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Anybody interested in an open source EPO OPS client for patent search?

I developed some Python and Java clients that perform the following tasks: querying the EPO OPS service with a list of several queries in order to get the broadest results set for a given subject ...
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Researching this product: V Blade Mandoline Slicer [closed]

Im researching into these V blade slicers and accordingly the first V-blade slicers, mader by Borner, patents expired back in 1989. Here's a patent they had but expired: ...
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Find potential patents related / linked to a Trademark

Apologies in advance if this isn't the right place to ask - I'm new to this forum. I'm building a software product that is similar to an existing product online in some ways. I want to make sure I'm ...
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Patenting same idea with different methodology

I had a key idea to StartUp a company. But I found other company already holding a patent(found in Google patent search) on same idea but different approach to accomplish it. Can I patent the same ...
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How to find all patents of inventor and get automatic update

I was trying to get a list of my patents for updating my CV/resume and because of my common name searching scholar.google.com and/or usto or other websites I get 100+ patents out of which only <10 ...
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How often is Google Patents updated?

Or, how long after an application is published by the USPTO is it included in the Google Patent database? For example, as of today, 2014-11-12, the most recent utility application was published ...
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Ideas on how to do patent searching

I'm a newbie and I'm hoping to get some pretty interesting ideas from you guys about patent searching and the different tools and techniques I can use.
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What all can be accessed using Private PAIR?

Suppose I have a private pair account with uspto. Can I see patents filed today by other customers? Or It will show only patents that I have filed ?
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How do I find the patent application for OKCupid's Match algorithm?

OKCupid.com has filed for a patent, which is still pending on their matching algorithm. The "patent pending" claim is found here: https://www.okcupid.com/help/match-percentages The sentence reads, ...
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What is missing in todays patents search engines?

The patents search engines market is saturated with big players, there are many engines, each offers more or the same features. How would you describe the best patents search engine? what would you ...
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How can I check whether an idea has been patented by someone already?

For example, I want to patent "square shape wheel". How I can check this idea has been patented?
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Online tool / database for finding entities by entering search keywords

I basically am trying to achieve a search for patents and/or entities (that own patents) containing some specific keywords. However, I would like to exclude a few entities from the search by using ...
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How many patents does Oracle Corporation own (including all acquired companies)?

How many patents does Oracle Corporation own (including all subsidiaries, like Sun Microsystems etc)? And is there any recent patenting policy, I was only able to find 1994th patent policy statement. ...
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How to get a patent or patent application permalink at the USPTO website?

I'd like to link to certain patents or patent applications filed with the USPTO. Google Patents makes this relatively straightforward, hosting patents & applications at this URL scheme: ...