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Understanding Kamatani Cloud US 6873940 patent class combination and patent applicability to cloud services

Unified patents has petitioned for inter parties review of this patent. After rejecting General Patent Corp's preliminary response, the USPTO has granted the inter parties review (as of Oct 10, 2017)....
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What happens if I develop a software and provide it as an online service and someone else patents it?

If the PTO examiner does not find your website while doing their prior art search, your competitor might still be able to get the patent and even sue other companies with it. I'm assuming that if they ...
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Do I need NDA when talking about submitted patent

A trade secret and a patent are mutually exclusive choices. An NDA would almost certainly be needed for the former (since it's secret), but not really for the latter (since it is, or will shortly be, ...
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How applying for patent affects my business

Your abandoned application may be used as prior art against a later filed patent application if it is published prior to abandonment, and you file the second application more than one year after the ...
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