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Is it legal to compare a patented technology algorithm with a non-patented algorithm

U.S. Patent law does not say infringement requires a financial gain. It says you infringe if you make or use a patented invention. It also says you can't sell, offer for sale or import which are ...
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Can i import and sell a product in my country, that is patented and also manufactured from china?

This is definitely an area where you are going to need to seek professional legal counsel. There are many issues here which will need careful navigation. Depending on the invention there may be ...
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How does the corporate world of R&D view independant inventors?

Note: Answer edited based on revised question. How a corporation reacts to an independent research experience depends on how you present that experience. If it was full time work with a tangible ...
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Where/how can I find the reason for a rejected patent?

I don't know about other countries, but in the United States if a patent application has been published, you can find all the documents filed in that case by looking on Public PAIR by patent ...
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How do I find patents citing a certain article?

I'm guessing there is some way to do this with Google Scholar, but haven't discovered it yet. If you try The Lens, you can do something close by searching on a term relevant to the article you are ...
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Is it legal to compare a patented technology algorithm with a non-patented algorithm

Let me preface this by pointing out that I am not a lawyer. So this isn't legal advice. There is a Research Exemption, but I've been advised that this mainly covers generic drug development. That said,...
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Do slow or difficult USPTO patent examiners frustrate companies to the extent that they reduce research and development?

This is entirely anecdotal. I worked for years in a large medical products firm. Patents were essential and R&D spending was not impacted by patent office challenges. However, it is certainly ...
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Commercializing a published research paper without the permission of author?

In the US, there is a one year grace period for inventors to file a patent application after public disclosure. Such disclosure does prevent you from obtaining patent protection in most other ...
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Free Patent research sites vs fee based ones

I have been using Totalpatent and Totalpatentone from LEXISNEXIS and STN from CAS all three are paid version. If your need is only for research, Google patent or Patent lens would do work. The paid ...
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Finding a Patent of My Great Grandfather

One of the most old patent collections is that of Espacenet. https://worldwide.espacenet.com/advancedSearch?locale=en_EP Just type the name of your grandfather. You can try the same search here: ...
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Is it possible that i will disclose my idea through searching existing patents or using search engines?

You could try using as search engine that (claims to) respect your privacy more. Duck Duck Go supposedly will not store your search history (or less of it for a shorter time? I forget). It might be ...
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