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US In the US, prior art includes: any publication made before the deemed application date of the application; (35 USC 102(a)(1)); and any published patent application filed before the deemed application date. (35 USC 102(a)(2)) However, if the disclosure was by the applicant themselves, less than 12 months before the deemed application date, it is not ...


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It is all about the filing dates. If application A is filed first then application A may be considered prior art for application B even if application B is filed before application A publishes. It doesn't matter whether or not application B was developed independently of patent A. This is true even if the application A never gets granted as a patent. I am ...


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You might try Espacenet, The Lens or PatentScope - all are https


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Will I face any issue related patent or copyright problems? This is very hard to say. Almost certainly you should be prepared to do a patent search. Developing within, say Xcode, using the built in functionality ought to be pretty safe from a look and feel perspective. However the underlying logic might run afoul of a patent. There are a lot of patents out ...


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Other than a the first research on breakthrough idea, patents are much more specific than you might assume. I just searched "hash lookup key" in google patents and it says it found over 120,000 hits. To attempt to answer a question like, "Does X server as killer prior art to Y?" you need to start by having the wording of the claims of Y at hand.


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This application went abandoned many years ago. You can look up the complete history of recent US patent applications at USPTO's Public PAIR web site. It allows access to all documents submitted by the applicant and issued by the patent office. This application was given a non-final rejection based upon 5014484 Tanizawa. Examiners do not necessarily look ...


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Like most questions with patents, the answer is "it depends". To know if an idea is patentable over prior art one needs carefully consider both the idea and the prior art. You can't divulge the invention here without potentially poisoning the ability to obtain a patent so we can't give you a definitive answer. To be patented, your invention needs to be ...


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I went to the US Public Pair to check this patent's status. Checking the Fees tab yields "Patent expired on 02/29/2004 due to non-payment of maintenance fee.". It might be possible to resurrect the patent, but in any case it would expire normally by Oct. 7, 2018.


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Without going into all the intricacies, prior art is anything that is made available to the public before the priority date. It doesn't really matter what licence it is under when it is released. The patent you mention has a priority date of 29 October 2012. Assuming there were no changes between the priority filing and the actual filing, anything published ...


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As I understand it, publication of a book outlining the details of what is claimed in the patent more than a year prior to the patent being applied for constitutes public disclosure of the information and therefore the information is no longer patentable. As far as I am aware, all of the patent claims have been disclosed already in their prior book ...


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EP2709017 A1 is not a patent but a patent application, however intention to grant was communicated to applicant and the patent will be granted in designated European contracting states as taxes have been paid (actually depending on filed translations). You mention a prior art which is a technical report authored by the inventors and other researchers. This ...


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Searching prior art is something like finding a needle in a haystack. It depends on the keywords you're focusing and how well are you in searching (experience actually). What are the best way to search closest prior art The methods also depend on whether you are performing a novelty search for an invention or doing a prior art search for invalidation. ...


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You can perform a patentability search by searching on Google patents and on the USPTO to figure out generally what has already been patented and what patent applications have been filed. However, in the US you when you file a patent application you can elect to not have anything published until the application issued as a patent as long as you agree to not ...


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