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The standard approach is to execute a non-disclosure agreement with the potential consultant(s). I have many times requested quotations from consultants on projects containing proprietary technology and have never had an issue with the ideas being stolen. Assuming the non-disclosure agreement was executed (perhaps as part of the request for quotation) the ...


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An application is not a patent, so until granted there's nothing stopping you going to market, but there obviously could be issues down the line. As to the WIPO patent APPLICATION in question, the reason you can't find a USPTO reference is they haven't included the US in the list of: Designated States they are considering seeking protection in. As to the EU,...


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Yes. I like to include as much as possible. You can take matter out when filing an original, but not add or claim matter which was not disclosed and described consistent with sec 112 in the original application claiming priority to the provisional.


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Most importantly, DO NOT file a patent application with LegalZoom or any other cut-rate self-directed services, especially when it comes to this type of technology. The problem with these LegalZoom patent services, and the like is, that they lure inventors into believing that they can get solid patent protection for cheap. In fact, the sad reality is that ...


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It seems to me that US5778372 could be simply described as a web browser loading a web page with a background element on the body tag. The background tag was introduced in the HTML3.0 spec. The following is a quote from a draft dated 28th March 1995 BACKGROUND This can be used to specify a URI for an image tile to cover the document ...


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