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Can a protocol for detection of acupuncture meridian blockage be patented?

I have developed an easy to use way to detecting blockages in the Chinese acupuncture meridian systems. Can this set of protocols be patented? If so, how do I go about doing it. Your comments and ...
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Network Protocol Conversion -- Prior Art Request for US 2005/0220286 A1 (Verizon) The independent claim is drawn primarily to protocol conversion of the data link layer and the application layer of a communication without conversion of ...
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How can I use another company's product in my patent?

I am working on developing a very specific patent for the defence industry. My idea requires the use of a synthetic material only manufactured by one company. They will not sell the raw material to ...
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Could I patent a robust communication protocol (aka Morse code)?

If so, how would I do so? And why would patent law allow it?