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Patenting a method using just flow charts

Is is possible to write a decent patent using "only flow charts" to describe a novel method that can be incorporated into larger software systems?
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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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Question concerning Ebola Patent

This is a question concerning patent ca2741523a1. Okay, now that Ebola is breaking out and spreading everywhere I want to know if this patent which publicly lists compositions and methods thereof for ...
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Is this one invention or two?

I have developed a digital network, similar to a social network, but with a few important differences, and now I am drafting a provisional patent. I'll go to an attorney before submitting, but I want ...
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A method claim dependent on an apparatus claim? (US7873522)

Regarding patent US7873522 (Measurement of spoken language training, learning and testing): I would like to know why dependent claim 18 begins "The method of claim 17..." when claim 17 is not a ...
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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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Software Patents: Claiming as a METHOD vs as a SYSTEM?

Software patents could be described in claims as methods or as systems. One cannot claim damages for infringement of METHODS until the method is used (e.g. when the software is run). But, one can ...
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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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Patentable Subject Matter in US 7396654 as claimed

Any Prometheus v. Mayo issues with this?
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Turning an existing description of a system into a description of a method

Apologies for length of the question. This question is a continuation on the results of this other question Detailed description of a system to suit system and method claims Notice too I'm the guy ...
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Can I include a “method and apparatus claim” for a patent filed in the UK?

Can I include a "method and apparatus claim" for a patent filed in the UK? I'm developing a system that uses augmented reality in novel ways. All the patent prior art that I can find involves method ...