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Can a pharmaceutical firm patent a cure I disclosed to them publicly?

I have a cure for Bipolar Disorder. I haven't patented it yet. However, I started sending emails with the idea to Universities before (a record exists in my email inbox). Then I have been sending my ...
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Software Patent or Copyright?

I have an idea that I would like to pitch to a software partner that I currently work with. What is the best approach to protect my idea? I'm not sure if I can patent it since it's s concept and not ...
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Protections for selling a business idea

Which protections is needed to be bought for a business idea? I like to sell it to a European citizen (of Course, for starting it in that country) and I am from a non-EU country.
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Can I describe two different ideas inside a provisional patent application?

I have two ideas completely different and unrelated to each other, I want to put both of them inside a provisional patent application and in a alter time file two non-provisional application for them. ...
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Can I legally sell my own product in my country which is patented in another country?

I made one product.but after survey,I got that the idea which I used to make my product is already patented in other country.but that product is not provided to customer (market) by them. their ...
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When to submit a patent idea?

I have a very nice app Idea, which based on my research it is new, and I am quite sure it would be very much valuable. At which stage I have to patent it? do I have to patent the idea already, or ...
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Patenting same idea with different methodology

I had a key idea to StartUp a company. But I found other company already holding a patent(found in Google patent search) on same idea but different approach to accomplish it. Can I patent the same ...
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When someone writes about an invention in a story that is actually a 'workable' idea or it can be developed as such

What if someone has a 'workable' idea for an invention that could be developed into a real 'device' or process that solves some important problems or an idea that can be marketed ; and one actually ...
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To determine the novelty of the idea

I'm trying to build a hexapod with several new capabilities and all the features used are not my original creation but the idea of combining them together to form a bot is my idea, and there is no bot ...
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Is it possible to patent something that is purely an idea?

I have recently thought of an interesting and potentially very successful idea that could be implemented in 2-3 years. It would have at least a EU, or even a worldwide span. However, I have no ...
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Is there a way to determine if hackathon ideas are ultimately patented?

Is there any way to find out if a patent application is connected to results from a hackathon? For example, it has been said that DropBox, Inc. filed two patent applications (password strength meter, ...