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How does Stripe's patent application differ from its competition?

Patent application US20130117185 from Stripe is for a “Method for conducting a transaction between a merchant site and a customer’s electronic device without exposing payment information to a ...
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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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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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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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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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Legal risk on granted patents

If a patent is granted, what risk does the inventor (call them 'Inventor A') have that a large firm with a patent in a related area files suit saying that the patent office granted the patent to ...
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Inventorship and Ownership

I have a contract with a company to enhance my software. The contract states that my company owns all of the IP, Trade Secrets, know-how, drawings, etc of the original and add-on software as outlined ...
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if the virus was not created by the Us government what right do they have to a patent of the virus

As the title says, how can various American scientists be named as the inventors on this patent if the United States government is adamant they never created the virus? If the virus is naturally ...
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Resuming interrupted file transfers (2011 patent troll / libcurl)

I'm posting this here in order to draw this incident to the attention of the AP community. http://daniel.haxx.se/blog/2011/05/11/us-patent-6098180/ Daniel Stenberg, the author of curl, a popular ...
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Don't these wheels and hubcaps already exist?

Don't these already exist from the 1980's, if not before then? If I do a simple image Google search for "turbofan wheels" I get examples of wheels and hubcaps that show that these have existed for a ...
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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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