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Prior art suggests possibility of using a specific sensor, can my patent still use this sensor?

While researching the prior art, I found a patent filed by a large corporation and at the end of the description they say something like "an accelerometer or other sensor can be added". My idea uses ...
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Technology Patents personal work vs. organizations one works for

In the case of improvement ideas of a technology such as computer mouse, can or would an organization make the claim that the inventor could not have perfected or conceived the idea if they did not ...
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Can one patent the combination of two existing technologies as a new invention?

What if one combines two existing technologies in a new way. For instance combining a word processing program with features from a web site analytics program? Both ideas already exist but the ...
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