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Question relates to Infringement of patent rights as defined in claims.

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Can an abandoned patent affect an issued one ? There's a twist

Patent A was filed formally, March-13-2010, published Nov-2011 Patent B was filed provisional, March-14-2010, then formal-filed Mar-2011 The patents covered some similar areas, but Patent B spec was ...
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Claim value and detectability of infringement

In days of yore, mechanical inventions had physical embodiments and patent infringements were visible to the eye. Fast forward to the age of information where methods and devices to solve problems ...
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Do consistently disparaged embodiments lack claim support?

Disparaging the prior art/alternative embodiments, especially in combination with a limited characterization of the disclosed embodiments (e.g. only describe embodiments without the disparaged ...
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Sufficiency of disclosure (enablement, written desc) for genus claims?

It is generally stated in that one must both show ownership of and give the public the invention in order to get the monopoly rights of a claim (e.g. 112 in US, Art. 83 EPO). However, for purposes of ...
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Patent infringement issues, damages and royalty settlement

Person A has a patent in India, granted in 2000. A applies for protection in the US in 2005 and gets granted in 2010. Firm B and C were using the patent from 2004 and 2006 respectively to manufacture ...
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I would like to have contact information for the inventor

Craig 623-552-8216 I have been ripped off by an attorney that claimed he was going to partner up with me. He disappeared over night from Chandler Az. Apparently moving to California and ...
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Patents and Dependent Claims

I am from the UK, just looking for a pretty simple answer as I have been spending abit more time looking at patents now than ever before. So, I understand independent claims are broad. Then you have ...
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Does this Patent cover the hair cover itself?

In reference to the patent: US20170056751 If I design a hair cover that is made to attach to protective headgear am I in violation of this patent? The product would solely be a hair cover, with ...
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same product without foil

In reference to the patent: US8317762 Does the patent still hold if the product does not use the same material, and some different ingredients?
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questions on selling a product similar to a patent

In reference to the patent: US8317762 I am looking to sell a product online but a similar product has a patent for it. How can i sell a product that wont break the patent law?
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US 20160206031 A1 is a patent that states its the only patent of its kind? Is this true?

But there is this US 3516422 A. Publication number US3516422 A Publication type Grant Publication date Jun 23, 1970 Filing date Jun 26, 1967 Priority date Jun 26, 1967 Inventors Alworth ...
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I published this same idea on Sep 18 2010

In reference to the patent: WO2015022446A1 I published this same idea on Sep 18 2010. see here: http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/Inflatable_20Hoodie#1284821376 how can this idea obtain a patent when ...
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How can I determine whether my product infringes this patent?

I have an idea that I am currently researching and I cannot find a product like it on the market. I looked through some existing patents and am now curious what I should be looking for. I do realize ...
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How an infringement in a qualification method would affect a product?

Let's have the following hypothetical case: Company develops a product using method 'X' for some testing procedure qualifying it. Company releases product, development is frozen, testing no longer ...
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Copied Activated water system

I was introduced to an activation water system in Malaysia. However I found out that this type of activated water system was patented by the inventor and is legally sold by another company also in ...
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I want to build a software similar to one that is already built but it is patent pending what are my choices?

There is an app/software that evaluates posture. I would like to create a software that does the same idea (evaluates posture) except make it better based on my needs and idea of the functions/...
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Could this be an infringement?

I have been served a cease and desist letter related to this patent. I have never copied or reproduced this product at all. We make all of our coins on demand and per the specifics of our customer. I ...
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US7878151 Dog Toy - what happened to the lawsuit between Our Pet's and Kong?

In reference to the patent: US7878151 Our Pet's filed a lawsuit against Kong for this toy (patent infringement)in February 2011. Was the case ever settled?
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Can someone steal the designs associated with a patent application that has not been granted? Are the designs afforded protection?

If a patent application (PCT/WIPO) is not granted and yet the associated designs before publication were completely original/novel and never appeared in prior art (and yet functionality is linked to ...
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Independent claim construction - “Missing” keywords

I have been given the task of checking the most recent patents of our competitors for infringement. I must say I am not a specialist in patents but I mostly enjoy the learning experience. One of our ...
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patent infringement

In reference to the patent: WO2008050157A3 If I wanted to make ozonated oils that were a combination of essential oils and vegetable oils, and then that combination was ozonated, would it be ...
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Does changing name of invention prevent patent protection?

My family member was recently granted a patent for a unique candy recipe that he developed. He still owns the patent, but is allowing me to commercialize his product for him. If i begin ...
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Utility patent prohibiting against certain content

Suppose a claim in a patent reads: A method of custom quotation for manufacture of a part, the method comprising: ... using a processing device automatically generating a ...
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Telling about someone's patent on the web

I have a plan to start a web site that contains a tutorial about programing and algorithms related to a technology. I want to do it just for fun. Now I’m worried about what happens if the technology ...
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someone is selling my patented product

I have a product that is licensed and hold a 14 yr design patent and I just saw a small business selling this product. What should I do? What type of notice should o give them?
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If a dependent claim only limits the independent claim, then is it still infringement when a product only differs from that dependent claim?

If a dependent claim only limits the independent claim, then is it still infringement when a product only differs from that dependent claim? For example: ~~~ (Independent claim:) 1. A device for ...
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Violation of trademark/Patent?

In my National and PCT International, patent specification I have included an apparatus called Annular finned-tube heat exchanger, which is new in design. This heat exchanger is ring/annular like in ...
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Insurance covering claims of patent infringement: has anyone here direct experience?

I found a few insurance companies which seem to offer some cover for claims of patent infringement. Here is how they are briefly advertised: "Patent infringement liability insurance is professional ...
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Does a product infringe on a patent if it requires the use of the patented product to function?

Background: Let's look at a simplified example. Patent Claim #1: "A system for 'some function X' comprising: a sending device... a receiving device..." Question: If a new product provides the ...
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Could I be sued by this side project because of Patent US5732138?

There used to be a website, lavarand.com that would generate random numbers via a camera aimed at a lava lamp. This idea was patented with US5732138, but the website has since been shut down. I think ...
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Is this patent still legal [closed]

This product is a type of therapeutic blanket for animals. How can I manufacture myself without patent infringement?
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Has this patent been approved?

In reference to the patent: US20020043764 Has this patent application been reviewed and registered? I cannot find that information. The assignee is stating it has been, but I have yet to see it.
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Am I infringing on this exit-intent patent if I build something similar on my own site?

I recently built an exit intent popup that provides users with a coupon if they provide their e-mail address. Then I found out that a company, BounceExchange, already has a granted patent on this type ...
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So Called “infringement” on their patent

If a company is thinking that you infringed on their patented chemical formula with your Trade Secret chemical formula and sends you a "cease and desist" letter what choices do I have? Especially if I ...
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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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How to Use Patented Method Without Infringing?

I would like to use the method disclosed (via claims) in this patent for my invention http://www.google.com/patents/US8568309 . That is, I am creating a glucometer, using this inventor's method for ...
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Design has same structure but different inner design to an existing patent. Can I apply for patent for my design?

I came to an design that has same structure to this one(US7717717 B1). That patent claimed the inner thin plastic piece with conductive traces. My design also has same structure with the inner plastic ...
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When comparing a product to a patent's claim what visual aide is used?

What format is used in laying out a patent's claim against a product's features to do a good side-by-side comparison?
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Can I use the idea of a one handed shovel in my non-commercial project?

I want to make a one handed shovel for my college project. I have thought of substantial modifications from what has been described here. The idea has already been described in patent US646472. Will ...
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Do Bluetooth modules indemnify you from infringement?

If we buy and use Bluetooth radios / modules in our products (such as those manufactured by BlueGiga or TI, for example) how - if at all - are we indemnified against infringements allegations by ...
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A patent with both apparatus (i.e. system) and method?

I read a while back that one's goal should be a patent that is a method, a system and a means (I don't quite know what a means is). Is this actually a good goal? I also read that all the steps of a ...
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Is it possible for an Indy developer to self-publish software

Is it possible for an independent developer to self-publish software? Even if you crossed your Is and dotted your Ts, documented prior art for every single idea you were conscious, that at least a ...
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Large System = “miraculous unproven device” + Subsystem1 + SubSystem2 ?= PATENT?

If a patent has been issued for a system of the sort defined in the title of this post (a larger system with one, unproven general device) am I precluded from developing a similar system in which I ...