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Prior art for US20140314679

In reference to the patent: US20140314679 Would the following applications qualify as prior art for this? US20100240990 CA2692570A1
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Legal ramifications of including research algorithms in software products sold to clients

If I am a UK-based software vendor or 'software as a service' company, what are the legal implications of including academic research algorithms in products sold to European and international clients? ...
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Requirement to submit newly found prior art after Notice of Allowance or Issue Fee Payment?

In the US, a duty of disclosure to submit information material to patentability extends until the patent is granted. This means that the duty still applies after notice of allowance (NoA) and after ...
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Claims of Patent Application WO2017168412A1 are cited from previous research papers

In reference to the patent: WO2017168412A1 The claims of patent application are all void, it is a group of replicated and cited idea from multiple published research papers The idea of using Metal ...
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Proving the date of a website being used as prior art

I have several pieces of prior art that were published on a website. The site is public but not in the Internet Archive or anything like that. I have content upload dates in the database that could ...
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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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Prior Art search

What are the best way to search closest prior art and how to identify closest prior arts from prosecution file history for pharmaceutical patents.
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Unable to get this patent ( number 75086) detail

I am trying to look into the patent mentioned on this Art Deco: Original années 1930 Betel motor car-art deco metal. Ebay has sold many in past bearing the same Patent number. As can be seen the ...
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How should existing software products be described in an IDS, if at all?

In an IDS for a software/computer-implemented method application, how should existing software products be documented, if at all, when the software products in question have a subset of functions of ...
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Artificial Pollination of Adenium

The method of artificial pollination of Adenium has been popular in Taiwan for a long time, and there are other similar artificial pollination methods. How can I bring my concerns to the attention of ...
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Can someone explain the term "commonly owned"?

As seen in a patent application, can someone please explain to a layperson what this term means? "All claims of the present invention application are commonly owned." I am having a heck of a time ...
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Patent conflict for artificial beehive

There is a patent pending application for an artificial beehive (US 2014/0370781 A1). However, there is a very similar patent from 1939 (US 2,223,561 A). Is the newer application patentable?
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Patenting an invention yet in production

Suppose that I sell a service and that I haven't disclosed anything about the method/software that I use to produce the service deliverables. It happens that the service has a good commercial success ...
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This patent attempts to copy my company software that has been in the public domain since 2005 at www.AxisPointe.com

In reference to the patent: US20120239581 This patent seems to be a copy of my issued patent 20070033108 August 5, 2005 regarding the documentation of products and components in real property. There ...
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Applicability of prior art for WO2014081967A1

In reference to the patent: WO2014081967A1 The commercial product described in the following presentation, by TEL, (see link below) appear to describe a system with many, if not all of the claims in ...
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Query on existing SDP attribute related to this patent

In reference to the patent: US20120195235 How is this different from existing SDP attribute "a=lang" as given in RFC 4566?
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Is US20110252845 really novel?

US20110252845 does not seem novel to me. Possible prior art: http://www.adaez.com/files/yalepress.pdf (Designing a Door Energy Harvesting Device, 2010, Joey Brink, Ryan Carlisle, Kenny Leveille, ... ...
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Patent WO 2014122535 A2 (US 14/172,685): User Interface, prior art exists

I studied this patent (pending) and it seems obvious to me that prior art apply on: System for organizing and displaying information on a display device WO2014122535A2 US20140223313 Application ...
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Help finding prior art for US13/135,467 (3D computer graphics object and method)

This application (US13135467) is attempting to patent a broad concept of defining "templates" of graphical objects using natural language text: https://www.google.com/patents/US20130009944 Not only ...
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I find these two patents virtually identical

I find that these two patents: US3079851 and US3209667 unbelievably similar; they appear to be achieving the same thing by virtually the same method.How could they both have been granted patents?
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Prior Art for Method And System For Improved Network Maintence Scheduling

Application # 20120173688 Primary Filing Category-Telecommunications-455 The system is designed to coordinate planned maintenance on a network in order to prevent collisions and duplicated work ...
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Generic Learning Management System Claims

I am surprised to see the claims made in US patent 6544042. There are multiple open-source LMS and proprietory apps that help administer online tests. Can the claims in this learning express claims co-...
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US 2011/0107630: waterfall flip-book cards

Patent application US 2011/0107630 claims a type of flip book greeting cards. Here is claim 1: 1. A greeting card comprising: a multi-panel greeting card body; a flip book panel operatively engaged ...
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when a patent is filed with an IDS form, what does "Information Disclosure Statement considered" mean?

Is Anyone familiar with this under the "Transaction description" tab? And if so, does this mean the application just started being examined by the examiner? how long after this will the ...
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Prior art in French from YouTube is accepted?

I want to publicize a new invention so that it is available on YT for collaborators and as proof that it is my work, through a discreet page so that not alot of casual researchers will find it. Is it ...
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Citing a Foreign Patent--How do include a copy?

So I'm including a foreign patent in my Information Disclosure Statement (IDS), and my resources tell me I need to include a copy of non-US patents. How do I do that? I plan to file via efs-web. I ...
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Is Time-based One Time Password patented?

This question explains how authenticators like Google Authenticator and Authy are able to generate one-time passwords without connecting to a server. Are there any patents preventing someone from ...
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Seems like overwhelming prior art and lack of novelty, could this actually get patented?

In reference to the patent: US20140207263 I ran across this patent application in a google search and can't help but be dismayed that someone is actually trying to patent this. Is this a patent troll?...
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filing a new provisional patent from a similar 70 year old provisional patent

Can a new provisinal utility patent app. be made from a similar 75 year old Utility Patent.
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Prior art for the same exists

In reference to the patent: US20130321393 Please note Prior Art - http://www.google.com/patents/US8705110
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Is the following claim 1 from patent (old lapsed patent A) considered prior art for the following patents & application(patents 1-4)?

possible prior art(old lapsed patent A) Active patent #1 Active patent #2 Application patent #3 I am curious as to how the new patents were able to get approval on their claim 1 when it is very ...
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Inequitable Conduct? Theranos U.S. Patent No. 8,283,155

I would ask for prior art, but I'm more curious how close you think this and what the consensus on inequitable conduct is? U.S. Patent No. 8,282,155 filed in 2009 and claiming priority to 2006. http:...
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Adding of new matter in Patent 8,088,480

Patent US8088480 - Spend 10 years in the patent office and the file wrapper is really long. It looks like they have started infringement cases with 2 other companies. I am looking for a little help ...
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Is a less restrictive rule different or a subset of a more restrictive rule?

A patent application for a software system, or a set of rules basically, is facing potential prior art challenge. The prior art invention has 5 elements/rules: 1. Rule_A 2. Rule_B 3. If and when A ...
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Prior Art on 2022/0168762

I am familar with CO2 snow cleaning. In section 0006 they state "conversion of liquid CO2 into CO2 snow only takes place in a mixing chamber in which liquid CO2 is expanded into a carrier gas ...
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Is settling a civil patent infringement case via mediation considered estoppel in a possible ex parte review"

Two years ago, my small two-person firm was sued in US Civil Court for patent infringement. The cost to fight this case was astronomical- so we agreed to mediation quickly to keep the business going. ...
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animal footstool storage

I wish to patent an animal footstool featuring a secret storage compartment it would look identical on the outside to an existing one already on the market without any storage within. The existing one ...
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Are there any free prior art search services?

I found a website (C-DAC) in India that performs prior art searches for free. But, you have to live in India to register and request for a search. Are there any other prior art search services for ...
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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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Finding prior art referenced in the description of an existing patent?

In reference to the patent: US6622464 The description from this patent reads: The applicants have discovered that the placement of the prior art pivot axis 192 and the geometry of bedbar 186 ...
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Broad application applies to longstanding software capability

In reference to the patent: US20150058243 This application is overly broad and would presume to cover long standing job search and matching capabilities used by large providers such as Monster.com; ...
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EP 1544461A1 , A questionable modified prior art,

When this application first published on Google? The published application on Google is identical to published on EPO, and both are greatly different from what is on reputable USPTO, which cited the ...
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