Tag: law

51 Can a YouTube video be submitted as prior art? 2012-09-05T14:23:09.340

25 Can software or a block of code under the GPL or a similar license be patented? 2012-09-08T05:19:52.610

23 What does "patent pending" mean? 2012-09-21T00:22:17.567

22 Can we not invalidate older patents? - i.e. World Inc vs Blizzard Entertainment 2012-09-20T15:24:25.113

19 Is there a way to achieve protections similar to "Copyleft" under the patent system? 2012-09-05T20:35:11.630

16 Does looking at prior art searches pose a risk for engineers? 2012-09-21T12:29:45.413

11 What should I know before using "Patent Pending" in my products/ website? 2012-09-22T08:58:47.037

11 If a patent has been issued, can it still be invalidated by prior art? 2012-10-01T15:54:36.903

11 Does a public discussion related to a patent invalidate the patent 2012-10-03T04:30:31.077

11 Can someone patent someone else's invention? 2012-12-15T16:33:10.873

10 Prior art for new treatment for anxiety disorder 2012-09-21T00:08:58.780

10 How are damages calculated if found guilty of infringement? 2012-09-21T13:54:05.023

9 Can a master's thesis be used as prior art? 2012-09-26T06:27:34.760

9 Over time, which patent legislation applies, current or past? 2012-10-01T18:32:18.460

9 Repatenting someone else's dropped provisionals 2017-02-15T07:28:43.870

8 Can software be patented after being made public? 2012-09-21T21:29:57.920

8 How rigorous are examiners 2013-01-11T22:08:53.853

7 Are there any advantages to making your first filing in one country vs. another? 2012-10-08T09:42:26.660

6 Can some explain "inter partes review" and "ex parte reexamination"? 2012-10-01T19:32:34.763

6 SHIELD Act progress 2013-01-03T09:02:13.810

5 Patent agreements, over-charging & consumer protection (Microsoft "Android tax") 2012-09-22T04:40:18.277

5 How can I protect my invention after applying for a patent? 2015-08-10T17:08:37.017

4 How specific must prior art be to invalidate a patent? 2012-09-20T19:52:37.317

4 How can I best aid in keeping the patents system at bay? 2012-09-21T22:53:10.497

4 Here is what I see as an invalid patent. US6563040 2012-09-22T03:44:38.900

4 What is functional claiming, and how does it affect the interpretation of a claim? 2012-09-25T22:05:59.507

4 Who is allowed to sue for patent infringement? 2012-09-27T21:55:54.647

4 What are standard-essential patents? 2012-10-11T14:49:41.587

4 How does one start patenting an idea in the United States? 2012-11-29T12:59:48.827

4 D/285,860 and D/253,629 - These look like an ordinary skateboards 2013-01-23T23:48:12.007

4 Can one file a patent application amicus brief to protest granting of the patent? 2013-03-29T19:57:17.267

4 How to use expired patents when designing a product? 2013-09-14T18:34:27.833

4 Can I use an invention that has not been granted a patent? 2015-08-21T23:59:56.250

3 Are examination and re-examination proceedings publicly available? 2012-09-20T22:45:46.227

3 What kind of penalties should I expect when having text about patents that expired in my products? 2012-09-28T04:59:29.290

3 Is there a fast route to worldwide patent acquisition? 2012-09-28T07:29:50.437

3 In a patent notice, is the name you use to refer the patented product important? 2012-09-28T09:39:08.770

3 Can XML/JSON structure formats be patented? 2012-11-02T02:49:19.427

3 Should I do a freedom to operate search if I suspect parts of my product infringe [US]? 2013-01-30T21:42:11.240

3 How best to patent idea while working for company? 2013-02-10T02:19:10.513

3 What are the major take-aways on the first-(inventor)-to-file rules that go into effect March 16, 2013? 2013-02-20T01:52:29.483

3 If the the SHIELD Act passes how will it impact the licensing and patent litigation worlds? 2013-03-07T23:29:29.573

3 How Can an Inventor Create Good Strong Prior Art For the Future Without Filing Patent Applications? 2013-04-05T21:00:16.547

3 If a patent claims a method, is a subset of the method's steps also covered? 2013-05-24T08:34:15.593

3 A patent specifies 'music', which is really 'packaged digital information', but how would a court interpret it? 2013-09-14T03:37:59.343

3 I'd like to make a digital watch with it's case similar to this one. How much different does my design need to be in order for it to be legal? 2013-12-20T00:33:06.267

3 Finding prior art rejects an independent claim 2014-10-29T11:26:37.590

3 What does "discretionary inquiry" mean? 2014-11-10T12:14:31.637

3 What is the difference between Patent agent and Patent lawyer? 2015-01-31T00:15:15.970

3 Can I produce and sell an already patented product? 2015-03-06T20:09:32.017

3 What patents do I need to buy or lease to make and sell an electric guitar to the public? 2015-06-12T16:17:37.873

3 "On a computer"? 2015-07-23T19:50:34.110

3 Name of the Procedure to transfer 3rd party patent rights to myself 2016-04-22T07:51:09.603

3 Can terms and conditions trump patent awards? 2017-06-13T15:27:48.643

2 Does "Vessel Hull Design Protection Act" protects any kind of object of design? 2012-09-24T12:59:40.410

2 Expiration date of US5597520 2012-11-21T21:54:15.470

2 Patent expiration date with multiple publications 2012-11-26T22:37:33.150

2 What is the patent owner law in US? 2012-12-27T02:19:20.340

2 Is Jury Nullification valid in patent cases? 2013-01-28T17:26:08.843

2 What constitues/definition of an inventor. Does it simply boil down to claims in a patent? 2013-02-12T14:20:06.107

2 Should I keep my patent's ownership or assign it to an entity that I own? 2013-02-16T21:08:05.457

2 Can a missed patent opportunity be made up 2013-05-21T08:30:43.530

2 Duplicate Patents? 2013-05-25T14:23:01.437

2 What steps does a patent application follow? 2013-09-15T21:54:27.380

2 How does one start patenting an idea in India? 2014-02-10T08:29:44.543

2 Gaining a copyright/Patent 2014-02-26T20:53:36.770

2 Making a patent number underage, 2014-03-03T20:50:14.130

2 Handling ownership and patent initiation of intellectual property 2014-04-05T20:17:56.353

2 Inventor not included 2014-05-04T14:20:28.003

2 Is a patented European product able to be produced in US? 2014-06-05T19:41:43.020

2 transfer of patents 2015-06-15T08:57:54.550

2 Cost to draft and file patent application in the U.S.? 2015-09-25T08:52:29.813

2 Ph.D student to file a patent without any contribution of the uni 2015-10-02T04:23:50.293

2 Lost a digital copy of patent specification 2015-10-19T02:28:35.837

2 If I modify device which I bought for use in my company will that be infringement? 2016-02-04T14:28:44.910

2 Is it always okay to market a product that was patented 20+ years ago? 2016-04-14T22:02:30.483

2 Does a patented product have to be produced to be enforced? 2017-04-19T08:32:15.400

2 US patent application based on the contents of Chinese patent applications 2017-06-15T19:42:14.757

1 General primer on what's patentable in the United States? 2012-09-20T21:02:30.637

1 Patent length and breadth 2012-10-19T17:11:03.727

1 Confidentiality of revised diagrams in a provisional application 2012-11-06T02:53:41.927

1 What is a request for continued examination? 2012-11-07T16:12:00.123

1 Exploiting a patent after changing organization 2012-11-08T16:47:54.290

1 Why is a list of patents often preceded with text like "covered by *one or more* of the following patents"? 2013-02-02T22:04:57.960

1 At what time is a patent enforceable? 2013-03-04T21:12:10.113

1 Is my patent still valid if someone appends minute changes to it? 2013-03-19T16:00:45.397

1 How to prevent the usage of my idea if the patent is rejected? 2013-03-19T16:33:21.703

1 What is the reason of the structure change of U.S. applied patent during 1963-2011? 2013-04-05T07:26:32.547

1 What is the formal structure to write a patent request? 2013-05-24T20:03:20.617

1 location aware ads us20130046636 2013-06-01T09:26:37.537

1 How can I use another company's product in my patent? 2013-10-01T17:34:53.973

1 What is tricryption? 2013-12-08T13:56:18.323

1 Can I use the idea of a one handed shovel in my non-commercial project? 2014-02-21T10:15:13.467

1 When does Patent 5,971,475 expire 2014-03-10T04:46:58.150

1 Prosecuting someone under patent laws 2014-04-14T02:37:44.067

1 Why Are There STILL 5,303 Overlaps for A Patent? 2014-07-08T15:27:12.803

1 I had an idea for a patent, told a select few and then saw my idea on the US patent site 2014-08-19T22:06:15.117

1 Can I buy and use a patented technology without incurring in troubles? 2014-09-01T08:46:08.987

1 Application refused 2014-10-15T06:08:51.393