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A company is using my idea internally!

I discovered that my idea with i plans to develop and profit from, is being used internally in a company. I was wondering since they aren't profiting directly from the idea do i have any legal leg ...
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If a product doesnt meet one claim of a patent, would it get patent infringement notice?

If there is a patent for a product that has 16 claims and I sell a similar product and my product falls under 15 claims of the patented product but not the 16th claim then is it sellable? Or would I ...
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Patent Claim Interpretation

In patent claims why the clause 'based on' is considered to have a broader scope as compared to the other clauses (e.g. using, depending, etc.).
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Can I sell this patented product outside the US?

I'm trying to reproduce this product: https://patents.google.com/patent/US20160324283A1/en but I wondered if I could sell it outside the US since it has the WO patent... Thanks!
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Patent Claim Drafting

why in US a preemptive claim is patent ineligible and why the absence of complete preemption also does not demonstrate that a claim is eligible.
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Is a US patent (US D765,756 S) covering Europe?

I'm in the importing process for products from China and I discovered patent US D765,756 S. It's a patent from Taiwan, registered in the US. Does US D765,756 S apply in Europe? What does S at the end ...
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Is this patent legal?

In reference to the patent: EP3247374A1 Is this patent an infringement in progress? This patent is currently being discussed (2018-4-24) as a hot topic in China Taiwan's media. The patent was ...
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Identical design / Completely different purpose

The following is intended to illustrate my question and is not a description of my idea, but it will express my concern. Suppose someone has an active rock solid and un-contestable design AND utility ...
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Selling similar item to one yet to to be patent registered in my country

I have a product I purchase in China. It is similar to a product with a patent being sold by company (A) in a different country to mine. I understand. I can continue to sell my product in any country ...
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my grandfather invented the first automated tea bag machine

Isn't there royalties insued by the inventors family if the patent is re-purchased? It seems The National Tea Company , not in existence, still owes my family money.
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Missing Drawing in a 10 year old patent application

Why are the patent drawings not shown on the Google Patents page for this dismissed patent application DE 10353118 A1? Do missing drawings provide for infringement on other patents?
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Design or utility patent? Do I need to file multiple variations to protect my idea? Do I need create an exact working example of my idea? and more

If I wanted to produce sticky fore-arm straps that wrap around the fore-arms for competitors to use in the worlds-strongest-man competition to get a better grip when they pick up big circular stones (...
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Can I file a patent for a new derivative of CHESS

I have an idea for a new derivative of chess. Its very different board game. With the movement logics modified. Though the winning is still the same (the king's death) and also the horse's move is ...
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Patent #6108955 references cited [duplicate]

When i look up patent #6108955 on the uspto site it says it is expired due to the maintenance fees not being paid. there is also a list of references cited. They seem to be similar to #6108955 but ...