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Is it possible to get a local patent for an invention that is improved but matches some of the claims of a valid patent existing abroad?

I'm not American, so the US patent law is not relevant to me. The thing I'm stuck with is the patentability of my inventionـwhether my invention can apply for a patent or not. Basically what I did ...
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How to I search for patents related to for videos/images/voice recorder?

I am planning to make one online gallery mobile application. In my mobile application I have to upload videos/Images/Voice Record message into cloud and showing in my User Interface. But is there any ...
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Have read this patent a few times and just don't understand what the invention is?

So I have been reading patent US8010108B2 out of interest and it seems to list a lot of things the invention might do, rather than will do, and also it doesn't seem to say what it actually is? ...
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Private interest in IP for college project

this is my first question on Ask Patents and I'm new to this, so I want to thank everyone in advance for their understanding. After completing my Senior Design, which is a capstone course for seniors ...
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How would I go about abandoning this patent application?

I filed a patent application as a pro se inventor and I've now received an office action. Between the filing date of the application and now, I've discovered that I don't have a need for this patent ...
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How long does it takes for a Japanese patent to get published?

I am familiar about the average time a US patent takes to get published but in Japan's case, I'm not sure. Also, it would be great if you can tell me average publishing and grant time for other ...
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Help in a task, do they have rights towards my patent?

If I was not sure how to calculate a certain aspect of my work, and asked help for it. And was provided with a good modeling formula for my work, and I pursued using it to approximate my findings, do ...
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Invention purchased including rights to intellectual properties

I purchased an invention along with the intellectual property rights. The original owner and inventor had no patent but had been manufacturing and selling the product for a few years prior to my ...
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A patent from a company and from private

It may be a silly question, but I cannot answer to myself. Let's say I have a big invention in my hands and I am working as engineer in a company. Are opening two main scenarios: Finalize the ...
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Protecting intellectual property in the EU

I’m doing an intership in pharmaceutical company. I have made a Linux shell script which uses some open source tools to turn a some time-consuming copy and paste work into a couple of seconds of ...
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Question re: compensation for a successful patent based on my invention

A few decades ago I had a great idea, a really novel, lucrative idea about a device, which I can bet is in your home right now. At the time I shared my invention with my then boyfriend who asked if ...
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I have an idea of a casino side bet, but i am being told i can not patent it

i have been thinking of creating a side bet for a popular casino game, i understand it is a very hard market to break through i have met with around 3/4 IP advisors and IP Attorneys and they have all ...
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Is this patent valid in México?

In reference to the patent: USD 705,533 S Is this design patent valid worldwide? I've been selling a similar product (different in design, materials and size) for years without knowing about this, I'...
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Buying IP from your employer

I've been working on an interesting image processing project at work. I've finally gotten the program to the point that it works, however my employer has put the project on hold due to lack of funds. ...
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Is it possible to sell an intellectual property without having a patent on it?

I have worked on something a developed intellectual property. Anyhow, I do not have a patent as it takes a lot of time and money, especially international patents. Is it possible for me to contact a ...
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Elevator driven by flat belt in EU

I am currently doing some research about elevators driven by flat belts. There seem to be a few patents regarding the use of flat belts for elevator suspension means. I found patents US8157058and ...
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Handling ownership and patent initiation of intellectual property

I've been developing a software and am now bringing in additional people to the project, who want to work on it for a share of future profit. I founded a company (currently an LLC) to host this ...
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can this patent on smartphone app stop me?

I developed a software system that comprises an app for smartphones, one for tablets and a central server that manages the communications between all the instances of them. I did a research and found ...
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(Former) Employer *Patenting* GNU-gpl-ed algorithm

my former employer uses a GNU GPL code-base in their products & ships them, thus blatantly violating GPL. To top it off, they have filed for 2 patents to "protect" this "invention". What can I do ...
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How best to patent idea while working for company?

I have an idea I would like to patent. I have not started working on the idea yet (and I'll swear to that in court). How best to keep my job without losing my intellectual property rights? The idea ...
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Can a new idea for a software project be an intellectual property?

I have to do my final year project and I am going to do some kind of stuff that no one has yet attempted to do, though the completion of the project involves some things that have already been done ...