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The reason why I could not find the patent is that there are several different kinds of patents. Mechanical patents, for example, are "utility" patents. The cut glass pattern referenced in the question is not a utility patent, it is a design patent. Each patent type has its own numbering system. To search for a design patent, typically a "D&...


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The governments that implement the patent process all have sovereign immunity from patent infringement liability that would bar any suit to enforce such an alleged patent.


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Yes, in a sense. One patent is US 7444589 Automated patent office documentation by AT&T. Another is US 6434580B1 System, method, and recording medium for drafting and preparing patent specifications from NEC. In most locations patents on a business method are not allowed but, although controversial, they are allowed in the U.S. Of course the fundamental ...


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If you have a truly novel and non-obvious game idea, you could patent it, and that would cost many tens of thousands of dollars if not hundreds of thousands of dollars (U.S.) in legal fees, etc. and probably a couple of years of patent prosecution, if your idea has not already entered the public domain through public display or sale. Most ideas for games are ...


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This would have clearly been patentable subject matter in the U.S. a few years ago. Now the Supreme Court has made it very hard to get claims like this. They are quick to reduce any such claim to its "gist" (an improper way to analyze a claim) and say "it is buy low and sell high". A skilled patent practitioner still has a chance of ...


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