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EDA software (IC design)

Looking for prior art on this: http://www.google.com/patents/US20130290834 Best answered by IC design people who use that kind of software. Basically looking for what's in the main figure, two ...
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Location-based marketing - Providing ticketing and access to attractions. (Smart Destinations) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON Enhanced marketing responsive to customer path data between attractions - This application from Smart Destinations, Inc seeks to patent the idea of...Enhanced data collection ...
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why is this patent not reference significant previous work?

In reference to the patent: US20130024676 The patent application (with a 2011 date) is too broad and attempts to patent the entire concept of control flow integrity. There is HUGE previous work ...
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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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Prior art for a GC scheduler with an adaptive free-memory threshold?

Patent: US 8,166,269 Assignee: Oracle Priority Date: 11/5/09 Prior Art: Search Google Prior Art search for 8,166,269 I'm having trouble figuring out whether Oracle is claiming to have invented the ...
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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 - US9688399 ("Remotely operated surveillance vehicle management system and method with a fail-safe function")

I'm trying to locate prior art for US9688399 ("Remotely operated surveillance vehicle management system and method with a fail-safe function"). The prior art would have to be dated before ...
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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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DISSEMINATING MEDIA CONTENT REPRESENTING EPISODES Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This call for prior art is part of EFF's effort to bust a patent being asserted against podcasting. Read more about the initiative here. Help narrow US patent applications before they become patents ...
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If you are the first to manufacture / produce a product, can you later retroactively file a patent for it?

Scenario 1: I Started to manufacture and sell a product based on my unpatented invention. A year later, still I am the only manufacturer of this product. I then file a patent for it. Will my patent ...
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Prior art and very broad description

In reference to the patent: US20160288972 the following links we believe show proof of prior art: http://survco.com/credit-card-ax/ http://www.sparrowslockpicks.com/product_p/ccard.htm https://...
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Social Networking - Processing User Contact Information (Renren) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON SOCIAL NETWORKING - This application from Renren (China) seeks to patent the idea of...initiating social network services between two users based on contact information! 10 ...
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Authentic barcodes using digital signatures (Verisign) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

QUESTION - Have you seen anything that was published before Apr 13, 2011 that discusses digitally signing of barcodes ? (as opposed to signing documents, images etc) TITLE: Authentic barcodes using ...
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Run-level video encoding - Copied from Open Source Logs (Tandberg) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON run-level encoding for video - This application from Cisco seeks to patent work that was previously published as open-source software! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US ...
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Prior art request for WO2014027990 "Performance tests in a continuous deployment pipeline"

I would like help finding prior art for WO2014027990 A1, please. The patent "Performance tests in a continuous deployment pipeline" by some employees of HP (filed Aug 13 2012, published Feb 20, 2014) ...
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Call for Prior Art US Patent 7,888,125 (Theranos) Duke v. Stanford

Call for prior art: Can you find better art for this patent that claims novelty based on a comparison of device output with a known constant? U.S. Patent No. 7,888,125 (Theranos) Filed March 24, ...
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Prior art on US2020012817 & US2020042837

I'm working on a startup, and I believe I've found two infringing patents about removing text from shareable content using OCR and machine learning. These patents are US2020012817 & US2020042837 ...
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Prior art for US2020233384A1 which applied reinforcement learning to wind turbines

A patent, US2020233384A1, has been filed which applies reinforcement learning to increase power from a wind turbine. It's ancestor is a Japanese patent JP2019006968A·2019-01-18. This was filed in ...
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What is the invention, since there is strong evidence of prior art

In reference to the patent: US20140206488 The invention presented here is actually already available under another name. A cycloid speed reducer has exactly the same construction with an excentric ...
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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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Cordless phone systems US Patent 6,970,706 - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Do you remember cordless landline phones? Specifically, do you recall or know of any technology for selectively forwarding phone calls to particular cordless landline handsets, based on the phone ...
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Guides for a newbie patent researcher [duplicate]

I'm a newbie in patent research. I'm presently given a task to find a prior-art on some documents, to be candid, I don't know. Could experts here help suggest A GET STARTED approach? It could be done ...
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Any Prior Art on Mobile App Code Generators?

A company named Appsbar has obtained a US utility patent on code generation as used for creating cross-platform apps for mobile devices: US8261231. This patent was filed for on Feb 14, 2012. Since I ...
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Applying for a patent that is similar to a granted patent

There is a product I want to create, but noticed there is a patent for it. However the first claim is compromised of 5 components. I am wondering if it's possible to be granted a patent that takes ...
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How to make a prior art request for a granted patent or patent application?

According to Google Patents, someone has filled a patent application for the US an WO and it may be granted in the medium term. I am from Chile and have evidence for prior art that destroys novelty, ...
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Requesting prior art on Google machine learning patent (US 2014/0180986)

Google is attempting to patent well known concepts in the field of machine learning. Can anyone provide prior art for WO 2014/105866 A1 (US 2014/0180986), "System and method for addressing ...
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separate coating of amino acid and vitamin in food suppliment

Searching for prior art of US8361511 .. can any one suggest any document discussing separate coating of amino acid and vitamin followed by another coating used in the food industry?
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Prior art for preparation of functionalized zeolitic frameworks

Patent #US20100186588| "PREPARATION OF FUNCTIONALIZED ZEOLITIC FRAMEWORKS", filed Jul 16, 2008, is for the preparation of functionalized zeolitic frameworks. Here is its claim 1: 1. A ...
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DNA Analytics in the Cloud - Cloud computing environment for biological data (Illumina) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON DNA Analytics in the cloud - This application from Illumina seeks to patent the idea of...DNA analysis done by a server which is remote to the DNA sequencer! 10 minutes of your ...
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Given prior art, is Facebook's patent on Reactions valid?

In reference to the patent: US8918339, it would seem to me that the Path (social network) had this same implementation years before Facebook. Its been easy to find, via search engines, a number of ...
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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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Tracking and Managing Group Expenditures (Google) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This Patent Application received a Final Rejection by the US Patent Office! The rejection was based in part on prior art found by Ask Patents community below! Thanks to YOU, the Ask Patents ...
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PRIOR ART REQUEST: US20150066784 "Automated Clickwrap and Browsewrap System"

I would like some help finding prior art for US20150066784. The patent describes a system focused on the browsewrap vs. clickwrap distinction when it comes to legal agreements, but the entire system ...
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Social Networking - Analyzing contents of discussion threads whose contents change with time (Sony) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON Determining whether or not features of discussion thread pages have changed with time - This application from Sony seeks to patent the idea of...Recording contents of an ...
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With prior art prove, can this electroluminescent paint patent be invalidated?

In reference to the patent: US8470388 In reference to the patent: US9642212 Normally this patent should be subject to patentable subject matter, utility, novelty, non-obviousness, and prior ...
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Isn't this patent following the same process as US5854056A?

In reference to the patent: WO2017151684A1 (Patent 1) I think that it follows the same process as described by patent US5854056A (Patent 2) from 1997 and titled Fungal cell wall production and ...
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Targeted Promotions - Vendor promotions based on current location (Capital One) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON Targeting promotions based on location of vendors with respect to user's current location. - This application from Finnoble Solutions, now Capital One seeks to patent the idea ...
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METHOD FOR THE 3D RECONSTRUCTION OF A SCENE US20180063506 - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

US 20180063506 This application seeks to patent a method which has been previously published in a PhD thesis in: https://www.theses.fr/2014PA066593 [pre-grant][prior-art-request]
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is this patent original?

In reference to the patent: WO2016183695A1 Hi. I am writing a report about pearls sooo the patent in reference claims a surgical procedure to culture abalone pearls in Chile. Yet I found this paper ...
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ONLINE ESCORT SERVICE Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This Patent Application received a non-final rejection by the US Patent Office! An initial rejection is part of the typical course of a patent application. Thanks to the YOU, the Ask Patents ...
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How to I search for patents related to for videos/images/voice recorder?

I am planning to make one online gallery mobile application. In my mobile application I have to upload videos/Images/Voice Record message into cloud and showing in my User Interface. But is there any ...
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Is US7103906 a valid patent?

It was recently used in litigation against Netflix, but I don't think that has been resolved yet. It feels like there ought to be prior art related to this functionality.
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Prior art for e-ticketing with a barcode image via the web

In reference to the patent application: WO2002091307A9 This is an international patent application which claims a method for issuing over the internet a ticket, wherein the ticket contains a barcode ...
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What is the invention in the application?

In reference to the patent: WO2017189593A1 The application is super simple, obvious and below is the list of opensource code as evidence which responses to the intent http://github.com/paralax/...
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What is innovation here?

In reference to the patent: WO2017209845A1 Scan detection is a well-known very old technique. https://github.com/eldondev/Snort/blob/master/rules/scan.rules are open source rules. Detection is ...
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Prior Art Challenge to application US20160203808

In reference to the patent: US20160203808 PRIOR ART to this "invention" is available for review. ORIGINAL collections have been introduced to manufacturers for distribution, for this concept. ...
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How was this patent even granted?

In reference to the patent: US20160332236 Several published articles of previous work into AM of cutting tools existed long before the application of this patent was even thought of. The "inventor" ...
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Prior art for layout managers, as used on all computers and the rendering of the very patent itself

In reference to the patent US20160267056 From a quick read I have the impression this patent applies to any layout manager on computers as they have been around since the early days of computing, ...
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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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Scaling based on pixel density (Microsoft) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

In 2013, this Patent Application has received a final rejection by the US Patent Office. The rejection was based in part on prior art found by Ask Patents community below! The main reference cited by ...

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