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Is this patentable?

Is this patentable? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

I.  “Does this meet all the requirements of a patent?”

This interpretation of the question asks whether an invention meets all the requirements so as to merit a patent grant. This question may be asked when an inventor or company is exploring options for protecting a new invention against copying and misappropriation by competitors or other parties.

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Alfonso Barrios Sanz's curator insight, November 14, 2014 6:08 AM

The inventions must be novel, involve an inventive activity (unobvious) and an industrial application. 

Other additional features:

-Descriptive sufficiency: It can reproduce

-Clarity

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Modest Growth Seen in Commercial Real Estate Markets

Modest Growth Seen in Commercial Real Estate Markets | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Commercial real estate leasing patterns are showing steady but modest growth, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast.

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Time is running out on energy tax credits

Time is running out on energy tax credits | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Last year, Congress extended the tax credit for many energy-efficient home improvements through 2013. You can receive up to $500 in total tax credits for eligible home improvements you've made since 2006.

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Housefax Teams Up With Residential Listing Portals

Housefax Teams Up With Residential Listing Portals | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
HAYMARKET, Va., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Housefax.com, a national data aggregation service providing property history reports for homebuyers and sellers, has launched a national Affiliate Marketer Program (AMP) for real estate listing websites.
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Agents could get more apps if MLSs start using the same definitions

Agents could get more apps if MLSs start using the same definitions | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A nonprofit that aims to foster software innovation and improve efficiency in real estate transactions has released the latest version of what it calls the industry's "Rosetta Stone" for data.
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Jobless claims fall to lowest level in two months

Jobless claims fall to lowest level in two months | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Jobless claims in the week ended Nov. 16 dropped by 21,000 to 323,000, the fewest since the week ended Sept. 28, from a revised 344,000 the previous week, the Labor Department said today in Washington.

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Redfin and ApartmentList.com feted by Goldman Sachs

Redfin and ApartmentList.com feted by Goldman Sachs | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Real estate tech startups Redfin and ApartmentList.com are among private Web companies that Goldman Sachs has invited to an exclusive conference that it hosts for companies that are generally deemed to be headed for an initial public offering or high-profile merger or acquisition, TechCrunch reports.

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Take a hike with Street View through U.S. National Parks and Parks Canada

Take a hike with Street View through U.S. National Parks and Parks Canada | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

What do tents and hiking boots have in common? You don’t need either to start exploring or planning your next adventure to some of the best national parks and historical sites across North America.

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Impact Fees: Back on our Radar but Troubling for Purchasers of New Construction Homes

Impact Fees: Back on our Radar but Troubling for Purchasers of New Construction Homes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

We haven’t heard much about Impact Fees in the last five or six years as new home construction came to a virtual halt around 2007. But that is likely to change as new home construction starts up again. Impact fees will certainly be on our radar again.

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7 Deal Aggregators for Holiday Shoppers

7 Deal Aggregators for Holiday Shoppers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
These deal aggregators will cut back on your shopping time and help you save money this holiday season.
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U.S. Negative Equity Rate Falls at Fastest Pace Ever in Q3

U.S. Negative Equity Rate Falls at Fastest Pace Ever in Q3 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

According to the third quarter Zillow Negative Equity Report, the national negative equity rate fell at its fastest pace in the third quarter, dropping to 21% of all homeowners with a mortgage underwater from 31.4% at its peak in the first quarter of 2012. In the third quarter of 2013, more than 1.4 million American homeowners were freed from negative equity, and 4.9 million mortgaged homeowners have been freed since the beginning of 2012. However, roughly 10.8 million homeowners with a mortgage still remain underwater

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Illinois home sales increase 3.7 percent, median prices rise 13.8 percent in October

Illinois home sales increase 3.7 percent, median prices rise 13.8 percent in October | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The statewide median price in October was $153,000, up 13.8 percent from October 2012 when the median price was $134,500. The median is a typical market price where half the homes sold for more and half sold for less.

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NAR - October Existing-Home Sales Cool but Low Inventory Drives Prices

NAR - October Existing-Home Sales Cool but Low Inventory Drives Prices | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Existing-home sales declined for the second consecutive month in October, while constrained inventory means home prices continue to see double-digit year-over-year gains.
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LPS' October "First Look" Mortgage Report: Foreclosure Inventory Lowest Since 2008; Mississippi Now Leads Nation in Delinquent, Non-Current Loans

LPS' October "First Look" Mortgage Report: Foreclosure Inventory Lowest Since 2008; Mississippi Now Leads Nation in Delinquent, Non-Current Loans | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Lender Processing Services , Inc. (NYSE: LPS), a leading provider of integrated technology, data and analytics to the mortgage and real estate industries, ...
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Keller Williams 'strongly urges' agents to oppose realtor.com's AgentMatch

Keller Williams 'strongly urges' agents to oppose realtor.com's AgentMatch | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Real estate franchise giant Keller Williams Realty has issued a statement advising its agents to oppose realtor.com's new agent rating platform, AgentMatch, which uses sold data from multiple listing services and other statistics to rank agents by...
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Nest Gets Sued Again For Patent Infringement For Daring To Make A Better Product

Nest Gets Sued Again For Patent Infringement For Daring To Make A Better Product | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A year and a half ago, we wrote about the patent infringement lawsuit filed by Honeywell against Nest. Honeywell, of course has a huge market share for thermostats, while Nest is the innovative upstart -- the darling of the tech set for rethinking how to make a simple thermostat and include Apple-style design touches and features. 

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Zillow adds transaction histories to agent profiles

Zillow adds transaction histories to agent profiles | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Zillow is now tying agents' transaction histories to their Zillow profiles, bringing the real estate industry another step closer to transparent agent productivity metrics.
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Speaking out against cell service on planes

Speaking out against cell service on planes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Commercial air travel is already filled with annoyances like shrinking personal space, overpriced meals and frequent delays. Will phone calls be next?
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Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

 

We cannot let this happen.

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Dow closes above 16,000 for first time

Dow closes above 16,000 for first time | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 16,000 for the first time as encouraging news on the job market pushes stocks higher.
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Coin

Coin | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Coin is a new device that can hold and be used like the cards you already carry.
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CEO Announcement

CEO Announcement | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Seth Task, President of the Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS® (ACAR), announced that Sandy Naragon, RCE, has been named as the new CEO of the 4,500-member organization subject to contract negotiations. 

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FHFA-OIG: Fannie servicers fall short in collecting required short sales data

FHFA-OIG: Fannie servicers fall short in collecting required short sales data | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Federal Housing Finance Agency Inspector General asked the FHFA to force Fannie Mae to establish new controls over short sales.
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Realtor.com® international Celebrates Global Achievement Award

Realtor.com® international Celebrates Global Achievement Award | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Realtor.com®, the leader in online real estate, operated byMove, Inc. (MOVE), today announced that its realtor.com® international website was honored with a Global Achievement Award by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) during NAR's International Night Out Gala on Nov. 9 in San Francisco. 

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Aerial Views of Tornado Destruction: From Washington to Pekin

Aerial Views of Tornado Destruction: From Washington to Pekin | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
On the ground, the destruction from the tornado that ripped through the area is shocking. Locally, the tornado ripped through a swath of Pekin, touched down here and there in East Peoria and then unleashed it’s full fury on Washington.
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Video: October Illinois home sales and factors influencing the market

Video: October Illinois home sales and factors influencing the market | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Annual housing market gains continued in Illinois in October with sales up 3.7 percent and the statewide median price up 13.8 percent over previous-year levels. But there are factors impacting the market including: lower inventory, the effects of the federal government shutdown and seasonal slowdowns

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