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Avoiding being sued for my mobile app

First of all, I ain't a native english speaker so forgive me in advice for any grammar mistakes. Is it really necessary to patent an app before sending it to the app store and/or play store? (my app ...
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Patent office statistics and reports for rejected Patent applications

I periodically see announcements / articles that state X hundred thousand applications were filed in 20##, at the: USPTO, EPO, JPO, KIPO.... and company Y filled Z thousand. I'm curious as to the ...
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Why isn't there a requirement for all software / business method patent applications to be “formally specified”?

Why isn't there a requirement that all software / business method patent applications be formally specified ? Formal methods has been around / best practice in the [Software] Engineering spheres for ...
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Is it a red flag for a patent attorney to be a prolific inventor in diverse fields

A patent attorney has several patents to her name in very diverse fields. Some inventions are routine utilities, while others are highly technical & domain specific. The latter makes me wonder ...
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Protecting App UI & Features

I have an app that introduces an innovative user interface & features and I would like to take steps to protect it. From my understanding it is possible to patent/copyright user interfaces and ...
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Do I need NDA when talking to a patent professional?

when talking to a patent professional do I need her to sign NDA or non-disclosure is implied?
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File Patent Internationally on Behalf of Others

I have been thinking about patenting a product that I have been developing together with a friend, and was wondering if you guys could help me out with some question: Am I able to patent something ...
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Patent Attorney Fees: Business Instruments & Negotiation

Is there a legal mechanism in the state of California to allow a percent-of-patentee-sales contract to cover a patent attorney's fees?
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patent number 3605913 Dust suppressor for rotary drills

I think my father is the inventor of patent number 3605913 Dust suppressor for rotary drills.. he passed away in 1985.. Id like to know more .. or how can I find more info ?
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Patent search firms

Is it more common for a patent attorney/agent to commit a patentability search to a search firm or to do it in house? In case of committing to a search firm: which prices are fair? how to choose ...
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Patent Sponsorship [closed]

I have an idea/product that I want to patent, but I live outside the US and I don't have the money for all the huge expense that is to patent something. Are there investors that are interested in ...
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Want to know if it is applicable for patent

I am designing a website and i think i have designed and defined a new way of making comment on a given post just from the User Interface point of view. I want that no one else should use same way of ...
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What would be the process for a European Union Patent application?

In the USA, and Canada, we have a very low bar when applying for patents. For example, in the USA, one could apply for a provisional patent, and wait a year before applying for a utility or design ...
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Can I buy patent for a specific gesture that I have used for specific purpose in google glass app?

I am new to patents and I was wondering that can I buy patent for a specific gesture used for a specific purpose in Google glass. The thing is that I have implemented something in one of my glass apps ...
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Where to find patent Agents/Attorneys?

Is there any website or a forum where I can find patent attorneys or agents who are reliable ? After a lot of searching, I find most of the websites of attorneys very 'spammy looking'. Answers from ...
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Cost for drafting and filing a patent

What is the average cost of drafting and filing a patent incurred when hiring an agent ? This can give an idea to me if I'm over charged for the service
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Curious about what kind of patent to get?

I'm not sure what kind of a patent to get. Let's say the sticker fad in the culture is to buy a quantity of stickers that are sold on a sheet of peel away paper, and that was the only way of buying ...
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Is there any web site to give Patent Classification by entering the Classification code?

I want a web site to search for a patent classification by entering the classification code . For example , if I enter G02 then I have to get optics , G02C5/14 -> Side members like that.. Is any ...
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How to get rights to use a patent [duplicate]

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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Where can I see in which country a patent is valid?

I am looking through Google Patents and reading the paperwork of various patents. In what section can I see under which country the patent is valid?
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Is there any site to download patents in bulk in PDF format?

I want to download thousands of patent documents in PDF format for a patent search system. I want them in zipped files which have thousands of patents. Does Google bulk patent provide this?
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How to find the decision corresponding to a patent on ESPACENET?

I was reading EP 1 207 394 A2 filed in 2001, so I believe there could be a decision available. How can I find it?
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Where do I find the list of patents and designs for a given company?

Is there a way to look up patents and designs in the UK and USA for a given company?
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How can I contact the owner of a patent?

I am looking to contact a person who patented something. I am really interested in the vehicle covering system patent (US8430444) and would like to contact the inventor. Is there any way to get their ...
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3rd party filing a patent based on an idea posted to my blog

Can a third party file a patent based on a idea I have listed on my blog and made public under a creative commons license? Are improvements to the idea patentable if the original idea was published ...
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Which patent attorney filed the swiftkey (TouchType Ltd) or summly patent

Does anyone know who filed the Swiftkey (TouchType Ltd) or Summly (the firm brought by Yahoo for $30 MM)... Both companies are based in London, so I guess it will be a London firm.
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Which is the best way to file a provisional application in the United States?

We are a group of researchers in Europe, interested in filling a provisional application for a patent regarding a device that we developed. What is the cheapest, fastest and more effective way to do ...
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Patent Valuation

What are ways to find the value of a patent. By value, I mean its selling price in the market. Which is the most preferred method and if I need to go about it, how should I proceed/start?
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determine inventive concept OR ideas

Whats the best way to find an inventive concept OR idea from a patent OR patent application disclosure? A patent application is generally too lengthy and its hard to understand. Can somebody please ...
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Are there any companies that assist in pre-patent research?

Are there any companies that assist in pre-patent research? I have Googled this extensively and have only found The Davis Group, whose initial fees for a prototype and market research exceed ...