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Location-based marketing - Providing ticketing and access to attractions. (Smart Destinations) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON Enhanced marketing responsive to customer path data between attractions - This application from Smart Destinations, Inc seeks to patent the idea of...Enhanced data collection ...
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How to determine Canadian patent life-time?

Is patent CA 2561773 A1 still valid or pending? Event shows: dead in 2008 Please inform of risk of patent infringement.
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Is there a Patent-to-English dictionary?

On another site, I learned that many words in U.S. patents have very specific meanings, subtly different from their usual meanings in English. For example, "comprising" is different from "consisting ...
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Does the GS1 MCS industry guideline use US patent 8228198?

In March, 2012, all of the UHF Gen2 RFID chip manufacturers agreed to support Multi-vendor Chip-based Serialization (MCS), a voluntary implementation of a GS1 guideline for encoding 96-bit Serialized ...
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Prior Art US 20130177891 A1

Audio-visual learning system US 20130177891 A1 Filing date: July 2, 2012 I am searching for Prior Art on the application listed above. Below is prior art that I am aware of. The claims in patent ...
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EDA software (IC design)

Looking for prior art on this: http://www.google.com/patents/US20130290834 Best answered by IC design people who use that kind of software. Basically looking for what's in the main figure, two ...
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How much of this profiler patent (US Patent No. 8,516,467) distinguishes over prior art?

A lot of this patent feels like it has prior art in existing tools such as disassemblers and profilers. Patent text Claim 1 A method for detecting a time complexity associated with an ...
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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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Citing a blog in background information (not prior art)

For a USPTO utility patent, in my background section I would like provide a reference to an interview (the interview included in a blog post available at archive.org). This is not a prior art ...
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Questions about derivative process and abusive disclosure

So I recently filed a provisional application for an IP that is a process attached with extreme significance in bioinformatics - a data analysis process that can be used to make a health service 1/...
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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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What Exactly Is It That Is Covered By This Resource Mechanic Patent?

In reference to the patent: US7216870 Does this mean that one cannot create a game that allows players to gain a resource when playing a card? Or would making resource accumulation as part of a ...
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Application .dot templates for PPA and Non-Provisionals Patents

Ideally, there would be a .dot files (for provisional / non-provisional patent applications) that would take care of formatting details per the USPTO spec. In addition would be helpful if the .dot ...
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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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HELP SAVE Information Retrieval for future generations from a FACEBOOK Patent

HELP SAVE Information Retrieval for future generations. This application from FACEBOOK seeks to patent distributed database query engine for low query latency database analyses. 10 minutes of your ...
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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 request US20130195410

In reference to the patent: US20130195410 This was described in a 1989 Paper in Physical Review Letters Volume 62 Number 1 published 2 January 1989 in a paper titled "Transverse Localization of Light"...
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'Technical effects' of software patents for eligibility

For patent eligibility of software patents in many countries including EU there is a requirement of 'technical effects' on the hardware device. These 'technical effects' are technological advances or ...
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Network Protocol Conversion -- Prior Art Request for US 2005/0220286 A1 (Verizon)

https://www.google.com/patents/US20050220286 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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Does [CORMEN90] demonstrate prior art for this order statistic tree patent?

In reference to the patent: US6735595 This patent appears to describe various implementations of what is usually known in the computer science community as an order statistic tree. In particular, ...
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Prior Art for US20130128968 A1?

Please help find Prior Arts for US20130128968 A1. Publication number US20130128968 A1 Publication type Application Application number US 13/680,740 Publication date May 23, 2013 Filing date ...
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Prior Art - probe to genomic location is a map query

In reference to the patent: US20140256789 Aren't they just performing a query to a location on the map of the genome and describing a feature that exists at a given location? The patent above covers ...
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Prior art for Vacuum Testing of Power Supply

In reference to the patent: US6570389 This patent claims a method of vacuum testing of power supplies, and it was filed in June 2001. I am wondering whether this is a standard procedure in the ...
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Software patent implementations license

Given that a software patent can be implemented in different ways, languages and platforms then what are the license requirements of the implemented pieces of software? Is it possible that the patent ...
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Prior art from 35 years ago: context-sensitive data-flow analysis

To me it seems that what this application is, in effect, claiming is the use of 1-context-sensitivity to increase the precision of data-flow analyses for factory methods. This is the most trivial ...
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Prior art for a GC scheduler with an adaptive free-memory threshold?

Patent: US 8,166,269 Assignee: Oracle Priority Date: 11/5/09 Prior Art: Search Google Prior Art search for 8,166,269 I'm having trouble figuring out whether Oracle is claiming to have invented the ...
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beelinereader patent coverage

I am a fan of beelinereader, I want to use same idea to implement a reader app,in their website it is written that their technology is patented as here https://patents.google.com/patent/...
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Does my Proprietary Agreement with a solely owned Inc. Division extend to all divisions

Background I worked for a US based defense contractor by the name of Meggitt Defense Systems, Inc. (MDSI). Because the parent firm, Meggitt Plc was British, MDSI had to be incorporated with it's own ...
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Prior Art Request - US9688399 ("Remotely operated surveillance vehicle management system and method with a fail-safe function")

I'm trying to locate prior art for US9688399 ("Remotely operated surveillance vehicle management system and method with a fail-safe function"). The prior art would have to be dated before ...
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Expedite process in India

I am from India have a filed an ordinary patent application in India. I have my co-applicant as lady but now she is not alive. Can I apply for expedite procedure (where applications with women ...
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Does the classification process of an innovation have to be done by an examiner before he/she select the prior art that'd form an objection on novelty

Good Day to all. I am being challenged by an IP Australia examiner that my innovation lacks subject matter. The examiner however never did classification proceding and presents 4 bits of prior art ...
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For what reasons might a patent issuance be delayed after the issue fee is paid?

I filed two applications last year in February. Both have been allowed, by different examiners. I received a notice of allowance on the first one three weeks after payment of the issue fee, and it ...
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How to protect my idea after the 12 month PPA expiry?

how do I continue to protect my idea after my 12 month PPA expires? The USPTO states “A provisional application for patent has a pendency lasting 12 months from the date the provisional application is ...
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Can priority be claimed under Paris convention from withdrawn or refused patent application?

If an application is made in one of member states of Paris convention, then it is entitled to 12-month priority in member states. But what if applicant didn't pay the filing fee to the receiving ...
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Why Aren't Patent Expirations Listed for USPTO Gazette Vol. 1454 No. 2?

Reviewing 300+ issues of the Official Gazette Of The United States Patent And Trademark Office, from 2014 to present I noticed that only one issue — Vol. 1454 No. 2, from September 11th, 2018 — ...
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Does 35 u.s.c. 121 (safe harbor) still stand if examiner withdraws restriction requirement before issuing the patent?

Saw this post on intelproplaw.com and was curious if anyone on here had any additional insight. Hypo: applicant prosecutes a claim set to allowance following a restriction requirement. Non-elected ...
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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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Recordation of Patent Grant

This question is related to Who gets a "patent grant cover" from the USPTO? Does the "ribboned copy" get sent to overseas inventor/assignee (at recorded overseas address) by USPTO if such ...
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Before the American Inventor's Protection Act of 1999, were inventors allowed to request pre-grant publication?

Before the American Inventor's Protection Act of 1999, were inventors allowed to request publication of their patent applications before the grant date? If so, did many choose to do so? The following ...
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Can an abandoned patent affect an issued one ? There's a twist

Patent A was filed formally, March-13-2010, published Nov-2011 Patent B was filed provisional, March-14-2010, then formal-filed Mar-2011 The patents covered some similar areas, but Patent B spec was ...
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Can you file a continuation immediately after filing an application?

If I have a disclosure that lacks unity of invention, I believe that I can file an application, wait for a restriction requirement, elect one set of claims and then file a divisional with the second ...
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PCT with US RO --- how to file the IDS?

Last month I filed a PCT application with the US as the receiving office, using EFS-web. I uploaded everything (I think) correctly and paid my microentity fees. I want to now file an information ...
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patent for an interface of functions presently not in use in any mobilepp

Hi i believe i have developed certain functional usage/interface in an app which are unique. to explain - they arent invention or technological breakthrough. But would fall under the purview of user ...
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Utility patent and method patent

In the course of solving a problem a new methods was developed. To support the method, a novel measurement device was required and developed. Assume that the methods device must work together ...
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Patentability due to conflicts between dependent and independent claims

For the patenting of one idea, found an existing granted patent which is slightly similar, though seems to not cover the entire idea. One aspect though is not so clear whether it will be an issue or ...
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Data Processing in urban design

Can we patent integrated business processes combined and rearranged into a single business process flow?
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A feature in Software Product

Can a feature available in a software product patented? For eg, there are various Core Banking Systems and will they be patenting these features? Then how are other products able to give the features?...
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When did patents start citing each other?

I can't find patent citations on patents from 1836. Was there a specific date or year that citations were added to patents?
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Public sales abroad constitute disclosure

One would not be surprised to read from 35 USC 102(a)(1) that novelty is not satisfied when: the claimed invention was patented, described in a printed publication, or in public use, on sale, or ...
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18 mo application publication start from continuation filing date or original filing date?

When a continuation application is filed, does publication of the patent application occur 18 mo. after the original application or the continuation filing date (assuming 18 mo. disclosure is required)...
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