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Is it always okay to market a product that was patented 20+ years ago?

Is this always true? No. While the basic rule is that a US patent has a term of 20 years from its filing date (assuming all the renewal fees were paid), there are (at least) two ways in which the ...
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Is one drawing enough for a business process patent for software algorithm?

Disclaimer: the following is just personal opinion. Always talk to your attorney for professional legal advices. You should read through all the claims and check if the specification & diagram ...
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Can a method of pedagogy be patented?

You should take a look at "Alice" and "Bilski" and "Mayo", the three recent cases that address this area. Essentially, as I understand it, a purely abstract idea such as a "set of mental steps" is ...
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Can I sell a futuristic patent company

Patents are not granted for ideas, only implementations. Star Trek described the transporter beam and warp drive, but without a working implementation, those are just ideas and not patentable. A good ...
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Section 101 - Computer Implemented Invention

I attended an IP CLE conference last week and the following cases were discussed in relation to Alice. McRO, 837 F.3d 1299 (Fed. Cir. 2016) Amdocs, 841 F.3d 1288 (Fed. Cir. 2016) Trading Technologies,...
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