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Patenting at universities: What is the best strategy?

I'm a postdoc at a university and made an invention I think could be patentable. I may want to use it for a startup in the future (likely in the US), and would like to have patent protection before ...
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How to search for granted German patents, and not published German patent applications?

I would like to find all granted German patents owned by a certain company. When I ran a Basic Search on depatisnet, the returned results were all published patent applications in Germany, but not ...
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Meeting and novelty

Case A: Company A and B begin cooperating with each other and in a meeting, company A discloses an invention to discuss and move further. Case B: Company A and B sign a NDA and do the same. Is any of ...
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Does the number of a feature play a role?

Does the number of (embodiments) of a feature play a role? Let's consider a chair: The prior state is a three-legged chair. Is a chair with four legs patentable? The prior state is a four-legged ...
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Should a patent claim (all) possible applications?

Do I have to claim future applications of an intervention? Do I need an application at all? In this article it is written: Zwar wird in Patentanmeldungen üblicherweise nur eine Erfindung beschrieben, ...
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Proper title of Zuse patent submission Z23624

Consider the Zuse computer patent submission Z23624, available from the Konrad Zuse Internet Archive. The title of the ZIA ID 0177 in http://zuse.zib.de/pdfs is Patentanmeldung Z23624 "...
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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 ...
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