I am in the process of making washable coloring poster, accidentally similar composition to this tablecloth patent. I am using 100% polyester fabric (instead of a blend like this tablecloth), and the same Polyurethane backing - will this violate the patent?
As a person with curiosity, you should develop your skills using the free patent search tools. Some useful tips are in my slide set on patent searching that I provide to entrepreneurs. http://bit.ly/Patent_Searching. I hope this helps.
I plan on bringing it to GenCon in August, but I am concerned someone may use my mechanics and concept for their game. I'm also not sure whether to patent the game, copyright, trademark or start a DBA. What would be the next step?
Hello , I have recently made incursions towards making a brand out of a specific product and discovered that is patent protected . Us 8,246,496 ; 8,579,737 these are the patents , now my question is , how can I sell them . Is it enough if I modify something in the product or do I need approval fron... Read more »
You can ask them to sign agreements. The agreement should be written by a law firm that frequently does this sort of work. A agreement that you write based on something that you found on the internet is not really a good answer.
Depending on the country where they manufacturer is located,...Read more »
I can't tell you that you can patent your invention. You can patent an invention that is patentable subject matter. It must be new, non-obvious and you must be the first to apply for a patent on the invention. You don't need a prototype so long as the invention is fully developed/designed.
Your question as passed on to lawyers was garbled. So I am guessing at what you asked.
It is hard to believe that there is a non-expired patent that covers using a magnet to close portions of a shirt. The good news is that I am not aware of any synonyms to the word "magnet"...Read more »
To file a patent in the US will cost you $730, regardless of what the subject matter is.
How much will it cost you to get patent protection for an anti-cancer drug is a totally different question. As you know, cancer is the number 2 killer of people in most of the world, and will be #1...Read more »
I am sorry, but you are going to have a tough time finding someone good to do pro bono work in patent law. Unless you are a church, a non-profit group, or some charitable organization, pro bono patent work is pretty much non-existent. The reason is that unlike in criminal law, patents are a...Read more »
Or can I focus my patent research for my product as ONE object only (with its function)? For example, a water bottle with temperature sensor. Do I have to make sure that there is no patented temperature sensor for any other usage and not only for related to my product? I am a bit confused. Please... Read more »
No, you do not have to make sure that every single part of the product is not yet patented. Almost all patented products have parts that are already known. So, in your example, for a water bottle with a temperature sensor, it is OK to take a commercially...Read more »
Long answer: Generally speaking methods of providing a therapy are patentable, but it is hard to get into the any specifics without some factual context for your case (and I recommend against seeking same in a public forum). All patents are subject to the statutory...Read more »
It is hard to patent a web site under the current case law. You usually need to show that you have invented a way to make web sites work better and that is normally independent of the content of the web site.
Putting that aside for now -- one cannot take something that is already in...Read more »
The answer is that you need to find a noun or verb in each independent claim of that patent that you do not have. Alternatively, you need to do some searching of prior art and find reasons why that patent should not have been issued as it was too close to the prior art.
If you have come up with a pillow that is different in operation from other pillows (it has a better way to vent so that it stays cool) or you have come up with a way to make pillows that is less expensive, then you can consider a utility patent.
Assuming that you have the first pillow in...Read more »
It would be a long shot but you may want to consider whether the five previously known items combined together for what you call a "new purpose and function" could be protected with either a method claim or a kit claim.
You may want to look at my slide set on searching and see if...Read more »
You will need to contact a patent attorney. Patents are not something that most people can do themselves; unless you've worked on a number of patent applications with a patent attorney before and understand the entire process, you really need to have a patent attorney do the work for you....Read more »
But, it is by no means easy. If you just take a known supplement and use a known method to prepare an oral strip containing the supplement, then you will likely not get a patent on it. The reason for this is because you are just combining prior art elements according to...Read more »
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