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Q: how would I find out if someone is using my patents.
Michael Cohen
Michael Cohen
answered on Mar 15, 2023

Normally through due diligence, meaning knowing the competitors of your products/services and monitoring them. Once you believe they are offering the same or similar product/service, you would then consult with a patent attorney to analyze your registered patent, particularly the claims of your... View More

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Q: Can you file a patent of a structure built from Bamboo?

A teepee for example

Michael Cohen
Michael Cohen
answered on Nov 3, 2022

Sure as long as you meet the threshold requirements for US patents, i.e. that it is new, useful, and non-obvious. Realistically, if it is a commonly shaped teepee with no novel utility, it will likely not be enough to pass the thresholds for a utility patent application. However, if there is a... View More

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