Questions tagged [patents]

Questions about patents. Patents are government licenses conferring a right or title for a set period, especially the sole right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention without compensation.

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Does applying for a patent first make it more difficult to publish (or vice versa)?

After working on a project some times, some results are obtained and we decide to publish it. I know publishing a paper and applying a patent can actually happen in the same time, but is there any ...
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How do academics make money from applying their research?

There are a lot of very smart people in academia. They are at the front of human knowledge and push it further. Obviously, the research that comes out of academia is very new. My question is who ...
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Can I patent work after I have published a paper about it? [duplicate]

I've published my scientific results one year ago, but I didn't apply for patent at that time. Can I still patent it?
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Advisor trying to patent an idea for himself even though we wrote the paper together!

My advisor is trying to patent an idea without me. I got to know that he is registering the patent through the IP officer at our University. When I asked him about it, he did not give me a straight ...
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Redrawing a schematic diagram/image/schematic circuits to avoid Copyright infringement in publication

From other discussion in Academia SE and other source, I got an impression that redrawing is to avoid Copyright infringement. link1 link2 link3 not from SE link4 link5 I cannot comment there to ask ...
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My research paper filed as a patent in China by my Chinese supervisor without me as inventor

I completed my PhD 3 years ago from a university in the UK. Today I was looking for some papers in google scholar. I found a patent in China. The patent was written in Chinese however, all diagrams/...
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Why is Paper Publishing and getting a patent completely unrelated?

I know that not all, but many papers (that are accepted and published) are based on ideas that can be patented as well. So, why is that there is no system in which a person can apply for a Publishing ...
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Why don't professors start companies?

Why don't more professors attempt to use the knowledge gained during the course of their research work by starting a company and commercializing their findings? I'm asking this question per this ...
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Are patents appropriate in taxpayer funded academic settings?

I am asking because I work for a non-for-profit academic hospital where the vast majority of the funding comes, one way or another, from the taxpayer. It is certainly possible, actually encouraged, ...
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Search techniques for finding references at the start of reviewing the literature for your research?

Whenever we start new research, we need to do a literature review first in order to both get acquainted with the context and the concepts related to our research as well as to situate our research ...
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Can PhD students patent their work

I'm not aware of any PhD candidates patenting their novel work/product. Is it not ok to patent something you worked on?
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Proving that the PhD work was done prior to someone else's patent

I'm in a peculiar situation, which I'll try to describe as concisely as possible. Around three years ago I worked on something and I published a preliminary conference paper, which described the ...
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If a paper or software is released to the public, can the university still file a patent?

It is my understanding that patents can be invalidated if there is prior art to the technique at hand; DJB has a piece that would suggest that this way authors can inadvertently invalidate their own ...
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what steps to take when research result is patentable

I'm working on a nearly completed paper in CS. It deals with a memory module design, which, apart from being a novel idea, turned out to be of potentially commercial value. Now I was thinking of ...
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Balancing an internet startup and a tenure track professorship

What should do or consider to simultaneously succeed at my new professorship and my internet startup? I am starting a tenure track professorship in the fall. I am also on the team of an internet ...
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How to reuse a figure from a patent? Is it free to reuse?

I recently came across a journal article that included and referenced a figure (photograph) from a US patent. I found the patent, and I would like to use the same figure, and I'm wondering who the ...
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How to protect scientific open research from being patented?

For instance, say a published paper demonstrated new possible invention or technology by analysing the data and publishing it publicly. Is there any way to protect such research or its data which can ...
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How much do patents impact an academic career?

Patents are not normally considered as publications in scholarly journals, as they are not subject to peer-review. They are actually new ideas, but patenting does not guarantee the impact and ...
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Why patents are not cited in papers as that of journal papers?

I couldn't find papers that cite patents. Is it OK to cite patents? If yes, what are the reasons for scarce patent citations?
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Are there universities with policies that default intellectual property decisions to faculty?

For context, at a US-based institute there is a typical business-like policy stating intellectual property developed by faculty is owned by the institute. Likewise, faculty are required to submit ...
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How do I find research topics that yield profitable patents?

How can I find (and execute) profitable, patent-producing research? Specifically, I want to produce financially rewarding patents. Are there any steps to success? There always seems to be an element ...
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Patent application file on arxiv

Is it wise to upload the published patent application file on arxiv? what will be the consequences of copy right?