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Are these patents unreasonably broad? US20130158984A1, US20130151240A1, US20130198196A1

There's a patent that's been granted and now owned by LinkedIn, that appears to cover any and all permutations of a computer automatically validating something. Patents US20130158984A1, ...
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Doesn't the publication of the Pharmaceutical Care Practices in 1998 and 2004 constitute public disclosure?

In reference to the patent: US20060271405
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Possible to file for a patent, despite super broad, expired patent already existing?

I was looking to patent an invention I feel to have novelty, but I came across this one pre-existing US patent while doing some research. It was filed over 20 years ago and has since "lapsed". ...
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