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Although design patents might be a good way to go, you may be able to gain some measure of protection for your gui with copyright. The pdf found here provides more information than I can provide in this answer.


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If you can document that you presented the patented claims in public prior to the filing by the patent holder, your presentations can be used as prior art to invalidate their patent. This will likely require litigation. One of their competitors may offer compensation for your efforts. If you have presented the material in any public forum you can no ...


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Your best bet for a situation like this is to speak with a patent professional in your area. Patents aren't something to be taken lightly--they're typically an expensive and time-consuming venture. Your instinct to avoid disclosure is reasonable, just to protect patentability. It'd be best to speak with a professional to whom you can disclose your invention ...


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No, patent infringement does not require making money on the infringing activity. It would probably affect the damages calculation, but giving away something that the inventor was selling might take away the inventor's market and cause a huge damage to the inventor even though the infringer didn't make any money.


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I think you're mixing correlation and causation here. If there's no precedent for trolls suing individual developers then that's because most people create a company when their app becomes big. I don't think anyone will not sue you just because you are an individual instead of a company if they think you're infringing their patent and they can make good ...


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You've linked two design patents. Design patents cover the ornamental design of functional items. You need to look at the figures in the design patents listed. Google Patents is good for this: D768674 D766967 When looking at the figures, the dashed lines are not covered by the patent, only the solid lines. As long as your user interface doesn't look like ...


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Yes, You are an infringer under the statue USC 271(f) even if you dont supply for US market the statue language is quoted for your reference (1) Whoever without authority supplies or causes to be supplied in or from the United States all or a substantial portion of the components of a patented invention, where such components are uncombined in whole or in ...


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Will I face any issue related patent or copyright problems? This is very hard to say. Almost certainly you should be prepared to do a patent search. Developing within, say Xcode, using the built in functionality ought to be pretty safe from a look and feel perspective. However the underlying logic might run afoul of a patent. There are a lot of patents out ...


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There are three types of protection you should consider in your case (four if you consider secrecy, but keeping a gui secret ... well... lets say three): Copyright: Since 1989 you do not have to register your copyright, you get it automatically. Registering it might help with protecting it though as it serves as proof. It's not that easy to define what ...


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The simple answer is Design Patents. Much less expensive than utility patents, these can be used to protect design elements of your product. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design_patent It's also important to note that the novelty of purpose of the app is irrelevant—if the method to achieve the purpose is novel, then it may be patent eligible in the form ...


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Typically, one would file a Provisional patent before pursuing a Non-Provisional patent. The requirements for the successful submission of a Provisional Patent are listed on the USPTO.gov website under the Provisional Patent section. These include Technical Specs, Technical Drawings, etc.


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You can perform a patentability search by searching on Google patents and on the USPTO to figure out generally what has already been patented and what patent applications have been filed. However, in the US you when you file a patent application you can elect to not have anything published until the application issued as a patent as long as you agree to not ...


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You need to first find a patent agent to do prior art search and determine if your invention is patent-able. The patent law regarding software patent is an intensely debated issue and therefore a moving target. If your design is not 100% functional and can be considered ornamental, you may want to get a Design patent first. The protection is weaker but the ...


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