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 »
To answer your question, no, you do not have any rights to this patent. The reason is that all of the inventors, Timothy F. Elsmore, Dennis L. Reeves, Kathryn P. Winter, and Karl E. Friedl have assigned the rights in their invention to the United States Army...Read more »
I currently create a hair product for a celebrity that I created and cook in my kitchen. I package it and send it and she applies her label to it. Can I patent the formula just in case she wants to buy it, how do I know how to price the formula? She has ingredients, not the specific formula... Read more »
In order to claim benefit from the patent application, the claims must be supported by the disclosure in the provisional application. If you need drawings, then the drawing should be in the provisional.
Now, an application to a chemical composition, such as a lotion, do not generally need...Read more »
Thank you for your answer, Peter. The intend is to combine several existing products in order to create a single product for a completely different purpose. If I understand you correctly, it will likely be a patentable product in which case I will seek a further consultation with a patent attorney.... Read more »
How to do it: you need to hire a patent attorney. The patent attorney will need to know about your business model, your product's PLC, your geographical scope of operations, and something about your product that you want to get a patent on.
Covering cameras using a slide mechanism is obviously nothing new. How specific or non-specific is this patent? Does the patent refer to covering both cameras in one single slide while simultaneously leaving space for the proximity sensors? Or is it just for this very specific mechanism for the... Read more »
If you are looking to manufacture or sell a cell phone cover which is in some ways similar to that in figures 1 to 10, and you want to make sure that you do not infringe on the patent, then you should talk to a patent attorney.
The danger that you are running into is that claims of a...Read more »
I finally found the patent number he claims is for the current model which is a completely different configuration but using a modified version of the original patent. He claims that makes the current design patented also. I disagree! I think he got a crooked patent attorney to trick the system... Read more »
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