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What's obvious when there really is no good prior art?

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 ...
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Are an electronic circuit/schematics patentable there are lawsuits or literature about?

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 ...
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US 20160206031 A1 is a patent that states its the only patent of its kind? Is this true?

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 ...
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Concern of plagiarism if I publish the details of my invention

I think you are using the word plagiarism to mean practicing your invent without your permission. That is not the correct meaning of that word. To keep people from practicing your invention you can ...
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What's obvious when there really is no good prior art?

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 ...
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US7878151 Dog Toy - what happened to the lawsuit between Our Pet's and Kong?

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 ...
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Some patent cases where a patent troll lost the lawsuit

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, ...
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Concern of plagiarism if I publish the details of my invention

You should not have any copyright issues because no patent application relating to a "software" invention is supposed to disclose the source code for the algorithm you are trying to patent. ...
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What if a patent that was used to sue a company got invalidated later?

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 ...
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Some patent cases where a patent troll lost the lawsuit

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-...
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US 20160206031 A1 is a patent that states its the only patent of its kind? Is this true?

I see only two short questions here so I'll make a short answer too. Is it the only patent of its kind? No. Obviously not, you proved that already, but generally there will always be more than one. ...
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