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How do entrepreneurs determine if their idea is not infringing any patents

The typical approach is to perform a "freedom-to-operate" analysis. You can take a crack at this yourself using patent searching tools like Google Patents or my preference The Lens. Patent searching ...
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What is the best way to add co-inventor item in your CV

The first thing to do is understand what the terms mean. It is okay to call yourself a "co-inventor" on a patent application, just be sure you call a patent application an "application". You also need ...
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How do entrepreneurs determine if their idea is not infringing any patents

At first it depends in which countries is your market, i.e. in which countries you are planning to start your business. You may start patent search in random patent databases to get some preliminary ...
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We have a patent in China (only) and it was registered in jan 2021, we want to register it in the UK do we have priority

There are two questions - can you get a patent in the UK and can you stop them. It generally takes over a year from filing to a patent being granted. If that is true in the case of your patent in ...
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are these patents granted or not?

I see one US patent - US9,433,646 - that was granted based on the set of applications related to the publication US20070041954A1. A series of applications were filed that all derived priority from ...
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Was a patent granted?

This application is not granted. Status: Abandoned -- Failure to Respond to an Office Action. You can check statuses of applications and patents on USPTO PAIR: https://portal.uspto.gov/pair/PublicPair
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How to tell if various non US patents are granted vs applications?

The short answer is that the "kind codes" that state with "A" are applications and those with a "B" are granted. That is a simplification and doesn't help you determine if the patent is expired or ...
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