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3rd party filing a patent based on an idea posted to my blog

Can a third party file a patent based on a idea I have listed on my blog and made public under a creative commons license? Are improvements to the idea patentable if the original idea was published ...
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Which patent attorney filed the swiftkey (TouchType Ltd) or summly patent

Does anyone know who filed the Swiftkey (TouchType Ltd) or Summly (the firm brought by Yahoo for $30 MM)... Both companies are based in London, so I guess it will be a London firm.
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Which is the best way to file a provisional application in the United States?

We are a group of researchers in Europe, interested in filling a provisional application for a patent regarding a device that we developed. What is the cheapest, fastest and more effective way to do ...
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Patent Valuation

What are ways to find the value of a patent. By value, I mean its selling price in the market. Which is the most preferred method and if I need to go about it, how should I proceed/start?
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determine inventive concept OR ideas

Whats the best way to find an inventive concept OR idea from a patent OR patent application disclosure? A patent application is generally too lengthy and its hard to understand. Can somebody please ...
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Are there any companies that assist in pre-patent research?

Are there any companies that assist in pre-patent research? I have Googled this extensively and have only found The Davis Group, whose initial fees for a prototype and market research exceed $20,000....