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Who is obliged / authorised to pay maintenance fee?

In the licensee agreement (exclusive license) there is a clause that licensee shall cover all fees and related patenting costs. Can the indication of a licensee agreement be entered in the USPTO ...
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Will the GPLv3 prevent me to get a new patent?

I wrote some DSP stack and would like to share it. I am thinking of licensing the stack under GPLv3 because I like the license (except the patents clause). I do not own any patents yet. However, since ...
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new use for a known patented invention

You obtain a patent which is a new use for an existing patented invention. The patent of the existing patent is still in force and valid. If you want to use your patent, do you have to get a license ...
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Can one patent software if that software uses a library that is Apache License, BSD, or MIT?

I just read that under BSD, Apache, and MIT Licenses, one can use, modify and redistribute source code in a product as long as credit for the open source portion is given back to the the author. That ...
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Can software or a block of code under the GPL or a similar license be patented?

Regarding software, can an application or block of code licensed under the GPL (pre version 3), or a similar license requiring the source to be made available under the terms of the license after ...