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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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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 any ...
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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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Patent has multiple prior art, why is the multiple prior art not preventing the grant of it?

In reference to the patent: US8470388 COUNTRY - Patent Number United States - 8470388 Australia - 2013207081 Austria - EP2801242 China - CN104115561B Czech Republic - EP2801242 EPO - EP2801242 France ...
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BLE location system and method - PRIOR ART REQUEST for US patent 2016164368

Prior Art Request for US patent WO 2016164368 A1 / US20160295376 - Bluetooth low energy location system and method. Help keep the use of iBeacon and Low Energy Bluetooth as location-based technology ...
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Using oxalic acid on cardboard strips against varroa

In reference to the patent: WO2015107233A1 We have published the first experiences with oxalic acid in cardboard strips made by Mr. Ricardo Prieto in August 2014. Mr. Prieto asked me how to disolve ...
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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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Will I have freedom to operate considering prior art cited by examiner?

http://www.google.com/patents/US7840300 https://www.behance.net/gallery/4027391/UF-Engineer-Develops-Full-Color-3D-Scanning-Microscope I call this a "Full Spectrum Lapidary 3D Image Scanner and ...
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Prior art on Microsoft patents asserted against Barnes & Noble and Motorola

I was wondering whether there was sufficient prior art for some of the patents that Microsoft is with Android device manufacturers? Most of those seem to have been resolved under NDA, but here's some ...
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Prior art request for US4420261A

Have you seen anything (published before Sep 2, 1980) as described in this US Patent Application "Optical position location apparatus" US 4420261 A, that utilizes or describes either a optical scanner/...
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Prior Art for US20130128968 A1?

Please help find Prior Arts for US20130128968 A1. Publication number US20130128968 A1 Publication type Application Application number US 13/680,740 Publication date May 23, 2013 Filing date ...
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Prior Art for US20150095841 A1 ‘Composable Analytics’ and Data Flow Based programming?

In reference to the patent application: US20150095841 and its images which are all viewable here. What references to prior art are necessary and sufficient to counter this patent application? The ...
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HELP SAVE Information Retrieval for future generations from a FACEBOOK Patent

HELP SAVE Information Retrieval for future generations. This application from FACEBOOK seeks to patent distributed database query engine for low query latency database analyses. 10 minutes of your ...
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Audio Encoding - Audio Hyperlinks (Apple) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

A PATENT APPLICATION ON embedding hyperlinks into audio signals - This application from Apple seeks to patent the idea of...putting hypertextual information into sound streams. 10 minutes of your time ...
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Paper Wallet - Creating And Using Digital Currency - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This overly broad patent application claims methods of storing bitcoin public and private keys on a physical device (a paper wallet), and claims methods of protecting value stored on a physical device ...
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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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Prior art request for US20120203457 A1 - Showing a calendar on a map with route optimization between points

Multiple claims are made in this patent application that could be summarized as follows Show travel routes between two or more events on a map with a display Optimize a schedule based on the most ...
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Content Feed - Advertising content with a feed (Outbrain) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON an advertising unit consisting of a content feed - This application from Outbrain seeks to patent the idea of...Creating a content feed and using it as an advertising unit! 10 ...
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Should this patent list prior art associated with it?

In reference to the patent: US5795630 Should this patent have prior art associated with it? I do not know if the patent exists, but the toy in the following link is the same shape/design as the ...
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There is very clear prior art for patent application WO2014145999A

In reference to the patent: WO2014145999A3 The inventions in this patent are entirely described by the Diploma Thesis of Kai Niklas submitted on 11th June 2010 http://www.l3s.de/~tahmasebi/...
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Relational Database - Using Objects to Access A Relational Database (DataTern) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

DataTern has Patent No. 5,937,402 on using objects to access a relational database. The patent was issued in 1999, and obviously people were using objects to access databases since the 80's. Basically,...
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Enabling Users to Interact in a Virtual Space (Worlds Inc) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

As an example back around April a company called World Inc. started suing major video game companies like Blizzard, regarding patents 8,082,501, 7,493,558, 7,945,856 and 7,181,690 "System and Method ...
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Is this patent valid even it it was sold two years prior to application

In reference to the patent: US8413991 How could this patent be issued since this devise was made and marketed by many different vendors prior to the application date of April 2011. A simple search ...
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Patent already filed for this design 11 years ago

In reference to the patent: WO2016138171A1 The exact same design had a patent applied for it in 2005 by Eric Vaughn, it was ultimately rejected and has since been abandoned. It should have been ...
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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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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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3D Printing - Seam Concealment for 3D Models - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This patent application filed by Stratasys claims to invent the concept of printing seamless 3D objects by hiding layer path endpoints inside the object’s visible outer surface. Letting this patent ...
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Cost to draft and file patent application in the U.S.?

I'm a non-american individual who wants to apply for patent in USA. My invention is related to energy generation. How much will it cost? Why is working with a patent attorney so expensive? Will ...
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US20100332310 - Location Based System & Method for Issuing Prizes on Mobile Devices - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Others have delivered mobile advertising using geolocation since before the patent us20100332310 was filed in Jun 25, 2009. Have you seen prior art before Jun 25,2009? Systems and methods for ...
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Classification of digital images - Digital Images classification in semantic categories (IV) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON classifying digital images into semantic categories - This application from IV seeks to patent the idea of...Generating time-based event boundaries detected in a plurality of ...
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I published biomedical data and afterward, someone else patented the findings

As a postdoctoral researcher, I came up with a novel idea for the treatment of a disease. I dedicated many years to this project and proved my hypothesis correct. I presented my findings at large ...
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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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Locating Picture hotspots - Determining nearby picture hotspots (Intellectual Ventures) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON finding the nearby picture hotspots based on location data and user data - This application from Intellectual Ventures seeks to patent the idea of...Transmit location data and ...
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Using Bluetooth to setup Wifi (Samsung) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This application from Samsung seeks to patent a method for using one type of wireless connection, such as Bluetooth, to setup a second wireless connection such as Wi-Fi Direct. 10 minutes of your ...
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Prior art request: RE38782

USRE38782 The patent covers a blanket with fabric loops sewn on the edges, as shown in the following image: The commercial product is called "Taggies". Priority date is late 1999. Seems like there'...
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Interactive Map - Is Apple trying to patent 40-year-old GIS methods? - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Apple recently filed for an "Interactive Map" patent that in every way resembles a collection of technologies and methods known as "Geographic Information Systems" (GIS). 10 ...
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Can this patent be invalidated?

There are two design patents (US D680,805 S1 and US D688,912 S1) owned by Hydro Flask regarding a wide mouth lid. The first is what I consider somewhat unique, but the second I feel has been reduced ...
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Design Patent US D697,706 - human hand umbrella handle

I think there is likely prior art for Design Patent US D697,706, "Handle": Here is an example of a 19th century Chinese human hand umbrella handle: Source: AncientPoint.com
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Prior Art on the adjuvant function of LMP1, related to the patent application US20130039942

In reference to the patents: US20130039942 and EP2550298B1 The applicants claimed to use LMP1 and LMP1 fusion proteins (LMP1-CD40 and others) as adjuvants in vaccination therapies against microbes ...
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US20140108489 A1 “Flowlet-based processing” - Quite like my own lab's work

http://www.google.com/patents/US20140108489 I work on a system that closely resembles the invention described in the above application. It in fact shares a common intellectual lineage, dating back ...
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Is this posting on lower temperature nuclear thermal disassociation of n2o4 and nh3 prior art?

In reference to the patent: US20130199155 is this prior art. http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=13055.msg378028#msg378028 toby
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Cloud Storage - Synchronizing output of streaming media data across devices (Accenture) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON synchronizing the output of data across devices - This application from Accenture seeks to patent the idea of...synchronizing playback of streaming media on multiple devices! 10 ...
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US20150310570 seems like a superfluous invention, can someone see prior Art and if suitable innovation exists

Please see the patent filed on the URL: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2015/0310570.html The claims of the patent are: 1. A system comprising: a processing device; a memory operatively coupled to ...
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What are the prior arts related to the patent in question?

How is the patent in question more better and novel as compared to the prior arts? In reference to the patent: WO2000034241A1
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prior art for US patent 7438306 motorcycle patent with overly broad claims

I am looking for prior art for US patent 7438306 I belive this patent may have overly broad claims There is an AME kit that may have a german patent that is prior art
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Prior art seems to exist

In reference to the patent: US 2010/0080432 A1 A paper has been published that would constitute prior art for this patent: "PIB-PET SEGMENTATION FOR AUTOMATIC SUVR NORMALISATION WITHOUT MR ...
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Microsoft Modular Computing Device - Prior Art Request

Microsoft has submitted an application for a patent to the blatantly obvious idea of designing a computer that consists of independently upgradeable modules - an idea as old as the IBM PC itself only ...
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Hover board patent way too vague

The patent on the hover board is far too broad and should not be approved. Found two videos on YouTube demonstrating how a super magnet will bounce off of a conductive surface: Magnet Brakes Fall on ...
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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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