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How to protect an app whose functionality is not novel, but the GUI is

Although design patents might be a good way to go, you may be able to gain some measure of protection for your gui with copyright. The pdf found here provides more information than I can provide in ...
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Separate or single provisional patent application/s for an algorithm and presentation

As @EricS mentioned, the word algorithm will trigger the word "abstract" which is hard to get around once it is invoked. It doesn't really matter if it is one or two provisional applications ...
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Separate or single provisional patent application/s for an algorithm and presentation

Regarding the decision of filing one or two provisional applications, George White's answer is very on point. You should be aware though that presentations of information are not patentable in many ...
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Separate or single provisional patent application/s for an algorithm and presentation

As previously mentioned, this is a challenging area for patentability and it is more important that you draft the application in sufficient detail to describe the practical application of the ...
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How to protect an app whose functionality is not novel, but the GUI is

Others have mentioned design patents and copyright. Those are worth considering. Remember that your published work is automatically protected by copyright, but registering the copyright simplifies any ...
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Does Apple have patents on basic UIKit classes?

Patent searching is a time consuming art. To get started, a google patent search finds the top several results (by relevance) the search string was (user interface) assignee:apple country:US after:...
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Prior art for layout managers, as used on all computers and the rendering of the very patent itself

It is important to understand that this application is not in any way trying to patent layout managers in general. Indeed the specification clearly describes existing layout manager systems including ...
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Patent image irrelevant to claims

Since you don't list the specific patent, I'll have to answer in general. Often in the prosecution of a patent, an application's claims will be narrowed in order to avoid objections from the examiner. ...
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