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Washer Dryer Progress [on hold]

In reference to the patent: US7404303 What progress has there been towards this invention?
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Can someone explain to me exactly what part of this is patentable?

In reference to the patent: US 2013/0233002 A1 Can someone explain to me exactly what part of this is patentable?
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Facebook was discussing about this patent in other blog, how can we find out what they are looking for?

In reference to the patent: US20150033147 I see in other blog that Facebook and twitter inquired about this patent, how can we find out that how big company search for which / type of patent?
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How can pseudo-science be patentable?

In reference to the patent: WO 2008/097922 A3 How can a patent office/examiner accept such pseudo-scientific literature? There is no rational basis here, thus no “intellectual” property. It looks ...
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Can you patent an existing bacteria without any modifications?

In reference to the patent: US7244424
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Is it possible to obtain a patent on a technology I am already selling?

As part of software product I needed a software utility (library) that I could not find so I built it from scratch. I think it is unique and has some value and for sure I want to protect it. Since it ...
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Should I mention the right position for acquisition of images in my patent

For an application of machine vision which should I claim: ... a camera to capture images from the surface of Y... vs. ... a camera to capture images from the surface of Y, located under the ...
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Can a claim be rejected if it lacks a clause that Prior Art includes?

Prior Art: A system which detects X and makes an alarm Claim: A system which detects X
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Can I patent a time machine?

Can I make a request of patent for a time machine that has as principle the use of the gravity?
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Can I broaden a patent while it is tested to work with specific conditions and environment?

Suppose that I am going to file a patent about defect detection of a specific equipment based on machine vision (even its technology belongs to X company) I implemented the system and it works for ...
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Patenting a New Paradigm for Search Engines

I want to file a US patent for a new paradigm of search engines. But I don't know whether it is considered abstract and thus is it patentable or not? I explain it by an example. Just as an example ...
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How can I protect a new form of physical fitness, using conventional workout routines and moves, on an non-conventional surface?

How do I protect two new ideas for getting fit? The work outs themselves are, for the most part, common practice in gyms during floor routines, aerobic classes, and step workouts. Only the surfaces on ...
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Since when can you patent a drug class?

In reference to the patent: US 2014/0329849 A1
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Recording a phone conversation about patentable things

On one hand, I want to conversate about useful fresh future ideas with people that have the power to patent those pleasant premises. On the other hand, given the messed-up weirdness of IP law, I want ...
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Method for exercising a cat?

http://www.google.co.uk/patents/US5443036 Does anyone know the reason why this patent was filed and granted? In what way might this game have qualified as non-obvious and novel to the examiner? ...
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Does my product infringe on claim 1 of EP 2342386 A1?

I am producing a rainwater collection system and am not sure if the current system infringes on Nigel O'driscoll's Rainwater harvesting system (EP 2342386 A1), which is listed as follows: A ...
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Can I build a patented item (US 7,877,268) for personal use?

In reference to the patent: US 7,877,268 I would like to make this item for my grandmother. I would not be offering it to others or selling it for commercial use. Is this legal? What issues should I ...
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Patent expire limit

In reference to the patent: US7841131 Is this a design patent? Wouldn't it be expired as the 14 year limit is up?
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Is traditional plant material improvement sufficiently descriptive to be considered full disclosure

Patent WO2008110876 A1 discloses a method to enhance the oil production capability of tobacco seeds by means of either mutagenising (chemically inducing mutations) or hybridising existing varieties of ...
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File provisional patent application in India before getting published in a Journal

I want to patent an algorithm in India. I have done enough prior art and I am sure that no such algorithm exists till date. The problem is I have also written a research paper for the same and ...
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prior art for US 20150079942

In reference to the patent: US20150079942 I am looking for prior art for US patent application 20150079942. I believe this invention has overly broad claims. According to me invention has not at ...
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Can a method of pedagogy be patented?

I'm creating a book about how to teach to children. Can I patent the method described in my book?
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is possible to get a patent for a new Web Browser 'Button'?

is possible to get a patent for a new Web Browser 'Button'? I dont have knowledge about patents and i don't know if this new thing really fits to this thread. Basically i was thinking for example ...
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'Technical effects' of software patents for eligibility

For patent eligibility of software patents in many countries including EU there is a requirement of 'technical effects' on the hardware device. These 'technical effects' are technological advances or ...
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Is this patent on the process or on the machinery?

In reference to the patent: US8820666
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The patent claim one benefit of purification and then try to over reach. Nothing new

In reference to the patent: US20140093916 What is new about it? it is just the same as other protein based affinity purification.
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Who owns the rights to plastic spoons now? (US D234017 S)

In reference to the patent: USD234017 Who owns the rights to plastic spoons now? Their patent was only to last 14 years
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What is considered a patent? [duplicate]

I have an idea for a mechanical over Unity that uses magnets with different Tesla values to keep and add energy into a perpetual system. I don't have the money for a patent because I'm poor and on ...
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Delay of publication before patent filing

I have a question about the delay of publication for patent filing. Hope someone could help to clarify my doubts. I am trying to publish a journal containing results that are derived from the use of ...
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Not Novel and Obvious

In reference to the patent: WO2014165349A1 How is this patentable? Where is the inventive step? This reminds me of Molecular Pathology vs. Myriad Genetics.
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original patent [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US552096 I have the original patent three of them for Mr. John j. Burnshire back in the 1800's for a vehicle and baling press. Are they of any value to anyone
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Is it advisable to patent an open source project?

One year ago, I started an open source project, which is most popular in these days. This project is mostly used by my area's developers. I am expecting great future of this project. Is it advisable ...
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I need to find out about keeping my sketch secured

I emailed my sketch to a prototype company after signing an agreement. Is that agreement binding, and can I mail a picture of my sketch to myself and keep it sealed in case someone wants to patent and ...
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Do i need a patent after publicly releasing my product?

I have been working on a product for many years now by myself. I know that a Patent is to protect someone else stealing your ideas. But if I publicly release my product do I still need a Patent, or is ...
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Why is there no requirement that a foreign entity manufactures / licenses and / or offer to sell in a territory?

Just wondering why there is no requirement for foreign entities seeking to patent an idea / technology in a territory be obliged to manufacture, license and / or offer to sell a product based on the ...
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Why Large number of claims and figures are allowed and its Benefits?

In reference to the patent: US20120227389 How is it possible to apply and expect a grant with 353 claims and 545 figures? Why They are allowed? What are benefits? This person has granted patents ...
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incorrect information in patent [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: WO2009094726A1 the patent claims that: "Finally the ScCDUP gene was amplified with the primers SEQ ID NO: 91 and SEQ ID NO: 92 from the plasmid pHHT-CDUP-ΔPF1 1_0037 ...
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US8550406 - How can you patent something that exists?

How can someone patent something they didn't invent? Magnetic shielding is a science fiction mainstay. Even I have included this device in short stories written decades before this patent, and I ...
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Expiration of patent 5,580,417 as well as technology used in tensioning cap in Figure 5

My first question has to do with patent #5,580,417. I believe this patent is expired, but are there any other patents in force using the same technology? My second question is in regards to the ...
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Jurisdiction of a US patent?

Just read Top 10 (US) Patents for 2014 and spotted one that essentially covers a business process that's only really applicable outside of the US: Bank of America’s the Foreign Currency Solution (U.S. ...
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Planet Labs Satellite Constellation Patent

This is the patent that Planet Labs, Inc. holds for a constellation of satellites: US20140027576 It only contains a single independent claim: A system for use in spatial imaging of planetary ...
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What is the inventive step in CA2726258A1?

In reference to the patent: CA2726258A1, "Anti-tumoural effects of cannabinoid combinations". It looks like this patent application was actually a report done on a study about the efficacy of using ...
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Software Patents after Alice decision

There are a lot of discussions about Software Patents in the Post-Alice environment. People suggested that it introduces great uncertainty in what could be claimed, if anything. I found a USPTO ...
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Macroscopic vs Microscopic patent

As many I had and idea and I would like to patent it. However I found that a previous patent with design nearly identical to mine already exists. Of course I immediately thought about giving up, if ...
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Possible to file for a patent, despite super broad, expired patent already existing?

I was looking to patent an invention I feel to have novelty, but I came across this one pre-existing US patent while doing some research. It was filed over 20 years ago and has since "lapsed". ...
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Patent with claims violating Conservation of Energy

In reference to the patent: US20140183937 There's a thread discussing the claims of this patent on Experts Exchange http://www.experts-exchange.com/Other/Math_Science/Q_28621494.html Since the ...
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Can I buy this patent? it looks like it has expired due to not paying the fees?

In reference to the patent: US4364234 Do I require to get license of patent even after expiry of patent?
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Patenting something that uses components already patented

I would like to patent a new device that solves a new problem, which uses some components which are already patented. Can I file that patent? In the case I licence it, do I need to arrive to an ...
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How is this inventive over Zagon application?

In reference to the patent: US20100273821 The pharmacological effects on each of the opioid receptors is different and the potency of available opioid agents at each of these receptors and indeed ...