent that is so badly and vaguely worded that it could be used to cover my invention. Whereas I offer clear ...
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Call for Prior Art US Patent 7,888,125 (Theranos) Duke v. Stanford

CALL FOR PRIOR ART. Can you find better art doe this patent that claims novelty based on a comparison of device output with a known constant? U.S. Patent No. 7,888,125 (Theranos) Filed March 24, ...
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Can a person apply for a patent - and not let other contributors know he is applying?

We have a situation where 3 people worked on an idea. We suspect that one of the people may have applied for a patent without informing or acknowledging the contributions of the others. I am a newbie ...
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US20100332310 - Location Based System & Method for Issuing Prizes on Mobile Devices - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Others have delivered mobile advertising using geolocation since before the patent us20100332310 was filed in Jun 25, 2009. Have you seen prior art before Jun 25,2009? Systems and methods for ...
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Penalties for errors in patents

If I go to the DMV and try to register a car that doesn't belong to me, or if I enter into a contract under fraudulent assumptions, I could be criminally or civilly liable. I am not free to make false ...
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In U.S. patent law, are things that are inherently dangerous, illegal, hurting the planet, or “immoral” nonetheless patentable?

Is it clear that no patent should be granted for somthing illegal or dangerous eg a Safe that's a Bomb? Some people think GMO crops hurt the planet in a way that is dangerous to the survival of ...
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Is this patent strong?- Novelty video device and method - 8011122

Is patent US 8011122 B2, a Novelty Video Device and Method, valid or could this patent be easily circumvented? To my understanding the underlying components and software could be completely ...
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If a medicine is listed in an ancient book, can it still be patented?

I have seen many patents related to use of herbs in medicines, like some homemade remedy for cough syrup etc. A large number of such remedies are already listed in many ancient medical books, one ...
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Patent Invalidation in part or totally

If a Patent claims more than one "Item", say Item A, Item B, Item C etc... and if it can be proved that say Item A, has been offered and sold to a commercial entity, can the Patent be invalidated in ...
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Is this prior art for “Reiki ornament” (US D663234 S1)?

I came across this design patent in Google: "Reiki ornament" (US D663234 S1) And I realized it describes a design that is very similar to this artifact, which is on display at a Tibetan museum. Can ...
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How to tell if the 6,754,400 patent has been deemed invalid?

I am curious if the US Patent Office has ruled on whether or not this patent is even valid. There was a patent dispute supposedly filed by the International Virtual Tour Photography Association ...
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How is US5693489 patent different from US4952496?

From what I can tell, the language in these patents are exactly same with the exception of the degree of detail outlined in the claims. Claim 1, 1a, and 1b of US5693489 appear to re-phrasing claims ...
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How does a (possible) dispute over inventors affect a patent?

The situation: After I left a particular company, they applied for a patent on something I had worked on, and contacted me to sign the application. Although I consider myself to be the primary and ...
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Can forum/wiki postings invalidate a patent that was granted at a later date?

I have lots of ideas and, not expecting them to be unique or profitable (or knowing how to profit from them), I discuss them online, expecting the information to be helpful to others or expecting ...
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Here is what I see as an invalid patent. US6563040

I demonstrated a solar tracking mount I built at a Renewable Energy Fair, MREA Midwest Renewable Energy Association. in Custer. Wisconsin. Several thousand people saw it on or about June 21st 2001. A ...
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Does prior art need to cover all claims in a patent application in order to invalidate it?

If there are several Claims in a patent application, can prior art for one of them invalidate the entire patent application since all the other claims are dependent claims? Or does that just mean the ...
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Can we not invalidate older patents? - i.e. World Inc vs Blizzard Entertainment

I saw down below where someone was asking how long we have to invalidate or send in a submission of a patent up to 6 months after it is published. Does that mean that 3rd parties can not go back and ...