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What is the inventive step in CA2726258A1?

In reference to the patent: CA2726258A1, "Anti-tumoural effects of cannabinoid combinations". It looks like this patent application was actually a report done on a study about the efficacy of using ...
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Can I use an invention that has not been granted a patent?

What I'm trying to do is to use a technology or "invention" for my own invention. In other words I want to use that technology for my own purpose and invention to get completely different results. ...
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Who is in control of the patent?

If an inventor and co-inventors are related to a certain patent, who control's the rights our anything related to the invention? The inventors or the co-inventors? I want to understand the position/...
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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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Would a Google+ public posting be considered an invention disclosure?

If I post my idea, in detail, even with drawings, on a public Google+ post, would that be considered to be an accurately dated disclosure? It seems it would establish the dates of invention, both ...
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Why not refer to the invention as the invention?

A passage from the NOLO's "Patent Pending in 24 hours" 6th ed. pp 124 indicates Be sure to include a disclaimer to introduce your advantages section as we have done above and if possible, avoid ...
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How do I explain the advantages and avoid using “invention” or “object” in the description?

I am reading Patent It Yourself (18th edition). In this, page 210 explains about advantages: g. Advantages Although it is optional, you may list the advantages of your invention in a ...
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Split an invention into multiple patents?

For example, if I have an invention with different implements, can I spit it into multiple patents that each of them doesn't contain others information? The reason may be to keep the competitor ...
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new use for a known patented invention

You obtain a patent which is a new use for an existing patented invention. The patent of the existing patent is still in force and valid. If you want to use your patent, do you have to get a license ...
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Is it Legal to make an artificial kidney despite the patent?

In reference to the patent: US7083653 Does this mean that Charles Jennings is the only one able to make an artificial kidney? If one is to use a personal design is that legal?
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Invention Protection for a Device With Two Different Mechanisms

If there is a device -I know that it have never been existed before- that can be implemented by two different mechanisms, lets say one rotary and the other is a linear movement mechanism. And they are ...
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Machine, device or apparatus?

What is the process to decide if the tangible invention is a machine, device or apparatus? Any line of thought and supporting examples is appreciated. A singular \ monolithic invention may fit any ...
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Patenting Inventions and Commercialisation

This will be my first time asking a question, so forgive me if I duplicate an existing question. I have designed which I believe is a novel method in the form of a product for an existing process (i....
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Can an encrypted publication be prior art?

If a description of an invention is published in an encrypted form, can it still count as prior art? (If the encryption key is later released).
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What is the invention in this patent?

http://www.google.com/patents/US7400295 This is a granted patent for "identification of objects". The authors seem to think that it protects their online and mobile plant classification tool: http://...
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What happend to this? [closed]

Why is there no such machine to buy on the market? In reference to the patent: US6630806
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“embodiment” vs. “invention”

Why does "embodiment" seem now to be so favored by patent attorneys over the term "invention"? CONTEXT: On a recent provisional, I had an experienced attorney consulting pro bono and the first thing ...
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Why invent things for a company? [closed]

This Question has two parts. 1) If you are working for a company, lets say, apple for example. As an engineer, you have a brilliant idea/invention that is specific to the job you are working in, lets ...