Ask Patents Weekly Newsletter
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Top new questions this week:

File a broad patent and specific embodiment separately?

If a I'm filling a broad patent claim and then should I file as a separate patent a specific embodiment I'm more interested in? The reasons for this are that the specific embodiment is easier to ...

asked by saxena 1 vote
answered by Rolf 0 votes

US8903797 - System and method for loading objects for object-relational mapping

I recently found the patent System and method for loading objects for object-relational mapping US8903797. I develop Ruby on Rails web applications that follow the Active record pattern for Object ...

[software] [application] [data-processing-database]  
asked by Bjoernsen 1 vote

"Google Now" Patent Application Number

I've been looking for Google's patent application number for "Google Now", the intelligent assistant but with no success. Can any redirect me to the correct link or post the Patent number? Thank you ...

[application] [uspto] [google] [wipo]  
asked by snksnk 1 vote
answered by Pushpak 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Prior Art Request for US 20140038722 A1 "Universal virtual entity transformation" A method of transforming a virtual entity from a first game to be useable in a second game comprising the steps of: a. Obtaining a set of ...

[prior-art-request] [pre-grant] [us20140038722]  
asked by selene 1 vote
answered by Lakstoties 2 votes

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

Interactive Map - Is Apple trying to patent 40-year-old GIS methods? - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Apple recently filed for an "Interactive Map" patent that in every way resembles a collection of technologies and methods known as "Geographic Information Systems" (GIS). 10 minutes of your time can ...

[prior-art-request] [pre-grant] [apple] [maps] [us20130339891]  
asked by Bill Morris 11 votes
answered by Carl Reed 11 votes


This call for prior art is part of EFF's effort to bust a patent being asserted against podcasting. Read more about the initiative here. Help narrow US patent applications before they become patents ...

[prior-art-request] [us8112504] [post-grant]  
asked by Daniel Nazer 37 votes
answered by Kevan 12 votes
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