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Can a data-fomat be patented and saved with a common storage format?

This kind of thing was previously considered patent eligible (and some examples were found to be novel and non-obvious and granted patents) but they aren't considered patent eligible any longer. A ...
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Can a startup circumvent royalties by creating a new patent?

Getting a patent, itself, does not have anything to do with your potential infringement of some other patent. Having a patent gives you the right to try to stop others from violating your patent; it ...
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Why would an inventor license his invention only to one corporation?

Off topic, but I'll answer anyway. This is really a business decision. A company would almost certainly be willing to pay far more for an exclusive license than if they would face competition with a ...
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If I license my patent to a corporation, would that tip them off to try to claim this patent in another country?

Once you have an issued patent, and even before that if your application is published you have firmly made it prior art to any application anywhere in the industrialized world filed later than yours. ...
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Can a data-fomat be patented and saved with a common storage format?

I am not a lawyer, but my opinion is that the data structure, as you describe it, would not be patentable. One requirement of a patent is inventiveness. I can see nothing inventive about storing data ...
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Can one patent software if that software uses a library that is Apache License, BSD, or MIT?

Unlike most answers above which focus on a product patent,there is another type of patent that is called a process patent i.e. you are claiming a set of process steps that meet the requirements for ...
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