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A similar Rovi/Tivo lawsuit against Netflix concluded with all patents ruled invalid under 101 (non-patentable subject matter). This decision was rendered based on an investigation of the patents themselves, without prior art being a factor. See https://www.leagle.com/decision/infdco20150716881


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I hope this is helpful. Ask Patents is not part of the USPTO but is just a group of volunteers trying to provide patent information to the general public. Our answers are not authoritative. The USPTO does have a department of people specifically to work with the offices of other countries. It is called the Office of International Patent Cooperation. A link ...


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Obviousness is not a subjective thing. Without prove of it's obviousness nothing is obvious. If an invention is new, meaning there are differences to a single piece of closest prior art, the entitiy alleging obviousness needs to find prove that the differentiating element was known and known or suspected to be combinable with the piece of prior art. Thats ...


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http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/09/scan-to-e-mail-patent-troll-loses-appeal-cant-avoid-state-court-case/ How about this one? And: "Uniloc, perhaps best known as Patent Troll in Chief, suffered a pretty devastating blow ... The Patent Trademark and Appeals Board has ruled that Uniloc's patent number 5,490,216 is invalid via an inter partes review (...


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Patent US3516422 likely expired in 1987. Anyone can practice exactly what is disclosed in that patent. However, there is no guarantee there aren't other more recent patents that also may relate to a product. As you found there is a patent application US20160206031. This is an application, not yet a patent. It may or may not ever become a patent and even if ...


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The lawsuit is closed, see here: https://search.rpxcorp.com/lit/ohndce-172530-ourpet-s-company-v-kong-company There was a joint motion to dismiss from all parties, so apparently it was settled. The documents can be accessed through PACER (thats the US courts system to access public court documents). However, it costs 0,1 dollars per page (max. $3 per ...


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I'm not 100% sure concerning the US, but in Europe the answer is no, sorry, you couldn't know this patent was invalid and infringed it anyways so you brought this on yourself. This is actually a huge problem as infirngement suits are normally decided faster than invalidation, so you could get sued for infringement, at the same time start invalidating, lose ...


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https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/03/appeals-court-throws-out-six-intellectual-ventures-do-it-on-a-computer-patents/ https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140421/07070326977/intellectual-ventures-big-case-shut-down-judge-over-completely-bogus-patents.shtml and probably a few more of the search results for: https://www.google.de/search?client=firefox-...


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