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What is the relationship between US20080195499 and Bitcoin?

In reference to the patent application: US20080195499 We found a patent that seems to cover sending and receiving funds via Bitcoin. I'm curious of how this might affect Bitcoin and existing ...
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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 past work qualify as prior art for US20140272267?

In reference to the patent: US20140272267 I am writing this in response to a recently filed patent application US 20120272267 A1; titled “Trauma Reduction without Ballistic Performance Reduction.” ...
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Can I patent something similiar to an existing us patent in a different country?

Me and my friends came up with an idea, and we're going through with it. Does a US patent similiar to our idea affect us if we're filing it in a different country?
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How can I contact the inventor or applicant of a European patent or application?

I'm interested in contacting the owner of EP1870511A1. Where can I find information to do so? I've reviewed "How can I contact the owner of a patent?," but it appears to only cover American patents ...
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Prior art for e-ticketing with a barcode image via the web

In reference to the patent: WO2002091307A9 This is an international patent which claims a method for issuing over the internet a ticket, wherein the ticket contains a barcode in an image file format. ...
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How can I find the claims of this patent, which are not listed on Google Patents?

In reference to the patent: US918884 Where can I go to find the claims of this patent? Google Patents appears to have a recursive link for where to find them.
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how does first to file affect multiple inventors?

How does first to file affect multiple inventors? It used to be that if an author/inventor was not listed on the patent the author could lose the patent rights due to the multiple inventor rule. ...
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PRIOR ART REQUEST: US20150066784 “Automated Clickwrap and Browsewrap System”

I would like some help finding prior art for US20150066784. The patent describes a system focused on the browsewrap vs. clickwrap distinction when it comes to legal agreements, but the entire system ...
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Does Re-issue of US patent have extended expiry?

The original priority date was in 1994 US5662332 so my assumption was that it had expired, but upon searching Public Pair using the application number (US 08/544,306) it comes up that it's under ...
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Does Invalidation of Independent claim affect dependent claim?

Situation(pertains to US): Patent "P" has 10 claims of which Claims 1, 3, 6 were held to be invalid in Federal Court litigation. What happens to the rest of the claims in the Patent? Can the patentee ...
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What constitutes an invention?

In reference to the patent: US20140302201 The use of gum arabic in wine has been allowed for a long time (see the Codex Oeunolgic Statu) How is this invention an 'invention'?
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How can I determine the date of a patent sale?

My great grandmother Lizzie M. Adams sold her patent (number 680,106) to C. H. Munson in the early 1900s, I think. I have a newspaper article of the sale but no date.
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Are Scottish/UK Patent Laws a lot different from US ones?

I am a little confused about the laws of patent in the UK and Scotland. for example; How would using the equipment of others, e.g. a company effect applying for a patent? If I was to tell someone ...
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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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