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How to protect an app whose functionality is not novel, but the GUI is

Although design patents might be a good way to go, you may be able to gain some measure of protection for your gui with copyright. The pdf found here provides more information than I can provide in ...
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How Do I avoid being sued for patent infringement when publishing my mobile app?

From your question, it is clear you have a misunderstanding between patent and copyright. I suggest you begin by reading this introduction from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). A ...
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How does one start patenting an idea in India?

Obtaining a patent is a first step to compete with commercial competitors. According to the The Patent Act, 1970. The following are not inventions according to section 3(k) of Indian Patent Act, 1970 ...
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How to protect an app whose functionality is not novel, but the GUI is

Others have mentioned design patents and copyright. Those are worth considering. Remember that your published work is automatically protected by copyright, but registering the copyright simplifies any ...
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Combining 2 inventions risk

You can try to combine them into one patent but the patent authority may not allow you to. If you do, you should have separate claims covering each function. As long as there are separate claims, no ...
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Patent for mobile application outside USA

Patents are issued for protection of a claimed INVENTION, not just "ideas". Your invention (and ideas) can be freely implemented and marketed (without your permission) in any country where you have ...
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Patent for mobile application outside USA

"The patent laws of the United States make no discrimination with respect to the citizenship of the inventor. Any inventor, regardless of his/her citizenship, may apply for a patent on the same basis ...
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