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Desacuerdo en solicitud de patente [on hold]

La Liofilización es la aplicación de una técnica que se da comúnmente en laboratorios y actuálmente en plantas de alimentos y no es más que unir dos ingenierías básicas de fenómenos ocurridos en la ...
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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

So 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. Thank you in advance.
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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? Thanks in advance.
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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?

Sorry for what may be to some a silly question. 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 ...
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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?Thank you
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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?

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 ...
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patent Infringement question

Received a Design Patent from the USPTO a three years ago. Put the Design on the market for licensing. Noted a Major Manufacturers applied for published application in 2013 for a invention to be ...
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Is Patent 13/284,678 Granted? Patent granted for Flipboard flipping?

Hi can i ask if this patent is granted? I see a publication date, but not sure if it was granted. Am thinking for a flipping metaphor similar to Flipboard
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Can I use the idea of a one handed shovel in my non-commercial project?

I want to make a one handed shovel for my college project. I have thought of substantial modifications from what has been described here. The idea has already been described in patent US646472. Will ...
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Is there a specific walling material specified?

In Patent ep2535483a2 it is stated that a telescopic arm is used and "fabric" walls are erected. If a use of hard plastic arms are used and single extendable columes are used, does it infringe on the ...
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How can I determine which specific elements of the Tower Garden product are protected by Patent US7,055,282?

The Tower Garden, with patent number 7,055,282 describes a vertical aeroponic garden device. Many people have made similar devices over the years and there have been patents for some of them. I have ...
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How to get rights to use a patent

I wanted to patent something but found that it already existed on google patents. Now I would like to get in touch with whomever patented it to see if I can use the patent -- but I am not sure how ...
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Inventor/Co-inventor later removed from application and patent without knowledge

I was the original inventor and became partners w(co-inventor). The initial application was denied in 2005. I left the company and just found out that the initial application was approved 2012 with my ...
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What is enforceable on this patent?

For patent # 5,584,962 I have developed a tensioned hub for the supply roll that fits these machines. This mainly concerns figure 8. My hub design is different. My questions are: How can I tell ...
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CN 202852656 U_ Glass Bottle Light Patent

My question is regarding the above patent number (CN 202852656 U); does this patent prevent anyone from making and selling glass bottles filled with lights? The reason I ask is because I am ...
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how to know if I can use a mathematical formulae is applicable or not?

There is a mathematical concept in wikipedia. Its a ranking function. Can be found here. The fact that the knowledge is out there makes me think I can use it in my software. However, when I do a ...
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Improvement patents, building your technology on top of already existing technology

My question is regarding improvement patents. I have read some literature online, but it's all still pretty convoluted regarding this issue of improvement patents. My question is how does building ...
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Can this patent prevent the usage of an Icons view of a list of selected frames (bookmark) of a digital movie file?

My question is whether the independent claims (1, 6, 18) and their dependent claims can be used to stop anyone to implement a video player with a main window for a digital movie playback and a child ...
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Not sure if my Idea infringes on current herbal remedy patent?

I am working on an Herbal remedy, and thought I should get a patent. I found an existing patent in 2008, that has a combination of very different herbs for the same remedy. We may have some cross over ...