I am planning on making them and selling them in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area of TN. We would get a small business license, and pick our own messages. But I'm wondering if I legally can't, based on this patent. And if this patent doesn't stop me, are there other patents that... Read more »
answered on Sep 16, 2022
This is not a patent. It is a published patent application that was abandoned a long time ago. If you need a patent search to see if any other patents out there would present a problem, you're gonna have to engage a patent professional. But this patent application would not be a problem.
answered on May 25, 2021
The good news is that if the patent is really expired, then you do not need to purchase the patent. Any that is in the patent is free for anyone to use for any purpose.
That is actually the whole idea behind patents: after the patent expires, anyone can use it.
answered on Apr 30, 2021
Sorry, but you cannot patent a mere idea. You need to have an actual invention.
Once you do have the invention (see your patent attorney what the difference between an invention and a mere idea is), then you need to figure out how you are going to make money on it. That is the hard part.
The jack back and they get me for theft what will happen in court
answered on Feb 3, 2021
Depending on the value of the jack, it could be a misdemeanor or a felony charge for Theft Of Property. Hire a competent attorney to represent you. Restitution may need to be made despite the recovery. You want to get it Diverted, Dismissed and Expunged. Otherwise it will affect you for life.
It's really just a modification I've made to stuffed animals, that started out as a game mechanic. I just really want to make sure that if someone manufactures it that they won't stop me from using the design. Making some money off of it wouldn't hurt either but it is secondary.
answered on Nov 18, 2020
You may want to consider protecting your toy with a patent, assuming your modifications to existing toys are novel and non-obvious. You will need a patent attorney to help you assessing the patentability of your toy and preparing and filing the patent application.
Please give me a call if... Read more »
Ppl at dmv will not allow me to take test, without interlocking device. Last conviction 9.15.11 no where it shows this is required. Judge n commissioner say I’m clear n go test???
answered on Sep 3, 2020
Not sure of your problem. But you need to try to get the License at another DOS facility. Otherwise you will need a very competent, and expensive, attorney to file an administrative action. That action could take at least a year, prior to appeals. Getting a blow meter for a little while... Read more »
I meant to say, is Voice language translator patented. If not I want to patent it.
answered on Jun 17, 2020
There are plenty of patents on translators, some of which may be considered universal. So, yeah, they are out there.
However, your universal translator that you construct may work in a totally different way, so you may be able to patent it.
I have been studying a compound from Takeda in culture and in animals. The Takeda compound has unique actions on cells that not described nor predicted in the patent. Can I now make a user patent on the compound??
answered on May 23, 2020
Absolutely. They're called "method of treatment" patents.
I'm very familiar with them and help you prepare an application for filing with the USPTO.
I am the inventor of web cam covers of which I have a provisional application. I'm looking for an attorney to assist in possible litigation, an attorney of whom will take a contingency case. This has already been proved I have a rock solid case. Davison or invention land tried stealing my idea... Read more »
answered on Apr 2, 2020
Sorry, but there is very little chance of any attorney taking your case. For several reasons.
Firstly, just because you've filed a provisional application, does not mean that you have a patent. You need to file a regular application, prosecute it, and have the patent issue before you... Read more »
Just not sure the best way to search before spending the time submitting a patent request and don’t have the funds to pay for anything if it is already patented.
answered on Mar 25, 2020
Best starting place is to do some searching using Google Patents and the USPTO Search tools. My slide set at http://bit.ly/Patent_Searching has some useful tips.
Once you find one relevant patent on the topic, that one should lead you to other patents. Those patents will lead you to... Read more »
Now I was told christmas and my birthday the patent along with the buisness is mine I'm ne ceo.... now theres patents for humanity my land lords surely cant steal my riches and my buisness... there're non proffit.... for one thing. And for 2 none of this was or is possible with out me its... Read more »
answered on Jan 13, 2020
I am so sorry that you had a bad experience with this firm. I am not familiar with them, but that industry of helping inventors has many bad apples.
There are a number of invention promotion firms that take money from inventors and provide little or no value back. I do not know all these... Read more »
I noticed the dates were all wrong and the patent was not even granted but the product was all over I submited my idea to the uspto hours after it was granted iv sense been trying to contact them
answered on Dec 7, 2019
I think that many patent litigators would be happy to talk to you or to your company's agent about the other party stealing your invention or infringing your patent.
Your first step should be to have your in-house lawyers find and interview several possible litigators. Once you get... Read more »
I have requested the services of a patent company, but was warned by an attorney to check into it myself.
answered on Oct 21, 2019
It is at least possible that there is a patent services firm that is worth the money so I won't say that all are bad. However, that group of companies has a horrible reputation.
There are a number of invention promotion firms that take money from inventors and provide little or no... Read more »
answered on Nov 4, 2018
Possibly, but it will be difficult. After the decisions in Supreme Court Cases Bikski and Alice, it is fairly difficult to patent a computer program unless the computer program makes the computer operate more efficiently.
Step One is that you should look at recently issued patents to see... Read more »
answered on Oct 17, 2018
It would be highly unusual for something that came out in 1961 to still have a patent as patent term back then was 17 years from issue. However, if for some reason they battled for decades to get a patent out, then a patent application filed back then could come out tomorrow and have a term of 17... Read more »
answered on Sep 26, 2018
It is just another name for a regular patent (i.e., not a design patent or a plant patent, both of which are rare).
My late son worked for a large company from which we have requested a copy of any release he signed as a condition of employment, relinquishing any profit from patents he filed. We have not received a copy of any such release. How should we proceed?
answered on Jun 22, 2018
First, I am sorry that your son has died. As a parent, I do not want to attend a funeral for any of my children.
You can check to see if any patents or published applications in the US system have your son as assignor (person granting rights).... Read more »
I am starting a craft business and I have been looking into the law relevant to that. I recently read a blog post about how a person had to take down their clip art listing from Etsy because it infringed on a patent. The clip art design was a green tractor with yellow wheels. She said that there... Read more »
answered on Jan 19, 2018
There are a lot of people that are pretty unclear on the difference between patents, trademarks, and copyrights.
I cannot see a way for John Deere to own generic images of tractors under a utility patent. They could chase protection for a particular way their actual tractor (or a toy... Read more »
She wants to change our daughter last name to her maiden name and take me off the birth certificate
answered on Jun 26, 2017
Yes, the birth certificate is not controlling or conclusive. If this is your child ( and since you call her your 'ex-wife" I assume you were divorced and the divorce papers establish a child support obligation), the only way your child support obligation will cease early ( prior to age 18... Read more »
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