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Questions tagged [patent-misuse]

Patent misuse is a possible defense against certain patent infringement charges. Note that this has nothing to do with patents that you think should not have been granted: see [patentability] or [prior-art] or [novelty] instead.

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What happens if I come with an idea that was already patented?

This might seem weird, but what could happen if I document (video, notes, emails, logs, etc) the development of a software application and a company sues me because they have a patent from them that I ...
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What is a continuation patent?

I understand that a continuation patent builds upon an existing patent (or application) by the same inventor. However, I find some aspects to be murky and prone to misuse. Specific questions follow: ...
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Patent agreements, over-charging & consumer protection (Microsoft "Android tax")

TL;DR: if a majority of companies in an industry have entered into a patent licensing agreement with a patent troll on exhorbitant terms, and I as a consumer of their products am directly affected (...
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