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Top new questions this week:

I could be sue for patent infringement just to have my website with a system or platform of a third company?

If I have my website created with a third party company and they are infringing any patent, could I be sue, just to be a user of that software or program?

asked by Apolo 2 votes
answered by Lomilar 0 votes

Examples and guidance for algorithms and procedures

Where can I find examples and guidance on drafting an algorithm? This is not for patenting the algorithm as such, which I believe must be attached to hardware. This has more to do with the procedure ...

[disclosure] [algorihm] [examples] [procedures]  
asked by Deon P Hugo 1 vote
answered by Atsby 0 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

CALL FOR PRIOR ART: Applying Cold Analgesic “Method and Composition for Treating Pain” (13/235947)

This Patent Application received a non-final rejection by the US Patent Office! An initial rejection is part of the typical course of a patent application. Thanks to the YOU, the Ask Patents ...

[prior-art-request] [rejected] [us20130072575]  
asked by Micah Siegel 6 votes
answered by Christopher Williams 3 votes

what is the difference between an EP patent (or publication) and a patent published in Europe?

I'm trying to understand the difference between a patent published in europe (or a publication with any country code) and an EP publication (published in EPO). What is the difference between ...

[international] [wipo] [epo]  
asked by YSY 2 votes
answered by Paul Guyot 3 votes

Is there any on-going research on this potentially useful invention?

Is there any on-going research on this potentially useful invention? Why has it not been developed to practical use? patent: us5676977

[develop] [us5676977]  
asked by Tshegofatso 1 vote
answered by Jim Haugen 0 votes

Looking for prior art for patent application US20140196015 "Declaration of Lifetime resource reference"

I'm looking for prior art related to following patent: DECLARATION OF LIFETIME OF RESOURCE REFERENCE A language extension that advances ...

[prior-art-request] [software] [us20140196015]  
asked by Daniel Fath 10 votes
answered by Hugo Dubé 11 votes

What constitutes enough of a change in a design patent for me to construct something for personal use?

I have absolutely zero understanding of patent law, and have only just discovered that it's illegal for me to reproduce a game called "9 Square in the Air" for personal use due to two "ornamental ...

[design-patent] [us7608000] [usd650445]  
asked by xtraorange 1 vote
answered by Bob 2 votes
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