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If A + B + C is already patented, but A + B is not patented

What if A + B + C is patented but A + B, for some reason, is not? Then someone comes along and patent A + B. In such a case, the prior art A + B + C, would actually be infringement on the new art. How ...
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What information would you like to extract from patents?

I am a Natural Language Processing / Machine Learning person and I'm starting to explore the patent world. Since there are huge repositories for patents, I was wondering if any other useful ...
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Is "Modeling Users for Fraud Detection" too generic for a patent?

In reference to the patent: US20100094767 This is a generic idea that could be easily considered by anyone with a modicum of BI knowledge and AI acumen. Could this patent possibly be granted?
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How is this different from a regular market mix model?

In reference to the patent: US 2013/0166351 A1 Many organizations have market mix models implemented within a defined processing system. How is this different?
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If I claim a specific method in a utility patent, do my more general methods also get protected?

I'm considering patenting a method (a business model + software + UI, for use on personal computers). The method itself and the functions included in the method can be accomplished in various ways, ...
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How long after a patent gets a FINAL REJECTION does it appear as such on Google Patents?

How long after a patent gets a FINAL REJECTION does it appear as such on Google Patents or before the final rejection is made public?