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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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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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Is RFC 1034 Prior Art for US 6,199,048

I've seen in the news that US Patent 6,199,048 has been upheld several times in disputes over the use of QR Codes with URL shorteners (or QR Code "clearinghouses"). Reading the claims of 6,199,048 ...
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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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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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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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My daughter and her golf team want to make golf tees to sell and raise funds for their season. Is this ok to do or must they seek out permission?

Their plan is to make the tees and paint them in different designs. Then they are going to package them and sell online and in the neighborhood. Is this ok to do? I know there are several patents ...
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What's the best approach to document a claim?

Being new here, 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 ...
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Is this prior art for “Reiki ornament” (US D663234 S1)?

I came across this design patent in Google: "Reiki ornament" (US D663234 S1) And I realized it describes a design that is very similar to this artifact, which is on display at a Tibetan museum. Can ...
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Is Imported Product Made in Foreign Country Prior art to US Method Patent?

I have a question relating to whether an imported product made in a foreign country by a patented method, before the method was patented, would be prior art to the method patent. That's a mouthful, ...
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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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Software patent implementations license

Given that a software patent can be implemented in different ways, languages and platforms then what are the license requirements of the implemented pieces of software? Is it possible that the patent ...
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What is the point of prior art disclosures if they are ignored

Re User authentication based on a wrist vein pattern US 20140196131 A1 I would have thought my published prior art disclosures would invalidate this patent. I only published these disclosures to keep ...

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