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Call for Prior Art US Patent 7,888,125 (Theranos) Duke v. Stanford

Call for prior art: Can you find better art for this patent that claims novelty based on a comparison of device output with a known constant? U.S. Patent No. 7,888,125 (Theranos) Filed March 24, ...
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Location-based marketing - Providing ticketing and access to attractions. (Smart Destinations) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON Enhanced marketing responsive to customer path data between attractions - This application from Smart Destinations, Inc seeks to patent the idea of...Enhanced data collection ...
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Is there a Patent-to-English dictionary?

On another site, I learned that many words in U.S. patents have very specific meanings, subtly different from their usual meanings in English. For example, "comprising" is different from "consisting ...
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Does the GS1 MCS industry guideline use US patent 8228198?

In March, 2012, all of the UHF Gen2 RFID chip manufacturers agreed to support Multi-vendor Chip-based Serialization (MCS), a voluntary implementation of a GS1 guideline for encoding 96-bit Serialized ...
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Examination of applications with matter in more than one art unit/classification?

It is not uncommon for patent applications to relate to "systems" comprising subject matter relating to more than one examination art unit and/or classification. Consider a self-driving car patent ...
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One design patent for multiple interchangeable parts on a product?

Can I get a single design patent for a design with multiple interchangeable parts? Let's say I design a hat with multiple interchangeable decorative parts. You could buy the base hat with some velcro ...
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HELP SAVE Information Retrieval for future generations from a FACEBOOK Patent

HELP SAVE Information Retrieval for future generations. This application from FACEBOOK seeks to patent distributed database query engine for low query latency database analyses. 10 minutes of your ...
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Legal ramifications of including research algorithms in software products sold to clients

If I am a UK-based software vendor or 'software as a service' company, what are the legal implications of including academic research algorithms in products sold to European and international clients? ...
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How to determine Canadian patent life-time?

Is patent CA 2561773 A1 still valid or pending? Event shows: dead in 2008 Please inform of risk of patent infringement.
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Dependent claim from invalid independent claim

I'm following an Inter Partes Review where the petitioner is trying to invalidate every independent claim of a patent based on prior art. If this is successful, some dependent claims will remain. ...
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Prior Art US 20130177891 A1

Audio-visual learning system US 20130177891 A1 Filing date: July 2, 2012 I am searching for Prior Art on the application listed above. Below is prior art that I am aware of. The claims in patent ...
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EDA software (IC design)

Looking for prior art on this: http://www.google.com/patents/US20130290834 Best answered by IC design people who use that kind of software. Basically looking for what's in the main figure, two ...
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Software patent implementations license

Given that a software patent can be implemented in different ways, languages and platforms then what are the license requirements of the implemented pieces of software? Is it possible that the patent ...
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How much of this profiler patent (US Patent No. 8,516,467) distinguishes over prior art?

A lot of this patent feels like it has prior art in existing tools such as disassemblers and profilers. Patent text Claim 1 A method for detecting a time complexity associated with an ...
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Does my Proprietary Agreement with a solely owned Inc. Division extend to all divisions

Background I worked for a US based defense contractor by the name of Meggitt Defense Systems, Inc. (MDSI). Because the parent firm, Meggitt Plc was British, MDSI had to be incorporated with it's own ...

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