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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 on notice for patent infringement please note that this can cost A LOT of money, you should consult a patent attorney.

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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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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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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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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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Using a design with pending patent (application) then patent is approved

If you use a technology design that has a non-expired patent application, once that application has been approved, assuming it will, then will the product be considered a patent infringement? Are ...
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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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Charging labor to modify another persons patented product

can i modify a patented product that is owned by another person and charge for my labor ? for example if a person wanted there crossbow modified can i charge them for the modification ? is this patent ...
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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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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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Since this patent is expired, can anyone in the world freely manufacture this and sell for proffit?

The patent US 5782079 A is filed on February 1997. So it's been more than 20 years since it first patented. So this means this patent is no longer protected by the patent. So, can this be manufactured ...
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what happens if chinese person filed a patent of a machine which is already patented in USA by an other person?

If the machine is already patented 3 years ago in the USA and if Chinese person patent the exact same machine in china, what happens? what will be the limitations to the Chinese person? And ...
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Does this patent cover up the use of a chuck to screw on to a threaded pipe

In reference to the patent: US8567823 Does the patent block the use of chucks on threaded tubes?, my design uses a rotating wheel to screw the chuck on which is locked at the end
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Do Patents cover the idea or the specific build?

In a nutshell, I designed a water pump and I want to get a patent for that. I found that other patents have similarities of about 80% as my design. The main differences of my design is angle of blades ...
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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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Can someone use a sub combination of my original invention without infringing?

I have an invention that is the combination of components A, B, C, D, F. If I file a patent for it, what scope does it cover exactly? Does the patent cover sub-combinations like A, B, C? How can I ...
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A final patent was granted, but in the process of a licensing deal, another claims first to file

This is an update from another question: This patent does not exactly change mankind, but it was an idea that I came up with a few years ago to make a product much better and stronger, while reducing ...
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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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Can different combinations of preexisting arts be patented

I have an invention in the field of software My invention is the unique combination of A,B,C,and D And each single component is already patented (A by itself is patented) A sub combination might ...
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New use of current medication for treatment of gastric ulceration

I am Egyptian pharmacist studying for master degree in pharmacology, I have discovered new use of a current medication for treatment of gastric ulceration through my experiments on rats. What are the ...
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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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Is this patented in the UK?

In reference to the patent: WO2016179586A1 Hi, ive discovered a manufacturer for this wallet, but also found a patent from a company called "the ridge" on the design, id like to know if this patent ...
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Patent protection per country

If I provisionally patent an invention in 1 country(USA) and then develop and take to market in that country and others, before patenting within 1 year, can someone copy the invention and take it to ...
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What exactly is this patent on?

In reference to the patent: US20140149315 is this patent an international one? Also what exactly is this patent protecting? this website does the samething twitter or facebook does.
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Does my invention infringe on this hardware/software system?

So say there exists a patent for a hammer simulator, it consists of a piece of hardware: a specific hammer's (modified) handle connected to sensor base that detects any movement and translates that ...
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What does Golang patent mean

What does the patent grant for Golang mean? Can I use Golan for whatever I want (like the BSD license implies) or does it limit my use of Golang in any way? Here is the text of the patent: https://...
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If someone owns a patent, does this mean they some sort of rights from places that use their invention?

https://www.google.lk/patents/WO2000073955A9?dq=ininventor:%22Michael+F.+Guheen%22&cl=en I happened on this and started wondering why this guy doesn't own half the Internet because shopping carts ...
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How can I tell if my product would infringe on a previous design patent?

I am looking to manufacture and sell a "cocktail shaker set" I've found a few patents that might prevent that, but I have no idea how patents work nor do I know if so.ething this broad can be ...
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Utility patent specifies decorative purpose

US6155695 specifies decorative lighting. Would a similar product that serves a clearly non-decorative purpose have any risk of infringing this patent? Would a non-decorative version be patentable?
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If each country is resonsible for its own patents, can an invention be copied from one country to another?

I'm new to patents and am a bit confused by the whole system. To my understanding a patent is applied at a federal level. Does this mean someone can go to France, see an invention that is patented ...
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Is it possible to write software that doesn't infringe on patents?

I'm working on app not similar to Uber, but one that also facilitates peer-to-peer economic activity. However, I recently came across a patent filed by Uber, entitled "Providing a summary or ...
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Someone stole my computer program and said he will patent it. How can I check if patent exists?

First off sorry if this isn't the right place, I am new here. I took a job creating a computer program for a client. No formal contract was signed, though he did agree to pay me a flat rate. I gave ...
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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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How is patent infringement usually being discovered?

Suppose I developed a novel video compression algorithm that compresses video in a higher rate than commonly seen method, and I patented it. Now I want to discover whether some other companies might ...
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What happens if a patent has claims that infringes prior art got granted?

Suppose company A thought they developed something new and attempted to patent it. But in actuality company B already patented the same thing a few months ago. However when company A was filing the ...
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If a patent expire can someone else repatent it?

I came up with an idea to solve a major problem but Theres was already a patent out. But it was patented back in the 40s and have since expired. But i see similar patents which are newer. I am not to ...
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How do vanishing stories on WhatsApp not infringe Snapchats patents?

Looking at Snapchat's patent Ephemeral message galleries it would seem, at least superficially, that vanishing status updates on WhatsApp do exactly what this patent protects. I copy the relevant ...
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Does non-enabled use constitute infringement?

Consider a patent with broad specification and claims. Would it be considered infringement if one then practices the invention in a way that was not PHOSITA-enabled by the spec/claims at the ...
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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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I am concerned about some cosmetic products from different brands that all have same patent number. What does that mean?

I am the owner of a similar cosmetic and I want to know if in my packaging I must add same patent number, or if I need to ask for the permission of the patent owner to do that. The product is not same ...
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Can I manufacture and sell the product shown in US 2010/0180382?

I would like to manufacture and resell this product. What steps would I have to take considering it has a patent? Would changing the size of the product make it okay or adding a strap to the product ...
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Patent exhaustion: services utilizing a patented device

Assume a patent is awarded with apparatus and method claims applying to some device with an intended process. For example, consider a potato peeler intended to be swiped across potatoes, in which ...
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Markham window or Anderson window? Who was first?

In reference to the patent: US1116828 I found the original patent and the physical model for this patent will cleaning up. I am interested to know if this preceeds Andersen Window patents. This was ...
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Is this patent #7,927,287 still valid and in force?

Is this patent #7,927,287 still valid? For me is a copy of #6,467,430
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How can I decide whether a patent is infringed?

Say I have a patent whose claimed invention is a series of actions performed by a user as: User enters a pub Orders a beer Pay with credit card Leaves the pub Now say I discover that someone else, ...
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If someone file for a full patent after i file for a PPA can they steal my idea?

This information may be wrong but as im researching patents and PPAs. I heard if i get a PPA then after someone file a full patent if i don't get a full patent after my PPA ended they can legally take ...
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If i added an improvement to my PPA using only a drawling am i covered?

Lets say i come up with a new improvement to my invention and want to file another PPA and tag it on my old one. If i only include a drawling but no claims, am i protected at all? If Someone try to ...
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If i have 8 claims and Someone uses 7 of them in the same order can i take legal action?

This is hypothetical I am new to the patent world. I heard that when you file a patent and make claims, you must break your invention down. And if no one has had that combination your patent will be ...
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Can person A make person B's patented design a reality?

Let's say person A has patented a machine that converts apples into oranges. Can person B go ahead and make use of this patent and start mass producing the machine while crediting A for his idea?