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What is the difference between Application number, Publication number and Patent number?

I assume you are talking about the US for the formats. The application number is assigned when the application is filed at the USPTO. It is of the format "16/123456". The publication number is ...
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JP Morgan patents "basic app communication"

On cursory review, I don't see anything in the claims that is non-abstract, except, potentially, the organization of the functions. The deeper issue relates to a quote from the article: "How was ...
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What's the criteria for you to get a patent on an improvement?

Although George White's answer is excellent, I wanted to explicitly answer your last question. Also, in order to not infringe the patent, should the new method not violate all claims, or is it an ...
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What's the criteria for you to get a patent on an improvement?

Criteria for you to get a patent on an improvement Almost everything can be seen as an improvement on something from the past. The claims of previous work are not particularly relevant to a ...
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Prior art request: US7263687 (Object-oriented enumerated type facility)

Please take a look into US7263687 patent prosecution. Patent examiner already addressed this patent not being novel over "Effective Java Programming" which was mentioned in patent description (...
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Prior art request for US20120179309 "Data Improvement System and Method"?

The patent application was initially rejected twice, and then on 10/1/2014, the attorneys added this language to claim 1: wherein the initial track centerline data defines a centerline of the track,...
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How Could This Patent Possibly be Granted in the Face of Public Domain Prior Art?

As always, what a patent protects is described in the claims. In this case the first claim is as follows. A speaker comprising: a transducer configured to reproduce a sound generated by a moving ...
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Is the balancing patent for wheelchairs from DEKA righteous?

If by righteous you mean valid, one answer is that EP1512055B1 is a granted patent and thus legally enforceable. I looked on Espacenet and the European Patent Register for cited documents and the ...
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Did they patent Auto-Correct?

It would seem that the patent is for a very specific implementation of automatic correction for XML documents. Here is the first claim. A method comprising: in a computing system having at ...
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JP Morgan patents "basic app communication"

On my iPhone, the Health app communicates with the Strava app to get exercise related data. The apps ask me to allow this communication. This seems pretty much what the first claim covers. Not sure if ...
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Can I order an Inventor plaque from USPTO?

I don't believe the USPTO issues plaques. At least they've never sent me one. However, there are several companies who do sell them. They are very efficient. Sometimes the way I've found out a patent ...
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Can someone steal the designs associated with a patent application that has not been granted? Are the designs afforded protection?

If the application is rejected, the claims are likely deemed not patent eligible which means others can use them, but not patent them. (Even if the rejection is based on some other factor, the ...
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Mobile Media Server - PRIOR ART REQUEST

It sounds like Microsoft's NetShow meets all these requirements. Here is a link to a press release from 1997 that may describe all the elements.
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