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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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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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Using patent US 4582096 A in commercial?

Can I use the (Hand loom provided with a mechanism for variation of the distance between breast beam and back beam US 4582096 A) patent in commercial issues? US-4582096-A
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Actually invented by a different person

In reference to the patent: US1899496 I have a copy of a patent given to my great grandmother for the automatic gate for railways. The patent was given on August 28, 1928. It was awarded to her but ...
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Im looking to patent a board game

In reference to the patent: US7255348 I am also looking to patent a board game with an 8 sided board, but the game is seemingly of no similarity to mine, would the 8 sided board be an issue for me ...
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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 ...
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How to deal with two aspects of invention in claims

So, assume I have a software invention with two aspects. Let me provide an example to simplify things. Assume I invented a client and server. The client and server both communicate with one another. ...
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What happens to the new patent, if there is another similar provisional patent (withdrawn or fee not paid ) available for public

We are filing a new patent, on one concept but there is a provisional patent available for public which is not valid (may be they have not paid the fee or it was withdrawn). Once our patent is ...
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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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To patent a technology on a smart device and a yet to be made apparatus

I am reading on some patents and I want to make sure I understand them right. Let us follow my example which is a custom vibrator. I have no plans on making a patent over it, I am just using it as an ...
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What does method, apparatus, computer software embodied mean

what does this sentence mean: "can be implemented as a method, apparatus, and/or computer software embodied in a computer-readable medium" I have learned that method means process. Though, is this ...
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What is the the scope of this patent

In reference to the patent: US9383820 Hello, I want to understand the scope of this patent. From what I saw they are patenting custom vibration patterns in relation to creation of alerts. Though, I ...
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Can a patent include a claim that is encompassed by an “abstract” claim rejected in a different pending application?

There is a pending patent that has a number of very abstract claims which are currently being denied for being "abstract ideas" (although the inventor may appeal at some point). I am currently working ...
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Does this prohibit other camera measuring systems?

In reference to the patent: US6490534 Would a camera-based system that took photographs of the user, but determined the user's measurements through another method( still analyzing the photos of the ...
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infringement damage validity for a descriptive PPA

If I have claims submitted along with my PPA form, and my PPA is descriptive, will I then be eligible to receive damages in a scenario where: I filed my PPA on Jan-01-2017, filed for NP (claiming ...
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[US20160122959]

In reference to the patent: US20160122959 What is the status of this ? I have a similar design and have started to make these and was looking to get patent for it... but what to make sure i'm not ...
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Getting over patents using multiple companies

LET ME BE VERY SPECIFIC: Suppose some company - ABC is awarded with a patent, say an Operating System which can access its features through speech recognition. Suppose Another company, XYZ sells an O....
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What happens when a non-provisional patent infringes a provisional patent?

Lets say John files a provisional patent at January 2016 with claim A. Some company B decides to file a non provisional patent with the exact same claim A at March 2016, because John's provisional is ...
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Infringement Issues

How does a company become competition for a company who has an existing patent on the product that we wish to sell? We are creating a foam roller company where our initial patent search did not ...
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This patent looks to be a spam/troll attempt

In reference to the patent: US20100313926 I'm an electrical engineering major that just graduated with my masters degree. I was looking at zeolite applications and I stumbled onto this patent. After ...
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What's the point of a patent?

I go to the store and I see many knock offs of name brand items that look and taste just like the original. Sometimes even the box look a like. This also goes for toys, phones, cars etc. Whats the ...
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Natual Language processing patent by Oracle

Oracle holds a Patent US20130103391 "Natural language processing for software commands". I didn't exactly understand what they actually claim. Anyway, If I publish an ERP program that has a search box ...
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Is this patent still up to date?

In reference to the patent: US20160108345
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fabricated data in the patent application

I am aware of the presence of fabricated data in a patent application. Whom should I report? What are the consequences to the reporter and the applicant?
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When does the patent on the CPR manikin (US4984987) expire?

When does the patent US4984987 expire? Does the CE Approved CPR and AED Training device infringe this patent?
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What are the legal rights and royalties based on a recipe?

If someone (person D) taught said (person S) a recipe to make something and they have since used the recipe and came out with a product. Does the person D who taught them the recipe have any rights, ...
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How big a priority is it for me to apply for patent of my software algorithm?

How big a priority is it for me to apply for patent of my software algorithm? It’s used in a prototype for an actual product (A), and a proof-of-concept for product (B). (B) has a very interested ...
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My competitor and I both have patents. And now they are sueing me!

My competitor and I both have Patents on a specific designed product. My Patent goes as far as to "reference cite" their Patent right on the cover of my Patent.. How can they sue me if the Government ...
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Patent Infringement?

In reference to the patent: US7455257 Is this patent claiming that no scuba diving reel on the market can have a level winding mechanism without infringing the claims of this patent?
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How do I collaborate with a company who may have a provisional on my idea?

I'm trying to get a company to licence my idea, however, they claim that they already have a similar idea but that they could potentially find improvements/best practises to their idea from ...
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How do I know if I am infringing a patent?

I am developing a 3D modeling application. How can I know what is considered as part of the sketchup patent? The extrude tool is obviously common to all 3D modeling softwares, that makes me think ...
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Obtaining Design Patent on expired similar design patent

I have designed and manufactured a sport goggle similar, but not identical to expired (or non-renewed) patent 4176410. My goggles have a different style, configuration (pointed edges vs squared), ...
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Utility patent prohibiting against certain content

Suppose a claim in a patent reads: A method of custom quotation for manufacture of a part, the method comprising: ... using a processing device automatically generating a ...
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Is my work infringing/violating this patent?

My name is Steven and i'm based in UK. I wanted to ask if my work on Chrome extension is infringing/violating this patent:US20130132904or US8869068 by any chance? https://chrome.google.com/webstore/...
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Avoid infringement by replacing a specific component

Suppose the Claim 1 of a patent is as follows: An assembly comprising: ...; a threaded nut positioned at least partially within the housing such that the nut is fixed against rotation ...
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Combining 2 items to make a single

I have tried searching this answer till i am blue in the face, but it is difficult for me to interpret other examples to my situation. I'll keep it short: (For the sake of discretion, I will use an ...
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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 do I know if I infringe a patent?

I am developing a 3D modeling application. How can I know what is considered as part of the sketchup patent? The extrude tool is obviously common to all 3D modeling softwares, that makes me think ...
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What are my options for innovating if a technology is already patented?

Say I saw the present state of a technology not change much in 20 years as a result of a patent. That is, the patent holders failed to innovate. Is there a way for me to start the innovation process? ...
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Is Microsoft Excel functionality patented? [duplicate]

I have been looking for open source javascript spreadsheet software that implements Excel functionality closely (down to spreadsheet functions, keyboard shortcuts) but what I find is that every other ...
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Providing mathematical proof for a patent?

I have friend that I will ask for his mathematical analysis of my work, it's somewhat complete but needs further analysis using mathematics, if my friend does that, would he/she be considered a co-...
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Exploitation rights vs scientific value

I'm an engineer and I work for an IT company that wants to patent an invention of mine, an electronic device with a certain communication protocol. We consulted a patent lawyer who said that the thing ...
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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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How long can you still sell a product that was recently granted ornamental design patent?

If the company has been selling a product for some time, and it was not patented. But then the original inventor decided to patent the product. You still have it in stock. How long have you got to ...
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Prior art after patent granted

Can you submit a claim for prior art after a patent is issued or can prior art be used to protect a business against patent infringement ?
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Withdraw an Issued Patent

If I have suddenly realized that my issued patent infringed an earlier issued patent, and I have been notified by the original inventor of this infringement, even though my patent was granted, what ...
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Am I allowed to use a published algorithm which is an improvement to a patented algorithm?

In a current project (which might see commercial use in the futere) I need to track people and objects in camera images. A little bit of research brought up the "Discriminative Scale Space Tracker" (...
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How to check whether the invention is already patented

Suppose i have invented something useful. before applying for a patent is there any way which will help me in identifying whether the invention is already patented or not.
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Can a product that is 6 years old be patented?

I am starting up a furniture company. I was working at another furniture company, but they are going out of business. None of their models had patents on them. The newest model has been being sold ...
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What happens if open source software infringes existing patent?

What happens if an open source software is released globally and it violates a patent? I found an interesting answer on MetaFilter and would like to know if it is considered to be correct by local ...