You may start at the US Patent and Trademark Office website (USPTO. org) to get general information about patenting an invention. The next step would be to consult a Patent attorney who can guide you through the process and advise you based on the invention you wish to Patent. Sometimes it is...Read more »
You should consult a patent attorney to see if your idea could be put into practice and be a patentable invention. A patent attorney can also assist in doing a patentability evaluation of your invention.
If you are seeking to obtain a patent in the United States, you should submit your patent application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO. GOV). Please make sure that the application complies with all requirements. If you are unsure, you should contact a patent attorney who...Read more »
If I record a full cover (track and vocal) of a popular song, and release it on social media with no compensation, no expectation of compensation, no request for monetary support, strictly for the purpose of exhibition, entertainment, and to receive interaction (comments and/or likes) from viewers,... Read more »
To be named as an inventor on a patent, a person must have intellectually contributed to the invention described in at least one claim. A lab technician who runs all experiments may be named as an inventor if he/she devised some questions and experiments on their own to address a point of interest...Read more »
I had left my friend borrow 5,000 almost 15 years ago. To ensure they would pay me back he left me with his vehicle that was valued at almost 60,000 back in 2006. He never returned and I have not been able to get ahold of him by phone or by mail. Please advise I am in the state of Ohio. I know I... Read more »
ear straps for a binky for babys attached to the side wholes of the binky. i would like to actually create something like this and see its already out but wanted ,ore information on it. i saw clips that you clip onto the binky but i was to have mine built in and mass produce. can you help me please?
You will need to contact a patent attorney to determine if your product would infringe on a patented product. Perhaps the patent you saw has already expired or no longer valid, but there may be other patented products that you may be at risk of infringing. It is important to determine the...Read more »
I just don't have any idea where to start? I need to get the idea made into something physical that can sell. I also don't want to lose the opportunity to make the idea mine so that someone else can't steal it from me. I have never heard of this kind of product before so I guess I... Read more »
A good place where to start familiarizing yourself with the patent process and patentability issues is the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) website. Once you are familiar with the process, you may want to contact a patent attorney. Some attorneys offer a first 30 minute free...Read more »
For school, I am planning a a Solar Array for the roof a vehicle such as a Pickup Truck or Van. My idea is similar to an existing patent, Patent Publication Number 20180175785, however my idea is smaller in size, by more than half, and designed for a different purpose, renewable energy generation... Read more »
The issue is how different is your invention from other products claimed in patents and patent applications, or disclosed in the literature. You should consult a patent attorney to assist you with a patentability evaluation of your product.
It would be best to hire a patent attorney to do a patentability search. But in the meantime you may want to check databases such as Google Patents and the USPTO web site by entering the terms that best describe your invention.
"Patent Pending " means that an application for a patent has been filed for the particular product, system or method with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The status "Patent Pending " ends with the final disposal of the application by the USPTO, which...Read more »
We are designing a high heel that transforms into a flat and we use ridges in our design to help the flat shoe bend at two points to transform into a high heel. Though this is not the main design used to transform the high heel to a flat shoe in this patent, their shoe uses ridges as well to help... Read more »
It is not clear from your question what patent you are referring to. It would be best to consult a patent attorney to analyze the claims of the patent in question and assess the risk of infringement and whether you should design around the patented product.
If you are interested in protecting your product before you start selling, you should contact a patent attorney to determine if your product is patentable and, if so, prepare and file a patent application.
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