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Resuming interrupted file transfers (2011 patent troll / libcurl)

I'm posting this here in order to draw this incident to the attention of the AP community. http://daniel.haxx.se/blog/2011/05/11/us-patent-6098180/ Daniel Stenberg, the author of curl, a popular ...
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How does this design differ materially from an existing mesh covered seat frame? [closed]

The design and accompanying illustration appear very similar to, and derivative of the seat frame used on the Bell UH-1H(and previous models) helicopter developed in the 1960s. While there is an ...
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South African Distributing [duplicate]

I am interested to use this product and manufacture it in South Africa. I wont be obtaining full rights of the patent, just distributing rights. How does one come about doing something like that?
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Is this a legit claim for a patent for a media to grow bacteria?

Can a patent for the media used to grow a specific bacteria be as broad as this? This patent claims all animal free media is covered by this patent, how can that be? Is the claim here that no one ...
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International Patent and it's legal power?

If one would obtain a patent in the U.S, does it become international? No one else can use/build it without the inventor's permission? Globally In other words, when an inventor obtains a patent in a ...
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How long would a software developer reasonably have to modify patent-infringing software once a claim is made?

Imagine the situation: you are part of a software development company who makes and sells Fantastic Product. Then one day a letter arrives to inform you that part of Fantastic Product infringes on a ...
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Can I modify and resell patented product?

Is it legal (in the US) to modify and resell a patented item? For example, if I buy a patented guitar pickup, substantially modify it, then install it in a guitar and sell it, is that legal?
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Who has rights to the patent?

Aside from the creator of the patent, are the colleague in the research/development in-tilted to the patent? Or any legal decision on it? Or is it all to the creator of the patent? Can they sell ...
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Is a Website Able to Prove Patent Invalid?

Back in July, I had an idea for a new product. I set up a quick landing page, bought a domain and ran some ads to validate the idea. It went well. I moved to phase 2 and actually built out a site with ...
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When a patent infringment litigation is considered frivolous?

Where is the line telling that a litigation is basically a bullying tool for a patent holder? Accusing party is providing software patent infringement arguments that are laughable to one skilled in ...
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Prior Art Request for US20140296324 A1 (Virovek Incorporation) —Vectors harboring toxic genes, methods and uses therefor

This application from VIROVEK INCORPORATION seeks to patent a method of healing cancer! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow this US patent application before it becomes a patent. QUESTION - Have ...
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I file for a patent in Canada and US. if someone files a patent in China before me, can I still 'publish' idea in China?

Assume I made an invention and I filed a provisional application for patent in Canada and US and follow up by filing a non-provisional application for patent within a few months. If someone files a ...
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Can I get my patent back if someone stole it?

If I shared an idea with someone I trusted, and my idea was stolen by that someone, can I still get my patent back? Assuming I have strong evidence proving this (like e-mails printed/saved prior to ...
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Patent about internet tech, does territory count?

Just curious AFAIK, patent is only protected on the granting territory. If I patent an internet thing in USA, e.g web UI, does it get protected if other company uses it but sets its server outside of ...
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Is company required to mark patent to ask for damage?

From 35 U.S. Code § 287 http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/35/287 "In the event of failure so to mark, no damages shall be recovered by the patentee in any action for infringement, except on ...
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How is it decided whether an improvement or new use is good enough?

I'm planning to attempt patent for a software product that performs a very large range of operations, and there is nothing like it out there. However, I'm sure that out of the giant sea of patents on ...
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Can I buy and use a patented technology without incurring in troubles?

We are a new start-up team based in Europe and have few or none knowledge on usage of patents and patented technology. We designed a chemical process that includes buying and using a patented ...
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What is the specific patent claim regarding threaded keepers fed into bracelets on US7007507

There is claim on two types of keepers by Pandora Jewelry LLC, threaded and clamshell. What is the specific claim on threaded keepers like the ones currently used by Chamilia LLC. ? Are they ...
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Similar Patents, Sweeping Claims

I have an Idea/Potential Patent, but someone else has a similar patent out. Our inventions are substantially different in design. One of their claims is very very general and seems to exclude an ...
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Similar design of my invention

What percentage of difference needs to take place for a design not to infringe on an existing patent? I have an invention that mirrors the claims of this one but my design might be different, I wish ...
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Website Workflow and Service Patents

I am in the process of creating a website, that provides a service that is more generic than another "similar" website. The website only provides a service for a particular service, where my website ...
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UI Interface on Paper53?

Is the UI interface on Paper53 patented? Specifically, the screen with the open book where you flip between the pages.
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Will “Commissioned work” apply for my “not related to work” idea?

I made some ideas when I was working as a contract employee. At that time I have sent those ideas to R&D persons. They didn't make reply after that. Now my contract was over and I came out of the ...
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Is it possible to bypass design patent?

Recently I started small business of bracelet making and now I got told, that there's another company, that is making almost the same product and they have design patent for it And I'm making almost ...
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any royalties pending

this is one of my great grandfather's inventions. the story goes that ford strong armed him in 1954 for the patent, then in 1956 the mercury sported a pneumatic ride, courtesy of my grandfather. I'm ...
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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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Patent marking and infringement damage question

As I know, companies are required to mark they product with patent numbers or they will lose any damage. But I tried to search iphone patent mark and it seems Apple doesn't mark their patent, isn't ...
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Patent Infringement on Mashape

As we all know, there are many patents in the areas of voice recognition, optical character recognition, face recognition, etc. Many of these same services are on the Mashape website provided as ...
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How restrictive are patents?

I don't understand how Optimizely (https://www.optimizely.com/) and VWO (https://www.vwo.com/) exist after seeing an A/B testing patent here: http://www.google.com/patents/US7975000 Also what about ...
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How are Bauer and Reebok able to get around this patent?

Easton is not the only one making one-piece composite sticks, so what is the way around this patent? Also, do Bauer and Reebok have any stick patents?
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First Sale Doctrine applying to physical goods

In an example scenario when a person purchases a 30 pack of Kleenex then makes and sells lunch packs each of which includes a box of Kleenex. Is this person protected by the First Sale Doctrine to ...
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Why Are There STILL 5,303 Overlaps for A Patent?

I asked this question of a patent attorney, but never got a great response - I heard that great NPR show about patents (referenced by Joel on a podcast) and had this question: For this patent: ...
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Does DroneCast infringe on this IP (US 3683530 A)?

Checkout http://dronecast.us They use quadcopters to display vinyl banners with illuminated LEDs on the drone
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Is it safe to buy this product from this company when patent is granted?

If GPI company got granted this patent US 6173146 can it be still be sued by Canon if they think that this infringe Canon patent? Is it safe to buy this product from this company when patent is ...
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Do Patents cover the idea or the specific technology?

I have a friend who has as idea for a product based on technology he invented. The problem is that we have seen another company that basically does the same thing, although it works differently. The ...
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Can you obtain a US patent for products already available worldwide - Interchangeable footwear

This US patent application ( http://www.google.com/patents/US20140075783#classifications) seems similar to what www.slinks.com has been doing for years in the UK and selling worlwide. Does this mean ...
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Is a patented European product able to be produced in US?

I came across a product that is solid almost exclusively in Europe with no reach or patenting in the USA. Am I able to pursue production and sale of this product in the USA? Do European patents apply ...
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What if someone stole an idea and patented it?

What if an idea was preposed, and not patented... and someone stole it and claimed it of their own, what could be the outcome? Can the developer of that idea take that patent for their own? Or ...
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Different types of patent in Pharma

What are the differnet types of patent one can have on a molecule? What is the difference between composition patent and polymorphic patent? How to know if a particular patent is Method of Use or ...
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US patent appl. # us20140027014 is in violation of Laminar Technologies patent # 5842617

An ex-employee has taken confidential drawings and designs and applied for a patent that infringes on our companies prior patents. What do I do to stop this?
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How to know an Android app has a patent

Recently we published one application in Google Play. This is our first experience. But my manager asked me to check whether our application name has already been taken by someone/whether the name has ...
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This seems to be a knock off technology

this seems to be a clear and desperate copy of patent US 8341896 B2 technology . I would say patent infringement is here
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Can anyone use an Expired Patent

Can a company use the idea/model/ of an expired utility patent to create the same type of model that the original granted patent had. Can they legally sell this product to consumers?
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Prosecuting someone under patent laws

So I have a question that I couldn't find an answer to. The question is as follows: Is it true that in order to be prosecuted under patent infringement laws, the patent holder has to show that the ...
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How are algorithm patents enforced?

It surprised me to learn that algorithms can be patented. If that's the case, why aren't famous algorithms like Dijkstra's algorithm patented? More importantly, how would they be enforced - wouldn't ...
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Can robots be patented?

Suppose somebody created the world's first intelligent robot. It can wash your dishes, clean your house, etc. Can that person patent the robot, so that no one else makes intelligent robots? If so, to ...
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Does anyone know the patent number for First Response™ Gold™ Digital Pregnancy Test by Church &Dwight?

First Response was reformulated to include a new antibody to hCG beta-core fragment in a digital pregnancy test. Does anyone know whether Church & Dwight have filed patents on this new test?
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Why don't companies keep their product implementation as trade secrets instead of patenting?

I am wondering why every company doesn't keep their product a trade secret? Then almost nobody would be able to replicate the product instead of patenting, which reveals the inner working of the ...
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My daughter and her golf team want to make golf tees to sell and raise funds for their season. Is this ok to do or must they seek out permission? [closed]

Their plan is to make the tees and paint them in different designs. Then they are going to package them and sell online and in the neighborhood. Is this ok to do? I know there are several patents ...