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Top new questions this week:

Why wouldn't they include the power of a working prototype?

In reference to the patent: US 2014/0276685 A1 In the description of patent is not quantified the power required for hair cutting. The discussion about the required wavelengths is meaningless without ...

[patentability] [us20140276685]  
asked by Valeri 2 votes
answered by vallismortis 0 votes

When and how to patent a business model?

I have an idea for a business model that's never really been done before. There exists current businesses that accomplish the same goal, but not in the way I envision it. For example, think about Uber ...

asked by phpnoob 1 vote

Choosing a patent lawyer

I am wondering how picking a big firm vs. small law office could affect the outcome. On one hand a big firm has more resources but I guess they are more interested in corporate clients with deep ...

[patent-applications] [lawyers]  
asked by Pol99 1 vote

Was Patent ever used?

In reference to the patent: US2821692 I found a letter in my grandfathers paperwork and after doing a bit of research I found this website. This was my grandfather's patent and I was wondering if ...

asked by Denice Marcel 1 vote

Parallel neural networks

US 2014/0180989 A1 has been applied by Google. It seems that the patent is about convolutional neural network with parallel architecture. As my personal project, I'm considering making a program of a ...

[freedom-to-operate] [google] [us20140180989]  
asked by T.Y 1 vote
answered by vallismortis 0 votes

Can it be a patent?

I have an Indian (utility) patent pending (filed in November 2014) for a process related to improved aircraft engine type/class. I am thinking of filing a PCT International application for the same ...

[patentability] [prior-art] [patent-infringement] [novelty] [non-obviousness]  
asked by Swapnil Jagtap 1 vote

Ph.D student to file a patent without any contribution of the uni

I'm a Ph.D. student, and recently in my research I came up with an algorithm that would save the use of multiple transmitters to one transmitter. My co-supervisor believes it's a patent and he wants ...

asked by Diana 1 vote
answered by Aldo 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

What is the purpose of this Ebola-related patent of the US government?

One of my conspiracy theory-loving friends posted about this patent application (US 2012/0251502 A1), thinking the government created Ebola for the purposes of population control. This is obviously ...

[chemistry-microbiology] [us20120251502] [government-rights]  
asked by John Straka 4 votes
answered by Soren 5 votes

Searching for US Provisional Patents

US8261231 "claims benefit to U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 61/472,609, which was filed on Apr. 6, 2011... The contents of the above-identified applications are incorporated by reference in ...

[search] [us8261231] [provisional]  
asked by CommonsWare 2 votes
answered by Epicentre 2 votes
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