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Questions tagged [patent-infringement]

For questions involving the creation, use, sale, import or export of patented items without permission from the patent holder or any person legally entitled to grant a license. Also for questions regarding the legal implications for the patent holder or the infringer. If you are beeing sued or put ...

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Effect of remaining term length

Is going against prior art that conflicts with my patent or product with 10 years remaining or 10 days remaining the same? edit: If in my invention or product uses an invention that was previously ...
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beelinereader patent coverage

I am a fan of beelinereader, I want to use same idea to implement a reader app,in their website it is written that their technology is patented as here https://patents.google.com/patent/...
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Legal ramifications of including research algorithms in software products sold to clients

If I am a UK-based software vendor or 'software as a service' company, what are the legal implications of including academic research algorithms in products sold to European and international clients? ...
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is the patent for adding a any kind of magnet to the lash

In reference to the patent: US20160206031 I just wanted to know if other companies are aloud to sell the magnetic eyelashes? is the patent for adding a any kind of magnet to the lash (whereby no ...
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What Exactly Is It That Is Covered By This Resource Mechanic Patent?

In reference to the patent: US7216870 Does this mean that one cannot create a game that allows players to gain a resource when playing a card? Or would making resource accumulation as part of a ...
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is this patent US 9401941 only valid in US? or other countries too?

I have seen a website patent which is granted in US. My question is this patent valid only in US or other countries too? If I make a same website in Germany, then I am infringing their patent?
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How to determine Canadian patent life-time?

Is patent CA 2561773 A1 still valid or pending? Event shows: dead in 2008 Please inform of risk of patent infringement.
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Dependent claim from invalid independent claim

I'm following an Inter Partes Review where the petitioner is trying to invalidate every independent claim of a patent based on prior art. If this is successful, some dependent claims will remain. ...
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Impact of claim scope on potential infringement

It happens often that patent claims have as broad a scope as they can get away with. However, I have heard that, if your invention can be in general described by an independent claim of a third-party ...
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Patent enforcement

Can a US company which does not hold a patent for a product or method sell a US patented product or use a US patented method overseas without a licensing agreement? Is a US patent enforceable against ...
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Does the GS1 MCS industry guideline use US patent 8228198?

In March, 2012, all of the UHF Gen2 RFID chip manufacturers agreed to support Multi-vendor Chip-based Serialization (MCS), a voluntary implementation of a GS1 guideline for encoding 96-bit Serialized ...
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Design Around Existing

I have been designing a device and acompanying software and recently found an extremely broad utility patent that has a claim that is very similar and covers the some of the general functionality of ...
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Do Patents cover the idea or the specific technology?

I have a friend who has as idea for a product based on technology he invented. The problem is that we have seen another company that basically does the same thing, although it works differently. The ...
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Can I develop a product in the UK that has a US only patent?

My idea has recently been granted a patent in the US. I am based in the UK. Can I still develop and market the product in my local territory? I assume the US patent holders could apply and be granted ...
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Hello dear community, I am a third party seller on Amazon, and I received an infringement complaint stating my product infringes on a design patent

From the images depicted in a design patent, from what I know about the design patents, I can clearly see that designs are different, as well as the materials. Am I right? Can I defend the claim that ...
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Did this company patent a type of auction?

I built a mobile application reverse auction where for 60 seconds the price of an item falls and multiple users have the chance to enter to buy this item. The first person to enter wins the item. ...
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How does ClickMeter operate without infringing on Omniture's patent?

Omniture has a patent to its credit that deals obtaining link-related information using link-tracking servers. This is identical to the way that ClickMeter operates. When I search Google Patents, it ...
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Can I patent and create an existing service with a different name, in a different state?

If I wanna patent my idea.. but there currently already have an app of it in a different state for which it's present, could I use and patent my idea that's similar to the existing one without getting ...
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Can I sell a product that uses patented components?

I would like to sell a product that uses a device that is currently under patent. If I buy the device from the company and screw it onto my product, (which does something unrelated), can I sell it?
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Set-theoretic view of dependent vs. independent claims

I know that the role of dependent claims has been thoroughly explained in another post in this forum. However, I wanted to clarify something, to see if I am getting this right: A dependent claim must ...
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Online Game Patents

So i'm quite new to this and i've been trying to find something about this subject, but most of the questions people are asking are if they can patent their game, and i'd like to know what games i can ...
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Failure to pay Patent maintenance

If the patent is "Expired due to failure to pay maintenance fee" what happens to the patent? That is, can the idea be produced?
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How does patenting regarding Bluetooth technology work?

First of all, thanks for your time! Bluetooth technology basically uses a short radio to wireless connect two devices. I was wondering if it is possible to patent the use of Bluetooth technology ...
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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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Patent infringement on a very simple invention?

Our competition has patented a very simple device. Its prior art was a coffee spoon with a hook on the end, to hang it over the edge of a cup. The invention modified the spoon a bit (shape is bent, ...
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Manufacturing a patented product

Good evening, I own a patented product and have found a company that has the ability to manufacture it in-house. Is there certain paperwork that needs to be in place since the product is patented or ...
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Does patent US8396664 mean that no one in in the continental USA can 3d map golf courses?

In reference to the patent: US8396664 With the above patent in effect, does this mean that no one else in the continental USA is able to 3D map a golf course?
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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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What patents are IBM claiming Groupon infringed upon?

As per the title, I wondered specifically which patents IBM has alleged Groupon has infringed upon, in its $167 million case: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ibm-groupon-lawsuit/ibm-seeks-167-...
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Can you sue for software patent infringement after 6 years from the patent expiration date?

I was reading the JPEG Wikipedia article, and found this quote: The patent expired in December 2007, but Princeton has sued large numbers of companies for "past infringement" of this patent. (...
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Is there a statute of limitation on software patents?

Is there a statute of limitation on software patents? If there is a statute of limitation, when does the statute of limitation period goes into effect, is it after the release of the software that ...
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Can I be sued for damages for patent infringement that are more than my actual profit?

Assume that I created a software that accidentally infringes on 5 software patents, and then I sold this software for a number of years and made $10,000 in profit. Can the holders of these 5 patents ...
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Can the developer of a free software be sued for damages because of an accidental patent infringement?

Assume that I created a free software that accidentally infringes on one or more software patents. Can the holders of these patents sue me for damages, even though I did not make any money from the ...
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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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If I open a store, and sell multi layer golf ball as my brand, am I in trouble?

I started manufacturing some multilayer golf balls for sale and I discovered that there is a chance that the construction is protected under invention? According to what I found in Google Patents, it ...
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China has patent

What happens if you manufacture something that someone else has a patent on. A company in China has a patent on the product that I also thought of and would like to make. To date the other ...
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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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Making similar item but not made of the same materials

I made a flask out of one of my sculptures. This flask is made from a shrunken head that was sculptured by me. Now this guy says he has a patent pending and he is going to sue me. If I have never seen ...
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To redesign an existing invention to serve another purpose

I have an idea for a different purpose. The invention that already exists has another purpose. Mine would serve as another idea for another purpose.
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What if the cloud is located where the patent is null?

In reference to the patent: WO2017054090A1 I just wanted to know if someone can barely do the same thing as claimed but with a cloud located where the patent is not filed/granted/valid. For exemple, ...
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Provisional Rights vs 'Intervening Rights'

Provisional rights are intended to give remedy to a patentee who's issued claims were infringed during prosecution. See here. On the other hand, are any sort of "intervening rights" (usually ...
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Buying an abandon patent [duplicate]

I trademarked an abandon company name and they had patent a product 100 years ago am I entitled to the patent or can I reinstate it?
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Can an improvement be made on a patent and then made in the public domain?

I have design improvement to the rubber glove for restaurants that work with gloves in front of the customer. It will reduce the cost significantly on production and material. Can I make it in the ...
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Can game mechanics be patented?

There's a board game that I really like called Mystery Mansion. I want to make a similar digital version of the game for various mobile platforms, but I don't want to get sued by Milton Bradley (Now ...
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Am i infringing on this existing patent? i have build something based on existing patent ( improved)

Am I infringing the patent in this case? https://patents.google.com/patent/USD747895S1/en?oq=award+medal+rack [![enter image description here][2]][2] [2]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/XUKEx.jpgstrong ...
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Can I patent an idea for an app?

If i have an idea for an app, can I patent it so that no one else executes the idea first while I am still working on it?
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Is Time-based One Time Password patented?

This question explains how authenticators like Google Authenticator and Authy are able to generate one-time passwords without connecting to a server. Are there any patents preventing someone from ...
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Creating a similar product to a patented product

In reference to the patent: USD613180 I am in interested in creating a similar product that cooks potatoes/vegetables in the microwave, but the name would be different and the design would include a ...
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How would do entrepreneurs know if their idea is not infringing any patents

There's the idea to build a business out of, but how would I know I'm not infringing any of those thousands of applications and grants? It seems to be impossible to read the claims in all of those in ...
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If someone else invents and patents a design 5 years after you've been selling the same design

can they make you stop selling your own invention? Can they make you pay them licensing fees for something you designed way before they did? I designed a unique baby outfit in 2008 and started selling ...