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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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If I produce a open source algorithm, can a company register a patent with my idea and sued me?

No. One of the basic sections of the patent law is 35 USC 102. It describes some of the requierements for getting a patent, especially novelty. While the law is mostly short and doesn't offer a lot ...
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Is it advisable to patent an open source project?

I guess it depends. I'll answer this on the presumption that your invention is patentable. Note that not everything is, but deciding whether your particular invention is patentable is the job of a ...
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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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Open source software was used in an invention. What should one keep in mind while patenting it?

As no proof of concept is required, it doesn't matter how you got one. Or if.
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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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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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How to open source a technology and patent a derivative system simultaneously?

Or, you could clarify in the patent you are only claiming the GitHub model and not the Git model, even though the Git model is explained. This. You have to explain the basics for the derivative to be ...
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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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Anybody interested in an open source EPO OPS client for patent search?

There are a lot of misconceptions about search, so let me explain it a bit. As a practitioner in the field since 1999, having a master degree in this specific area and actually building commercial ...
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Implications of Termination of Patent in an Open Source Library

One reason why this question may have gone unanswered for so long is that it is a pretty complicated one. People who favor open source software have been worried about the impact that patents might ...
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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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