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Related to opposition of patent after grant.

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How Could This Patent Possibly be Granted in the Face of Public Domain Prior Art?

In reference to the patent: US9247339 This patent appears to have been granted without proper due-diligence having been undertaken to review the prior art. For well over 50 years now every ...
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PATENT EXPIRY VERIFICATION FOR APPROVED PATENTS

Please advice if the following patents are still valid 1) US 4104966A and 2) US 3931884A IS IT VALID IN INDIA OR EXPIRED AS ALREADY 20 YEARS PASSED?
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Prior Art Request: Asynchronous Live Streaming from a mobile phone, US9445150

I came across a pair of granted patents that seem rather frivolous, and I'd appreciate some help digging up prior art around them. Priority date on both is April 19, 2013. https://patents.google.com/...
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Is the balancing patent for wheelchairs from DEKA righteous?

During a market research, I found the patent EP1512055B1 from 2002. It protects a control-based balancing strategy for wheelchairs in a quite general way. However I know also about the published paper ...
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Are patents required to be put online?

This is a kind of random question but are patents once there granted required to scanned and put online to allow people to check for past art? Or do companies like Google pay to have this done?
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Did they patent Auto-Correct?

Regarding U.S. Patent No. 9,501,456 granted Nov 22, 2016. It looks like auto-correct for XML to me. I am guessing this isn't new in any way. Is it really possible to patent a smaller domain ...
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JP Morgan patents “basic app communication”

Headline: JP Morgan Chase just got a patent on basic app communications The article alleges that A simple Google search would have found oodles of prior art. I'm sure JP Morgan should pursue ...
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PRIOR ART REQUEST: US7,051,342 - Method and system for remote automation of object oriented applications

This is a prior art request for U.S. Patent No. 7051342 "Method and system for remote automation of object oriented applications", belonging to Microsoft Corporation. The patent expires 2021-10-22, ...
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Can I order an Inventor plaque from USPTO?

The USPTO has recently issued a patent for which I am an inventor. However, the patent has been issued to my ex-employer who is the applicant (since the patent has been assigned to them by me right ...
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Can someone steal the designs associated with a patent application that has not been granted? Are the designs afforded protection?

If a patent application (PCT/WIPO) is not granted and yet the associated designs before publication were completely original/novel and never appeared in prior art (and yet functionality is linked to ...
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Mobile Media Server - PRIOR ART REQUEST

I've come across this patent for Mobile Media Servers, and to me it seems incredibly broad and obvious, even back in 2009. For my own benefit and for others, I'm trying to find prior art that gives ...
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what is the difference among Application number, Publication number and Patent number?

What is the difference among the application number, publication number, and patent number? I just know that application number is a 8-digit number, and the publication number is 11-digit while the ...
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Prior art request for issued patent U.S.7818924 B2

Title: Foam insulation/shading system for transparent structures. Assignee name: Sunarc Of Canada Inc. HELP SAVE INDUSTRY THREATENED BY OVERLY BROAD US 7818924 B2 patent. Sunrac of Canada patent ...
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Prior art request: US7263687 (Object-oriented enumerated type facility)

This is a post-grant prior art request for US7263687, which has a filing date of Sep. 9, 2002. This patent is a generalization of what most developers know as an enum in the Java programming language....
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Prior Art Request: Patent is based on 3GPP/ETSI standard

From reading the claims in this patent it seems like Allot implemented a TDF (Traffic Detection Function) according to the the 3GPP/ETSI specifications. Following specifications, describing the Sd ...
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Prior publication ignored

In reference to the patent: US 6,981,040 B1 The specification of this patent seems to follow: Gio Wiederhold, "Customer Models for Effective Presentation of Information"; Position Paper, Flanagan, ...
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Use of HFC-134a as a propellant

In reference to the patent: US 7,174,856 B2 Will this patent become invalidated or need revision based on the SNAP law in effect mid-2016?
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Error in patent, involving confusion of bacterial names

In reference to the patent: US 4,210,672 The abstract contains the phrase: Yogurt is prepared with a mixture of milk powder and novel Lactobacillus thermophilus (also known as Bacillus coagulans) ...
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Prior art request for US20120179309 “Data Improvement System and Method”?

In reference to the patent: US20120179309 This patent covers taking some location information, comparing it to some other location information, and figuring out what the differences/corrections are. ...
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One Patent Design with Two different Numbers

I was doing research for a newly design ornamental articles for steering wheels designs. Came across the designs for Illuminated Steering Wheels. Two designs in particular were noted to be exactly the ...
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Planet Labs Satellite Constellation Patent

This is the patent that Planet Labs, Inc. holds for a constellation of satellites: US20140027576 It only contains a single independent claim: A system for use in spatial imaging of planetary ...
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Why does Google Patents not display the primary inventor's name first?

In reference to the patent: US8897091 I, Zabih Toosky, am the primary inventor of the circuit in this patent. Why does Andy Burstein's name appear first on Google Patents' list of inventors?
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Did the inventor present a working model for this patent

In reference to the patent: US 257,885 The patent has the word "Model" written at the top left corner of its first page. What does that indicate? Here is a screenshot of the patent's PDF, accessed ...
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Geomechanical Rock [closed]

How to determine total vertical stress sigma V due to weight of overburden rock, and minor horizontal total stress sigma hmin from density log.
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Photography lighting (Amazon) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

sorry to ask this but unless I've missed something fundamental in that massively overly complicated and distracting description of a setup that, with probably small adjustments in lighting positions, ...
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How much of this profiler patent (US Patent No. 8,516,467) distinguishes over prior art?

A lot of this patent feels like it has prior art in existing tools such as disassemblers and profilers. Patent text Claim 1 A method for detecting a time complexity associated with an ...
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PRIOR ART REQUEST: Issued patent US 8255828 B2 (Microsoft): Ribbon UI

Patent US 8255828 B2 (publication US 10/955,967, assigned to Microsoft), Command user interface for displaying selectable software functionality controls, is the main patent protecting the Ribbon UI. ...
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How to get rights to use a patent [duplicate]

I wanted to patent something but found that it already existed on google patents. Now I would like to get in touch with whomever patented it to see if I can use the patent -- but I am not sure how ...
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Index key normalization (Microsoft) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Patent US 7539685 B2 concerns the normalization of btree index keys in a database management system. There is no citation of the 1977 paper "An Encoding Method for Multifield Sorting and Indexing" by ...
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Prior Art Request - US Pat. No. 8,380,541 Theranos / Walgreen / Stanford U

This is an issued patent. It is related to a Theranos / Stanford / Walgreen project currently on going. U.S. Patent No. 8,380,541 Priority date 9/26/2011 Issued February 13, 2013 A sample claim ...
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Condition-based activation, shut-down and management of applications of mobile devices - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON Managing applications on mobile devices - This patent seeks to patent the idea of...monitoring and controlling an application on a mobile device! 10 minutes of your time can ...
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How do I know if a patent is pending or granted?

How do I get the current status of this patent: Publication number WO2006064303 A1 Publication type Application Application number PCT/IB2004/004129 Publication date Jun 22, 2006 Filing date ...
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Pitch Detection - Power Spectral Estimator to Tune Musical Instruments (Overtone Labs, Inc) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON pitch detection - This issued patent from Overtone Labs seeks to patent the idea of...pitch detection for resonance tuning of a musical instrument. 10 minutes of your time can ...
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Remote Error Detection - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Looking for prior art (pre-2000) on US Patent 6757714, particularly the first independent claim which I have pasted in below. Any input would be appreciated. Title: Reporting the state of an ...
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Proximity-based home automation (Apple) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

I came across an article on Hacker News that cited this recently issued patent by Apple: Patent Number 8,577,392 Title System and method of determining location of wireless communication devices/...
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Rockstar US 6098065 “Associative search engine” (Nortel) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

US patent #6098065 is the first in the series of patents used in Rockstar's legal action against Google and Android device manufacturers. It is for an "Associative search engine" and contains just one ...
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Automatic Keyword Extraction - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON automatic keyword extraction - 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patents in the future. Follow @askpatents on twitter to help. QUESTION - Have you seen anything that ...
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Web-updated database with record distribution by email - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON a remotely updatable database with a user interface - This issued patent from 1998 is being used by a troll Data Distribution Technologies LLC to sue a variety of real estate ...
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Sorensen Pat #6,960,316 - patent infringement

Issued US Patent No: 6,960,316 Injection-molded plastic container or closure with turned-under rim and method of injection-molding same I am searching for any help locating prior art for the afore ...
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Recommendation & Decision Making - Surveying Users for Preferences and Providing Recommendations (Dalton Sentry) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This Patent has been invalidated by the US District Court in Southern District of New York. AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON that describes a seemingly obvious process where by two parties input their ...
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Method and apparatus for viewer-specific presentation of information PRIOR ART REQUEST

US7000183 is basically patenting the way the web works. It is used to sue random online merchants. Please help find prior art to stop this patent which should not have been granted in the first place....
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Custom client libraries (Google) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON EXAMPLE SOURCE CODE Google has patented the generation of client libraries and example code from API descriptions. 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent ...
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Compressed motion vector field utilizing predictive motion coding - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Seeking Prior Art on Nokia patent US7149251 Priority Date: Seeking Prior Art from before Aug 11, 1999 Claim 1 Decoding information representative of a video sequence 1 A method of decoding ...
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Video Encoding - Compressed motion vector field utilizing predictive motion coding (Nokia) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Seeking Prior Art on Nokia patent US6735249 This simply describes using two obvious techniques (motion compression and fractal encoding) at the same time. Both had been around for over a decade. ...
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Binary Coded Decimal (BCD) Calculation - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Seeking Prior Art on US Patent US 2010030834 Priority Date: Seeking Prior Art from before Aug 1, 2008 Isn't this application US 20100030834 trying to get a patent on half/partial carries? This ...
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Hash-based Load Balancing (Microsoft) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON BALANCING WEB TRAFFIC DISTRIBUTION - This patent from Microsoft seeks to patent the idea of using multiple load balancers with a shared virtual IP address to distribute website ...
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Semantic Web - Policy Enforcement (Hewlett Packard) - Issued Patent - Prior Art Request

An overbroad patent for "Policy Enforcement" was granted to Hewlett-Packard July 20, 2013. "It heavily constrains commercial exploitation of research done in the Semantic Web/Semantic Web Services ...
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Software for assigning technicians to jobs - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Title: System and method for computer-aided technician dispatch and communication Patent No.: 6,990,458 Assignee: CSG Systems, Inc. Prior art cutoff: Prior art predating Aug 28, 1996 Summary: Patent ...
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Efficient communication through networks - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

US patent 6,188,756 (‘756) -- “Efficient communication through networks.” This patent describes routing a communication between a calling party and a called party through a central control location, ...
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Virtual Loudspeakers over Headphones using Head Tracking- Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent applications before they become patents. Follow @askpatents on twitter to help. TITLE: Personalized headphone virtualization Summary: A method for ...