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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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How can I import all the patents and patent applications on which I am listed as a co-inventor into my ORCID profile at once?

I am listed as a co-inventor on a few patents. The Lens has an option to import a given patent from Lens into my ORCID profile: However one has to do it manually for each patent and patent ...
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Can a backend algorithm be patented?

I define a backend algorithm as a set of rules and steps hidden inside of a black box that outputs something. Everybody can see the output, but nobody knows how the output is generated. The how is the ...
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requirements to patent an algorithm of app

I have an app that connects pet owners with pet walkers based on a set of rules. This unique set of rules and steps that leads to a connection is the algorithm that I need to patent in order to ...
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Sites tagged to a patent

Is there a way to tag a patent to a specific site or check the sites that are tagged to a particular patent? Thanks!
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Do I have the right to take inspiration from other designs?

Note: I checked All of the SE sites, and this seemed to be the only right place to ask this question. I am a website/webapp developer. Sometimes I simply see a beautiful web template, and I can make ...
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Why didn't Uber's patents prevent Lyft from existing?

There appears to be no difference between the 2 APPs. So how come Uber's patent didn't prevent Lyft from stealing its ideas?
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Can my idea that was published in my own blog still be patentable by me?

Can my idea that was published in my own blog still be patentable by me? Case 1: I have an innovative solution of a problem that was published in my websites blog. After couple of years I rethink and ...
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Why Facebook didn't just copy Instagram which wasn't patented?

Facebook bought Instagram when it wasn't patented. Facebook could have just created a copy of Instagram and launched It with their already existing millions of users. 1- Why did Facebook pay 1 Billion ...
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Patents regarding to web applications

I'm working on my own product which will be an web application (what it is or do doesn't matter for this question). I watch a lot of Shark Tank (and kind a like) and always hear lines like "Do you ...
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I wanted to create a free web application, but found a possible patent infringement

I am a web application developer and was looking to start an open sourced, free-to-use project that involves crowdsourced media recommendation functionality, then came across this patent: https://...
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Understanding US9521164

I came across the patent US9521164 from an article about the recent YouTube advertiser drama. I initially thought it was a bad April fools joke, but unless the author has trouble reading a calendar it ...
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IP blocking or user info blocking

A web app infringes a patent which is granted in some countries. Users from these countries should not use the app, however the rest of the world has no limitation. When users are registered in the ...
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Publish a PDF copy of the patent

Our patent (US9286268) was issued on March 15, 2016. Can I put a PDF copy of the patent to my server/homepage?
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When to submit a patent idea?

I have a very nice app Idea, which based on my research it is new, and I am quite sure it would be very much valuable. At which stage I have to patent it? do I have to patent the idea already, or ...
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Does usage of a website constitute public disclosure of the patentable server components for the website?

Does usage of a website constitute public disclosure of the patentable server components for the website? In other words: will the grace period start for server components as soon as users start ...
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Does the button "Like" with thumb up icon protected with author rights [closed]

I heard that Facebook has rights to Like buttons with thumb up icon. I'm creating a commercial web-app, in which users can Like something. So can I make "Like" button with thumb up icon (not exactly ...
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How do I contact the owner of a WIPO applications?

In reference to the patent: WO2013093909A1 I would like to get in contact with the Company or Hama Energy Ltd. or its owner. I have read How can I contact the owner of a patent?, but it applies only ...
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Website exit intend detection technology patent

I am making a website code that will display popup when user tries to leave website. Javascript code is used for that. A solution how to detect mouse leave window was published 5 years ago inside ...
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Website Workflow and Service Patents

I am in the process of creating a website, that provides a service that is more generic than another "similar" website. The website only provides a service for a particular service, where my website ...
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Not filing a patent, but found what seems to be "prior art" - any risk?

I have spent a few months building a web based service, and am quite excited about the result/idea/potential. I came up with the idea entirely on my own as a result of a personal experience. I ...
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Is there an online database for seeing patent applications from India?

Is there a website similar to EPO or USPTO to see Indian Patent applications (Not filed patents)?