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How to do a software patent search, as an individual or a team?

The challenge The problem with software patents is that they are applicable even if you write your own code, without any knowledge of any patented invention. You may accidentally "reinvent" ...
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How to do a software patent search, as an individual or a team?

The topic of software patents is quite complex. It depends heavily on the jurisdictions where you work and distribute your software, as well as on the kind of software. Moreover, the situation is ...
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Will I have to remove an apache 2 open-source project from the internet and stop using it if someone patents the concepts within the code?

Any piece of software can be encumbered by patents. That is not something that is specific to the Apache license. The Apache license just acknowledges the fact and includes a patent license in ...
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Can I use aac in an commercial app for free?

(This answer is not legal advice. You should speak to an experienced patent attorney.) What to do about AAC If I needed to encode or decode AAC, I would rely on operating system APIs where the OS or ...
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Will I have to remove an apache 2 open-source project from the internet and stop using it if someone patents the concepts within the code?

The patent is inherently invalid, thus legally you do not have to. Whether you want to fight that battle, though, is another matter. (Your app predates the patent, thus showing the idea was already ...
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