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Questions about patent laws and their implementation

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Can a patent make you stop selling your product?

You invented, build, and a product (like a Personal Cooling Unit a devise you wear over your close to keep cool). You have records and receipts of your sales, published pictures, online catalogs, and ...
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I would like to know who owns us4106454a

My father the inventor was "legally" removed from his invention with a contract he signed stating that there was to be a board created. It was a rotating board that had my father start out as ...
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Are an electronic circuit/schematics patentable there are lawsuits or literature about?

My name is Diego Camilo Peña Ramírez, i'm employee in the patent office in Colombia and we are looking for information about patentability in electronic circuits, more specifically about the ...
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Is it legal to download a picture from clients device to company computers?

In reference to the patent: US9396354
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A patent have nationality?

I mean if I patented something for example in the United States, then my invention could be said to be American? Something like "the airplane was patented in USA so now the airplane is American and ...
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US patent application based on the contents of Chinese patent applications

I have some patent questions related to several Chinese patent applications, which belong to my company (US company) and a Chinese company. I asked the Chinese company with my company to file a US ...
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Can terms and conditions trump patent awards?

I am about to apply for a patent with regard to a specific type of interaction between website users. My website has been developed to allow Facebook logins for users (but not implemented yet), but I ...
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Use of Patent outside the USA

In reference to the patent: US5727352 Is there penalties for a business using the ideas presented in this patent, in a country outside of the USA?
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What is the best strategy to avoid patent tyranny?

We are a non-profit and considering releasing software and devices for self medical diagnostics. Doing a quick patent search, we found that the software and devices we would be distributing are ...
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What is the effect of a US patent in Brazil?

I would like some help in regards to patent number US 20020187719 A1/ US6666740. I would like to manufacture something similar in Brazil, but don't want to infringe any patents. That is why I'd like ...
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Does a patented product have to be produced to be enforced?

In reference to the patent: US20080229509 Is there a date where the product would have to be on the market or otherwise they would lose their entitlement to the patent?
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Repatenting someone else's dropped provisionals

My question is, can anybody provide any part of the US patent law proving or disproving the statement that: Dropped and unpublished provisionals do not impede novelty of other inventions? And how ...
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Can a product patented in US be manufactured in India

If a product in patented in USA but not in India, can we manufacture the same product in India. If we can manufacture then What could be the implications? Because India and USA both comes under ...
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Can I apply for design patent whilst I have a utility application pending?

I have filed an application for a utility patent. Can I also file for a design patent as a plan B should the application be denied?
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What happens when you make a spelling error in a dependent claim?

In reference to the patent: US8325025. Claim 19: "qeo-fence" supposed to be "geo-fence."
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Combining patented products

I have found 4 patented products combined together created a cream that has amazing results on burns and non-specific skin conditions. Am I able to patent my product?
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Name of the Procedure to transfer 3rd party patent rights to myself

My company's former contractor stole confidental information from me and filed a patent for it. I had filed a patent for the same invention but few months before him. USPTO issued final rejection ...
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Is it always okay to market a product that was patented 20+ years ago?

My understanding of the system under US patent law is that after 20 years, the patented process or device can be freely produced and sold by anyone. Is this always true? Is it legally safe to, say, ...
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What is the significance of this reference to patent law?

In reference to the patent: US8280641 The http://www.fractogene.com page alludes to the U.S.C. 2163.07(b) Incorporation by Reference. What is the significance of this reference to patent law?
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Which countries does this patent cover? Is it possible to design around it?

In reference to the patent: US20130223070
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If I modify device which I bought for use in my company will that be infringement?

Device which I bought is design to work in 100 mm pipe. I modified this device to be able to work in 300 mm pipe. I have made meager modifications to it. I added wheels base to increase it size and ...
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What happens if I don't pay the issue fee?

Does the patent become abandoned? If yes, can I revive it? Under what conditions? Is it any different if I didn't pay the maintenance fee? Do I get any protection from such a patent? Is the ...
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Lost a digital copy of patent specification

I filed the National phase application on 29th Oct 2014 and PCT application on 14th Oct 2015. I lost a flash drive which contained the soft-copy of patent specification (everything related to the ...
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Ph.D student to file a patent without any contribution of the uni

I'm a Ph.D. student, and recently in my research I came up with an algorithm that would save the use of multiple transmitters to one transmitter. My co-supervisor believes it's a patent and he wants ...
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Cost to draft and file patent application in the U.S.?

I'm a non-american individual who wants to apply for patent in USA. My invention is related to energy generation. How much will it cost? Why is working with a patent attorney so expensive? Will ...
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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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How can I protect my invention after applying for a patent?

I have developed a new device used in automobiles and applied for a patent (as personal, not from a company). After producing commercially and releasing into the market, what may I do if someone ...
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“On a computer”?

In reference to the patent: US 6,368,268 Wouldn't the Alice decision render this patent invalid and unenforceable?
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transfer of patents

What happens if Company A has acquired Company B, during which the patents need to be assigned from Company A to Company B. The signature for this assignment for both the companies has been done by ...
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What patents do I need to buy or lease to make and sell an electric guitar to the public?

I want to make and sell my own electric guitars. However, I have not invented the instrument, nor was I the inventor of any of the major advances in the field. However, I have some changes (mostly ...
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What is the procedure to use the patent as a reference for our presentation in a conference?

In reference to the patent: US20110209929
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Can I produce and sell an already patented product?

Let's say that I had an idea, which I soon turned into reality but then discovered that it is patented already... So the question is: Can I still legally sell my product although it is patented by ...
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End of patent Self Cleaning condenser [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: WO2006045047A1 When does this patent stop, or comes free?
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What is the difference between Patent agent and Patent lawyer?

I understand that agent doesn't have a law degree, but can she represent the inventor? I am writing my patent application by myself but want a professional to look it over and make corrections, ...
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What does “discretionary inquiry” mean?

What is the meaning of "simple discretionary inquiry" in supreme court opinion: Finally, the Court rejected the appellate court’s “clear and convincing evidence” standard that successful patent ...
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Finding prior art rejects an independent claim

Suppose I find a patent (A1) with claims 1, 2 and 3. Claim 2 is dependent from claim 1. If I find a prior reference that rejects claim 1. What happens with claim 2? Is still valid? Should they ...
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Application refused

Can someone else copy, use and sell or import the subject-matter contained in la refused app? Is a refused app part of prior art?
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Can I buy and use a patented technology without incurring in troubles?

We are a new start-up team based in Europe and have few or none knowledge on usage of patents and patented technology. We designed a chemical process that includes buying and using a patented ...
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I had an idea for a patent, told a select few and then saw my idea on the US patent site

I had an idea for a patent and I reached out to a friend and put me in touch with a patent lawyer to discuss with the patentability of the concept. He advised that it would cost a lot of money to file ...
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Why Are There STILL 5,303 Overlaps for A Patent?

I asked this question of a patent attorney, but never got a great response - I heard that great NPR show about patents (referenced by Joel on a podcast) and had this question: For this patent: http:/...
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Is a patented European product able to be produced in US?

I came across a product that is solid almost exclusively in Europe with no reach or patenting in the USA. Am I able to pursue production and sale of this product in the USA? Do European patents apply ...
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Patent US20120213665 NOT Good. Inventor not included - unpaid work delivered under coercion.

Beware. This patent is NOT GOOD. I am the inventor of the power failure protection for this application. Also, I invented the software flow. The assignor failed to pay me for my work, whatsoever, in ...
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Prosecuting someone under patent laws

So I have a question that I couldn't find an answer to. The question is as follows: Is it true that in order to be prosecuted under patent infringement laws, the patent holder has to show that the ...
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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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When does Patent 5,971,475 expire

Can anyone tell me when the 5971475 patent expires?
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Making a patent number underage,

I have a friend that has invented an idea but he is under 18, So can he make a patent number on his name?
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Gaining a copyright/Patent

Is it possible / legal to gain a copyright / patent over a somebody's else idea, changing / improving / altering something significantly?
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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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How does one start patenting an idea in India?

I have an invention to do with Mobile cloud services. I'm not versed on the subject but I am technically inclined (I study computer engineering). How would I go about obtaining a patent for my ...