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 »
I don't mean to sound rude, but you've made a statement rather than asking a question. Do you have a question? You'll want to use somewhat correct terminology. A "land patent" typically refers to the initial grant of a piece of land by the government to an individual or...Read more »
Yes, this is common. Inventor A gets a patent for an invention, and then inventor B files for an improvement to the invention. Inventor A cannot practice the improved version because inventor B has a patent on it, and Inventor A cannot practice either the original invention nor the improved...Read more »
i have a different drum setup. i have combined hand drums with my drum set along with using my drumstick holding technique. my hi hat i combine unusal symbols along with at least one of them being inverted.
When the term of the patent or the copyright expires.
The idea of a patent is a contract between an inventor and the public, as represented by the government. The inventor discloses the invention, which is valuable to the public, to the society, and gets something in return. The inventor...Read more »
Worlds Inc. (OTC QB:WDDD) is a leading intellectual property developer related to 3D online virtual worlds. The Company has a portfolio of 9 US patents (6,219,045; 7,181,690; 7,493,558; 7,945,856; 8,082,501; 8,145,998; 8,161,385 8,407,592& 8,640,028) for multi-server technology for 3D applications
I am not sure what database you are talking about as I do not use Justia to search for patents.
But in the normal course of things, a patent application is published 18 months after that application (or a priority application) was filed. So for example US20170035603 A1 was a publication...Read more »
One good way to research this is to use patents.google.com, type in various relevant keywords, and see what you find. For example, try: https://patents.google.com/?q=helmet+baseball+cap&oq=helmet+in+baseball+cap and various other variations.
This is going to require that a patent attorney take a deep dive on the material that you provided and the nuances of the issued patent claims. There may be a path to correct inventorship to add you as one of the inventors. If you did not assign over your rights, then being a coinventor makes you...Read more »
I am a US citizen and used to work for a company in NH. I spent over a decade there and then decided to move on to start my own company. FYI, I have never had any non competes or any NDAs with the company.
The issue at hand is about an electronics idea that they consider a... Read more »
This depends, as usual, upon a review of the detailed facts regarding the alleged "trade secret" in your case. In general, a trade secret has three parts: (1) information (2) economic value from not being generally known by others, and (3) reasonable efforts have been taken to protect the...Read more »
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’d like to get consultation with a lawyer concerning patents. I’m thinking of producing Pickleball balls with further sales. I’m interested if I can do that legally. What is mentioned in the patent? Do I need a license for producing the balls? Etc.
In order to obtain a patent, you will need to show that your pickleball is not just different from the existing pickleballs but differs in a way that would be non-obvious to a non-creative expert in pickleball design.
In order to sell pickleballs, you need to be clear of all relevant...Read more »
Our product does not have a brand registry on Amazon, and we haven't applied for a patent, and now another brand has put a strike on my three listings. I want a solution; the opponent has a utility patent.
I have come up with a novel formula of herbs that act as a strong stimulant together. I developed it over years to overcome difficulties at jobs and to keep me awake on overnight drives. It is stronger than energy drinks, at least for me.
I'm looking to protect as I seek to profit off its value.
Very hard to say the exact and the only solution for you here. You should discuss this with your local intellectual property lawyer. In general, you can use the institute of trade secret and also carry some legal protection with it. However you need to meet some legal requirements for this and that...Read more »
Not clear how they will get access to your business idea. If you mean will they be able to look at your provisional patent application, the answer is no (not unless you provide a copy). If you mean your US patent application, the default is that the application is published 18 months from the...Read more »
I depends on whether the "idea" you wish to use "from the patent" is captured and within the scope of the patent's claims. The claims are numbered sentences at the end of the patent, of course, and you may be able to get some idea on your own, but it may be necessary to...Read more »
I Have an idea to enhance an existing product for existing business, I would like to propose the idea to this business but would like to protect myself for compensation if they should like it and want to go through with it. What kind of an attorney would I seek to draft protection, I want more than... Read more »
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