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US20120221930 is a pending application - not a granted patent. It has a lengthy history as set out at the beginning of the description: "This application is a continuation of co-pending U.S. patent application Ser. No. 12/628,465, filed on Dec. 1, 2009, which claims priority under 35 U.S.C. ยง120 as a continuation of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 10/446,...


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How important is it that this is specifically "web pages" i.e. html loaded in a web browser as opposed to non www? And http versus other protocols? I ask for two reasons. First in 1996 the www had not yet won the day so if you read the academic work from that time www is clearly important and seen as the likely winner but a lot of attention is also give to ...


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Whilst I have not found prior art, the "Alternative Embodiments" seems rather vague though may be common in such patents? Although embodiments are disclosed herein, many variations are possible which remain within the concept, scope, and spirit of the embodiments described herein, and these variations would become clear to those skilled in the art ...


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The immediate document is an international application and it is not "valid", it is merely an application. This international application has spawned two "real" applications: DE102011013224 - In Germany, abandoned on 2015/10/01 EP2683373 - In the EPO, still being actively examined: https://register.epo.org/application?number=EP12708816&lng=en&tab=...


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It is extremely unlikely that such a company would try to "steal" your application or the underlying IP. However, DO NOT file a patent application with Nolo or any other cut-rate self-directed services. The problem with these Nolo, LegalZoom or other cheap patent services, and the like is, that they lure inventors into believing that they can get solid ...


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This is a bad patent for a number of reasons, first and foremost it a practice that has been happening for many years. Any AOL cd from the mid 90's used a web browser view to display the connection interface. This was a web page as it was defined s html, and it was embedded because needed a network connection to see it. If you press the need for network ...


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