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You can play with the wording and scope of the patents, you might even be able to hide them a little, but a good patent search will most probably reveal them to your competitor after he knows of one of them. And you have to be careful not to reveal anything in one patent that would impede one of the other patents from beeing granted. If you are ready to ...


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If you are interested in getting emails about a PCT when there are any developments about the prosecution of the PCT itself or the European regional phase (if ever entered into, and the European regional phase only), you can monitor the PCT in that way through the European Patent Register (linking to an exemplary PCT). In the dark navigation bar at the top, ...


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The Lens provides the ability to run saved queries if you create an account. I have it set up to check for patents issued with me as the inventor. It will send me an email if one of my applications get granted. I haven't tried alerts based on a specific document number, but I assume that would work too. The site allows very fine grained control of searches. ...


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You can indeed get a patent for a novel refinement or improvement of an already patented idea. However, while gaining a patent means you can prevent someone from implementing the idea claimed in your patent, it doesn't mean that you somehow now circumvent existing patents. In your example, the fact that you invent a special algorithm for processing the ...


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Espacenet (run by the European Patent Office) and Patentscope (run by WIPO) are both databases through which you can search for patents and patent applications. I believe Patentscope has somewhat greater coverage. In this sense, they are both quite similar to Google Patents. The European register is the legal register of all European patents and patent ...


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