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Prior art request: US7263687 (Object-oriented enumerated type facility)

This is a post-grant prior art request for US7263687, which has a filing date of Sep. 9, 2002. This patent is a generalization of what most developers know as an enum in the Java programming ...

[prior-art-request] [software] [post-grant]  
asked by Sam Harwell 5 votes

Patents regarding to web applications

I'm working on my own product which will be an web application (what it is or do doesn't matter for this question). I watch a lot of Shark Tank (and kind a like) and always hear lines like "Do you ...

[software] [application] [websites]  
asked by Sven van Zoelen 2 votes
answered by Pol99 0 votes

In what economic systems, other than capitalism, do patents exist?

Patents exist in capitalist systems. Do other economic systems have patents and, if so, what is their purpose in those systems?

[international] [finance]  
asked by al42 2 votes
answered by nhunsaker 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

do I need submit the code for software patent?

My patent application describes software method. I wrote the code just to test it. It is stripped down embodiment, as real things would be more complex and depending on particular implementation. All ...

asked by Pol99 2 votes
answered by Subhasmita Baro 3 votes

Online Dating - Identifying Nearby, Compatible Users (Zoosk) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT FOR ONLINE DATING - This application from Zoosk seeks to patent the idea of finding other people who are nearby and compatible with you online! 10 minutes of your time can help ...

[prior-art-request] [pre-grant] [us20130145288] [online-dating] [zoosk]  
asked by Micah Siegel 5 votes
answered by Anyonymous Guest 3 votes

Can someone patent someone else's invention?

In the history, invention conflicts were on who has patented an invention sooner. This is the subject of stealing an invention. Consider one has published an invention in any kind of media, can this ...

[patentability] [law] [patent-infringement] [usa] [defensive-publications]  
asked by All 7 votes
answered by m3lvn 7 votes

Computer monitoring — controlling a remote computer — Issued Patent — PRIOR ART REQUEST

AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON COMPUTER MONITORING - This issued patent seeks to patent the idea of... controlling a remote computer! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent applications before they ...

[prior-art-request] [post-grant] [us7870504]  
asked by Eric Renouf 3 votes
answered by osteenbergen 10 votes
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