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You can now find the US Patent No. on the tacker. It's #10262281


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In general, ideas are not patentable. Actual implementations may be. For instance you might have the idea that a flying car would be great, but you couldn't get a patent on that as it isn't "enabled". If you had an actual design of a flying car and no one else had published it before you, you could get a patent on aspects of the specific design. I'...


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Although it would be highly recommended to have drawings in any application that gets filed, you do not need any model prototype etc. If you have a fully formed, workable design in your head it would be ready to patent. It does not need to be production-ready or optimized, or is it a problem for patentability that it is a modification of an exiting product. ...


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My question is, given Sir Tim Berners-Lee considered HTML too important to patent, if establishing the machine's patentability is sufficient to allow all to freely use it. The "it" in the question is ambiguous. If it refers to HTML, then everyone can already freely use it and no-one can patent it. A requirement for patentability is novelty. Things ...


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Any inventions made by Berners-Lee you talk about were disclosed decades ago. Once disclosed to the public, no patent can be issued to anyone. A few places have a grace period(US is 1 year). Also, only the inventor can legitimately file a patent application. There is no danger in 2021 of someone getting a patent for technology disclosed in 1989. If I ...


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The previous patent can be cited against your application to show that your claims are not novel or are obvious. It is assumed that granted patents are for things that work and are enabled in the patent. If, in fact, it does not work then it can be dismissed as prior art. You will need to show that it does not work (without your added twist) by affidavits ...


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