answered on Mar 11, 2023
Yes, it is possible to obtain a patent for a new prototype for a protective neck gaiter. A patent is a legal right granted by the government to the inventor of a new and useful invention, which provides the inventor with the exclusive right to make, use, and sell the invention for a limited period... Read more »
What I look up they should section 5-1503 is there
answered on Jan 31, 2023
Often, banks reject valid Powers of Attorney. Have a free telephone consultation with counsel.
I am asking on behalf of someone else. I believe this is a civil case and the defendant has only heard from a friend about the lawsuit who is also a defendant included in the case.
answered on Jan 14, 2023
Your friend should contact a patent litigation lawyer for advice. Not engaging in the lawsuit can have serious, permanent consequences as to the determination of your friend’s rights. It is possible that the process server took all required steps to serve your friend, filed affidavits of service,... Read more »
I sold a similar patent expandable bellows (Patent # 11,131,410) product on Amazon and got a complaint. So how do I get permission for this to be legal.
answered on Aug 24, 2022
Dear Mrs or Mr,
in this case you can either contact the patent owner to give you permission (licence) and then forward this agreement to the amazon.
If you think you have been wrongfully accused by the complainant, you can appeal to amazon if your product listing has been removed.... Read more »
I am a non US citizen lives in India and A Patent infringement case has been filed against me and several other US & Non US based sellers for selling online. Is there any way I can write to the Court without hiring a Lawyer to avoid a default judgement as I can't afford an attorney.
answered on Jul 31, 2022
No, I am sorry, but there really is no way to do that. You'll need to hire an attorney to fight it.
In some countries, the judgment of a court in the US is not-enforceable. If you don't have any property to be seized in the US, and there is no way to collect it in India, it is... Read more »
answered on Jan 24, 2022
Kudos to you for wanting to do the right thing. The answer is that you need to work with a patent attorney to do a freedom-to-operate (sometimes called clearance) search. The attorney or a contractor working for the attorney will look for patents that that have not expired or published... Read more »
My patent lawyer also did a search (we both did), and there was nothing similar in the patent library.
Just last week in Jan. 2022, a product entered the market very similar to mine, claiming to have a pending patent.
I'm not sure if my idea was stolen or if they also came up... Read more »
answered on Jan 20, 2022
It depends. You need to have a deep conversation with your patent attorney.
IF the other guys filed before you, it is possible that they have an upper hand.
If you filed first, they would not have a way to know about your invention unless you made it public.
If you get the... Read more »
answered on Nov 23, 2021
With the tips in this slide set, you can use Google Patents and the USPTO patent database to answer this question and to additional questions that might arise.
Kevin E flynn
answered on Jun 6, 2021
You need to find a manufacturer that will make what you need.
I have filed a provisional US patent 11+ months ago (I have about a week remaining to file full patent). I know in the US there is no way to extend this without loosing my priority date of May 2020. However, can I refile this as a PCT, claiming the May2020 priority date, and then file the full... Read more »
answered on May 6, 2021
This works, if international filing is important. However, there are better alternatives.
answered on Feb 2, 2021
Like a lot of things in life, it is hard to know the best way to do something until you have at least done some pilot projects. My slides at https://bit.ly/Patent__Searching give some tips.
It is hard to pick the perfect terms since some patents were translated into English and have a... Read more »
So I design and print custom sports cards myself and recently I have been getting a lot of interest in them. I understand Panini has the sole rights to create and sell NBA cards. Is there a way to sell the cards I create without infringing on Panini’s rights? I’ve heard altering existing... Read more »
answered on Oct 20, 2020
There is not enough information here to answer this fully, but here are some areas of potential concern:
1) The NBA's rights to the trademarks of teams and their own marks
2) The Teams' rights to their own marks
3) Copyright rights to the photos you're using... Read more »
answered on Aug 5, 2020
You can research this yourself at https://www.uspto.gov/web/patents/classification/
Use different keywords to research your invention - you may find more than one class that makes sense.
Keep in mind that regardless of what class you think your invention comes under, the patent... Read more »
answered on May 21, 2020
There have been a number of questions of this type. There is often confusion between two different concepts: inventorship and ownership.
An inventor is someone that made a non-obvious contribution to the project that ended up in at least one claim in the issued patent. The inventors are... Read more »
answered on May 7, 2020
Usually not. But, the analysis is often more complex than a simple, "Yes" or "No" answer. There are numerous factors to consider.
and hurts people with it. whom can you file suit with if they are trying to not get caught using it but you know they are using it. If we find out who funds it to bring about harm then they deserve a law suit coming their way.
answered on Apr 22, 2020
If someone creates a device, and patents that device, then he can keep others from making, using, selling, or offering for sale of that device.
The patent owner can keep almost anyone from using it, whether it is for a good use of an evil use. The patent owner can say, hey, I am going to... Read more »
answered on Apr 11, 2020
Being that the question remains open, at this point, the best way to find out could be to contact several attorneys and ask about their fees. Combined with some online research, that should provide a reasonable ballpark. Good luck
answered on Mar 24, 2020
I used to work for a firm that defended the original Bell telephone patent court (long long before I was born). So I am well aware that improvements to a particular device such as a telephone may continue to come out for a hundred years or so. It is possible that your patent claims one set of... Read more »
answered on Mar 1, 2020
If he was a resident of Puerto Rico and left a Will, it will need to be probated in Puerto Rico. If he left it to you some other way there may be other ways to deal with it.
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