Q: How do I see if something is coverd in a patent?
I'm building something and I want to make sure I'm able to do So before i get my self into any kinda legal trouble.
You can do some searching for issued patents or for pending applications that are in queue ahead of you. My slide set at http://bit.ly/Patent_Searching will help.
Interpreting the scope of patent claims is a bit tricky. If you find things that are close you should get advice from a patent attorney. The patent attorney can help you with the search process too.
I hope this helps.
Kevin E Flynn
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