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Can a new use for an existing invention be patented in Germany?

Imagine the following scenario: There is an technology which I didn't invent. But I have an idea of how to use this technology, in a special way to improve or extend a different product, which also ...
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Patent issued in USA only, infringing patent issued in Germany

My patent was filed as an EPO originating in the USA and it took almost five years to prosecute. It has ultimately resulted in award of USA patent only. Two questions... 1) is there any jurisdiction ...
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I made an invention at work (maybe). What do I need to know?

I had an idea for an invention at work, briefly discussed it with collegues and my boss said "write it up and send it to so-and-so" - which I'm about to do. Maybe what I invented is already SOTA ...
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Possible US patent infringement and German company

We are currently trying to set up a startup that sells a software product online. The software can be downloaded worldwide and paid for via Paypal. Our company is a limited liability company based in ...