answered on Mar 18, 2021
The short answer is probably not. If if is not identical to what you are doing, you would likely have to convince the patent office that it is not obvious over what is already publicly available. In order for a more complete answer (the details matter) you would need to speak with a patent attorney... Read more »
My father was seeking investors over 20 years ago in California for his windmill patent. A 70-year-old gentleman that dad contacted all those years ago just contacted me and is interested in the patent now that it has expired. He says he kept the paperwork because It was so intriguing. How can I... Read more »
answered on Oct 15, 2018
Unfortunately for you, once a patent has expired anyone is free to make use of it. The purpose of a patent is to bring new things to the marketplace and to add to the general knowledge base of the country. This is why it included in the Constitution. It is possible there are some other... Read more »
answered on Jul 2, 2018
The short answer is yes. As long as there are no other issues such as public disclosure. You can actually file the exact same provisional application after the first one expires as long as you realize that provisional applications cannot claim priority to any other applications so each application... Read more »
answered on Dec 26, 2017
Yes, they have the same specification, but the claims will be different. They are most commonly the claims you gave up in a restriction requirement. The specification may be amended using a preliminary amendment when you file the divisional, but of course you can never add new material.
When I try to get a copy of the patent awarded for this patent 20050185327, it does not show a patent awarded?
answered on Aug 30, 2017
This is an issued patent # 7312950. It is expired since the maintenance fees were not paid. You should be able to download the patent by looking up this number. Good luck.
answered on Jul 26, 2017
The simple answer is yes, if you have a new or inventive improvement over the baby seats that have come before. Most patents are for improvements rather than completely new fields of inventions. You need to talk with a patent professional to help you decide whether your invention is likely to... Read more »
Do I lose my right for a non-provisional patent if I file a provisional application and look for a business partner and/or an investor, since on this course I need to disclose details of the invention to several candidates? (I am not interested in 'nondisclosure agreement' option)... Read more »
answered on Jun 23, 2017
No, that is exactly the reason you file a provisional application - so that you can disclose your invention once the application was filed.
However, there are a few things to watch out for.
1. Make sure that your provisional application actually covers your invention. I have seen... Read more »
answered on Jun 22, 2017
Without specific agreements to the contrary, joint inventors are free to make agreements regarding the patent without answering to the other inventors. In general, this means that without consent of all inventors, an individual inventor (or owner if the patent is assigned) cannot grant an exclusive... Read more »
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