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why couldn't twitter patent the hashtag?

What made twitter differentiated was that its tags can be arbitrarily created by the users of the APP. This seems innovatively different from other websites at the time where the tags are pre created ...
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Ambiguously worded patent claim

I read a US utility patent for some technology where the first claim was a method claim consisting of multiple parts a), b), c), etc. One of those parts specified the range of radiation in which the ...
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Changing aspect/step of system/method of patent claim to avoid infringing upon patent

I recently asked some questions relating to the scope of claims in utility (specifically, technology) patents. The user "George White" then answered the following in response to question 2: To ...
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Characterization and scope of claims in technology patents

When viewing technology patents, I notice that they list a number of claims, and the structure of these claims takes various forms. Relating to this, my questions are as follows: Does the scope of ...
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Using a design with pending patent (application) then patent is approved

If you use a technology design that has a non-expired patent application, once that application has been approved, assuming it will, then will the product be considered a patent infringement? Are ...
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Can one patent a technology applied to a very specific physical product?

For example, there are scannable images/codes that create augmented reality experiences. I've seen this applied to advertising materials and even T-shirts. If I wanted to apply this to a product it ...
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Patent of prototype

Our team is working on a prototype of C3P0 from the famous series STAR WARS. The features added in our prototype are quite different from the one shown in the movies. Will we be able to file a patent ...
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MP3 codec restrictions

I would like to ask what the patent and or licensing restrictions of the MP3 file format are, and when did these arise?
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To determine the novelty of the idea

I'm trying to build a hexapod with several new capabilities and all the features used are not my original creation but the idea of combining them together to form a bot is my idea, and there is no bot ...
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