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Does that mean that the patent is valid only in China, Europe, Korea, US, Japan and Israel? Yes. Is looking at the related patent documents listed and country codes the best way to see where a patent is valid? Yes, though if you go to "National Phase" and "Patent Family" you will get any available info on countries where the patent has ...


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WO2014147361A1 is an application as is US20160161950. I'm not an expert at determining foreign patent status, but a US patent was issued: US9645576B2. You would have to examine the claims of the issued patent to see exactly what is covered by the patent. The EP2976240 (B1) document is tricky as there is no universal European patent. There are designated ...


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The first patent cited is expired. Any company can now produce the invention as described in that patent. The second patent is for an apparently improved forward scatter sensor. If you carefully read the claims, you will see that they aren't exactly the same at all. Companies must either avoid infringing on the second patent or else obtain a license. ...


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