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Nintendo (or any other software manufacturer) can benefit from several forms of intellectual property protection to prevent copies and imitations, including utility patents but also design patents, trademarks and copyright. Besides intellectual property protection, other protections exist including laws against unfair competition or parasitic copying. ...


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Yes - a very simplified way of thinking about it is that patent laws are set up to cover "what it is and how it works". Accidental, unknowing, independent invention is not a defense for patent infringement and re-implementing something you know is patented is worse. Designing around a patent is fine, and in some ways is encouraged. The difference is you ...


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You didn't write which country you are living in. I cannot tell you about the situation in the United States but only about the situation in Germany which seems to be similar in many countries of the European Union. Here some software-based method can only be patented if the method solves a "technical" problem. This means that the method provides a new ...


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why are these patents accepted, since there are others very similar They can't be exactly similar and granted at the same time. Anybody can file a patent for anything as long as it follows the basic criterias of patentability. "Code generator" is just a term which might be getting used in completely different contexts in different patents. It is quite ...


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I checked patents related to Code Generators and I saw 4 or more entries that does similar things. So I'm curious why are these patents accepted, since there are others very similar. It depends how similar. All you've given us here is a list of patents containing the words "code generator". I doubt they all do the same thing in the same way. And if ...


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This document is not a granted patent. It is the publication of a patent application. If it is issued as a patent in the future the key will be the wording of the claims, not the abstract or other parts of the document.


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Without wanting to state the obvious here, but if you really think your invention is economically valuable and you have no prior experience in the patent field at all, you would be well advised to seek professional representation. As always, if you cannot or do not want to invest a few thousand dollars and / or a share of potential future profits, it is ...


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