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Example Musikeys Software us6444888

http://www.vandruffdesign.com/patents/MusiKeys.zip Software implementation of Musical computer keyboard apparatus / method
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Different shape but the function is almost the same. [on hold]

I am curious about what if it is in different shape, and same function as below. The musical water tank according to claim 1, wherein said control circuit board provides synchronized and rhythmic ...
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Has this patent application (8,559,894) been granted?

Has this patent 8,559,894 been granted? United States Patent 8,559,894 Walker October 15, 2013 Klystron transmitter Abstract A Klystron transmitter for use in weather radar systems has a ...
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Are Softwares Patentable?

I know there are a lot debate about it. Even in USA, a country very well know to be patent friend, have not sure if softwares are patentable. But how is the interpretation to allow software patents? ...
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Submitting an invention to the appropriate standards after patenting [on hold]

Forgive me if this is not the right place to ask this question but I couldn't find any other Stackexchange site to ask my question. I'm going to get a provisional patent for a product in the footwear ...
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The Telekey numbering code system to identify wireless telephone users

Nathan B Stubblefield used a numbering code system to identify all his wireless Telephone Users.
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Inventor Issues

I am a retired scientist (>50 patents) with expertise in nanotechnology formulation for the delivery of small molecules, proteins and nucleic acids (DNA, RNA). Before my retirement I invented and ...
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US2009/0183782 is the same as US2014/0048148, is that allowed?

I came across two applications for the same thing, are you allowed to do this. Wouldn't the 2009 be considered prior art?
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Are the examiners aware of the Mayo Clinic participants in this work?

One of several published works showing the IBM/Mayo collaboration on this effort was presented at CARS 2010 Blezek DJ, Ryan WJ, Yang X, Langer SG, Erickson BJ, editors. Image workflow management ...
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SURF algorithm in OpenCV library for commercial use (Europe)

According to this article, SURF algorithm is marked as patented in Europe. Therefore, since I'm planning to use it in my company commercially, I would like to know if there is any reliable way to ...
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What is the cost of producing the patent invention?

We are looking to possibly license and commercialize the patent. We are wondering about the cost of construction of the invention?
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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 do you tell what type of patent it is?

As I look through patents, how do you tell if it is a utility patent or a design patent and are pending patents on the USPTO website...or just issued patents?
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How is this patent different than what is provided by online advertisers [on hold]

8,456,293 reading this patent, it describes what most existing online services that use localization, user purchases and etc to display advertisement. There is nothing creative in this patent. can ...
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Sad! Help! Canadian and intl patent application-in-process beat me to it

I had an idea for an invention. I found nothing similar on uspto.gov. Then I discovered Google Patents. I immediately found that someone from Canada is filing a patent for the same invention on the ...
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Can employee whose company filed for patent name himself as co patent holder?

Do you agree that xxxxx was an employee of xxxxx when he convinced owner to file for a patent on product formerly used in cosmetics soley) based on all the discovery work and results we got and ...
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How can we get this patent repaired (page 3 of 5)?

Page 3 of this patent wasn't scanned properly, and only a small portion of the top of Page 3 shows. How do we get this patent PDF repaired? Google used to have a "Report Issue" tool on all their ...
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Transcription errors [closed]

This is my first post as I just haven't taken the time to comment on this subject but has it been the norm that there are so many transcription and typographical errors in the descriptions and ...
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Would like to know if US patent 5,714,464 is still a valid Patent?

Would like to know if the US Patent, 5,714,464 is still a valid Patent?
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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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How do I obtain the antibody 5c11 and 9d8 for testing? [closed]

The immunofluoresence data shared in this patent is extremely exciting. I would like to obtain the antibodies 5c11 and 9d8 for further testing. I am unable to find a commercial source for the same. ...
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How do you patent commonly known technology?

How do you "patent" something that's already being done in industry? We've been building these since the 70's. Our limit is -75 F. But, I don't know that these guys are going there from what I ...
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Does the button “Like” with thumb up icon protected with author rights

I heart that Facebook has rights to Like buttons with thumb up icon I'm creating a commercial web-app, so I have a function that people can like something. So may I make "Like" button with thumb up ...
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Can I get patent for web function (system)? Like subscribe, follow

For example there is a follow system in twitter, that everybody knows, or subscribe system in YouTube. A lot of other web sites & services are using this sytem. So, could twitter or youtube get ...
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Is the idea of paying people to watch advertisements patentable? [closed]

If it is patentable, any advice on what to search for to find any existing patent.
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Help with claim construction

Suppose I have a claim A method of user initiated song play, comprising: receiving, using a data processing apparatus, from a user a request to play a song comprising a song title, an artist name ...
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Lighting Samples (Theranos) - PATENT APPLICATION - PRIOR ART REQUEST

The following application was filed in 2013 and directed to lighting a sample with both direct and indirect light. It seems that companies have been providing this since at least 2003. For example, ...
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Interactive Surveys (Theranos) - PATENT APPLICATION - PRIOR ART REQUEST

The following application was filed in 2013 and directed to interactive surveys where a picture is shown based on the inputted information. It seems that companies have been providing this for a ...
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What is the best way to bring a relevant 102 prior art reference to an examiner for a published application?

I found non-patent literature in the form of a letter to the editor correcting a review article. The correction is on point as 102 art for a currently pending published application which is being ...
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Certificate of Correction in an Ex Parte Reexamination

Can you request a certificate of correction of an issued patent while it is involved in an ex parte reexamination proceeding? The mistakes were made by the PTO. Thanks in advance!
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looking for machine transfer tape

I think this is the machine that I'm looking for, will you be so gentle to tell me if you have any information for reaching the manufacturer? best regards eduardo l. gieczewski
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Wondering about some technical aspects and legal process prior to build a patented structure

I need to get in touch with the person that holds a patent in order to build it. How do I do this?
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US patent 8,625,805 reinvents encrypted mail

I believe US patent 8,625,805, granted to Wickr on January 7, 2014, is either not novel, or an obvious variation of ordinary encrypted mail as it has been used for decades. Here is claim 1: A ...
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Validity of Patent - US5983499

Is the above patent still valid Internationally? If yes, is it for Sale? Thanks.
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Handling ownership and patent initiation of intellectual property

I've been developing a software and am now bringing in additional people to the project, who want to work on it for a share of future profit. I founded a company (currently an LLC) to host this ...
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A method claim dependent on an apparatus claim? (US7873522)

Regarding patent US7873522 (Measurement of spoken language training, learning and testing): I would like to know why dependent claim 18 begins "The method of claim 17..." when claim 17 is not a ...
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explaining the theory that undergoes an invention in patent description?

I have a question about explaining the theory that undergoes an invention: should it be exposed in patent application (Description) and if yes how? For what I have seen patent documents are not ...
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Expired Patent on Magnetic sock

Is this patent expired and does this mean a new similar patent can be filed? Can I file a similar patent regarding this same type of magnetic closure or can I use this one since it is already written ...
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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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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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Authorization Information transmission - Transmission of authorization information (IV) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON utilizing a mobile station for the transmission of authorization information in a telecommunication network - This application from IV seeks to patent the idea of...A ...
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Would this application be invalidated by a youtube video showing the same invention 5 months earlier?

So this patent was filed September 11, 2013. There are two Youtube videos describing the same invention from April 2013 from two different people: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSSvqpBLhGM ...
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How to write for a patent right

How do I write for a patent right on a unique idea I have developed for science project
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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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US20140085334 - Apple applies for patent on transparent texting

Apple has filed a patent for 'Transparent Texting' that resembles existing applications such as Tape n Walk and Walk N Text.
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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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Locating Picture hotspots - Determining nearby picture hotspots (Intellectual Ventures) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON finding the nearby picture hotspots based on location data and user data - This application from Intellectual Ventures seeks to patent the idea of...Transmit location data and ...
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Plagiarism in a Patent Application

This patent has, as part of its content about projective geometry, text and diagrams copied from my web site http://www.nct.anth.org.uk/ without permission or acknowledgement. Is that ethical in a ...
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Classification of digital images - Digital Images classification in semantic categories (IV) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON classifying digital images into semantic categories - This application from IV seeks to patent the idea of...Generating time-based event boundaries detected in a plurality of ...

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