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Interactive dialog question

In patents, "the name of the game is the claim". The images may help you to understand the claims, but (other than for design patents, which all start with a D, like D123456) the only protection that ...
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Online Game Patents

Game patents is an area I've done a fair bit of research on. This should be taken as an informal answer--I've spoken to many patent attorneys on this subject, but I myself am not an attorney. My ...
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Does US7156733B2 include data saved to databases in addition to files?

A patent's coverage is defined by its claims. In particular, it is good to start by focusing on the independent claims (in this case claims 1, 13, 19, 24 and 27). Lets look at claim 1: A method ...
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Game Patentability

To add more info, in Europe (before the EPO) games are considered non-patentable. Article 52(2) EPC reads: The following in particular shall not be regarded as inventions within the meaning of ...
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Game Patentability

Games are in quite a grey area. Fundamentally a game is nothing more than a set of rules. While the novelty and non-obviousness of such a set of rules is relatively easy to assess, the difficulty ...
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Video game mechanics patentable?

This is a complex question because of changes in patent law relating to three significant cases, namely Bilski, Alice, and Mayo. The ultra-short summary is that these cases pertain to the question as ...
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