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There is no definitive answer to your question. The simple suggestion is that you might want to consider consulting with your attorney. But, unfortunately, it is highly unlikely that even attorney will have a proper yes or no answer. There is a website though that might help you decide whether the software you are going to create infringes ImageWare patent: ...


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A similar Rovi/Tivo lawsuit against Netflix concluded with all patents ruled invalid under 101 (non-patentable subject matter). This decision was rendered based on an investigation of the patents themselves, without prior art being a factor. See https://www.leagle.com/decision/infdco20150716881


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You also must consider the DOZENS of subsequent patents that reference this patent as prior art. The are very large players Honeywell, NEC, Sony, Samsung & Raytheon among others too that have filed similar patents. They are who I would be worried about as well. I agree with the above answer that this would be difficult for even an expert, but from ...


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Why do you consider this patent tyranny. Someone came up with the idea before you. They spent the time and money to obtain a patent to protect it. The fact that you are a non-profit doesn't mean you aren't potentially reducing the patent holders ability to sell his product. Your best bet is to contact the patent owners and see if you can get permission to ...


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http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/09/scan-to-e-mail-patent-troll-loses-appeal-cant-avoid-state-court-case/ How about this one? And: "Uniloc, perhaps best known as Patent Troll in Chief, suffered a pretty devastating blow ... The Patent Trademark and Appeals Board has ruled that Uniloc's patent number 5,490,216 is invalid via an inter partes review (...


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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). There is a strict timeline and this patent will likely be toast in 6-7 months.


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The priority date is in 2000 - it was filed in 2014. It is likely to expire in 2020. IMO it does not appear to be a "troll patent". Also the Non-patent citations are only 29.


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Patent litigation is often described as "ruinously expensive" to pursue, thus there generally must be some financial incentive. My take on the advice given by your legal experts is that because you are a non-profit, there is no profit in trying to sue you for damages, or even spend the money to try to block you. That said, there are many variables. ...


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Obviousness is not a subjective thing. Without prove of it's obviousness nothing is obvious. If an invention is new, meaning there are differences to a single piece of closest prior art, the entitiy alleging obviousness needs to find prove that the differentiating element was known and known or suspected to be combinable with the piece of prior art. Thats ...


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I see that the patent US 10561392B2 claims " . . . a miniaturized rectangular prism having at its bottom side two slots for passing two scanning laser beams and two visible light beams to two targeted skin surfaces on an area of a human . . " If none of the references you are concerned about mention "prism", that may be a short version of the answer. ...


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There is this link which was posted by another user as a comment and an answer to this question at the same time you asked this question, however I have no experience with this site nor do I see any campaigns yet.


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https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/03/appeals-court-throws-out-six-intellectual-ventures-do-it-on-a-computer-patents/ https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140421/07070326977/intellectual-ventures-big-case-shut-down-judge-over-completely-bogus-patents.shtml and probably a few more of the search results for: https://www.google.de/search?client=firefox-...


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