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Patent. What is the paris convention What are the principal features of the paris convention?

What is the paris convention and What are the principal features of the paris convention?
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How do I know if I am infringing a patent?

1 down vote favorite 1 I am developing a 3D modeling application. How can I know what is considered as part of the sketchup patent? The extrude tool is obviously common to all 3D modeling softwares, ...
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How similar does a provisional and a non-provisional patent have to be?

I prefer to not spend a lot of money before I see if it has any value so I would like to file a provisional patent on my own. The basic invention takes some data from inputs encodes it in a certain ...
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Obtaining Design Patent on expired similar design patent

I have designed and manufactured a sport goggle similar, but not identical to expired (or non-renewed) patent 4176410. My goggles have a different style, configuration (pointed edges vs squared), ...
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Utility patent prohibiting against certain content

Suppose a claim in a patent reads: A method of custom quotation for manufacture of a part, the method comprising: ... using a processing device automatically generating a ...
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Is my work infringing/violating this patent?

My name is Steven and i'm based in UK. I wanted to ask if my work on Chrome extension is infringing/violating this patent:US20130132904or US8869068 by any chance? ...
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Avoid infringement by replacing a specific component

Suppose the Claim 1 of a patent is as follows: An assembly comprising: ...; a threaded nut positioned at least partially within the housing such that the nut is fixed against rotation ...
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Combining 2 items to make a single

I have tried searching this answer till i am blue in the face, but it is difficult for me to interpret other examples to my situation. I'll keep it short: (For the sake of discretion, I will use an ...
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How does patenting regarding Bluetooth technology work?

First of all, thanks for your time! Bluetooth technology basically uses a short radio to wireless connect two devices. I was wondering if it is possible to patent the use of Bluetooth technology ...
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How do I know if I infringe a patent?

I am developing a 3D modeling application. How can I know what is considered as part of the sketchup patent? The extrude tool is obviously common to all 3D modeling softwares, that makes me think ...
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What are my options for innovating if a technology is already patented?

Say I saw the present state of a technology not change much in 20 years as a result of a patent. That is, the patent holders failed to innovate. Is there a way for me to start the innovation process? ...
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Is Microsoft Excel functionality patented? [duplicate]

I have been looking for open source javascript spreadsheet software that implements Excel functionality closely (down to spreadsheet functions, keyboard shortcuts) but what I find is that every other ...
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Providing mathematical proof for a patent?

I have friend that I will ask for his mathematical analysis of my work, it's somewhat complete but needs further analysis using mathematics, if my friend does that, would he/she be considered a ...
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Exploitation rights vs scientific value

I'm an engineer and I work for an IT company that wants to patent an invention of mine, an electronic device with a certain communication protocol. We consulted a patent lawyer who said that the thing ...
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Legal ramifications of including research algorithms in software products sold to clients

If I am a UK-based software vendor or 'software as a service' company, what are the legal implications of including academic research algorithms in products sold to European and international clients? ...
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How long can you still sell a product that was recently granted ornamental design patent?

If the company has been selling a product for some time, and it was not patented. But then the original inventor decided to patent the product. You still have it in stock. How long have you got to ...
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Prior art after patent granted

Can you submit a claim for prior art after a patent is issued or can prior art be used to protect a business against patent infringement ?
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Withdraw an Issued Patent

If I have suddenly realized that my issued patent infringed an earlier issued patent, and I have been notified by the original inventor of this infringement, even though my patent was granted, what ...
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Am I allowed to use a published algorithm which is an improvement to a patented algorithm?

In a current project (which might see commercial use in the futere) I need to track people and objects in camera images. A little bit of research brought up the "Discriminative Scale Space Tracker" ...
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How to check whether the invention is already patented

Suppose i have invented something useful. before applying for a patent is there any way which will help me in identifying whether the invention is already patented or not.
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Can a product that is 6 years old be patented?

I am starting up a furniture company. I was working at another furniture company, but they are going out of business. None of their models had patents on them. The newest model has been being sold ...
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What happens if open source software infringes existing patent?

What happens if an open source software is released globally and it violates a patent? I found an interesting answer on MetaFilter and would like to know if it is considered to be correct by local ...
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Can a similar product be made?

In reference to the design patent: USD 666,896 S1 Can a similar product be made without violating this patent? What exactly is patented? The loops? The look?
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Are other manufacturers allowed to produce an oxylobactor formigenes probiotic?

In reference to the patent: WO2015002588A1 What is the scope of this application? Can it stop other manufacturers from creating anything containing the supplement? I heard in Asia there is a ...
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Can I share my patent with my professor?

I'm working on an invention, and currently stuck on a problem, I know the solution to, but don't know how to build it, and I'm asking a professor at my university for help. If he helped me, does he ...
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Existing Patent's Application Usages

I have an idea which is very close to an existing patent CN 103839021 A. However, its application and working is completely different than what is mentioned in that patent. I came across the section ...
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Is It Possible to Notify Small Infringers With An Informal Letter

I was just issued a design patent 10/27/15 (application filed 2/13). The problem is that in the last 2.5 years since I applied for it, many small vendors have taken my design and are selling it ...
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I would like to know if I could create a product similar to the Stiffy Bag but with a velcro closing flap at the top to secure products

In reference to the patent: US20090120829 I would like to start producing bags similar to the above patented item but with a velcro closing flap at the top to protect the products inside. What other ...
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How to patents a design Idea for a device [closed]

Good day, Please how do I get a patent for a design Idea that I have so that Someone doesnt not go behind to create the same device and I loose in all? Thank you
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I have filed for the same exact patten

While waiting on for actual patent title. We have gone further and have full working App. Bug free and API friendly cross platform. Here what I find challanig!' You have the utility pattent. but no ...
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Employee inventions not yet patented by legal assignee; possible to patent?

If inventions or ideas were created while employed at a company that uses the "standard" policy of having all inventions created by an employee assigned to the company, and the company has not ...
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What is the use of patenting?

If I patented some invention, then who will use it? How are they going to know about this invention. Will the users of this invention pay?
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Violation of trademark/Patent?

In my National and PCT International, patent specification I have included an apparatus called Annular finned-tube heat exchanger, which is new in design. This heat exchanger is ring/annular like in ...
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Exporting to foreign country and patent infringement

If a US company has patent on a product in the US, but not a foreign patent, can another US company manufacture a same product in the US but legally export it and sell in foreign country?
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put on notice of possible infringement for pending application

Is it improper to notify party manufacturing a knock-off of product with PATENT PENDING of POSSIBLE or POTENTIAL patent infringement while a patent is pending? What if application has been requested ...
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How to stop false patent infringement claims [closed]

I've found a product that was implemented poorly and have redesigned it. Completely. It appears the same, as in it looks almost identical from a distance, but it isn't. It's a glove. After reviewing ...
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Home Made Sauce comprising of other sauces

I have made a sauce using my own chillies and spices sugar etc but there is 3 types of sauce by different companies in the recipe of the sauce. Can I patent my sauce or am I not allowed to use someone ...
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Assigning Patents To Different People For Same Device For Over 100 Years, US 8567565 B2

Chain lubricating apparatus and method US 8567565 B2 This appears to be the same idea repackaged by different individuals for over 100 years. Is this a common practice? Also can BKC renew the ...
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Can it be a patent?

I have an Indian (utility) patent pending (filed in November 2014) for a process related to improved aircraft engine type/class. I am thinking of filing a PCT International application for the same ...
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How to prevent patent on a software feature which you have in your private project?

The company I am currently working on is patenting a software feature that I have used in my private project. My private project is very old and has been using this technique/feature for a long time. ...
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Can I make my version of a patented product

I just learned that my idea for a Tear-apart stress relief doll already exists and is patented My version has 1 significant difference, can I legally produce and sell mine?
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To invalidate a patent do you have to pay a $6,000 fee?

If you are invalidating a patent is their a fee? How long does it take?
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If you improve on a design do you still need to ask permission/pay royalties?

Say there is a patent out there for something, say a fork and I improve on the design in some fundamental way even though the core of the object is still fork like, do I still have to get ...
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Why to reveal (software) methods through a patent?

Say I may have a "computer-implemented invention" which is very easy on the hardware side but very complicated on the software side. I may be thinking about getting a patent for it. What would be my ...
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Patent enforcement

Can a US company which does not hold a patent for a product or method sell a US patented product or use a US patented method overseas without a licensing agreement? Is a US patent enforceable against ...
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Does this commercial product infringe on Patent Application US 2012/0207809 A1?

The Iris Lightener Kit sold by Isis Cosmeceuticals contains MSM and Arbutin eye drops meant for modifying the pigment in the iris. Doesn’t it infringe on patent US 2012/0207809 A1, “Method and ...
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Cutting up a product to use as part of another product

Would I be able to purchase another company's product that I would then cut up and use as material for another product I am making without infringing or being in violation of anything?
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Is this patent valid in México?

In reference to the patent: USD 705,533 S Is this design patent valid worldwide? I've been selling a similar product (different in design, materials and size) for years without knowing about this, ...
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How to build software if you're unaware of which parts can contain potential patent infringements

As of lately, I've noticed quite an increase in software algorithm patents, that is: patents that explain certain data structures and/or software algorithms. The problem I personally have with ...