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Is this still valid? [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: WO2000078123A1 I cant seem to find if this patent is still valid (or been renewed)... Can anyone point me in the direction of the answer? And the source of this ...
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Is this patent still active? Was it rejected prior? If so why? [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US20110299168 Looking to discuss this patent as we have the tech to develop it. Why has it been left under status of application for so long? Has something similar already ...
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Filing, CIP, Con, PCT, Priority, etc and Expiration Date

I was wondering if someone would kindly help me figure out how to determine the expiration dates for a patent family, and which and how each is still in effect and until when. (I don't have any patent ...
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What is the relationship between a “patent number” and application and publication numbers?

I am confused by terminology, I feel. Google "how to cite a patent", and every piece of instruction will refer to "the patent number". Google Patent, however, does not show a patent number, having ...
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Patenting for Arduino based invention

I created a gadget using Arduino. I used libraries which are under GPL licence. I want to know about is, can I get a patent for my invention? Can I use this gadget for a commercial purpose?
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Understanding how patents work

I read something earlier that discussed a scenario something might be created under. Here is what I am trying to understand. If I created lets say a "vacuum cleaner" and rather than opening on the ...
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When do provisional rights arise for a PCT application?

A patent holder in the USA has filed for a PCT for their invention. We have found that we we can’t sell a product that would infringe the US IP in the USA. However, are we able to continue selling ...
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is this expired now? open for using freely?

In reference to the patent: US5803725
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Is it possible to write software that doesn't infringe on patents?

I'm working on app not similar to Uber, but one that also facilitates peer-to-peer economic activity. However, I recently came across a patent filed by Uber, entitled "Providing a summary or ...
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Can I sell a product online (based out of Canada), if there is a patent on this same product in US?

I was in the process of starting an online business then found a company already selling this same product in US. On their website it says they have a patent pending on it. How would this affect my ...
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Validity of patent

In reference to the patent: US5565264 Till which year is the patent valid?
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Prior existing technology patented

In reference to the patent: EP3118774A1 I am working in the same field, and it seems to me that this patent is similar to a technology already existing since 2001. developed by HP: http://www.hpl.hp....
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Patent has multiple prior art, why is the multiple prior art not preventing the grant of it?

In reference to the patent: US8470388 COUNTRY - Patent Number United States - 8470388 Australia - 2013207081 Austria - EP2801242 China - CN104115561B Czech Republic - EP2801242 EPO - EP2801242 France ...
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Patent for detect relation between html elements

I'm a programmer, and got a warning letter for patent infringement from a competitor's product company. My product is an Internet filter, and the relevant part - probably - is censoring negative ...
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Can I patent in spite of this existing patent with very broad description?

I want to patent my product which does something based on your proximity to it, using your smartphone's GPS. I'm searching for existing patents, and I found this one which is about an LED light, ...

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