I recently removed the number from Prior art for video games played according to a selected value system such as the claimed "codes of honor", but the OP replaced it. Should we have the patent number in titles?


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The patent number doesn't add anything to a first impression. A link can be included in the question itself and the question tagged appropriately.


generally agree with alex. however, the distinction between application and issued patent is important when analyzing novelty (novelty of an application is a massive undertaking given the variations of claims that can come out). i feel like indicating that the question relates to an issued patent may potentially result in more views of the question given the likelihood of a more definitive answer.

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