You filed a provisional patent application, but you did not file a regular utility application like you were supposed to in order to get patent protection. Your provisional patent application has thus lapsed.
Well, if you are working on a classified material, such as a mass driver, then you need to talk to your group leader, manager or director. They will be able to provide the proper channels to determine if it is in the best interest of your sponsor to apply for such a patent, and what you need to do...Read more »
It looks like the first maintenance fee has been paid by CPA (a company that specializes in paying maintenance fees) on 2 Mar 2017. So it looks like that the payment of fee is in order and the patent is likely enforceable.
An inventor filed for two patents with the same title at the Austrian patent office. But when he obtained two U.S. patents with those Austrian patents as priority, his U.S. patents had TWO DIFFERENT titles. If the U.S. patent office didn't care, why didn't his two U.S. patents have the... Read more »
The rules in the US about titles of patent applications is fairly liberal. A title must be "short and specific", meaning fewer than 500 characters, but I've found that the Patent Office does not really care. At most, they delete leading...Read more »
I am a postgraduate student and wish to replicate a procedure reported in a patent at a lab scale just for academic purposes. I wish to know if it is Okay or if I will need a permission before I can do that. And if a written permission is required, who would be the right person to contact; the... Read more »
If you'd be a high schooler, then most attorneys would say "yeah, who cares?", but since you are a PhD student, it is possible that your result may be used to produce a new composition that can be patented and licensed. It behooves your PI not to fun afoul of any patents. There...Read more »
Once a patent lapses because it's term expired, there really is not much that can be done. This is because patents are specifically made so that after a certain period, the invention passes to the public.
If your patent lapsed due to non-payments, under some limited circumstances,...Read more »
Decisions that result in profit and loss without a license, and if so, how would that be prosecuted for damages. Such as short trade positions, and commodity trading, or purchasing of companies and or other patents.
I am writing a patent that consists of separate components that could also be patented. My question is whether it would be better to patent each piece of technology individually or to include them all within the final marketable product.
Well, it is generally easiest and cleanest to put it into separate applications (because inventors typically come up with different components at different times, but I generally tend to put it all into one patent application, let the examiner restrict it, and then choose which way you want to go....Read more »
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