Dave M.
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Identical design / Completely different purpose
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You may be able to patent a new use for an old thing, but you can't patent the thing itself unless it's somehow different from the old thing. What you may be able to do is patent the new method of ...

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What are the restrictions on using this method?
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When you're looking at an issued patent (which you can recognize by the 9-digit patent number, 9,207,318 in this case, vs. the 11-digit publication number of a not-yet-granted patent application, e.g.,...

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Can a method of teaching based on research be patented
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A method of teaching is likely to be rejected as unpatentable under §101 (commonly used to reject software and business methods, but it seems like teaching would be treated similarly). @EricShain is ...

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Patent Licensing Query
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It looks like the US Government (National Institutes of Health, DHHS) licensed the patent from the University of Florida in 2001. Here's the assignment. I'd probably start by contacting University ...

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Restrictions regarding drawings
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You can put anything you want in a provisional application. Photos (even color photos) are frequently filed in regular utility applications too, but they don't reproduce well, so examiners will often ...

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