Questions tagged [free]
The free tag has no usage guidance.
Is there no circumstance where people can use free and open versions of software patents?
In the United States, is there no circumstance where someone can use a software patent for free? This may seem obvious, but with software is very nuanced. I searched and couldn't find anyone who ...
Does the use of software covered by GPLv3 and used in a patent for a device have any effect on the validity of the patent?
If one wants to use free software like Machinekit covered by GPLv3 in the further development of a device covered by the patent, does the use of the software have any effect on the validity of the ...
How far do I have to go back in time to only be looking at free state of the art patent documents?
I want to do a free state of the art patent search and I wan to know, how far do I have to go back in time to be 100% sure all shown patent documents are free state of the art? Up until now I was ...