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Can someone else claim to be the inventor after the original inventor's patent expires?
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First step is to review their patent(s). If you had a patent, it is very unlikely they patented the same thing as your patent would be prior art. If they indeed have a patent, it is probably on a ...

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Can an improvement be made on a patent and then made in the public domain?
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You question is a bit confusing, but I'll try to answer my interpretation. If you make an improvement to an existing patented device, you could potentially obtain a patent on the improvement, but if ...

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I wanted to create a free web application, but found a possible patent infringement
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You are correct that you could potentially get sued. However, this is current only an application. It may or many not get granted as a patent. Claims in applications are frequently broader than what ...

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Status, Patent No. 4,442,710
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In 1984, patents expired 17 years from the grant date. This patent would have expired long ago. Patents are not renewable.

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Can a patent be granted without "reduction to practice"?
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I can't comment on the likelihood of this particular patent application to get granted as I don't know the prior art. However it is true that you don't have to prove a patent works with data (at least ...

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What is the best free reliable patent drawing software?
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An excellent free 3-D drawing tool is OnShape. It is free and runs within the browser so it works on any computer. Surprisingly capable. You can also generate 2D drawings. Much better than SketchUp ...

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Is this patent limited to the usa or internationally?
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This is a US patent. The hint is the first two letters being "US". US patents only cover products made or sold in the US. Often US patents will have international equivalents. In Google Patents you ...

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Can a company who has released a product before another be asked to remove it because of a posterior patent?
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Companies don't just register patents. Patents are applied for. The process can take three or more years. Once filed, a patent examiner will evaluate the application to determine if it is 1) useful, 2)...

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Can someone use a sub combination of my original invention without infringing?
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To infringe on a claim, the infringer must implement each and every aspect of the claim. Thus if a claim specifies steps A, B, C, D and E and someone makes a product that utilizes A, B, C and D but ...

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how can this patent be valid?
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First and foremost, the cited document is a patent application. It is not yet a patent and might never be granted. Second, you cite several claims, but all of them are dependent claims. This means ...

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First publication claim patent
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The answer is no, you have no claim on anyone else's patent applications. What you have is prior art. Once you published your technology, you lost your ability to patent it in many countries. In the ...

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artwork missing from US9476133
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For reasons no one can explain, Google provides two different sites for viewing patents www.google.com/patents and patents.google.com. Only patents.google.com reliably shows patent figures. I would ...

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New use of current medication for treatment of gastric ulceration
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This is a pretty easy call. You absolutely, positively need to apply for patents before you publish. As you are at an institution of higher education, you should ask your school's intellectual ...

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Are gene mutations patentable for diagnostics as in LQTS
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The document you cited is an application. It has since been granted as US8658358. So, the answer seems to be yes it is patentable since the USPTO granted a patent. Its important to note that the ...

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Is this patent for the entire unit or just a specific part?
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What a patent covers is described by its claims. You should first read the independent claims (claims that don't refer to other claims). Here is the first claim of the cited patent. A method for ...

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Soffer, Softer, Soifer
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This is the result of imperfect optical character recognition of an old patent. Try reviewing the pdf version. Google patents tries to automatically generate a text version of the patent. For old ...

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Is this patent still valid (inventer still have exclusive rights)?
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This patent has expired. Anyone is free to practice what is described in the claims. Always understand that other relevant patents may exist.

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Is the Chase-Lev Deque patent (US20070143326A1) still valid after Alice?
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US2007014332A1 is a patent application. It has been granted as US7346753B2 so it is currently a valid patent. It was issued in 2008 so the Alice decision came well after it. Whether Alice impacts the ...

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Question about the Non-obviousness Requirement of 35 U.S.C
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Obviousness is a tricky concept with respect to patentability. In my experience it is a common reason for rejection. The threshold I see generally applied is would someone with "ordinary skill in the ...

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Should a 3D designer be on patent?
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You can always try to negotiate the terms of your contract. However, I doubt anyone would hire you on the basis of a paying you for your time and also getting a fraction of the patent earnings. The ...

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If a patent expire can someone else repatent it?
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The basic requirements for a patent is that the idea be useful, novel and non-obvious. If someone has already patented an idea, then you can't re-patent it because it would not be novel since someone ...

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"embodiment" vs. "invention"
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I can't speak for patent attorneys since I'm not one, but in my mind the words "invention" and "embodiment" aren't synonyms. An embodiment is a particular way of implementing the invention. When a ...

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What is the line between obvious and novel?
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DonQuiKong's answer is a good one and should be accepted. As an inventor, I thought I might share a few other insights. Obviousness really is vague and subjective. It is thrown out by examiners almost ...

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Can I patent a calculation method or application, that uses previously undefined variables?
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What you are asking about is patentability of software or algorithms. This is a tricky subject and there have been recent court decisions that have impacted this. I am not a lawyer but I do have a ...

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How to find a patent lawyer for EEG / ECG electrodes?
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This may seem far fetched, but you could do a patent search and when you find good patents in the field look up the attorneys who filed them.

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Can I manufacture and sell the product shown in US 2010/0180382?
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The document you linked is a US patent application, not a patent. To check its status, you can use the site US Public Pair. Get past the CAPTCHA and then enter 20100180382 and select "Publication ...

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A patent have nationality?
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I think you are confused by the difference between an invention and a patent. A patent is a legal document that provides a limited duration protection to an invention in a specific jurisdiction. The ...

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Is there any online database that provides the firm level patent statistics for research purposes?
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It is a little unclear what you are asking for, but I would like to recommend The Lens. This is an excellent site for searching for patents. You can easily limit to search to India and there is cool ...

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Images available?
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It turns out that "www.google.com/patents" often has issues with displaying images and really shouldn't be used. If you really want to use Google then use the site "patents.google.com". Here is the ...

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How can I determine whether my product infringes this patent?
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What you are asking about is called freedom to operate. Freedom to operate is a challenging question to answer. Even the best legal opinion might not matter if you get before a jury of lay people. ...

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