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Are Patents Given to Common Practices?

The patent you refer to expired back in 1983 or so. Any time after that, the teachings are considered public domain. Recall that many patents - especially in the titles, abstract and descriptions -...
2 votes

Patent Troll Alert PCT/US2016/031871

This is not a patent. It is a patent application. It may never become a patent and even if it does, it is very likely the claims will be greatly narrowed. In any case, whatever has been done prior to ...
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2 votes

Possible to file for a patent, despite super broad, expired patent already existing?

Short answer is no. Long answer is possible based on novelty and inventive step. It sounds like you need to spend $500-$3k and ask a patent agent or attorney to review your technology and your prior ...
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1 vote

File a broad patent and specific embodiment separately?

"[T]he specific embodiment is easier to defend and has far higher chances of being approved." These are the main reasons why registered patent attorneys and agents include in just about every patent ...
1 vote

Are these patents unreasonably broad? US20130158984A1, US20130151240A1, US20130198196A1

I only quickly reviewed the patents. The applications you cited are now issued patents: US9087048B2, US9015037B2, US9176957B2. They seem to be specifically aimed at automatic fact checking of posted ...
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