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Media Streaming - Media Streaming through a Session Initiated Protocol (SIP) (Intellectual Ventures) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON streaming media through a session initiation protocol - This application from Intellectual Ventures seeks to patent the idea of...Sending a first session initiation protocol ...
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Small Tag Card (smaller than ISO card) - would product infringe US6471127?

I have a customer who wants to issue a small tag card with a magnetic stripe. The card size is 66 x 40 mm. It is not a payment card, just a loyalty membership card. Only a membership number will be ...
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Hover board patent way too vague

The patent on the hoverboard is far too broad and should not be approved. I have 2 videos on YouTube demonstrating how a supermagnet will bounce off of a conductive surface. ...
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BITCOIN and CRYPTOCURRENCY Mining prior art requested for US2014/0019693 help opensource

This application is claiming everything that is involved in Bitcoin mining or any other cryptocurrency mining using Asic chips where the block chain is segmented and hashed by multiple parallel hash ...
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Most ambiguous software patents?

I know there are a lot of strange and bogus software patents out there today, for instance if i remember correctly Microsoft owns a patent for browser plugins (which basically would mean Adobe Flash ...
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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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What's the best approach to document a claim?

I'm wondering what the best way to match prior art to a claim you feel is invalid. I have found examples applicants use with the USPTO, so I would imagine using that same format to invalidate a claim ...
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Does my Proprietary Agreement with a solely owned Inc. Division extend to all divisions

Background I worked for a US based defense contractor by the name of Meggitt Defense Systems, Inc. (MDSI). Because the parent firm, Meggitt Plc was British, MDSI had to be incorporated with it's own ...
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How big is the US patent market in Virtual Reality patents?

I'm trying to work out how many virtual reality patents are assigned each year, and how the size of the market has changed. I also want to work out how many patents are reassigned each year, and how ...
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Provisional application drawings vs non provisional patent drawings

Can the drawings in a provisional application be less detailed than the drawings that will be submitted in a corresponding non-provisional patent as long as there are no material differences between ...
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Multiple patents or a single patent?

If one has a software idea with perhaps several features that could be patented individually would it be best to file a single patent that describes all the features or to combine all of the features ...
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Is US 20130318346 A1 (Verizon) the patent currently used in adding X-UIDH to web traffic?

US8832436, "Obtaining targeted services using a unique identification header (uidh)" states: store the unique identifier in the request to create a modified request; provide the modified request ...
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Prior art request for US20120203457 A1 - Showing a calendar on a map with route optimization between points

Multiple claims are made in this patent application that could be summarized as follows Show travel routes between two or more events on a map with a display Optimize a schedule based on the most ...
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Tracking patent history

Is there a way to track the history of this patent? It was my Great Grandfather's and we never knew he held a patent. I'm interested in learning more, such as whether he ever sold the ...
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Developed methodology listed in patent claims, yet not listed as an inventor?

Myself and a co-worker developed the methodology for performing a process (software development), and we even helped author the claims for the provisional patent application, yet we have been left off ...

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