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Your invention is distinct from your implementation. That is, you have implemented a proof of concept in Java using its libraries. However, a patent relates to an invention, not an implementation. Thus the use of Java in your implementation would not inhibit you patenting your invention (assuming the invention meets the patentablity requirements). Moreover, ...


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The answer is if any function your program causes any computer to perform infringes on anyone's patent, then you're wide open to a lawsuit from the patent holder. It doesn't matter that the code is original since it's the functionalty,(in reality an idea), that is patented. So if your code causes the patented functionality to be performed, stop thinking- you'...


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"Written from scratch" gets around copyrights but not around patents. In very general terms patents protect the functionality of something while copyrights protect a specific expression that might or might not be functional. What you deliver might infringe a claim in a patent. Or what you deliver might intent a claim whenever it is executed. Or what you ...


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