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This involves two separate questions. Of course, the short answer to both is to discuss this with a patent attorney. But in any case… How can I protest this patent? This is still a patent application. It is not yet a patent which can be enforced, and may never become one. Only time will tell. If you have published the details of your system before the ...


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A U.S. answer. Some things in the field you describe are patentable in the U.S. and some are not. Unfortunately, above novelty and non-obviousness, the current huge hurdle is abstractness. The law on this in the U.S. has changed in the last few years in the direction of making it much easier to shoot down something as abstract. The broader range of processes ...


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My guess is that depending on the jurisdiction, yes you can patent an algorithm to predict sports outcomes. Whether you should is a different question. Eighteen months after you file an application it will publish which means everyone can see your algorithm. I'm assuming most people would use it for themselves such that it would be very difficult to prove ...


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You can try to combine them into one patent but the patent authority may not allow you to. If you do, you should have separate claims covering each function. As long as there are separate claims, no one should be able to circumvent by just copying one function or the other. That said, the patent examiner very well might make you split up the two inventions ...


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My answer refers to European patent practice. Most probably you will not be able to get a patent granted for the method/algorithm if you do not refer it to a particular industrial application. Without claiming the different steps of the industrial procedure, the steps of your method/algorithm will be considered a mathematical method or a computer program as ...


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At the time of filing your patent application, it is not mandatory to state the difference between your invention and the prior art that you have, in the application. You may, however, have to differentiate your invention from the prior art while filing a response to an Office Action issued by the Examiner if the Examiner cites that particular reference ...


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This answer addresses the first question about patenting abstract ideas. Between the Supreme Court, the various judges on Federal Circuit and the appeals board at the USPTO this area is a vague and somewhat abstract mess. Generally speaking it comes down to exactly how it is claimed. Claim wording is dissected and argued over minutely. (But to illustrate the ...


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This was being done, in Java, across networked machines - Solr 3.5 (which existed prior to their claims) configured to use MMapFSDirectory and shards...those two features are specifically there to increase performance on very large indexes. And what is Solr really but a general purpose data store/base? What are Terracotta products in general? Their claim ...


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Assuming this is in the U.S., start with only "a computer implemented method" because it's broader than reciting that a processor performs the steps. Better yet, simply recite "a method" (which is broadest) and then wait until examination to make any further limitations. The Examiner may or may not require further limitations.


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Companies don't just register patents. Patents are applied for. The process can take three or more years. Once filed, a patent examiner will evaluate the application to determine if it is 1) useful, 2) novel and 3) non-obvious. In the scenario you describe, company A's software would constitute prior art to company B's application and if the examiner is ...


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According to the CPC classification, which is used by the EPO and USPTO, you may find groups of classification that fits into lifesciences, namely the group C (Chemestry). There is no specific classification for lifesciences. Thus you have to filter what groups apply. Then you may use Esp@cenet, the biggest world repository of patent publications, and then ...


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I think any of the usual patent search sites may be able to help with this. I particularly like The Lens, but patents.google.com or www.freepatentsonline.com/search.html would do as well. The secret is to use classification codes to define the field of search. Here are links for US and international codes. Classification codes are complex and generally more ...


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To answer your question, yes the patent application you cited has been granted as US8428353 issued in 2013. Since the cited paper is behind a paywall, it is hard to assess whether it is sufficient prior art to invalidate the patent. Looking briefly at the claims, it seems to describe an algorithm without solving a specific problem. As such I'm wondering if ...


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Firstly it depends on your definition defined in specification and limitations associated with it. Based on State of the Art and judicial claim construction i believe "computer-implemented method" have broader interpretation and careful drafting of dependent claims and specification will cover all your objects 'processor, storage, memory, input/output etc.' ...


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Claims(21) What is claimed is: 1) A method of performing data processing in a distributed computing system the method including: instantiating plural flowlets associated with a workflow, the workflow implementing a program for accomplishing at least one data processing task, on multiple compute nodes of the distributed computing system; and ...


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It would be very broad - (which doesn't mean bad or invalid assuming it was novel and non obvious at the time of filing) without one of its key limitations. All of the independent claims require a weighting factor to be adjusted in what seems to an odd and unnecessary way. Looking at claim 1: to avoid this claim a system could do steps a) and b) but not ...


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I think Titanium may be a good candidate for prior art. Written by Appcelerator which has been going since 2006 (http://www.appcelerator.com/company/). Titanium provides a write once compile native application for multiple mobile platforms (including Android, Blackberry, iOS - http://www.appcelerator.com/titanium/). The SDK is open source but the ...


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Simulink by MathWorks has been doing Code generation for years (I used it in 2002). Their generator was designed for embedded systems -mobile micro controllers. It could even be customized to add platforms!


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Marmalade SDK (previously Airplay) has been around since well before the filing date. Cross-platform support for Android, Blackberry and iOS (among others): https://www.madewithmarmalade.com/marmaladesdk/supported-platforms From their site: https://www.madewithmarmalade.com/about-us/overview Marmalade is a trading name of Ideaworks3D Limited, which was ...


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Someone has already mentioned Java NetBeans. I too came across this, using the following search in a software prior-art database (named CodeClaim) that I'm building: ((instance or instantiate) w/100 object w/100 (generate or autogen or builder or ide) w/100 fields w/100 (display or gui or show or ui)) The first hit was in this file: Java\jdk1.7.0_09\lib\...


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This is a very common pattern and should absolutely not be patentable. I can refute the root claim from this patent by demonstrating two prior arts: Microsoft's own Visual C++ debugger and the game file editor for my own open-source video game. I present both because they accomplish the claims of this patent in two different ways. VS Debugger Example ...


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LabVIEW (National Instruments) has methods to create user interface components directly out of the programming environment. You can right click on any data wire and create a user interface component that correspond to the data object.


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