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Multi-user product (vending maching for food preparation) [closed]

In reference to the patent: WO 2008/144824A1 Can this be used for fresh fish in batter or samosas, after all they are products which can be fried from frozen for food products like spring rolls, fish ...
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What is the scope of US D680,805 “Wide mouth flask”?

In reference to the design patent: US D680,805 "Wide mouth flask". So any flask or bottles like these can't have this type of cap?
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Scope of a worldwide grant?

Wondering what the scope of a worldwide grant / transfer of all IP, either via an employment contract or explicit transfer is? I ask as a number of countries are not members of the WIPO, others have ...
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Patents on construction kits in germany

Can patents restrict the noncommercial distribution of schematics and contstruction kits in germany? Example: A company is patent holder for a blinking LED. A student puts schematics and partlists ...
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Can a very basic shape of a product be patented?

There have been recent patent fights (such as Apple v. Samsung) that seem to claim certain basic physical forms of devices, such as a smartphone, can be patented. Aren't there a limited number of ...