answered on Feb 14, 2023
This will depend on the details of your specific game, and it would require a professional search. When we do these, we hire a specialized searching company that performs a “clearance search” (in this case, they would search for those patents claiming a trading card game that are closest to... Read more »
I'm wondering if this would require the examiner to have the cited non-english-language patent(s) translated, thereby making their job more difficult and perhaps annoying them. Or would the examiner require me to have them translated since I put them in there?
answered on Nov 3, 2022
If you are aware of the material in the foreign patent (or other foreign language document) and the material is non-duplicative, prior, and material as defined in 37 CFR 1.56, you need to provide it. https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/37/1.56 Whether it may be marginally annoying to the... Read more »
answered on Oct 26, 2022
Your question did not contain the list. But even without seeing the list, I can warn you that some pending applications won't show up on a list. The default is that US applications are published 18 months after filing. So most applications filed within the last 18 months won't show... Read more »
answered on Jul 12, 2022
Choosing the right patent attorney is an important decision. There are a few things to consider. First, the patent attorney needs to have the right sort of technical background to be able to learn and communicate your idea. For example, I stay clear of pharmaceutical patents or block chain... Read more »
I am making the story unique and bringing my own twist on Christmas and a dark tale of horror with my own unique characters and ideas.
answered on May 14, 2022
Your situation requires more facts and to determine what you can due without getting into serious legal problems, you must retain an experienced patent law attorney. With modern technology, you can be represented by any high-quality attorney in New Jersey irrespective of geography.
answered on Sep 9, 2021
You can either search for the rings or look at the patents that were assigned to McDonalds. It looks like they use a patent holding company Restaurant Technologies Inc.... Read more »
My invention in no way modifies the product it simply allows the one-time use consumable to be reused more than once in the same manner for which it was intended.
answered on Aug 15, 2021
The answer is, "it depends." In some situations, such as refiling printer cartridges, the rule of "patent exhaustion" may apply. This rule is that a patent owner uses up their rights when they first sell a product.
However, the patent owner may also have engaged in... Read more »
Do I require a patent, and or would I' be infringing on neck pillow patent. & can my design and purpose be protected as an IP 2B sold or licensed out?
answered on Feb 15, 2021
Whether you infringe and whether you need a patent are two different subjects.
With regards to infringing of a patent of another product you need to see a patent attorney, who will provide you with a non-infringement opinion. The patent attorney will take a look at your product and at the... Read more »
I have a online store that was created with the name Metropaws. It was originally going to use the Metropawz but I told them to change it not knowing MetroPaws was trademarked and taken already. So a few weeks later I get contacted by the owners of Metropaws telling me to comply and that I can not... Read more »
answered on Dec 18, 2020
So, you want to use Metropawz but Metropaws is already registered. If so, and you are in a similar line of business, then you likely would be infringing their mark, because it is confusingly similar.
If, on the other hand, the Metropaws trademark holder is in services for pet waste... Read more »
answered on Dec 2, 2020
Maybe. Patents are issued for inventions that are new, useful, and would not have been obvious. You may be able to secure a utility patent, a design patent, or both. A patent attorney can help you evaluate the likelihood of receiving meaningful patent protection during a private consultation. You... Read more »
Do I need two separate LLC's. When filing trademark should it be under the LLC or me as individual?
answered on Oct 25, 2020
No, you can one LLC for both your clothing line and your entertainment line.
However, you should get your federal trademark in two classes, one class for your clothing products, and one class for your entertainment products.
answered on Sep 28, 2020
You have a few options. Start with Google Patent Search, then the USPTO Patent Search, and then the WIPO patent search tools. Searching for designs can be a little challenging, for you have to get creative with various search terms and the like. You should reach out to an experience patent attorney... Read more »
answered on Aug 17, 2020
If you are looking for a design patent, then likely yes. Provided that the shapes and sizes are ornamental in nature.
If you are looking for a utility patent, then likely no. It could be, if the different shapes and sizes would be make the product function in a different way than would be... Read more »
answered on Aug 17, 2020
According to the American Intellectual Property Law Association's 2019 Report, the USPTO (government) filing fees for a U.S. Design patent application are in the range of $240-$960+, and the average national attorney fee to prepare and file the design application is around $1,815+. Draftsman... Read more »
I have students working on my product for their capstone project. It does not have copywriters yet. Do I need an attorney? Where can I find an affordable one in Cherry Hill NJ?
answered on May 22, 2020
It is not clear from what you write whether you have need of a patent or a copyright attorney. In either case, having someone else work on the project could mean they end up with the IP rights. So before you go further, do find an IP attorney who can assess what has been done and what needs to be... Read more »
answered on Apr 27, 2020
You definitely came to the right place. Lots of IP attorneys here. Best to pick an IP attorney with experience handling technology related to the patent you are interested in getting.
I have a product which was invented by some person many years ago, but wasn't patented. So, now many people sold this product too. But one company modified one detail of the product, and because they couldn't patent this as invention, many sellers, include me, also was selling this... Read more »
answered on Apr 27, 2020
Very low chance to win. Not worth the fight unless you have a lot of money and makes sense to you.
I strongly suggest moving on.
Marcos E. Garciaacosta
I need to know if I have legal right to prevent anyone from using my trade name? I sold my business but never sold the trade name for the business what are my rights for my trade name?
answered on Feb 4, 2020
Usually, in the sale of a business, the sale agreement includes the goodwill of the business and its name. Your rights in the name will depend on what the agreement says as to ownership of the name. If, in fact, you did not sell the name, then your rights are dependent on how you are currently... Read more »
answered on May 28, 2019
If the urinal screens are patented with a current patent, then the product should be marked with a patent number. If they did not mark the item, they may have placed the patent number on the box or shipping container. You may want to do some searching using tips in this slide set.... Read more »
I believe that Syngenta holds the patent.
answered on May 22, 2019
That should narrow down the pool and ideally has what you are looking for. If not you can take a look at all assets assigned to Syngenta via the assignment database --... Read more »
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