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Can I sell a product that uses patented components?

Unless there is some agreement with the supplier to the contrary (say a shrink-wrap license), you bought the device it and can whatever you like with it and not worry about patents the supplier has on ...
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How can I know if my idea is patentable?

This answer relates to two issues. First, "is an idea patentable" and second, "what is an idea". Let's start with unpacking the first issue. Can you get a patent on an idea? On a most basic level, ...
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How can I know if my idea is patentable?

There are several characteristics that a patent office will look at to determine whether the invention is patentable. These are: Novelty Inventive Step/Non-Obviousness Industrial Applicability/...
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How much can you change a PPA when converting into Non-Provisional such that you will be able to keep the PPA date?

You can make any change you like between a provisional application and a non-provisional application. It is just that claims in the non-provisional that are not sufficiently supported in the ...
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I'm looking to patent a new SaaS Education System. Processes and structure are very different from the traditional system

There are certainly many patents that cover educational systems. A few that came up in a quick search: Online educational system with multiple navigational modes US8727781B2 Vertically integrated ...
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Can I sell a product that uses patented components?

I think this is mainly up to the terms of sale for the device that is patented. It is reasonable for a company to restrict their product from being used in an unintended way because they may face an ...
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Who owns this patent?

The assignee for the patent you cited is EMC. While it is possible USI-Tech took a license or purchased that patent outright, I think it is more likely they are pursuing a different approach to a ...
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