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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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How can Microsoft get away with this?

Microsoft's patent on virtual desktops (US7010755) is unlawful, Microsoft did not invent, develop or own this, as clearly shown on the design diagrams the gnome logo and interface can be seen which ...
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Patent involving illegal substances

Can a patent be filed if it directly involves an illegal substance? For example, this patent: http://www.google.com/patents/US20130059018 THC is an illegal substance under U.S. federal law. I assume ...