answered on Feb 3, 2023
It depends on how ownership of the patent is structured, and the terms of the investment.
For example, investors often require that the inventor assign the patent to a company. The inventor will presumably own shares in the company. When the investor invests, then the investor owns shares... Read more »
answered on Aug 30, 2022
Your question remains open for two weeks. You could try reposting under the category "Patents (Intellectual Property)." There's no guarantee that all questions are picked up, but you would have better chances of a response there. Product liability is more about injuries from... Read more »
I can't afford a lawyer was looking for a one pro bono seems to be none in St Paul Minneapolis area how do I do this myself or can I
answered on Aug 22, 2022
Dear Mrs or Mr,
if you want to be more sure that your invention will not be stolen, there is an option to sign non-disclosure agreement with your business partner/company you are talking to about your idea. Always inform such company that you insist on signing this before you talk about... Read more »
I need help with a invention and companies are calling me and but I don't know what to do as far as them not stealing my idea
answered on Aug 19, 2022
This might help. The USPTO has a network of providers that provide pro bono assistance to inventors that cannot afford patent attorneys.
There are also legal clinics at some law schools... Read more »
Does this mean that no one is never allowed to make a bio degradeble lure other than this company? If one would be able to create something, they wouldn't be able to sell it? Not quite sure I understand how this patent works. Or is the patent designed to protect their formula, meaning if one... Read more »
answered on Dec 8, 2021
To understand what exclusive right is possessed by the patent owner, it is necessary to read the claims of the patent. The patent only provides the exclusive right to practice what is specified in the claims. Claims 1, 21, and 22 in this patent are independent claims. Unless a possible infringer... Read more »
I have asked for the book over the years and I never got a response. It's quite possible that someone else came up with the same idea and patented it. How do I pursue filing a lawsuit?
answered on Jun 14, 2020
The first stage of this problem is not a patent question. Seems that at the core, that you had a contract with someone to do something for you. You said that you paid and provided material for them to use on the project and they did not perform. You should start with contact with an attorney... Read more »
I'm trying to determine if a new invention will pose risk for infringement. The claims under this patent seem very abstract in nature, thus preventing anyone from designing an application that retrieves general fishing related-data from users, processing it and then providing results based on... Read more »
answered on Apr 4, 2020
You really need to contact a patent attorney to help you. The patent attorney should be able to tell you whether your company's product (or service) infringes of that patent or not.
If it looks like that your product infringes on the patent, then you have several options. You could... Read more »
I believe my patent is being infringe upon.US Patent #: 7631814 Is my patent still active
answered on Feb 12, 2020
US Patent No. 7631814 for Portable Sports Equipment Scent Dispersion Apparatus is listed in Google Patents as expired for failure to pay a maintenance fee. If you are the patent owner and the failure to pay the maintenance fee was unintentional, this can be fixed.
Ideally, a patent... Read more »
The pictures would be taken by customers of their own cars and would likely have the vehicle logo visible, and below the picture there would perhaps be a name for the vehicle they choose or a phrase of their picking...
answered on Dec 30, 2019
Be careful on this
if it is on request of the owner of the car, and it is limited, you may be ok
you should definitely consult with an attorney before jumping in
need to know what can be done to help me on this situation...
answered on Dec 6, 2019
This happens, unfortunately, all the time.
If you have a patent on your invention, then go see a patent litigator to give you options on how to get some sort of licensing agreement of your patent in place, or to file a suit.
Protect my rights.
answered on Jul 22, 2019
A US patent is valid only in the US. You can use a PCT application, if you are still within the time limits, to file in other PCT countries. That requires a new application.
answered on Jul 8, 2019
We do not have an option for an international patent. (Yes, I know many people write that they have an international patent, but they are wrong). We have a type of patent application that is the front end for many patent system. This is called a Patent Cooperation Treaty Application (PCT... Read more »
I am concerned my intellectual idea may be stolen and replicated as this corporation is needed to provided initial capital to develop the business idea which may then be able to be self-sufficient if the idea is successful.
answered on Aug 7, 2016
I am not a patent attorney, but you cannot patent an idea - it has to be an actual invention/product. With that being said, you can retain an attorney to draft a contract that would offer you some protection in the event your idea was stolen.
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