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If a patent application exists can I develop an implementation and post it online?

The most important part of the patent application is at the end. The end includes a list of claims that act as a "fence" that protects their IP. However, keep in mind that you are reading ...
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Available patent correlation data

The only similar types of documents that come to my mind are lists of standard-essential patents for technologies such as video codecs. This link leads to a list for the H.264/AVC video codec standard....
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Does patent US20120072422A1 make it illegal for other companies to sell reference managing software that parses documents for placeholders?

The document you linked to is a patent application. The subsequent patent is US8676780B2. Claims on patents are often narrower than the associated application. You seem fixated on the title of the ...
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If I produce a open source algorithm, can a company register a patent with my idea and sued me?

You may also find that filing the algorithm with the copyright office is useful because it makes the content a matter of public record. Copyright isn't going to protect a procedural mechanism because ...
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What makes a product "open source"?

Probably off-topic here since it seems to about licensing. However I’ll point out that a patent can be sought and granted and then officially “disclaimed”. Alternatively inventors can publish a ...
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does an open source project describing how to make something infringe a patent?

To infringe a patent directly one needs to make, sell, offer for sale, import or use a patented device or perform the steps of a method claim in a granted patent. Publishing something that explains ...
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does an open source project describing how to make something infringe a patent?

Based on what I can see from the Mighty Mouse link, it is not infringing on the 3DConnexion patents. The Mighty Mouse is based on using a standard dual axis joystick while the 3DConnexion mouse ...
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How to open source a technology and patent a derivative system simultaneously?

There are a few cases to consider. You have developed an internal combustion engine and a hoist that uses the engine to lift ships from the water. Either or both might or might not be patentable. The ...
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If a patent application exists can I develop an implementation and post it online?

With regards to your second question: apply for a patent my own work and being more narrow? (narrow the scope of the technologies used and scope of the invention) If your invention is a patentable ...
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Github for Patents?

Statutory invention registrations (SIR) were used by applicants in past for publishing patent applications on which they no longer felt they could get patents. By publishing the patent applications, ...
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Can you patent software that uses opencv (the free part)?

You may patent anything that meets the normal requirements for patent eligibility, including (but not limited to) the invention is novel, non-obvious, useful, and invented by you. If you add ...
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Software patent implementations license

This question is mostly about copyright licenses. Method patents (in theory) allow their owners to exclude others from implementing their claimed processes. If an implementation is by a computer ...
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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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